Management Accounting Integration with Other SAP Applications

Management Accounting contains all the functions necessary for effective cost and revenue controlling. It covers all aspects of management controlling and includes many tools for compiling information for company management. The following are the integration points of Management accounting with other SAP modules;

  • Data created in other mySAP ERP applications can have a direct influence on Management Accounting. For example, if a non-stock item is purchased, an expense is posted to the general ledger. This expense is also posted as costs to a cost center, for example, for which the item was purchased. That cost center’s costs can be passed on later as overhead to a production cost center.

  • Financial Accounting, in the mySAP ERP solution, is a primary source of data for Management Accounting. In fact, most expense postings in the general ledger result in a cost posting in Management Accounting. These expense postings to the general ledger can be journal postings, vendor invoices, or depreciation postings from Asset Management.
  • Sales Order Management is a primary source for revenue postings from billing documents to revenue postings in Profitability Analysis (CO-PA), and Profit Center Accounting (PCA). Human Capital Management can generate cost postings in Management Accounting. HCM offers you the opportunity to allocate labor costs to various controlling objects. In addition, planned personnel costs can be transferred and used for Management Accounting planning.
  • In Materials Management, a goods issue transaction can create a cost posting in Management Accounting to whichever cost object is specified. Product cost estimates created in Management Accounting can update price fields in material master records. Finally, the creation of purchase orders in Materials Management can generate commitment postings within Management Accounting.
  • The Manufacturing area of Logistics also works closely with Management Accounting. Bills of material and routings, created in Manufacturing, can be used in Product Cost Accounting.

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