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Maximizing Cash Management with SAP ERP Financials

by: Eleazar Ortega Van Steenberghe

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Publisher: SAP Press,

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ISBN: 1592293247
ISBN13: 9781592293247

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Includes real-world strategies for implementing SAP ERP cash management components
Provides business users with an explanation of SAP's liquidity management solutions
Features practical coverage of Cash Management, In-House Cash, Bank Communication Management, and more

This book explains the functionality of all key SAP cash management components, including best practices, real-world business scenarios, key configuration, and master data information. It explains how all the components can be integrated, and how both the individual components and the integrated solution can be maximized for optimal performance. Topics covered include electronic banking, Cash Management, Liquidity Planner, In-House Cash, Bank Communication Management, and integration with SAP ERP Financials.

Optimal Cash Management Processes
Learn how you can optimize the performance of your SAP cash management processes to be as efficient and accurate as possible.

Configuration Information
Take advantage of screenshots and step-by-step instructions that will help you maximize the configuration of your SAP cash management systems to meet your needs.

Trends and Best Practices
Discover the trends and best practices of cash management with SAP.

Extensive Coverage of SAP Components
Maximize your cash management processes for electronic banking, Cash Management, Liquidity Planner, In-House Cash, and Bank Communication Management.

Integration Information
Explore how SAP's cash management offerings integrate with SAP ERP Financials processes, such as procure-to-pay and order-to-cash.
Highlights

Cash Management
Electronic banking
Bank Communication Management
In-House Cash
Liquidity Planner
Business process integration
Cash position report
The Author

Eleazar Ortega Van Steenberghe founded Experthink, Inc. in 2005. With almost 20 years of experience in Finance and Treasury, he has provided SAP and business process consulting services to global Fortune 500 companies and large private corporations around the world. He holds a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami.
Table of Contents


