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CFIN v/s S/4H Group Reporting

Both CFIN and in S/4H Group Reporting solutions collects the data from SAP and Non-SAP sources. Why should there be two solutions for same purpose? Feel free step-in with your critical inputs.

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  • Aug 10, 2020 at 03:15 PM

    I'm guessing here and I'm not a finance guy.

    But I think if you read some of Nitin's blogs, it might answer that.

    Nitin Gupta

    Especially this one:


    • Aug 11, 2020 at 05:37 AM

      Thanks Craig, that is core CFIN. My question was CFIN does lot of group reporting solution stuff.

      • Aug 11, 2020 at 05:14 PM

        Yeah.. like I said, I'm not a finance guy. Just trying to help point you somewhere that maybe you can find an answer.

        Maybe post the question in an FI area or reach out to Nitin.


  • Aug 11, 2020 at 04:05 PM

    well, if there were only two consolidation solutions from SAP that would only be a half of your problem. Hyperion, now of Oracle, has dominated this niche of the US market for the last 30 years or so.

    wishing all the best to my fellow SAPpers out there.

  • Dec 04, 2020 at 02:40 PM

    CFIN is connected to multiple instances of SAP/ECC from S4HANA and without going for big bang conversion and or to wait and see how Consolidation will be occurred in S4H Group Reporting in a Single S4H Instances rather than multiple S4H instances(in general)

    Diffrence between CFIN/S4H Grp Reporting:

    ** CFIN is regular SAP instance's daily data in Local Currency - LC

    *** S4H Group Reporting is Consolidatin all the Companies/Co Codes to report in GC*****

    GC means Group Currency

    1.CFIN only collects data and Post/Update to ACDOCA table with minimum Config of SAP FI-GL /AR/AP and also it is related to Reported Financial Data in LC - Local Currency

    2. Where as S4H Grp Reporting is an Consolidation solution which is part of S4H(Minimum 1809 required) to Process Consolidation and report Consolidation BS/PL etc

    3. S4H Grp Reporting data available in ONLY in >>>>ACDOC U

    ACDOCA - Reported Financial Data - LC diff currencies based on Co Codes gets from CFIN

    ACDOCU - Consolidation Universal Journal which is includes

    1. Local Currency along with Group Currency Values

    2. All data in Group Currency inc Eliminations

    3. Based on ACDOCU data it is ready for Reporting

    4. Either Legal or Management Reporting in Group Currency

    Hope this will helps you in very basic understanding



    • Dec 05, 2020 at 01:18 PM

      i knew about ACDOCA but not about ACDOCU.

      do you know which transactions write to it and which other tables are dependent on ACDOCU? i don't think it exists in ECC.



      • Dec 05, 2020 at 02:16 PM

        Like all FI-GL and integration from MM/SD/HR goes to Line items of ACDOCA (Not talking Doc Header etc)

        >>>Similarly S4H Group Reporting is an Module in S4Hana 1809 onwards.

        This table is 100 % of Group Reporting Module/Consolidation Module.

        You have to implement S4H Group Reporting - Consolidation based on your needs ie. Legal and Management Consolidation based on Customer/Your Configuration in SAP FI/S4H FI

        You can reach out to me here Inbox email personal - message.

        Hope this will help you minimum /basic idea



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