SAP S/4 Finance, 1610 has ACDOCP table for Planning, which has a similar structure to ACDOCA. SAP Plans to switch all CO objects to update ACDOCP and it would be the “Single Source” for planning data. COSP/COSS tables will be replaced with ACDOCP in future.


ACDOCP will gradually expand to cover “Period based planning” i,e General ledger Planning, Cost Center Planning, Project/WBS planning and Profitability Planning etc.

The Object based plans that for Projects, Sales orders, Productions orders will write into ACDOCP in future.

ACDOCA and ACDOCP  will bring the actual and the planning together all in one single source of truth.

Thank You

Jayanth Maydipalle


Create Bank Accounts on Fiori / NWBC

Below mentioned Roles are required to activate “Manage bank accounts” app on Fiori.

The user must be assigned with role:

  • SAP_BR_CASH_SPECIALIST (for On-premise Edition)
  • SAP_BCR_FIN_CM_BAM_MC (for Cloud Enterprise Edition)
  • SAP_BCR_FIN_CM_BANK_ACC_MGM (for Cloud Project Services Edition)
Back-End Server: Activate Web Dynpro Application:

Component: Web Dynpro Application


Use transaction “SICF” and make sure that the ICF service for the Web Dynpro application is activated.

Back-End Server: Assign Role with Start Authorization for Web Dynpro Application:

Component: Back-End Role



The Manage Bank Accounts transactional app provides an overview of your bank accounts in a hierarchical structure and allows you to maintain bank account master data according to your organization’s business requirements, as shown in


Activation of Material Ledger on SAP S/4 HANA 1511 Finance

Activation of Material Ledger is mandatory on S/3 HANA due change in the data design for Inventory valuation but activation of actual costing is not mandatory on SAP S/4 HANA.

Below mentioned screen shot prescribes traditional Inventory management Vs S/4 HANA Inventory management based on Material ledger.


Material Valuation in SAP S/4 HANA allows Up to 3 currencies,

  • Tracking historic rates in Material master.
  • Local legal valuation & e.g hard or trading currency.

Actual Costing:

  • Optional revaluation of stock and COGS
  • Leverage Actual cost component

Activate Material Ledger


We activate the Material ledger for one or more valuation areas, if the material ledger is active for a particular valuation area, all materials in the valuation area are valuated using the material ledger.

But SAP recommends if you activate the material ledger for a plant, you should also activate it for all the other plants in the company code. This ensures that the accounts in Financial Accounting and Materials Management are reconciled.

Activate Valuation Area’s for Material Ledger:


In this activity, you can specify in each valuation area that a planned price is activated as the valuation price upon the first goods movement in a new posting period as long as the validity date of the planned price has been reached.

The planned prices are handled by the system with the following priority:

  • Marked standard cost estimates
  • Future valuation prices

Actual Costing:

Inventory and material movements are generally valuated either at Standard price (S) which is constant over a period of time or Moving average price (MAP) which gets adjusted (calculated) automatically based on every Goods receipt or Invoice receipt. Both of these two methods have their own pros and cons. Actual costing combines the advantages of standard price with advantages of using MAP.

ML captures all price variances (like purchase price variances, production variances etc) and allows (as optional period end activity) revaluation of ending inventories at period end and releases it as standard price (generally) for next period. Actual costing is optional in S/4 HANA.

Activate Actual Costing:



Depending on which activation type is chosen

  • Actual consumption is updated in the quantity structure but not considered by price determination.

You can use this setting if you simply want information about the complete actual quantity structure. You can assign variances between the plan price of the cost center/activity type or process, and the actual price calculated at period end to the particular cost object at period-end closing using the function ‘Revaluation at Actual Prices’.

  • Actual consumption is updated in the quantity structure and taken into account for the price determination.

If you choose this setting, the variances between the plan price and the actual price are adjusted subsequently. The cost center or the process is then credited and the material associated with the consumption is debited. In the context of multi-level price determination, these variances can be rolled up through the production structure up to the finished product in the same way that material price variances are rolled up.

If you choose this setting, you cannot use the function ‘Revaluation at Actual Prices’ at period closing in Cost Object Controlling, as the variances from the cost centers/processes are debited to the material direct. If you do use the function ‘Revaluation at Actual Prices’ at period closing, the cost centers/processes are credited twice and the materials are debited twice.

We have to keep below mentioned points during Migration of Material Ledger Customizing:

Key Points:

  • The material ledger is required if you are using SAP S/4 HANA Materials Management – Inventory Management (Simplified Logistics).
  • You need to migrate the material ledger even if you are already using SAP Simple Finance (that is, you are migrating from SAP Simple Finance to SAP S/4 HANA Inventory Management).
  • You need to migrate the material ledger even if you are already using the material ledger in your source system.

Introduction to NWBC

NWBC (NetWeaver Business Client), ) is a new SAP UI, presenting end users with a
seamless integration of classic SAP GUI-based transactions and newer Web Dynpro-based
applications. In the desktop variant a high–fidelity UI is offered to improve user experience. Thus the NWBC provides typical modern desktop-based user experience.

