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Dec 31, 2021 at 09:10 AM

Advanced Financial Closing on BTP

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We are now starting with AFC on BTP (as a replacement of AFC on SAP S/4HANA Cloud) and are facing some issues, which we can't solve so far:

The process of creating new users has changed significantly, as a new system (BTP cockpit) needs to be used as a connection between IAS tenant and AFC

We defined the process of creating new users for AFC with these steps:

  1. Prepare the users in an excel sheet for uploading in AFC
    (fields: ID;FirstName;LastName;Address;Email;Phone;Mobile;Fax;Department;Position;Language)
    -- in the old AFC we've created them manually - now we can upload them; that's OK and a good improvement
  2. Assign the users to AFC-roles in AFC
    only the access (read/write) to company codes is manageable (we don't use other hierarchy types)
    -- this is also ok so far
  3. Export the users for creating them in our IAS tenant
    -- same procedure as in the past
  4. Create the users on our IAS tenant using the export file from step-3
    -- same procedure as in the past
  5. Create the users on the BTP sub account
    -- this is a new step; as we don't know of uploading the users from IAS or AFC we have to enter manually any user; this is cumbersome and sensitive for errors
    ==> do someone know a way to automate that process?
  6. Assign (prepared) role collections for AFC to the users in BTP Cockpit

Do someone have a recommendation to optimize that process or are we on a good way?

Thank you very much for your contributions and recommendations!

All the best for 2022!

regards, Martin