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Financial Reporting with SAP (2nd Edition)


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ISBN: 1592293913
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Understand and implement strategies for optimizing financials reporting capabilities
. Master the best practices for simplifying, streamlining, and automating financial and management reporting
. Learn how to integrate Financials reporting with SAP ERP, SAP NetWeaver BW, and SAP BusinessObjects

This book provides finance and IT teams with best practices for delivering financial reports faster, more accurately, and in compliance with various international accounting standards.

Featuring step-by-step coverage of all major FI

reporting functions (including Sub-Ledger, Corporate Finance Management, and Governance, Risk & Compliance), this book will help you streamline and simplify financial business processes and automate financial and management reporting in SAP ERP Financials.

This new edition includes updated content on statutory reporting, segment reporting, AP and AR reports in SAP ERP, Consolidated Financial Reporting, as well as the most recent reporting tools in SAP ERP, SAP BusinessObjects.
Highlights

- Key financial reports in SAP ERP, SAP BusinessObjects, and SAP NetWeaver BW
- Detailed explanations of the SAP ERP Financials components, capabilities, and underlying financial processes
- Important design considerations and work-in best practices
- SAP Analytics, Duet, and SAP Interactive Forms software by Adobe
- How to increase financial compliance with SAP Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)
Table of Contents


  ... Foreword ... 15


  ... Preface ... 17


  1 ... Introduction ... 19


  1.1 ... Who Should Read this Book ... 21


  1.2 ... How to Use this Book ... 22


  1.3 ... Structure of the Book ... 23


  2 ... Financial Statements and Statutory Reporting ... 27


  2.1 ... The Financial Reporting Process ... 28


  2.2 ... Designing the Financial Reporting Process ... 30


  2.2.1 ... Master Data Governance ... 31


  2.2.2 ... Harmonizing and Unifying the Chart of Accounts ... 32


  2.2.3 ... Standardizing the Financial Reporting Structure ... 40


  2.2.4 ... Comply with International Accounting Standards ... 48


  2.2.5 ... Automating the Reconciliation of Intercompany Transactions ... 56


  2.3 ... Financial Statement Basics ... 60


  2.3.1 ... The Income Statement ... 61


  2.3.2 ... Balance Sheet ... 64


  2.3.3 ... Statement of Cash Flows ... 65


  2.3.4 ... Notes to the Financial Statements ... 67


  2.3.5 ... Financial Ratios ... 67


  2.4 ... Financial Statements in SAP ERP ... 73


  2.4.1 ... Balance Sheet and Income Statement ... 73


  2.4.2 ... Cash Flow Statement ... 80


  2.5 ... Financial Statements in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 82


  2.5.1 ... SAP NetWeaver BW Queries for New G/L ... 88


  2.5.2 ... Consolidated Financial Statements ... 90


  2.6 ... Summary ... 91


  3 ... Segment Reporting ... 93


  3.1 ... Designing Segment Reporting ... 94


  3.1.1 ... Determining the Right Segment Reporting Solution ... 95


  3.1.2 ... Splitting and Having Balanced Books on Segment Reporting Objects ... 104


  3.1.3 ... Capturing All Transactions with Segment Information ... 109


  3.1.4 ... Simplifying Allocations ... 112


  3.1.5 ... Rationalizing the Number of Profit Centers ... 112


  3.1.6 ... Streamlining Data Flow from SAP ERP to SAP NetWeaver BW ... 113


  3.2 ... Key Reports for Segment Reporting in SAP ERP ... 116


  3.2.1 ... New Financial Statement Report ... 117


  3.2.2 ... Classic Financial Statement Report ... 122


  3.2.3 ... Other Reports for Segment Reporting ... 124


  3.3 ... Key Reports for Segment Reporting in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 131


  3.3.1 ... G/L (New) Balance Display Report ... 131


  3.3.2 ... Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss (New): Actual/Actual Comparison ... 133


  3.4 ... New Segment Reports Available with SAP Enhancement Packages ... 134


  3.5 ... Summary ... 140


  4 ... Tax Reporting ... 141


  4.1 ... Designing the Tax Reporting Process ... 142


  4.1.1 ... Indirect Tax Reporting ... 142


  4.1.2 ... Direct Tax Reporting ... 143


  4.2 ... Tax Reporting Design Considerations ... 144


  4.2.1 ... Developing a Common Approach for Tax Calculation and Tax Determination ... 145


  4.2.2 ... Integrating All Tax Requirements into the Design ... 148


  4.2.3 ... Automating Tax Determination and Calculation ... 150


  4.2.4 ... Capturing Tax-Exempt Transactions ... 154


  4.2.5 ... Tax Data Granularity ... 155


  4.2.6 ... Meeting Data Retention and Archiving Requirements for Tax Reporting ... 157


