Situation : customer who have about 4-5 company codes, all of which have different charts-of-accounts assigned. Therefore they cannot report across company (as they are in different CO Areas – because the chart isn’t the same in all company codes) & the systems are already live.
Final Objective : Put a group chart in to standardise some reporting
Possible Options (As-on-Date)
|System landscape transformation (LT)||BPC|
|when existing set-up consists of less number of company-codes and possible for system-conversion in single system||Larg Global Landscapes where changing existing set-up is not feasible & a separate Planning-and-consolidation system is advised|
sLT – System Landscape Transformation
A best practice would be to merge the operational chart of accounts and controlling area for all the company codes. This has lot of benefits like
- Homogeneous Reporting
- Better Control on Intercompany Transactions
- Simplification on S/4HANA journey.
System landscape transformation (LT) is a SAP tool to do that. The information for the same is available on the below link:
The high level steps are as under:
- Create a copy of Production system (s). Now complete period end close and download financials for all legal entities
- Install LT Add on and run test migration. Resolve issues
- validate the financials against the old balances
Repeat the steps 1,2 and 3 in mock, dev, quality system before executing in Production.
Note : LT will change your historical data as well into one COA. So you should be able to use historical data as well.
BPC – Business Planning and Consolidation
If changing the existing set-up of data is very challenging, then one option for harmonized reporting is checking the possibility of implementing the group chart of account in downstream layer like BPC Consolidation etc. . The mapping can be done from your operational CoA to group CoA for past data also and can be reported
The History of the Product & various versions
BPC 7.0 MS/NW —>> BPC10.0 NW —->> BPC 10.1 Standard / BPC 10.1 Embedded —>> SAP BPC Optimized for S/4HANA —->> BPC 11 for BW/4HANA
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