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SAP S/4HANA Finance for group reporting 2022 is generally available

We in SAP Product Engineering are happy to announce the general availability of SAP S/4HANA Finance for group reporting 2022, on October 12, 2022. The latest version of our on-premise software includes new and enhanced capabilities to help you run your financial consolidation and close activities.

Release 2022 delivers on the following major new features:

  • Tighter integration of accounting with group reporting via the introduction of new group reporting preparation ledgers at accounting level, with real-time aggregated group view into accounting
  • Restatements and simulations capabilities, leveraging and enhancing the extension version capability, to help you run these critical activities of your consolidation process
  • Segment reporting through flexible derivation of the consolidation unit in group reporting preparation ledgers, helping you manage the data collection process at segment level, define consolidation groups for segments, split up data from one company to several consolidation units so that you can perform the consolidation of segments, profit centers, functional areas or a combination of these
  • Enhanced reclassification for equity method, with a new option called “Remove Predefined Filters” to automate the consolidation adjustments for a unit consolidated with equity method
  • Integrate planning data from SAP Analytics Cloud with group reporting consolidation, with the ability to perform entity planning as well as corporate planning based on built-in integration on planning functions and analytics reporting
  • Improved data feed with SAP Group Reporting Data Collection (GRDC) data mapping app including ECC as a source to populate the consolidation table, test run capabilities and enhanced segregation of duties
  • Better collection of text comments, and introduction of visual controls / conditional formatting in SAP Group Reporting Data Collection (GRDC) forms
  • Enhanced “Manage Substitution/Validation Rules – Group Journal Entries app”, with the ability to use time and version-dependent financial statement item attributes as a pre-condition value for your substitution and validation rules
  • Increased flexibility in the consolidation process with consolidation unit extensibility, enabling you to create custom attributes on your units

SAP S/4HANA Finance for group reporting 2022 inherits from the 2111, 2202 and 2208 cloud releases, and includes the following innovations:


2022 on premise features inherited from the 2111 cloud release

Check out the new/enhanced features inherited from 2111 cloud release:

  • Increased flexibility in the consolidation process with consolidation unit extensibility
  • Enhanced core consolidation rules including more flexibility in source and destination rules
  • Improved “Import Consolidation Master Data” app with check and import all feature
  • Use time and version-dependent as well as additional fields in the “Define Selections” app
  • Reinforced guidance and controls in the additional master data fields configuration
  • Enhanced movement flow management: assign a default subitem to a subitem category
  • Reinforced audit capabilities with new traceability log in the GRDC “Data Mapping” app
  • Enabling visual controls in the GRDC “Forms” app with conditional formatting (GIF below)
  • Improved collection of text comments in the GRDC “Forms” app


2022 on premise features inherited from the 2202 cloud release

Check out the new/enhanced features inherited from 2202 cloud release:

  • Tighter accounting-integration via group reporting preparation ledgers (screenshot below)
  • Enhanced reclassification for equity method
  • Time and Version dependent financial statement item attributes in substitutions and validations
  • Data Mapping: “copy” function with data transformation capabilities for reported data
  • Forms: use of existing forms as shortcuts in different folders and packages
  • New pre-delivered totals validation / control rules


2022 on premise features inherited from the 2208 cloud release

Check out the new/enhanced features inherited from 2208 cloud release:

  • Restatements and simulations: transparent changes on past closings (illustration below)
  • Segment reporting through flexible derivation of the consolidation unit in group reporting preparation ledgers
  • Ability to integrate planning data from SAP Analytics Cloud with group reporting consolidation
  • Connectivity of SAP Analysis for Microsoft Office with SAP S/4HANA Cloud for group reporting
  • New GRDC Forms features including ad hoc items and new C/I predefined forms
  • New GRDC Data Mapping features including new import options, support of ECC as a data source, test run, and segregation of rights
  • Local currency change during balance carry-forward
  • Support additional and customer fields in source and destination of consolidation rules / reclassifications for increased flexibility
  • Other key consolidation rules / reclassifications enhancements including rounding warnings at currency translation and equity pickup BAdI
  • Increased flexibility with new consolidation unit selection attributes
  • CRUD (create, read, update, and delete) APIs for group reporting master data
  • Post and simulate journal entries using a synchronous inbound service
  • Data warehouse extraction for group reporting


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      Author's profile photo Robert-Jan Bronsema
      Robert-Jan Bronsema

      Thanks for the video. Looking forward to have it under my fingers.

