We need to purchase support (maintenance) and have the cost spread out over the life of the contract. So if the Contract is for 1 year, we can not set up an inventory item with a standard cost as it will post to the GL in one lumps sum. We need to pass the duration of the contract from purchasing to the General Ledger. Can we use an inventory or an expense part number to process this? What setup in the Item master and/or Purchasing need to be done. Would we use "Oracle Service Procurement" to do this?