  4.3 ... Tax Reports in SAP ERP ... 161


  4.3.1 ... General Sales and Purchase Tax Reporting ... 162


  4.3.2 ... Deferred Tax Reporting ... 169


  4.3.3 ... EC Sales Tax List ... 171


  4.3.4 ... Withholding Tax Reporting ... 173


  4.3.5 ... Sales and Use Tax Reporting ... 180


  4.4 ... Tax Reports in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 182


  4.4.1 ... Data Modeling for Tax Reporting ... 182


  4.4.2 ... SAP NetWeaver BW Tax Reporting ... 183


  4.5 ... Summary ... 185


  5 ... Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Reporting ... 187


  5.1 ... Accounts Payable Reporting ... 188


  5.1.1 ... Vendor Master Data Management ... 190


  5.1.2 ... Invoice Processing Transactions ... 192


  5.1.3 ... Payment Processing ... 193


  5.2 ... Accounts Receivable Reporting ... 194


  5.2.1 ... Customer Master Data Management ... 196


  5.2.2 ... Automate Collection Management ... 199


  5.2.3 ... Improve Dispute Management ... 200


  5.2.4 ... Credit Management ... 200


  5.3 ... Intragroup Accounts Payables and Accounts Receivables ... 201


  5.4 ... AP and AR Reports in SAP ERP ... 203


  5.4.1 ... Accounts Payable Reports ... 203


  5.4.2 ... Accounts Receivable Reports ... 225


  5.5 ... AR and AP Reporting in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 240


  5.5.1 ... Accounts Payable Data Modeling ... 241


  5.5.2 ... Accounts Payable Reports ... 242


  5.5.3 ... Accounts Receivable Data Modeling ... 244


  5.5.4 ... Accounts Receivable Reports ... 246


  5.6 ... New AR/AP Reports Available with SAP Enhancement Packages ... 252


  5.7 ... Summary ... 254


  6 ... Asset Lifecycle Reporting ... 255


  6.1 ... The Asset Lifecycle and Reporting Process ... 256


  6.2 ... The Asset Reporting Architecture ... 258


  6.2.1 ... Integrating Capital and Investment Management ... 260


  6.2.2 ... Design Considerations for Asset Master Data Management ... 262


  6.2.3 ... Asset Transfer Process ... 265


  6.3 ... Asset Reporting in SAP ERP ... 266


  6.3.1 ... Investment Management Information System ... 267


  6.3.2 ... Asset Accounting Information System ... 269


  6.4 ... Asset Reporting in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 283


  6.4.1 ... Data Flow and Modeling for Asset Accounting ... 283


  6.4.2 ... SAP NetWeaver BW Asset Reports ... 288


  6.5 ... Summary ... 295


  7 ... Cash Management Reporting ... 297


  7.1 ... Designing the Cash Management Reporting Process ... 298


  7.2 ... Cash Management Reporting Architecture ... 299


  7.2.1 ... Centralizing Cash Management ... 302


  7.2.2 ... Standardization of the Structure of Bank G/L Accounts ... 308


  7.2.3 ... Automating the Reconciliation of Bank Statements ... 310


  7.2.4 ... Integrating Cash Data with SAP CLM ... 312


  7.3 ... Cash Management Reports in SAP ERP ... 317


  7.3.1 ... Cash Management Reports ... 319


  7.3.2 ... Liquidity Planner Actual Reports ... 330


  7.4 ... Cash and Liquidity Management Reporting in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 333


  7.4.1 ... Cash and Liquidity Management Data Flow ... 333


  7.4.2 ... Cash and Liquidity Management Reports in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 336


  7.4.3 ... Liquidity Planner Actual Data Flow ... 339


  7.4.4 ... Liquidity Planner Reports in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 339


  7.5 ... Summary ... 342


  8 ... Treasury and Risk Management Reporting ... 345


  8.1 ... Treasury and Risk Management Reporting Architecture ... 346


  8.2 ... Transaction Manager ... 347


  8.2.1 ... Transaction and Position Management Process ... 348


  8.2.2 ... Parallel Position Management ... 355


  8.2.3 ... Hedge Management ... 357


  8.3 ... Market Risk Analyzer ... 363


  8.4 ... Treasury and Risk Management Reporting in SAP ERP ... 365


  8.4.1 ... Transaction Manager Reporting in SAP ERP ... 365


  8.4.2 ... Market Risk Analysis in SAP ERP ... 372


  8.5 ... Treasury and Risk Management Reporting in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 379


  8.5.1 ... Transaction Manager Reporting in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 379


  8.5.2 ... Market Risk Analysis in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 382


  8.6 ... Summary ... 383


  9 ... Management Accounting Reporting ... 385


  9.1 ... Overhead Cost Controlling Reporting Architecture ... 386


  9.2 ... Overhead Cost Management Process ... 388


  9.2.1 ... Management Accounting Organizational Structure ... 389


  9.2.2 ... Master Data Management for Overhead Cost Controlling ... 390


  9.2.3 ... Real-Time Integration from CO to FI ... 396


  9.2.4 ... Integrated Planning ... 399


  9.3 ... Overhead Cost Management with the New G/L ... 401


  9.4 ... Overhead Cost Controlling Reporting in SAP ERP ... 404


  9.4.1 ... Cost Element Accounting Reports ... 405


  9.4.2 ... Cost Center Accounting Reports ... 407


  9.4.3 ... Internal Order Reports ... 411


  9.4.4 ... Activity-Based Costing Reports ... 414


  9.4.5 ... Project System Reports ... 416


  9.5 ... Overhead Cost Controlling Reporting in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 420


