SAP S/4 HANA

Fiori Advancements in Financial Closing Cockpit in S/4HANA 

Period end closing is always a critical and high visibility item in any ERP. The timely and effective monitoring and control of period end closing is top most need for the finance department. For this purpose, you must process a sequence of interdependent steps diligently in a specific and well-defined order. Entities use various tools for this, ranging from excel to more sophisticated tools like SAP Financial Closing Cockpit, Blackline’s Runbook etc.

Ask A Fixer: Enable Cost Component Split in G/L Accounts – Before SAP S/4HANA!

Attend this live Q&A with FI/CO expert Rogerio Faleiros to learn:

  • The things to consider when deciding whether to split COGS in the G/L Accounts.

  • How to map the original COGS account to the Cost Component Split Accounts.

  • A demo of the Cost Component G/L Split program and how to view the General Ledger postings.

  • The Reports that can be used to display the COGS documents that have been split.

Material Ledger in SAP S/4HANA: Functionality and Configuration

Unlock the potential of the Material Ledger in SAP S/4HANA with this comprehensive guide. Move beyond the basics and get the step-by-step instructions you need to configure and run actual costing, group valuation, profit center valuation, and more. Consult detailed screenshots and expert guidance as you dive deep into the major processes, specialized scenarios, and reporting and analytics. Master the Material Ledger from end to end!

SAP S/4HANA Finance – Hierarchies

With their latest product, SAP S/4HANA, SAP is revolutionizing how we approach finance by re-architecting data persistency and merging accounts and cost elements. This book offers a fundamental introduction to SAP S/4HANA Finance. Dive into the three pillars of innovation including SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA, SAP Cash Management, and SAP BI Integrated Planning. Find out about the new configuration options, updated data model, and what this means for reporting in the future. Get a first-hand look at the new user interfaces in SAP Fiori. Review new universal journal, asset accounting, material ledger, and account-based profitability analysis functionality. Examine the steps required to migrate to SAP S/4HANA Finance and walk through the deployment options. By using practical examples, tips, and screenshots, this book helps readers to:

- Understand the basics of SAP S/4HANA Finance
- Explore the new architecture, configuration options, and SAP Fiori
- Examine SAP S/4HANA Finance migration steps
- Assess the impact on business processes

All New SAP S/4 HANA Transaction Codes

This excerpt is from our friends at Michael Management Corp.

This excerpt is from our friends at Michael Management Corp.

A few months ago, we received a live chat on our website asking if we had a list of all SAP transaction codes – we didn’t and so I wrote a blog where you can download all SAP tcodes. This blog turned out to be the most visited article of the year – who would have known?

Then recently someone asked me about this list on our Twitter feed, specifically, if our list also included the transaction codes for SAP’s newest release, S/4 HANA (it didn’t). So I went into our S/4 system and downloaded all transaction codes to an Excel spreadsheet and compared the 2 lists.

As a reminder, a transaction code in SAP is a shortcut to an activity. For example, AS01 is the code to create a new fixed asset master record, FB01 lets you post a financial document or use ME21 to create a purchase order, etc. pp.

You can see a complete list of all transaction codes by displaying the contents of table TSTCT – this is where SAP stores all tcodes and their description in all installed languages.

It turns out that there are about 7600 new transactions in S/4 (and that’s on top of the roughly 100,000 tcodes that exist in SAP’s ECC 6 release) …that’s somewhat surprising to me – I would have guessed a lot higher.

Anyway, download all new SAP S/4 transaction codes and take a look for yourself.

Once downloaded, play around with it – for example, you can search for the string /ui2/ (=user interface 2) to find all new Fiori-related transaction codes quickly.

I hope you’ll find the list useful and, as always, please comment below and share this post.

Cheers,

Thomas Michael

Migrating to SAP S/4HANA Finance: Documenting a Migration Part 2

With their latest product, SAP S/4HANA, SAP is revolutionizing how we approach finance by re-architecting data persistency and merging accounts and cost elements. This book offers a fundamental introduction to SAP S/4HANA Finance. Dive into the three pillars of innovation including SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA, SAP Cash Management, and SAP BI Integrated Planning. Find out about the new configuration options, updated data model, and what this means for reporting in the future. Get a first-hand look at the new user interfaces in SAP Fiori. Review new universal journal, asset accounting, material ledger, and account-based profitability analysis functionality. Examine the steps required to migrate to SAP S/4HANA Finance and walk through the deployment options. By using practical examples, tips, and screenshots, this book helps readers to:

- Understand the basics of SAP S/4HANA Finance
- Explore the new architecture, configuration options, and SAP Fiori
- Examine SAP S/4HANA Finance migration steps
- Assess the impact on business processes

Migrating to SAP S/4HANA Finance: Documenting a Migration Part 1

With their latest product, SAP S/4HANA, SAP is revolutionizing how we approach finance by re-architecting data persistency and merging accounts and cost elements. This book offers a fundamental introduction to SAP S/4HANA Finance. Dive into the three pillars of innovation including SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA, SAP Cash Management, and SAP BI Integrated Planning. Find out about the new configuration options, updated data model, and what this means for reporting in the future. Get a first-hand look at the new user interfaces in SAP Fiori. Review new universal journal, asset accounting, material ledger, and account-based profitability analysis functionality. Examine the steps required to migrate to SAP S/4HANA Finance and walk through the deployment options. By using practical examples, tips, and screenshots, this book helps readers to:

- Understand the basics of SAP S/4HANA Finance
- Explore the new architecture, configuration options, and SAP Fiori
- Examine SAP S/4HANA Finance migration steps
- Assess the impact on business processes

Q&A: So, What's the Deal with Material Ledger?

If there is any SAP topic that sends shivers down the spines of end users and experts alike, it is Material Ledger. There seems to be a lot of confusion around what is does, when you should use it and how to interpret its results. What's more, Material Ledger has integration points with several modules such as Financial Accounting, Profitability Analysis, Materials Management, Sales and Distribution and Production Planning, and therefore, it has a pervasive impact on the system.

View the Live Q&A with two Material Ledger experts, Paul Ovigele and Rogerio Faleiros, where you can see some of the most pressing questions such as:

  • What is the best way to get Material Ledger reports out of the system?
  • Is Material Ledger needed in order to move to S/4 HANA?
  • How long does a Material Ledger project take?
  • Does material ledger work with materials valued at moving average price?
  • Why does Material Ledger not distribute some variances?
  • Can we use Material Ledger without Actual Costing

Ask a Fixer: What Is On the BI Landscape with BW, SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA Analytics?

The Business Information (BI) module is one of the most dynamically changing areas, both within the SAP world and externally. This is partially due to the increased need for real-time business metrics on multiple devices, the rise in mergers and acquisitions, and the evolution of SAP HANA-only systems, which opens up an array of possibilities.

Attend this live Q&A with two of ERPfixers' BI and SAP HANA experts, Dmitry Kuznetsov and Mani Chinnaiah, where you can ask your most pressing questions such as:

Is there a future for classic BW?
When is best to use BW and when S/4HANA Modelling?
What is the up-side of S/4HANA Analytics over native HANA Modelling?
How to "build history" in HANA
Does it save time to implement HANA-based Data Warehouse?
Is HANA Live fading away?
What team-training is advised in the BI area?
How is predictive analytics integrated in SAP?
How is the Internet of Things (IoT) handled in HANA Cloud Platform?