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Anticipating the Fiscal Year Change in SAP ERP

Markus Bredel and I have had some offline conversations regarding how to build more content in the Asset Accounting (FI-AA) area here on SCN.  During one he reminded me of some information that is available to download from the SAP Service Marketplace (SMP).  The information is particularly relevant at this time of year.


The new fiscal year is fast approaching for most SAP customers yet not everyone is aware of the Fiscal Year (FY) Change Guides that SAP publishes to assist with this process.  The documents contain all of the FY change activities throughout the ERP system including MM, SD, FI, PCA, Consolidations (EC-CS, BCS et al), FM, RE, and HR.  As you can see, the documents cover a wide area of functionality in SAP ERP but the scope is limited only to the FY Change, not the FY Close activities.  For most of the affected areas this consists of running the appropriate “roll forward” programs in FI/CO or closing the periods in MM.


You can download the guides here.  The one for 2008 was updated just a few days ago.

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