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Clearing Bank account - BAM - Best Practices

May 19, 2017 at 05:56 PM


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Hello All,

With S4, is there any progress to be able to clear a GL account with Many user.

I explain my case, our consultant proposes to create for each Bank account 8 GL account with 7 managed by open item.

We have 50 banks accounts --> 400 GL accounts with 350 manages with OI, it's very nice to follow it, like we said in France, We don't have a Chinese Army.

We would like to build another solution:

8 GL accounts for one Bank/Currency/country

in each posting, we add in assignment field ID Bank + ID Account

Our concern is with S4 and Fiori App, is it possible to clear GL account with more than one user in same time ? Does Sap lock the data at Company code / GL account or Does SAP lock data at item level ?

Or using lite BAM, do we have another better solution ?

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Please think about Eli answer.

Coming to your question, you can GL account with more than one user in same time.

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Eli Klovski
May 30, 2017 at 08:38 AM


I'm not sure it's a good idea. What about your trial balance? Normally, accountants would like to see balances on each and every bank account also in G/L ledger within standard trial balance reports. With your suggested settings, you won't be able to provide this.

Don't be scared by the number of G/L accounts managed with O/I. If the clearing mechanism is configured correctly and the documents (payments, transfers, statements) are introduced with a good reference, you would have most of the items cleared automatically.



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Thanks Eli Klovski for your answer.

Excuse me for the delay,

Ok you can have your approach but many of my customer tries to reduce it for many reasons. For this company there are 3 clercs to manage 14 company code for a turnover higher than 500ME. So they don't accept 400 GL accounts.

I have to limit the number of GL accounts.

I have created a user exit to fill assignment with Bank and ID accounts.