  9.5.1 ... Overhead Cost Controlling Data Modeling and Flow ... 421


  9.5.2 ... Overhead Cost Controlling Queries ... 423


  9.6 ... Summary ... 429


  10 ... Product Cost Reporting and Profitability Analysis ... 431


  10.1 ... Product Costing Process and Reporting ... 432


  10.1.1 ... Product Cost Planning ... 432


  10.1.2 ... Production Execution ... 442


  10.1.3 ... Period End Closing ... 444


  10.1.4 ... Actual Costing ... 449


  10.2 ... Profitability Analysis and Reporting ... 452


  10.2.1 ... Profitability Analysis Reporting Architecture ... 453


  10.2.2 ... Profitability Analysis Reports in SAP ERP ... 461


  10.3 ... Product Costing and Profitability Analysis in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 470


  10.3.1 ... Data Modeling and Reporting of Product Cost Planning ... 471


  10.3.2 ... Data Modeling and Reporting of Cost Object Controlling ... 476


  10.3.3 ... Data Modeling and Reporting of Actual Costing ... 479


  10.3.4 ... Data Modeling and Reporting of Profitability Analysis ... 482


  10.4 ... Summary ... 486


  11 ... Consolidated Financial Statements ... 489


  11.1 ... Evolution of SAP Consolidated Financial Reporting ... 490


  11.2 ... Consolidation Data Modeling ... 493


  11.3 ... Integrating Legal and Management Consolidation ... 503


  11.4 ... Consolidation Reporting Process ... 508


  11.4.1 ... Automating the Consolidation Tasks ... 511


  11.4.2 ... Integrating Consolidation Master Data ... 513


  11.4.3 ... Determining the Right Structure for Consolidation Master Data ... 517


  11.5 ... Consolidation Reporting Architecture ... 519


  11.5.1 ... Consolidation Reporting and Analysis ... 521


  11.6 ... Summary ... 527


  12 ... SAP Reporting Tools ... 529


  12.1 ... SAP ERP Reporting Tools ... 529


  12.1.1 ... SAP List Viewer ... 531


  12.1.2 ... Drill-Down Reporting ... 536


  12.1.3 ... Report Painter and Report Writer ... 547


  12.1.4 ... SAP Tools for Queries ... 567


  12.1.5 ... ABAP Custom Reports ... 577


  12.2 ... Summary ... 577


  13 ... SAP NetWeaver BW Reporting Tools ... 579


  13.1 ... SAP Business Explorer Suite ... 579


  13.1.1 ... SAP BEx Query Designer ... 581


  13.1.2 ... SAP BEx Analyzer ... 595


  13.1.3 ... SAP BEx Web Application Designer ... 612


  13.1.4 ... SAP BEx Report Designer ... 619


  13.1.5 ... SAP BEx Broadcaster ... 626


  13.2 ... Summary ... 631


  14 ... Organizational Performance and Information Worker Applications ... 633


  14.1 ... Governance, Risk, and Compliance ... 636


  14.1.1 ... GRC Business Drivers ... 638


  14.1.2 ... SAP Business­Objects Access Control ... 641


  14.1.3 ... SAP Business­Objects Process Control ... 645


  14.2 ... Corporate Performance Management ... 650


  14.2.1 ... SAP Business­Objects Strategy Management ... 651


  14.2.2 ... SAP Business­Objects Profitability and Cost Management ... 652


  14.2.3 ... SAP Business Planning and Consolidation ... 655


  14.3 ... SAP Business­Objects Business Intelligence Solutions ... 660


  14.3.1 ... Crystal Reports ... 661


  14.3.2 ... SAP Business­Objects Web Intelligence ... 674


  14.4 ... Information Worker Applications ... 676


  14.4.1 ... Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture ... 678


  14.4.2 ... SAP xApp Analytics ... 679


  14.4.3 ... Duet Reporting ... 692


  14.4.4 ... Adobe Products ... 699


  14.5 ... Summary ... 701


  15 ... Future Direction of SAP Financial Reporting ... 703


  15.1 ... SAP Enhancement Packages ... 704


  15.1.1 ... Simplification ... 706


  15.1.2 ... Functional Capabilities ... 712


  15.1.3 ... Industry-Specific Capabilities ... 713


  15.1.4 ... Enterprise Services ... 713


  15.1.5 ... Enhancement Packages 4, 5, and Beyond ... 714


  15.2 ... Simplified Financial Reporting ... 715


  15.2.1 ... Simple List Reporting ... 717


  15.2.2 ... Multidimensional and Graphical Analysis ... 718


  15.2.3 ... Formatted Reporting ... 721


  15.3 ... Greater Integration with SAP Business­Objects ... 723


  15.3.1 ... SAP Business­Objects Analysis ... 725


  15.3.2 ... SAP Business­Objects Dashboards ... 728


  15.4 ... Conclusion ... 731


  ... The Author ... 735


  ... Index ... 737