i am working for a company which is into implementation of mysap. i am core team member for fico. my company
is a group having 20 comapnies under it i.e legal entities which include partnership firms and pvt ltd companies in india. our sap consultants say that they would like to map this organization with group as one company code and 20 companies as business areas.
i am not convinced of the structure and asked to clarify the treatment of intercompany transactions, whether they are sales or transfers. they don't have a clue. and they say it is not justification for going about 20 company codes and also say as long as reports can be generated as per statutory requirements what is the problem they ask me? i am not convinced can you please give some clues as the restrictions in sap itself which prevent this kind of setting. like document number ranges will be not in sequence. but they might come with an answer like external numbering. please give some clues or justifications which supports my decision of 20 company codes rather than 20 business areas.