  * ... Preface ... 13


  * ... Acknowledgments ... 17


  * 1 ... Business and Functional Overview ... 19


  * 1.1 ... International Cash Management ... 19


  * 1.1.1 ... Growing Importance of International Cash Management ... 19


  * 1.1.2 ... Key Business Processes in International Cash Management ... 20


  * 1.1.3 ... The Global Liquidity Crisis and the Treasury Department ... 22


  * 1.1.4 ... Challenges and Opportunities for the Treasury Department ... 25


  * 1.2 ... Regulatory Compliance and Governance Issues ... 25


  * 1.2.1 ... SEPA ... 25


  * 1.2.2 ... International Accounting Standards (IAS ... 27


  * 1.2.3 ... Bank Secrecy Act ... 28


  * 1.2.4 ... Stimulus Package ... 28


  * 1.2.5 ... Regional Tax and Legal Requirements ... 29


  * 1.2.6 ... Sarbanes-Oxley Act ... 30


  * 1.3 ... Technology as an Enabler ... 30


  * 1.3.1 ... Treasury Systems and Technology ... 30


  * 1.3.2 ... The Case for ERP Treasury Systems ... 31


  * 1.3.3 ... Key Drivers and Benefits of a Global ERP Treasury System ... 31


  * 1.4 ... Summary ... 32


  * 2 ... Global Banking and Payment Systems and Practices ... 33


  * 2.1 ... Overview of International and Regional Banking ... 33


  * 2.1.1 ... International Banking ... 33


  * 2.1.2 ... Regional Banking ... 34


  * 2.1.3 ... Universal Elements of a Payment Process ... 35


  * 2.2 ... Challenges for Global Treasury Management ... 36


  * 2.2.1 ... Treasury Technology Platforms ... 37


  * 2.2.2 ... Centralized versus Decentralized Treasury Operations ... 38


  * 2.2.3 ... Integrated versus Standalone Treasury Operations ... 40


  * 2.3 ... Leveraging SAP ERP Treasury Functionality ... 41


  * 2.3.1 ... Cash and Liquidity Management ... 41


  * 2.3.2 ... Treasury and Risk Management ... 42


  * 2.3.3 ... SAP In-House Cash ... 42


  * 2.3.4 ... SAP Bank Communication Management ... 42


  * 2.3.5 ... Bank Communications and Interfaces ... 43


  * 2.3.6 ... SAP ERP Tools and Architecture ... 44


  * 2.4 ... Summary ... 44


  * 3 ... Advanced Inbound Electronic Banking in SAP ERP ... 45


  * 3.1 ... Business Process Overview ... 45


  * 3.1.1 ... Importing Bank Master Data ... 46


  * 3.1.2 ... Importing Electronic Bank Statements ... 46


  * 3.1.3 ... Importing the Cashed Checks File ... 52


  * 3.1.4 ... Processing Lockbox Files ... 52


  * 3.2 ... Inbound Processes: Screens and Examples ... 53


  * 3.2.1 ... Importing Bank Master Data ... 53


  * 3.2.2 ... Importing Electronic Bank Statements ... 55


  * 3.2.3 ... Importing Cashed Checks Files ... 63


  * 3.2.4 ... Importing Lockbox Files ... 64


  * 3.3 ... Configuration and Integration of Inbound Processes ... 67


  * 3.3.1 ... Importing Bank Master Data ... 67


  * 3.3.2 ... Importing Electronic Bank Statement ... 68


  * 3.3.3 ... Importing Cashed Checks Files ... 82


  * 3.3.4 ... Importing Lockbox Files ... 82


  * 3.4 ... Summary ... 85


  * 4 ... Advanced Outbound Electronic Banking in SAP ERP ... 87


  * 4.1 ... Business Process Overview ... 87


  * 4.1.1 ... Check Payment Processing and Positive Pay File Generation ... 88


  * 4.1.2 ... ACH Payments: Domestic and International ... 91


  * 4.1.3 ... Wire Transfers ... 94


  * 4.1.4 ... Cash Concentration ... 101


  * 4.2 ... System Configuration ... 102


  * 4.2.1 ... House Bank and Account ID Creation (Including ALE Configuration) ... 103


  * 4.2.2 ... Payment Program Configuration ... 116


  * 4.2.3 ... Cash Concentration Configuration ... 138


  * 4.3 ... Business Process Examples ... 140


  * 4.3.1 ... Payment Process ... 141


  * 4.3.2 ... Cash Concentration ... 153


  * 4.4 ... Summary ... 157


  * 5 ... Overview of SAP Bank Communication Management ... 159


  * 5.1 ... Evolution of Bank Communications and Introduction to the SWIFTNet Service ... 160


  * 5.2 ... SAP Bank Communication Management Functionality Overview ... 164


  * 5.2.1 ... Merge Payments ... 165


  * 5.2.2 ... Approve Payments - Batch and Payment Monitor ... 166


  * 5.2.3 ... Bank Statement Monitor ... 168


  * 5.3 ... SAP Bank Communication Management Configuration ... 170


  * 5.3.1 ... Basic Settings ... 171


  * 5.3.2 ... Payment Grouping ... 171


  * 5.3.3 ... Payment Status Management ... 175


  * 5.3.4 ... Bank Statement Monitor ... 177


  * 5.3.5 ... Release Strategy ... 178


  * 5.4 ... SAP Bank Communication Management in Action ... 184


  * 5.4.1 ... Bank Statement Monitor ... 184


  * 5.4.2 ... Batch and Payment Monitor ... 189


  * 5.5 ... Summary ... 197


  * 6 ... In-House Banking with SAP ERP ... 199


  * 6.1 ... Overview of SAP In-House Cash ... 199


  * 6.1.1 ... Key Drivers for Implementing SAP In-House Cash ... 202


  * 6.1.2 ... Business Scenarios Supported by SAP In-House Cash ... 203


  * 6.1.3 ... Cost Benefit Considerations ... 206


  * 6.2 ... Master Data ... 208


  * 6.3 ... System Configuration ... 209


  * 6.3.1 ... Bank Key Terms ... 209


  * 6.3.2 ... Virtual Bank Creation ... 210


  * 6.3.3 ... ALE Configuration ... 211


  * 6.3.4 ... SAP In-House Cash General Configuration ... 214


  * 6.3.5 ... SAP In-House Cash Payments Configuration ... 218


  * 6.3.6 ... SAP In-House Cash Collections Configuration ... 227


  * 6.4 ... Periodic Tasks ... 229


  * 6.5 ... Reporting ... 230


  * 6.6 ... Examples of SAP In-House Cash in Action ... 231


  * 6.7 ... Summary ... 239


  * 7 ... Global Liquidity Forecasting with Liquidity Planner ... 241


  * 7.1 ... Business Process Overview ... 241


  * 7.1.1 ... Cash Accounting ... 243


  * 7.1.2 ... Liquidity Planning and Reporting ... 246


  * 7.2 ... Liquidity Item Assignment Programs ... 249


  * 7.2.1 ... Assigning Liquidity Items from Bank Statements ... 250


  * 7.2.2 ... Assigning Liquidity Items from Financial Accounting Documents ... 251


