(JPN) Impairment accounting for fixed assets [AX 2012]

Updated: November 27, 2013

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2

You can perform the following tasks to set up and calculate fixed asset impairments using Microsoft Dynamics AX.

  • Generate a list of fixed assets that are possibly impaired. You can then review and calculate the undiscounted cash flow, fair value, or recoverable amounts of each asset in the list manually to determine whether the fixed assets are impaired.

  • Update impairment indicators, such as undiscounted cash flow of the fixed assets.

  • Run the impairment recognition test using the impairment indicators to generate a list of impaired fixed assets.

  • You can specify recoverable values that indicate the extent to which the fixed assets are impaired, and then create journal transactions for these impaired fixed assets. You can specify the details about the impairment before you post the journal.

  • View the details of the impairment transactions for fixed assets.


This topic does not apply to versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 prior to cumulative update 7 for AX 2012 R2.

You can use impairment indicators to identify impairment in fixed assets. You can generate a list of fixed assets that are possibly impaired in the Impairment review form. You can calculate the undiscounted cash flow manually, and then update impairment indicators for the fixed assets in the Update impairment indicators form. When you run the impairment recognition test, you can use the impairment indicators that you updated to identify impairments in fixed assets.

Yes. You can select which assets you want to test for impairment. To specify the criteria, click Query in the Impairment recognition test form.

You can create a batch job to set up Microsoft Dynamics AX to check the fixed assets for impairment according to a schedule.

Yes. The following types of fixed assets are excluded from impairment testing and accounting:

  • Leased fixed assets

  • Goodwill fixed assets

Yes. You can generate the following reports that contain information about impaired assets and impairment accounting:

  • Fixed asset transactions report

  • Fixed asset impairment transactions report

  • Review fixed assets for impairment report

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