Important SAP Procedures for New Fiscal Year

Take a look at these basic procedures for new fiscal year in a SAP system. Familiarity of these procedures is more advantageous. These procedures should be done inorder to post transactions in the new fiscal year; thus, avoiding any error during transaction entry.

1. Open and Close Posting Period – In this procedure, you close and open period/fiscal year. There are two (2) intervals available, from period 1 to period 2. For each interval, set a lower limit, an upper period limit, and the fiscal year.

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Fundamental Flaw of New General Ledger

According to SAP, there are 2 ways to realize parallel accounting principles. One method is account approach, and another method is ledger approach by using New G/L.

If you use this ledger approach, you will have error message when you post cost to the secondary ledger. You can not post CO related costs without posting to Leading Ledger. This is a fundamental flaw that New G/L has.

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Activate New General Ledger

For initial installations (new SAP customers), the new G/L is active by default in mySAP ERP. SAP advises that customers with new installations use the new G/L. These customers can still use the classic G/L if they prefer, but this may cause difficulties for future G/L migration projects. If existing customers want to use the new G/L, they have to activate it.

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Benefits of New General Ledger

New General Ledger Accounting in mySAP ERP has the following advantages compared to classic General Ledger Accounting:

New General Ledger Accounting has an extended data structure in the standard delivery.
Customer fields can also be added to the general ledger.

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Advantages in New General Ledger

Advanstages in new general ledger are:

1. The new General Ledger in mySAP ERP 2004 has the following advantages over the classic General Ledger in R/3 Enterprise:
a) In the new General Ledger, you can display the parallel accounting using parallel accounts (as in R/3) or using parallel ledgers. The FI standard functions and reports are available for all parallel ledgers.
b) The ‘Segment’ entity and the relevant reporting that are required for segment reporting according to IAS and U.S. GAAP are available in the new General Ledger.

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