ACDOCP on S/4 FINANCE

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.

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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

Introduction to SAP Fiori

What is SAP Fiori?

SAP Fiori mobilizes some of the most common business functions like Workflow approvals, information lookups and self service tasks. It is collection of apps with a simple and easy to use experience for broadly and frequently used SAP software functions that works seamlessly across devices Desktops, Tablets, Smartphones and Smart Watches.

SAP Fiori is the new user experience (UX) for SAP software. It applies modern design principles for a completely re-imagined user experience across devices and deployment options. SAP Solutions, such as the SAP Business Suite (SAP S/4) applications, user SAP Fiori UX to provide a personalized and role based user experience for enterprise-wide engagement across lines of business.

While updating a single standalone SAP Fiori App is quite straight forward complexity rises with increasing number of user cases, applications, custom enhancements, etc. on productive system landscapes. This guide provides an overview of major challenges and areas of concern.

There are 500+ role-based apps, that apply the SAP Fiori UX providing enhanced user productivity and personalization for customers using SAP S/4HANA, SAP Simple Finance and SAP Business Suite on any database.

SAP Fiori UX supports a variety of roles in lines of business include HR, Finance, Manufacturing, Procurement, and Sales.

Technology behind Fiori?

Here comes my favorite web language “HTML5”

⇒ SAP UI5

‣ HTML5 and JAVA Script UI development framework

‣ Future direction for SAP User interfaces

⇒ SAP NW Gateway

‣ Software layer for SAP ERP that exposes SAP data using OData (web) protocal

Scope of SAP Fiori?

SAP Fiori comes with three major app types,

⇒ Transnational Apps

Fact sheets

Analytical Apps

⇒ Transnational Apps

These apps let you perform transactional apps, such as creating leave request for an employee. They represent simplified views and interaction with existing business processes and solutions. They run best on an SAP HANA databases with acceptable performance.

For the transactional apps, the ABAP front-end server contains the UI layer with the product-specific UI components for the products (for example, ERP Financials (ERP-FIN), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM)) as well as the infrastructure components. The infrastructure comprises the central UI component with the SAP UI5 control library and the SAP Fiori launchpad as well as SAP Gateway with the OData enablement.

The front-end components have access through a trusted RFC connection to the ABAP back-end server containing the business logic. The underlying database can be an SAP HANA database, or any database, and is accessed from the back-end server.

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 ⇒ Fact sheets

These apps display contextual information and key facts about central objects used in business operations. From an architectural perspective major differentiators to transactional apps are:

‣ Fact sheets run only on a SAP HANA database / Suite on Hana system (no support of any DB)

‣ Directly accesses search engine on the backend server via INA search protocol

‣ Requires reverse proxy (SAP Web Dispatcher) handling the request to different systems
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⇒ Analytical Apps

These apps provide role-based insight into real-time operations of a business by collecting and displaying key figures directly in the browser. Analytical apps combine the data and analytical power of SAP HANA with the integration and interface components of SAP S/4. They provide real-time information on large volume data in a simplified front end for enterprise control. With analytical apps, most important key performance indicators (KPIs) can be closely monitored in real time and allow immediate reaction on changes in market conditions or operations. From an architectural perspective major differentiators to transactional apps are:

‣ They require HANA database / Suite on HANA system and XS Engine

‣ Directly accesses HANA XS Engine

‣ Requires reverse proxy (SAP Web Dispatcher) for handling the requests to the different systems.

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⇒ SAP Fiori User Roles

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Click here to get configuration document of “Configuring SAP Fiori Apps

Migration to SAP Simple Finance powered by SAP HANA

SAP Accounting powered by HANA contains New General Ledger accouting , Controlling and New Asset Accounting. If you want to implement and use SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA, you have to migrate the existing user data from the G/L Accounting (FI-GL), Asset Accounting (FI-AA), Controlling and Material Ledger areas. The comprehensive data table “ACDOCA” contains all of the line item documents from  FI, FI- AA and CO.  All postings of these applications are written to the new table after the installation and migration are complete. 2015-04-02_181732 The above screenshot shows the various accounting applications merge in the new structure of SAP Simple finance powered by SAP HANA. The following tables were replaced by SAP HANA views with the same names:

  • The line item, totals tables and application index tables of General Ledger Accounting (GLT0, BSIS, BSAS and FAGLFLEXA, FAGLFLEXT, FAGLBSIS, FAGLBSAS)
  • The totals tables and application index tables of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable (KNC1, KNC3, LFC1, LFC3, BSID, BSIK, BSAD, BSAK)
  • The line item and totals tables of Controlling (COEP for certain value types, COSP and COSS)
  • The material ledger tables for parallel valuations (MLIT, MLPP, MLPPF, MLCR, MLCD, CKMI1, BSIM)
  • The Asset Accounting tables (ANEK, ANEP, ANEA, ANLP, ANLC)

Replacing these tables with views with the same names ensures the continuation of all read accesses to the tables mentioned. With the SAP Simple Finance add-on for SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA 2.0, the comprehensive data table ACDOCA is provided, containing all line item documents from FI, FI-AA, and CO. All postings of these applications are written to the new table after the installation and migration are complete. SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA is based on new General Ledger Accounting (FI-GL (New)) and uses functions such as ledgers to update a particular valuation, and the document splitting function. If you want to use SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA, but were still using classic General Ledger Accounting until now, migrate the application data for General Ledger Accounting and the necessary settings for the new Customizing, for example ledgers and integration for Controlling. However, none of the functions of new General Ledger Accounting such as Parallel Ledgers and document splitting, are implemented. For Asset Accounting purposes you use new Asset Accounting in SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA. During the migration from classic Asset Accounting to new Asset Accounting in SAP Accounting powered by SAP HANA, you migrate Customizing settings and transaction data. Source:SAP.com