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How to Enable Generic Country/Region Version in Expense and Reimbursement Management

This blog explains how to create a country/region version based on a generic template and then configure it to meet the country/region-specific requirements if you need a version that is not covered by the standard country/region scope of SAP Business ByDesign Expense and Reimbursement Management (ERM).

Prerequisites

Steps

Following are the steps to enable generic country/region Versions in Expense and Reimbursement Management:

  1. Enable the generic country/region version for ERM
  2. Configure expenses for the generic country/region version
  3. Configure per diems for the generic country/region version

Enable the generic country/region version for ERM

  1. In the Business Configuration work center, select Implementation Project. (You must have the relevant user rights to access the Business Configuration work center.)
  2. Select your project and click Edit Project Scope.
  3. Click Next until you get to the Questions step.
  4. Select Travel and Expense – > Expense and Reimbursement Management – > Expense Reporting. On the right, you will see the question regarding the generic country/region version. Select the checkbox to enable generic country/region version solution.Scoping%20Question
  5. Select Next until you reach the Confirmation step. To complete the scoping of generic country/region version, click Finish.
  6. Select your project and click on Open Activity to proceed with the fine-tuning process.
  7. In the Fine-Tune tab, make the following selections:
    • In the Show field, select All Activities
    • In the Search field, enter Create New Country/Region Version
    • Press Enter.
  8. Select the Create New Country/Region Version activity that appears and add this activity to your project if it has not been already added.
  9. Open the activity, and here you can define various parameters for the new Country/Region Version you want to create.

Configure expenses for the generic country/region version

  1. Go to the Fine-Tune tab and make the following selections:
    • In the Show field, select All Activities
    • In the Search field, enter Expense Reporting – Generic Country/Region Version
    • Press Enter
  1. Select the Expense Reporting – Generic Country/Region Version activity and add this activity to your project if it has not already been added.
  2. Open the activity, and here you will find various options to configure as shown below.
  3. To define expenses for the new country/region version created above, select Edit expense types. You can define validity, reimbursement groups, account assignment, and so on.

Configure per diems for the generic country/region version

  1. Go to the Fine-Tune tab and make the following selections:
    • In the Show field, select All Activities
    • In the Search field, enter Per Diem Rates for Meals – Generic Country/Region Version
    • Press Enter
  2. Select the Per Diem Rates for Meals – Generic Country/Region Version activity as shown below and add this activity to your project, if it is not already added.
  3. Open the activity, and here you will find various options to configure as shown below. You can define duration codes, account assignment, and company-specific and statutory rates for per diem rates for meals.
  4. Similar steps can be performed to configure per diems for lodging for the generic country/region version.

 

Summary

When you deploy this solution, the generic country/region version related activities appear in the fine-tuning activity list in the Business Configuration. You can customise it as per your requirements and also create an expense report for an employee.

 

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