  * 7.2.3 ... Assigning Liquidity Items from Accounts Payable Invoices ... 252


  * 7.2.4 ... Assigning Liquidity Items Manually ... 252


  * 7.3 ... Configuration of Cash Accounting ... 253


  * 7.3.1 ... Basic Settings Liquidity Calculations ... 253


  * 7.3.2 ... Assignment ... 257


  * 7.3.3 ... Query Definition ... 261


  * 7.3.4 ... Information System ... 265


  * 7.3.5 ... Additional Liquidity Planner Tools ... 268


  * 7.4 ... Liquidity Planner in Action ... 269


  * 7.4.1 ... Cash Accounting: Calculation of Actual Cash Flows ... 269


  * 7.4.2 ... Data Extraction to SAP NetWeaver BW ... 275


  * 7.4.3 ... Planning in Liquidity Planner ... 277


  * 7.4.4 ... Reporting and Actual versus Plan Comparisons ... 281


  * 7.5 ... Summary ... 286


  * 8 ... Integration with Procure-to-Pay, Order-to-Cash, and Other Financial Processes ... 289


  * 8.1 ... Integration Points for the Cash Position and Liquidity Forecast Reports ... 289


  * 8.1.1 ... Integration with Sales and Distribution ... 290


  * 8.1.2 ... Integration with Accounts Receivable ... 292


  * 8.1.3 ... Integration with Purchasing ... 294


  * 8.1.4 ... Integration with Accounts Payable ... 296


  * 8.1.5 ... Integration with Transaction Manager ... 298


  * 8.1.6 ... Integration with SAP In-House Cash ... 300


  * 8.2 ... Forecasting in Liquidity Planner ... 303


  * 8.3 ... Summary ... 304


  * 9 ... Global Cash Position Reporting and Management ... 305


  * 9.1 ... Introduction to the Cash Position Report ... 307


  * 9.1.1 ... Working with the Cash Position and Liquidity Forecast Reports ... 308


  * 9.1.2 ... Memo Records ... 314


  * 9.2 ... Cash Management Configuration ... 320


  * 9.2.1 ... Activating the Default Value Date ... 320


  * 9.2.2 ... Configuring Source Symbols ... 321


  * 9.2.3 ... Configuring Planning Levels ... 322


  * 9.2.4 ... Configuring Cash Management Account Names ... 324


  * 9.2.5 ... Configuring Planning Groups ... 326


  * 9.2.6 ... Structuring the Cash Position Report ... 327


  * 9.2.7 ... Configuring the Distribution Function ... 329


  * 9.2.8 ... Configuring Archiving Categories ... 330


  * 9.2.9 ... Configuring Memo Records ... 332


  * 9.2.10 ... Defining Levels in Payment Requests ... 333


  * 9.2.11 ... Configuring Production Startup and Reorganization ... 334


  * 9.3 ... Summary ... 336


  * 10 ... Building an Integrated SAP ERP Treasury System ... 337


  * 10.1 ... Treasury Workstations Versus ERP Systems ... 337


  * 10.2 ... Migrating Standalone Treasury Workstations to SAP ERP ... 339


  * 10.3 ... Implementing SAP ERP Treasury Applications ... 340


  * 10.3.1 ... Project Methodology ... 340


  * 10.3.2 ... "Big Bang" or "Phased Roll Out" ... 343


  * 10.3.3 ... Time and Resources ... 344


  * 10.3.4 ... Lessons Learned ... 345


  * 10.4 ... Summary ... 347


  * 11 ... Leveraging Tools and Enhancements ... 349


  * 11.1 ... Architecture Options for SAP FSCM ... 349


  * 11.2 ... Tools and Architectures of SAP ERP ... 350


  * 11.2.1 ... Business Framework Architecture (BFA) ... 351


  * 11.2.2 ... SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (SAP NetWeaver PI) ... 352


  * 11.3 ... SAP Enhancement Packs and New Treasury Functionality ... 353


  * 11.4 ... Summary ... 354


  * ... The Author ... 355


  * ... Index ... 357