Have you ever wondered how to upload files containing bank master data to your SAP S/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA Cloud systems, for example, files provided by the German Bundesbank, or other countries and institutions?
If so, I’d like to share with you that there is a Fiori app you can use for this kind of upload: the Fiori app BIC2S ‘Transfer BIC Data’ is available in the SAP Fiori Apps Reference Library. One of the use cases for this app is the creation of business partner data in master data management.
Click here to get straight to the app details: SAP Fiori Apps Reference Library (ondemand.com).
The upload is pretty straight-forward – you can upload bank directories that contain bank master data, including bank address and control data, e.g. the SWIFT code and bank groups. The app also compares the existing data with the data you want to upload. When comparing the data, the app adds new banks to the bank master table, updates banks with changed data, and flags invalid banks for deletion.
For more information, please check out the documentation (Uploading Bank Data – SAP Help Portal).
By the way: In case you’re wondering what has happened to the two ERP transactions (BAUP and BIC2) that were once used to load bank master data: they were merged and streamlined into this new Fiori app BICS2.
To wrap it up: What you have learned by this post is how to find the suiting Fiori app to load bank master data file directories of several sources and file layouts into your S/4HANA systems – and thus avoid that your end-users must create the needed bank master records manually hereby saving time and prevent possible data maintenance errors – and not to forget the necessity to have the bank master data in place before you migrate your business partners with their bank account information into your system(s).
I hope you found this information useful – and finally I want to invite you to ask clarifying questions or post comments into the comment section.
And if your have more questions feel free to submit questions in the respective Q&A area of this topic (https://answers.sap.com/tags/73554900100800000266) .