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Configuring SAP® ERP Financial and Controlling

Book Description

SAP is the world leader in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software; of the software s modules, the FI (Finance) and CO (Controlling) are by far the most popular and are widely implemented. This book has no competition it is the only book on the market on how to configure and implement SAP s FI and CO modules to maximize functionality and features hands-on, step-by-step instructions and real-world examples that provide immediate and practical solutions. Updated for SAP s ECC 6.0, the book covers FI enterprise structure, general ledger, substitutions and validations, automatic account assignments, accounts payable and receivable, asset accounting, accrual engine, closing entries, credit management, lockbox, CO enterprise structure, profitability analysis (CO-PA), and more.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader,
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Authors
  8. Introduction
    1. Is This Book for You?
    2. How This Book Is Organized
    3. Conventions Used in This Book
    4. Case Company Background
  9. Chapter 1: Configuration Tools
    1. Introduction to SAP
    2. A New Approach to System Customization
    3. The Implementation Guide (IMG)
    4. The Service Market Place
    5. Summary
  10. Chapter 2: Financial Accounting Enterprise Structure
    1. Chart of Accounts
    2. Fiscal Year Variant
    3. Posting Period Variant
    4. Company Code Configuration
    5. Business Areas
    6. Functional Areas
    7. Advanced Validation and Substitution Configuration
    8. Sales and Use Tax
    9. Summary
  11. Chapter 3: General Ledger
    1. Continuing with the Chart of Accounts
    2. Copying and Transporting G/L Accounts
    3. Field Status Groups
    4. Posting Key Configuration
    5. Automatic Account Determination
    6. Intercompany Posting Automatic Account Assignment
    7. Financial Statement Versions
    8. G/L Display Configuration
    9. Posting Amount Defaults and Tolerance Groups
    10. Number Ranges and Document Types
    11. Summary
  12. Chapter 4: Accounts Payable
    1. House Banks and Accounts
    2. Payment Program Configuration
    3. Company Code Data
    4. Paying Company Code Data
    5. Vendor Master Data
    6. Summary
  13. Chapter 5: Accounts Receivable
    1. Terms of Payment and Interest Calculation
    2. Reason Codes
    3. Default Account Assignments
    4. Overall A/R and Employee Tolerances
    5. Credit Management
    6. Customer Master Records
    7. Summary
  14. Chapter 6: Financial Supply Chain Management
    1. Biller Direct
    2. Cash and Liquidity Management
    3. Liquidity Planner
    4. Collections Management
    5. Credit Management
    6. Summary
  15. Chapter 7: New GL Accounting
    1. Overview of the New GL
    2. Initial Configuration Requirements of the New GL
    3. Master Data of the New GL
    4. Summary
  16. Chapter 8: Controlling Enterprise Structure
    1. The Controlling Area
    2. The Operating Concern
    3. Summary
  17. Chapter 9: Cost Element Accounting
    1. Cost Element Types
    2. Creating Cost Elements Automatically
    3. Creating Cost Elements Manually
    4. Imputed Costs
    5. Reconciliation Ledger
    6. Explanation of CO Updates
    7. Summary
  18. Chapter 10: Cost Center Accounting
    1. Introduction to Cost Center Accounting Configuration
    2. Cost Center Accounting Standard Hierarchy
    3. Controlling Area/Profit Center Accounting Maintenance
    4. Cost Center Basics
    5. Activity Types and Statistical Key Figures
    6. Assessments, Distributions, and Periodic Repostings
    7. Cost Center Accounting: Planning
    8. Assigning Accounts Automatically in CO
    9. Summary
  19. Chapter 11: Internal Order Accounting
    1. Configuring Internal Order Accounting
    2. Controlling Area Maintenance for Internal Order Accounting
    3. Order Settlement Configuration
    4. Order Planning and Budgeting
    5. Internal Order Status Management
    6. Order Type Development
    7. Summary
  20. Chapter 12: Profitability Analysis
    1. Costing-Based vs. Account-Based CO-PA
    2. Operating Concern Development
    3. Characteristic Derivation
    4. Assigning Values to Value Fields
    5. CO-PA Planning
    6. Activating CO-PA
    7. CO-PA Reporting
    8. CO-PA Transports
    9. Summary
  21. Chapter 13: Profit Center Accounting
    1. PCA Configuration Overview
    2. Basic Settings and Master Data Review
    3. Analyze and Update PCA Settings
    4. Assignments in Profit Center Accounting
    5. Actual Posting Maintenance
    6. Profit Center Accounting: Planning
    7. Summary
  22. Chapter 14: Investment Management
    1. Investment Management Configuration
    2. Program Types, Investment Measures, and the Investment Profile
    3. Investment Management Planning and Budgeting Profiles
    4. Summary
  23. Chapter 15: FI Closing Cockpit
    1. Overview of the FI Closing Cockpit
    2. Development of Organizational Hierarchies
    3. Creating Closing Cockpit Templates
    4. Creating Tasks
    5. Creating the Task List
    6. Summary
  24. Appendix A: Useful Transaction Codes, Tables, and Programs
  25. Index