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Basic Cash Management versus full scope for SAP S/4HANA Finance for cash management

This blog post provides information on the differences between the basic scope for Cash and Liquidity Management and the full scope for SAP S/4HANA Finance for cash management, in terms of functionality and availability of Fiori apps.

The content of this blog post is relevant from On-Premise Edition 1511 up to latest 2020 but also for Cloud customers. Additional apps were included in subsequent releases up to 2020, please check your release information to verify the availability of your desired app from the below list.

Each App listed below contains a link to the exact location in the SAP Help Portal for SAP S/4HANA 2020 (Latest) https://help.sap.com/, so you can read on features. If you are on an earlier release, you can change the release version in the top heading on each link.

Another way to search on the SAP Fiori Apps Reference Library is by SAP Fiori apps for SAP S/4HANA and Role Cash Management Specialist, SAP_BR_CASH_SPECIALIST. There you can read on the product features and implementation information by release.

For example, in the SAP Fiori Apps Reference Library, link above, go to Category “All apps for SAP S/4HANA” > “By roles” > enter SAP_BR_CASH_SPECIALIST and click on “Search”. Right now, you will see a list of 151 Apps, as well as additional Apps for SAP_BR_CASH_SPECIALIST roles in different countries. Here you can find all details, such as App ID, Product Features and Implementation Information, as well as several screenshots on how the App looks like visually and the very useful Scope Item templates.

 

Supported Apps in the Basic Cash Management Capability (SAP S/4HANA license)

If you have an SAP S/4HANA license, and you do not yet plan to purchase the additional license for the SAP S/4HANA Finance for cash management, you can use basic functionality for Cash and Liquidity Management.

Before you use the basic cash management capability that is delivered with SAP S/4HANA, you need to switch off the business function FIN_FSCM_CLM and select “Basic Scope” in the Customizing activity “Define Basic Settings”.

Manage Banks
Manage Bank Accounts (Basic Cash Management) (Also available via NWBC)
Create, display, edit, and delete bank accounts, App Extensibility for adding custom fields
Bank Account Balance
Cash Flow Analyzer (Basic Cash Management) (Except Liquidity Item)
Manage Memo Records (SAP GUI Transactions FF63 and FF65 still available)
Manage Payment Media
Monitor Payments

 

Additional functionality in SAP S/4HANA Finance for cash management (Additional license)

To use SAP S/4HANA Finance for cash management, you need to switch on the business function FIN_FSCM_CLM and select Full Scope for Cash Management Scope in the Customizing activity “Define Basic Settings”.

Before you switch on this business function, contact your SAP Account Executive about the license for SAP S/4HANA Finance for cash management.

In addition to the basic cash management functions, you have available the following new and improved functions and processes:

• Manage banks and house banks
• Define bank accounts and house bank accounts, display bank accounts in the bank hierarchy view, the list view, and user-defined views based on bank account groups, initiate bank account reviews and monitor the review status, keep track of foreign bank accounts and responsible payment approvers
• Define payment approvers and overdraft limits for bank accounts
• Implement workflow or dual control processes for opening, modifying, closing, reopening, and reviewing bank accounts
• Import and monitor bank fee data
• Create cash pools based on bank account groups
• Perform cash concentration
• Perform cash operation tasks such as monitoring cash positions, making bank transfers, and approving payments
• Forecast the liquidity trend and analyze the actual cash flows using various dimensions
• Develop and analyze liquidity plans to ensure payment obligations and assist funding decisions
• Use predefined local BI Content to extract cash management data for analytical purposes
• Enable the snapshot functionality to filter cash flows by the snapshot time.

 

Integration in Basic Cash Management versus Integration in SAP S/4HANA Finance for cash management

The basic cash management capability can integrate with the following data sources:

• Memo Records
• Financial Operations
• Treasury and Risk Management (FIN-FSCM-TRM)
• Consumer and Mortgage Loans (FS-CLM)
• Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable (FI-CA)
• Sales and Distribution (SD)
• Materials Management (MM)

SAP S/4HANA Finance for cash management, including and in addition to the data sources for the basic cash management, can integrate with the following data sources and components:

• Memo Records
• Financial Operations
• Treasury and Risk Management (FIN-FSCM-TRM)
• Consumer and Mortgage Loans (FS-CLM)
• Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable (FI-CA)
• Sales and Distribution (SD)
• Materials Management (MM)

• Bank Communication Management (FIN-FSCM-BNK). The component is integrated for functions involving bank statements, bank payments, bank transfers, and so on. (Note: Business function FIN-FSCM-BNK is required for use of this component).
• Flexible Real Estate Management (RE-FX)
• Initial Balance via Excel
• Classic Cash Management
• Manual Entry of Bank Cash Balances
• SAP Liquidity Planner
• Inbound SOAP Webservice for Cash Flows

 

Supported Apps in the SAP S/4HANA Finance for cash management (requiring SAP S/4HANA Finance for cash management additional license) (Release SAP S/4HANA 2020 (Latest)

Here a list of Supported Apps for functionalities relating to Cash Position, Cash Flow, Liquidity Forecast, Liquidity Planning, Cash Pools and Cash Concentration, Managing Banks and Bank Accounts, Bank Transfers, Bank Risk, Bank Statements, Bank Fees and Payments.

Cash Position
Actual Cash Flow
Check Cash Flow Items
Cash Flow – Detailed Analysis
Cash Flow Analyzer
Cash Flow Comparison – By Date Range
Cash Flow Comparison – By Timestamp

Reconcile Cash Flows – Intraday Memo Records
Release Cash Flows

Liquidity Forecast
Liquidity Forecast Details
Manage Liquidity Item Hierarchies
Manage Memo Records
Liquidity Plans
Adjust Assigned Liquidity Items
Develop Liquidity Plans

Manage Cash Pools
Cash Pool Transfer Report
Deficit Cash Pool
Manage Cash Concentration
Schedule Jobs for Cash Concentration

Manage Banks 
Manage Bank Accounts
Manage Bank Accounts (Bank Hierarchy View)
My Bank Account Worklist
My Inbox – For Bank Accounts
My Sent Requests
Bank Account Balance

Bank Risk

Bank Relationship Overview

Bank Statement Monitor – End of Day
Bank Statement Monitor – Intraday
Define Monitoring Rules – Intraday Statements

Define Bank Transfer Templates
Make Bank Transfers
Make Bank Transfers (Create with Templates)
Track Bank Transfers

Foreign Bank Account Report

House Bank
House Bank Account
Review Bank Accounts

Import Signatory Cards

Monitor Bank Fees
Manage Bank Fee Conditions
Import Bank Services Billing Files

Maintain Payment Approver
Payment Statistics

In addition, Cash and Liquidity Management have available a list of 25 CDS Views and 2 APIs.

 

Luisa Albarran-Morocho

Product Expert

SAP S/4HANA Regional Implementation Group

 

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  • Hi Luisa,

    seeing your post makes me wonder if Liquidity Planner requires now SAP S/4HANA Finance for cash management additional license, can you please confirm that?

    Regards,

    Marek