Simple Finance: TECH SPEAK
SAP Simple Finance is an add-on to ERP powered by SAP HANA and is known as S/4 HANA.S/4HANA is adding HANA capabilities to ECC or R/3 ERP functionality. Hence this allows ERP optimized to run on HANA which is In-memory column based database. SAP provides options for both On-premise installation and cloud based. User Experience can be enhanced using SAP Fiori which is a Graphical user interface.
ABAP is still the language for developers but would need some minor changes in order to write column based optimized code. Custom ABAP code plays often an important role for these main business processes. All details how to implement and benefit from the ABAP SQL Monitor can be found in the attached ABAP SQL Monitor guide. sFin is another name for Simple Finance which includes SAP Cash Management and SAP Integrated Business Planning (IP and BPC and embedded BW) for Finance. Since this is an evolving product not all solutions are yet integrated with Sfin2.0 so evaluate carefully before recommending the move to simple finance.
- SAP enhancement package 7 for SAP ERP 6.0 is a pre-requisite.
- Totals tables and application index tables have been removed and replaced with CDS views with the same technical names. Assess impact on your RICEF objects, authorization profiles, and HANA database
- Migration to New Asset Accounting module is must
- SAP cash Management and Integrated Planning would require SAP Fiori
- Account based COPA is activated by default and no impact to Costing based COPA
- The user experience is likely to change with Universal Journal
- Secondary cost elements have to be created as GL accounts
- Important SAP Notes no’s 1925902, 1968568
- Introduction of Central Finance (CFS)
- No solution available yet for Data Archived
- HANA tools do not support hierarchies
Below is the list of table names replaced by their CDS views:
- 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)
SAP does not anticipate any impact to your existing infrastructure when you move to sFin as long as you are performing the Read function. If you are performing a write function into the existing tables they would be impacted.