NWBC available in two flavors:

  • NWBC for HTML (Browser based)
  • NWBC for Desktop (Windows based)

NWBC for HTML is a browser-based shell (available only against ABAP systems) for
casual use scenarios. Within this environment, all SAP GUI transactions will be rendered
using the SAP GUI for HTML rendering engine.

NWBC for Desktop is a .NET based application that targets the power user. In this
scenario, the SAP GUI itself is used as rendering engine if installed. NWBC effectively
“replaces” SAP GUI as main entry point to SAP applications; however, it does use
SAP GUI to run existing applications.


› increased end user adoption
› single point of entry for the user
› content tailored to users needs
› low overall TCO

Key features
› standard client for Business Suite
› role-based (PFCG / PCD) access to SAP business applications
› browser-like navigation
› integration of different UI technologies
› allows modifications-free mash-ups via Side Panels
› supports access and navigation to other systems

Role maintenance in PFCG:

Roles will be configured  in transaction  PFCG are mapped to the menu structure of NWBC.

In transaction PFCG you can configure roles . In real life, a role corresponds to the work that a person does within a company or the position held, for example, a sales person or someone working in support. In transaction PFCG, roles are defined matching the real life roles that people play within a work situation. More specifically, a role within transaction PFCG is a set of transactions that persons within specific roles would need for their daily work. In this example, a sales person could have a role that requires transactions to add new customers, display customer details, or to enter a new lead.

Given the existence of roles within transaction PFCG that describe the typical work persona, use transaction SU01to assign these roles to specific users. A user in the system can have any number of roles assigned, which reflects the real work that the person does within the company.

Given the roles in transaction PFCG, the SAP Easy Access menus are displayed directly after logging on with SAP GUI. These are effectively the menu trees as expressed in one or more roles for each user. This allows the user to quickly start the relevant transactions for their daily work.

NWBC builds on this same PFCG infrastructure in the ABAP system. The NWBC runtime retrieves all roles assigned to a specific user and makes them available to the shell. The shell uses exactly the same role information to show the user the possible transactions that might help them with their daily work.

For this reason, the shell in NWBC is in the first instance another expression of the SAP Easy Access menu, providing roughly the same functionality.


Document number ranges in S/4 HANA sFIN

Document number ranges in S/4 HANA sFIN

Since the system now writes only one journal entry for all of the components G/L,
CO, AA, ML, one document number is sufficient from a business point of view. The
journal entry consists of a header (BKFP) and items {ACDOCA). The respective
document number (BKPF-BELNR/ACDOCA-BELNR) must obey the legal rules of
Financial Accounting. As a consequence, the document number is dependent on
the fiscal year and the company code.


CO document numbers have not been year dependent. Material ledger document ACDOCA numbers have not been dependent from the DOCLN
organizational unit (e.g. company code). ooooo1 Both numbers did not have a legal ooooo2 relevance. Moreover, ACDOCA has a 6 digit …
field for the document line, whereas COEP oo1o82 has only a 3 digit field. This is still used in 001083 many user interfaces and reports. For compatibility reasons, SAP offers a new 001130transaction number for every 999 documen lines.

The new universal journal entry replaces the Financial Accounting (FI) document and the Controlling (CO) document with a universal document. A journal entry is created for every business transaction in one of the following application components:

  • General Ledger Accounting (FI-GL)

  • Asset Accounting (FI-AA)

  • Controlling (CO)

    Exception: Costing-based Profitability Analysis (CO-PA)

  • Material Ledger (CO-PC-ACT)

Changes in S/4 HANA sFIN Document types and Number ranges:


In this activity, you define your document types. Document types are used to differentiate the business transactions and to manage how document are stored. This documentation describes the special procedure for setting up document types for New General Ledger Accounting.


Here, you make the settings specifying the document type for postings to non-leading ledgers.

Under Define document types for Entry View, you make the document type settings for postings in the entry view that effect all ledgers and for postings to the leading ledger.



In this IMG activity you create number ranges for documents. For each number range you specify (among other things):

  1. a number interval from which document numbers are selected
  2. the type of number assignments (internal or external)

You assign one or more document typesto each number range. The number range becomes effective via the document type specified in document entry and posting. You can use one number range for several document types. This means you can differentiate documents by document type but combine them again for filing the original documents, provided you store your original documents under the EDP document number.

Integration of Controlling with Financial Accounting:

New Settings for customizing Controlling in S/4 HANA sFIN


In this activity, you can create new Document types for posting in Controlling, example you can create a document type that you can use for the manual reposting of primary costs.



In this activity, you define a mapping variant that maps CO business transactions to document types. This mapping must be done for all CO business transactions that do actual postings.

Upgrades: The migration of the ledger Customizing generates a default mapping variant in which all CO business transactions are mapped to the document type that was entered in the variant for real-time CO-FI integration.


You place your mapping of FI documents to CO transaction / document types here


SAP FICO Job offers – December 2015

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