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FI And FI SL

Hi ,

What is difference between FI ( AR , AP , GL ) extraction and FI SL Extaraction ?

I am aware that FI ( AR...) Have predifined supplied Business Content Data source and in FI SL we have to generate data source ..

<b>I need difference in Functionl Point of View</b> , Why we are going for FI SL when FI can give us the GL , PL Statements , BL sheets ..

Kumar

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    Posted on Jan 16, 2007 at 06:27 AM

    Hi,

    This is what SAP says about Special ledgers:

    The special purpose ledgers enable you to report at various levels using the values from the various application components. The functions available in the special purpose ledgers enable you to collect and combine information, create and modify totals, and distribute actual and plan values. The values are transferred to the special purpose ledgers from other SAP applications and external systems.

    Using the Special Purpose Ledger has no effect on the functions of other SAP applications.

    For details you can refer to the following link:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_47x200/helpdata/en/d5/6ada3889432f48e10000000a114084/content.htm

    regards,

    Pinaki

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    Posted on Jan 16, 2007 at 07:19 AM

    Hi Kumar,

    Special purpose ledger is more used for reporting in R/3 and you can integrate FI, CO, MM, SD etc all other modules into special ledger and can report out of it with all the data at one place. That is the basic use of special purpose ledger where you can define your ledger and maintain the settings as per your requirement and integrate all the other modules into special purpose ledger.

    The other advantage is if you link your FI, CO, CO-PA etc to your special purpose ledger then you need not extract FI, CO and CO-PA separately. You can just create one data source and extract from special purpose ledger. This will reduce your extraction time and with the introduction of delta for the opening balance data source its even useful now. In my current project we have replaced FI,CO and CO-PA with special ledger. We update FI, CO and CO-PA from SL after we post to SL by using different substitution logic.

    Hope it helps.

    Thanks,

    Soumya

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    Posted on Jan 16, 2007 at 08:23 AM

    Hi Kumar,

    The FI-SL system has interfaces with other SAP applications and shares many functions and processing techniques with these systems. There are two types of ledgers in the FI-SL system:

    <b>Standard ledgers - </b>Standard ledgers are configured and delivered by SAP and are controlled within the individual applications.

    Standard ledgers are delivered in the following SAP applications:

    General Ledger Accounting

    Consolidation

    Profit Center Accounting

    Reconciliation Ledger

    <b>Special purpose ledgers</b> - Special purpose ledgers are user-defined ledgers designed to meet your specific business requirements according to the dimensions you specify. Special purpose ledgers are the only types of ledger you can create within the FI-SL system.

    The special purpose ledgers enable you to report at various levels using the values from the various application components. The functions available in the special purpose ledgers enable you to collect and combine information, create and modify totals, and distribute actual and plan values. The values are transferred to the special purpose ledgers from other SAP applications and external systems.

    Using the Special Purpose Ledger has no effect on the functions of other SAP applications.

    Check these links for more info on FI-SL:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005vp/helpdata/en/d5/6ada3889432f48e10000000a114084/frameset.htm

    For more info on FI:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2005vp/helpdata/en/e5/0779bb4acd11d182b90000e829fbfe/frameset.htm

    Bye

    Dinesh

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