Accounts Payable Process in SAP S/4HANA (344 Pages PDF)

This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to perform transactions of common accounts payable process in SAP S/4HANA Finance (FI-AP). It is intended for users who are new to SAP or who need a refresher on the accounts payable process.

The guide covers the following topics:

  • How to create and process vendor invoices
  • How to create and process vendor credit memos
  • How to make vendor payments
  • How to manage down payments
  • How to track accounts payable balances
  • How to generate accounts payable reports

The guide is organized by topic, and each topic includes step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and explanations of the key concepts. The guide also includes a glossary of terms and a list of references.

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Beginner’s Guide to SAP S/4HANA Accruals Management

The process of managing purchase order accruals, which involves recording and deferring costs and payments for goods and services in SAP S/4HANA 1909, was challenging before the introduction of S/4HANA Accruals Management. This tool helps you automate and streamline the process of accruals accounting. It enables you to create, post, and monitor accruals in real time, ensuring accuracy and compliance.
Accruals refer to invoicing expenses in future periods, while deferrals involve delaying the recognition of revenues or expenses until a more appropriate time.
In this pdf document, you will get a brief introduction to accruals in SAP, overview of purchase order accruals process and detailed transactional flow with screenshots in SAP S/4HANA of following processes;

  • Create Purchase Order – ME21N
  • Display Accrual Objects – POACTREE03
  • Edit Time Intervals for Accruals Reviews and Approvals -FACRATIVL
  • Propose Periodic Amounts – ACEPROPOSALRUN
  • Review Purchase Order Accruals – Purchase Order Owners – FACRARVWBU
  • Review Periodic Accruals – Controllers – FACRARVWCO
  • Periodic Posting Run – ACEPOSTINGRUN
  • Display Accrual Objects – POACTREE03
  • Supplier Invoice – MIRO
  • Display Accrual Objects – POACTREE03

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SAP S/4HANA Profitability Analysis Configuration Guide (124 Pages PDF)

The SAP S/4HANA Profitability Analysis Configuration Guide [124 pages PDF] provides information on how to configure SAP S/4HANA Profitability Analysis (CO-PA). CO-PA is a module in SAP S/4HANA that allows you to analyze profitability by segment. Segments can be defined by product, customer, sales organization, or any other criteria that is relevant to your business.

The structure of this document is divided into the following areas:

Organizational structures: This area covers the configuration of organizational structures, such as company codes, profit centers, and cost centers.
Master data: This area covers the configuration of master data, such as products, customers, and sales orders.
Value fields: This area covers the configuration of value fields, which are used to define the segments that you will analyze in CO-PA.
Valuation: This area covers the configuration of valuation, which is the process of assigning costs and revenues to segments.
Reporting: This area covers the configuration of reporting, which is the process of generating reports that show the profitability of your business by segment.

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Period End Monthly/Yearly Closing Process in SAP: Training Presentation

In this presentation document on SAP Financials closing, you will learn required steps of the Period End Monthly/Yearly Closing procedures and define the primary roles and responsibilities associated with it.

  • Summarize the Period End Monthly/Yearly Closing process
  • Identify the steps for reconciling GL accounts
  • Describe the GR/IR Clearing Reconciliation process
  • List the steps to Perform Month-End/Year-End Closing

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Introduction to CO-PA in SAP S/4HANA: Overview Presentation for Beginners

Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) in SAP S/4HANA enables the assessment of profitability for distinct market segments, including products, customers, and their summaries, as well as organizational units like company codes or business areas.
Prepared by a leading consulting company, this presentation provides info about following list of CO-PA topics in SAP S/4HANA;

  • Key concepts and perspectives of CO-PA,
  • Costing based CO-PA vs Account based CO-PA in SAP S/4HANA,
  • Data Flow in CO-PA
  • Profitability Management Objects & Reports
  • Profitability Analysis Workbook: Sample End-User Scenario
    • Create Profit Center – KE51
    • Create Primary Revenue/Cost Element – KA01
    • Maintain Value Fields – KEA6
    • Maintain Characteristics – KEA5
    • Set Operating Concern – KEBD
    • Maintain Operating Concern – KEA0

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Variance Analysis in SAP CO Product Costing: Simple Guide with Example

If you work with SAP CO, you may have encountered variance categories in your reports or transactions. Variance categories are a way of classifying and analyzing the differences between planned and actual costs of a product or process. Variance categories can be divided into two types: input side and output side. Input side variances are based on the costs of the materials and activities that are consumed or used in the production process. Output side variances are based on the costs of the products or services that are produced or delivered by the process.
In this document, following list of variance categories are step-by-step analysed with a given example.

  • Input Side Variances
    • Input price variance
    • Input quantity variance
    • Resource-usage variance
    • Remaining input variance
  • Output Side Variances
    • Mixed price variance
    • Output price variance
    • Remaining variance

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Universal Cost Allocation in SAP S/4HANA: Overview Presentation

Universal Cost Allocation (UCA) is a new feature in SAP S/4 HANA that allows you to allocate costs across different dimensions such as profit centers, segments, or projects. UCA simplifies the cost allocation process by using a single transaction code and a common user interface. UCA also supports multiple allocation methods such as fixed amounts, percentages, or drivers. UCA can help you improve the accuracy and transparency of your cost management and reporting.
In this presentation document the author covers following list of topics:

  • What is Universal Cost Allocation ?
  • Why do we need Cost Allocation ?
  • Main Features and Benefits of using Cost Allocation in SAP S/4HANA
  • Step by Step Guide to Cost Allocation Process within SAP S/4HANA with screenshots

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