S/4HANA 1909-Some key innovation in Finance
Hope you are doing well. With this in mind, I thought of writing this blog just to mention some of new features in S/4HANA 1909 especially in area of Finance.
- T view of journal-
With S/4HANA 1909 system, SAP offer an ability to view documents in T account view, which I suppose would appeal to most Finance end users.
What is the change-
An analytical app which view GL postings in term of T account and organized in ledger account type e.g P&L , balance sheet.
User can also add additional dimensions e.g. Profit center to the output and T ‘s can be reorganized by Drag and drop.
How does this look?
The T account view is available as a drill down app from other apps liek Manage journal etc.
As shown above the document is viewed in Manage journal apps and there is navigation to T account view
System shows view of the document in T accounts.
Additionally user can select multiple document and see the impact e.g. a end to end flow of a process:-
User can also highlight the record with color and it is easy to represent the end to end flow for the process from the journal.
2. Workflow for Journal approval
Some of the organization will require an approval process for journal entry , especially in Financial services industry. The approval process can be based on DOFA( degree of financial authority).
Now the original transaction for park and post, SAP outlook is to discontinue them and ask user to follow the Verify journal process.
With this in view, SAP has further enhanced its workflow feature from its first release on 1709 and the tool is much more flexible and can cater to most of the requirements for the approval.
Some of key tiles you should have:-
The Manage team tile is useful to setup your own hiearchy and approval matrix
In the Manage workflow tile, you can setup various steps e.g. based on amount, entity etc.
Once setup, the document will flow for approval as items in the inbox.
An excellent blog describing the steps in details is written by subhrangsu bagchi
Hope you found this short blog useful, there are quite a few features to explore, but will do it in time.