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New GL Concept


What is the use of new GL Concept, i thought it's help us in segment reporting document slitting, but aggain i was aksed, in 4.7 business reporting is there profit cneter reproting is there, so what is the major advantage.

Please help me in understanding.


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    Nov 06, 2009 at 06:41 AM


    The new General Ledger has the following advantages over the classic General Ledger in R/3 Enterprise which is available upto 4.7.

    1.In the new General Ledger, you can display the parallel accounting using parallel accounts (as in R/3) or using parallel ledgers. The FI standard functions and reports are available for all parallel ledgers.

    2.The 'Segment' entity and the relevant reporting that are required for segment reporting according to IAS and U.S. GAAP are available in the new General Ledger.

    3.In addition, you can enhance the new General Ledger flexibly, that is, you can enter user-defined fields and update the relevant totals. Many standard reports can evaluate the information from the user-defined fields.

    4.When you use the new 'Document Splitting' function (online split), you can create financial statements at company code level and, if required, for entities, such as the segment. For each document, the system then creates a zero balance for the relevant entity, for example, for the segment.

    5.As a result, you no longer have to carry out time-consuming reconciliation tasks between FI and CO for the end of period since cross-entity processes are transferred in real-time to the new General Ledger in Controlling. Furthermore, you can, for example, navigate from the financial statements report results or the profit and loss statement report results to the relevant CO report.

    6.The new General Ledger uses the same interfaces as the General Ledger in R/3. As a result, users do not require any additional training.

    7.Due to the new 'multi-dimensional' aspect in the General Ledger, all data that is relevant for the General Ledger is stored in one environment. As a result, reconciliation tasks, for example, between the general ledger and Profit Center Accounting or the consolidation staging ledger, and processing steps that have to be carried out repeatedly in the individual applications (for example, balance carry forward) are no longer required. When you use the new General Ledger, you may not have to use the special ledger anymore.


    Krishna Kishore

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    Nov 06, 2009 at 06:21 AM

    Hi Soumya,

    New GL provide extreme functionalities compared to classic GL. Following can be achieve by activating new GL:

    *. Segment accounting

    *. Document splitting

    *. Faster closing process, a lot of manual process in classic GL are automated in new GL

    *. Enable parallel accounting which you can get when you use Special Ledger in classic GL

    *. Extendable structure, you can extend table structure as your wish, etc

    For more information, refer to SAP Library on New GL.



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