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Accounting from Transportation Management

Hello, I'm wondering if S/4 Embedded TM is able to create accounting document directly from TM for freight costs in shipper scenario. My understanding is, generally TM creates freight settlement document for freight costs, and then service purchase order and service entry sheet are created in MM by posting. Afterwards accounting document is created in finance side. Say another option, is it possible for TM to create accounting documents in finance, not via service PO and SES? If yes, does TM have the configuration to determine accounting assignment for finance side? Really appreciate if any advice.

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    Posted on Jul 08 at 07:26 AM

    Hello Hironori Asada

    I can see now that the challenge you are facing is not a trivial one. SAP TM doesn't handle accruals i.e. purchaser order and service entry sheet postings or account determination. These are done in SAP ERP. Refer to SAP Help TM_ERPInvoiceIntegration - freight settlement, for the details of invoice integration scenario.

    You would need to mimic this scenario using the external non-SAP system and implement at least Request Transportation Order Invoicing Preparation message in the external system.

    Also refer to note 1512334 - Additional SOA Documentation for SAP TM 1.0 and subsequent for details on SAP TM integration.

    Best regards

    Dominik Tylczynski

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  • Posted on Jul 07 at 07:08 AM

    Hello Hironori Asada

    I don't think the scenario you've described in either feasible or logical.

    Shipper is buying transportation services from a carrier. Therefore freight costs are handled with service purchase order, service entry sheet and then with logistics invoice verification. The systemproces follows real-life business activities.

    Why would you like to skip these steps and go directly to FI?

    Best regards

    Dominik Tylczynski

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    • Thanks for your reply. Yes, generally TM has to integrate with S/4 ERP. For this case, the customer persists to use the existing non-SAP system instead of MM/SD. Meanwhile they want to implement TM itself, to run vehicle/scheduling and freight charge calculation. Once FSD is generated after charge calculation in TM, somehow they may want to create accounting in their financial system based on FSD from TM. I'm aware this is quite specific and looking into the feasibility. Thanks,

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