      Kind regards,

      Robert Jan

      Author's profile photo Stephane NEUFCOURT
      Stephane NEUFCOURT
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Robert-Jan! Looking forward to get your feedback on our latest innovations!

      Author's profile photo Takashiro Takahashi
      Takashiro Takahashi

      Thank you for the blog!  Really helps me understand the delta.

      According to Road Map, "Customer-coded posting logic and coded field validation and substitution rules" is supposed to be available in Cloud 2208 (and, as far as my understanding is right, Release 2022).  However, I do not see such statements in Feature Deck 2208 or your description above.

      (from Road Map Explorer)
      "Custom-coded functions for use in substitution / validation rules
      - Customer-coded functions to use in substitution/ validation rules
      - Reuse of customer-coded functions in multiple rules.
      - Increased structuring and modularization of rules by calling functions in functions."

      Could you tell me if it is going to be offered in future updates, or if I'm missing anything?

      Regards,
      Takashiro Takahashi

      Author's profile photo Stephane NEUFCOURT
      Stephane NEUFCOURT
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Takashiro-san,

      Yes, the "Customer-coded posting logic and coded field validation and substitution rules" is supported since 2208 cloud, and in 2022 OP/Private cloud.

      You can refer to the following sections of the 2208 feature deck https://www.sap.com/docs/download/2022/07/02c165c5-387e-0010-bca6-c68f7e60039b.pdf:

      • Enhancements on reclassifications pp.147-153
      • Enhancements on custom tasks pp.158-159

      Also, the the following (in the same feature deck) may be interesting for you:

      • Flexible derivation of consolidation units for segment reporting pp.5-43
      • Consolidation Unit Selection Attributes pp.44-63
      • Master data API's pp.64-65

      Please tell me if this helps!

      Kind regards,
      Stéphane

      Author's profile photo Takashiro Takahashi
      Takashiro Takahashi

      Stephane-san,

      Thank you very much for your reply with detailed information!  I really appreciate it.

      Our customer has long been expecting this new feature.
      Hopefully this will satisfy their needs!

      Kind regards,
      Takashiro

      Author's profile photo Dmitrij Rempel
      Dmitrij Rempel

      Hello Stephane,

      thank you very much for the good news. And thank you for the great improvements delivered this year!

      Just one question for better understanding. There are many GRDC relevant points in your feature list. But in most cases if a customer is on premise and using GRDC (cloud), than most new functionalities of GRDC are available for on premise and the same timepoint, as they are for cloud customer. There are some exceptions (like ad-hoc items).

      In particular: Is the feature (“copy” function with data transformation capabilities for reported data) available for older on premise releases?

      Kind regards,

      Dmitrij

      Author's profile photo Stephane NEUFCOURT
      Stephane NEUFCOURT
      Blog Post Author

      Hallo Dmitrij,

      Thanks for the good question. Yes, as you say, all GRDC features are available both for Group Reporting on premise and cloud, unless stated differently in our limitation note https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2646756 (the ad hoc items you mention is a good example).

      Regarding your question "Is the feature (“copy” function with data transformation capabilities for reported data) available for older on premise releases?", provided you refer to the "Data Mapping with an ACDOCU table as source" feature - https://help.sap.com/docs/SAP_Group_Reporting_Data_Collection/64dc0138def94c6696ee1ed4701d53f7/717c3696d3e6443ca42852dbf1b1c656.html?version=1.0 - there's no limitation as per the underlying OP version.

      Kind regards,
      Stéphane

      Author's profile photo Dmitrij Rempel
      Dmitrij Rempel

      Hello Stephane,

      thank you for the clarification and for good news.

      And yes, the mapping with ACODCU as a source was the feature I refered.

      Kind regards,

      Dmitrij