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SAP S/4HANA Cloud FOR GROUP REPORTING® 2102 – Update to the new release in February 2021

With the current release of SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Group Reporting, some interesting innovations have found their way into the consolidation on the S/4HANA platform.

Highlights in this article "SAP S/4HANA Cloud FOR GROUP REPORTING®" are:
  • Improving data reporting from a non-S/4 HANA system
  • Upload function for custom fields
  • Simplifications in customizing
1. Improving data reporting from a non-SAP S/4HANA system

With the new release and the use of the Group Reporting Data Collection, any source system can now be connected in order to import reporting data into Group Reporting. For this it is necessary to implement an automatic interface (API) in the upstream system. This interface is provided by SAP. A mapping can be defined via the Group Reporting Data Collection, which enables the transfer of the data from the non-S/4 system to the Group Reporting structures.

SAP Group Reporting Data Collection

The transfer of the data can be scheduled and automated in one process step. Once the process has been scheduled, they do not need to take any further manual steps.

2. Upload function for custom fields

Customer-specific fields are needed if the standard data model is not sufficient to cover customer requirements for group reporting. These requirements can be, for example, comments, details on posting lines or other information relevant to evaluation.
With the new release, these fields can be supplemented using an upload function. For this purpose, all fields are enriched in a download template and can be loaded into the S/4HANA Group Reporting after recording in an Excel sheet.
As before, customer-specific fields can be checked via validation.

3. Simplifications in customizing

Next up is usability with this release. On the one hand, simplifications in the creation and selection of selections have been added. When creating or changing a selection, you no longer have to use the technical key of a characteristic, but can use labels, which can be descriptive names. In the future, there will be a value help for the selection of the individual values.
As a further simplification of the customizing and the evaluation, a selection for the output of the leading sign has been added in the area of ​​hierarchy maintenance. Inherent in the system, the signs for assets and expenses are given as positive and for liabilities and income as negative. The new function allows a hierarchy to be specified to have its sign reversed. For example, if you want to display a profit and loss account with the technical sign, you could use this function to show the income as positive and the expenses as negative.

In countries where the investments are not valued at cost but at equity, this accounting is simplified with a separate function in S/4HANA for Group Reporting Release 2102. We would be happy to explain the so-called equity pickup to you in more detail. Contact us!
Whether and how the S/4HANA for Group Reporting solution can best be used must be evaluated on a customer-specific basis. When switching to SAP S/4HANA FOR GROUP REPORTING®, various factors must be taken into account in order to use the software optimally.

Take advantage of our individual consulting services and achieve success with us!
Our services as part of an S/4HANA for Group Reporting preliminary analysis in detail:
  • As-is recording of the current closing processes from a holistic perspective with consideration of the infrastructure, data flows and reporting
  • Illumination of the relevant content-functional forms of consolidation such as data reporting and validation, currency conversion, group eliminations, elimination of interim results and capital consolidation
  • Comparison of the current situation with future requirements based on SAP S/4HANA FINANCE FOR GROUP REPORTING® and detection of optimization potential for efficient financial statement preparation
  • Creation of a rough concept including a process plan for the implementation of SAP S/4HANA FINANCE FOR GROUP REPORTING®
Our services as part of an implementation in detail:
  • Organization and project management for an orderly implementation of the project from an overall perspective
  • Implementation of the rough concept in SAP S/4HANA FINANCE FOR GROUP REPORTING ® with a tailored configuration for a customer-specific optimal use of the software solution with simultaneous detailed design
  • Transfer of the old data from the previous consolidation solution to SAP S/4HANA FINANCE FOR GROUP REPORTING ®
  • Accompanying the customer-internal cooperation of all actors in dealing with SAP S/4HANA FINANCE FOR GROUP REPORTING ®
  • Record the project results in user manuals, process manuals and other documentation
  • Support after go-live
Our workshop offer SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Group Reporting for you:

Discover the new possibilities of SAP S/4HANA FINANCE FOR GROUP REPORTING together with our experts!
We will show you the optimal application possibilities in a transparent and understandable way using implemented practical examples.

  • What are the optimal possible uses of the solution?
  • What requirements must be met?
  • What added value is actually for your company?

In a workshop we provide answers to these and other questions that may be of interest to your company.
In a prior call, we would be happy to coordinate the focus of the appointment together.
Duration: approx. 2 - 3 hours
Fee: by agreement
Location: at your home
Target group: Accounting/Controlling departments and IT departments

In this way, you and your team can obtain information conveniently and efficiently.

We look forward to speaking with you!

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