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Fiscal Year/Quarters


We mostly do BPS planning by Fiscal year Quarters.

In the system, there exists standard info objects for Calendar year/Quarters (0CALQUARTER), but there are no Fiscal year/Quarters.

This is important because our Fiscal year is not the same as the calendar year.

Also, SAP does not allow you to create/Edit new 'Time-characteristics' when we tried to create one for Fiscal year/Quarter.

Does anyone know of an info object for Fiscal year/Quarter, or how to get around this issue. We don't care about seeing or having it reflected at the Fiscal year/Period level.

Thanks for any help you can provide.



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    May 08, 2006 at 09:38 PM

    Hello Ehab,

    Why not pursue the option to choose period 3 for 1st qrtr, per 6 for 2nd qrtr and so on. By using the infoobject 0FISCPER3, you could substitute quarters with period based accounting.


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      Hi Ehab,


      "I'm not quite sure what you mean by that, because theSAPAfterDataPut and SAPBeforeDataGet scripts basically control the ability for a user to enter data from his own sheet, and make it update the standard BPS layout sheet, and vice version."</i>

      you got it right, that is what I am saying, give the user a quarterly interface to enter the data as needed, whereas you could store the same at period level in the BPS layout(if it is ok with the user obviously). It would give the quarterly planning interface and the same could be stored in the last month of the quarter or distributed over the months of the quarter, if that is ok.

      Hope it helps...

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    May 08, 2006 at 10:50 PM


    If you define a custom characteristic to represent fiscal quarter, be aware that TMVL in FOX does not work since that only works with SAP deliver 0* time objects. You can have a Z time pseudo characteristics but you would have to do a lot more in FOX typically.

    There has been some desire for additional SAP delivered time characteristics such as fiscal quarter especially in view that CPG / retail that are on a 4-4-5 calendar and some company have fiscal years starting at timeframes other than Jan. Currently that is not on SAP's development schedule so if that would be useful for your business, I suggest you work with ASUG or other influence council type environments to try to get this moved up in development priorities..

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