Since SAP came out with Simple Finance last year, SCN has already seen several good blogs cover the basics of the solution. Two that have caught my attention talk about the ACDOCA table that is unifying all of the detail line item based tables in standard FICO.
Asha finishes off his blog with the following statement
Thus, with S/4HANA Finance/Simple Finance has a Single Source of Truth with Universal Journal.
I have two quick comments on this.
First, this is only true for those modules currently in scope. For example, parts of the Material Ledger are not yet incorporated into the ACDOCA architecture.
Secondly… and more importantly than the earlier nit-pic… ACDOCA does not contain all of the data related to an accounting document. BKPF is still part of the table architecture. It is still valid because sFIN still follows SAP’s long standing Document Principle of a header and line item table. BKPF still contains the basics such as the document type, document date, posting date, etc. However, these fields are also found on ACDOCA as well so it isn’t necessary (or, as necessary) to combine the two for total FI reporting. ACDOCA will suffice on it’s own.