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Clarifying the AD Accruals and Reversals Journal Entry Type

Ordinarily, when rolling out and documenting new product features, you’ll typically create some sort of a “foreseeable issues” list and address these issues to ensure as seamless a rollout as possible, particularly if the new features mean that users have a new way to do things and need to learn how that new way benefits them.


And sometimes you need to go back after the fact and clarify. Recently, we’ve become aware of just such a need to clarify important information based on external and internal customer feedback related to accruals postings in SAP S/4HANA Cloud.


Here’s the basic overview: SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1802 introduced journal entry type AD, a new accruals posting journal entry type. 1802 also marked the announcement that the Enter Accrual/Deferral Journal Entry (FBS1) and Reverse Accrual/Deferral Journal Entry (F.81) apps were no longer supported and would be deleted with SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1808.


Well, we’re coming up on the release of CE1808, and it’s become clear to us that we need to do a better job of making this new method more widely known.


So here’s how it works:



So there you have it. And as always, if you have any further questions or need further clarification about accruals and deferrals, please let us know and we’ll see how we can help.


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