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How to prepare cash flow statement (Direct Method)?

Dear Master,

I go through forums I got below the some points, this point I couldnu2019t understand.

Please explain detail how to prepare in cash flow statement (Direct Method).

Cash flow statement ( I Got some points)

Create a form using FSI4 - Refer standard forms available in FSI5 and FSI6.

Create a report by using FSI1 (assign the form that you have created FSI4) - Refer standard reports available in FSI2 and FSI3.

Please make sure that you have completed your Financial Statement Version in all respects, before designing your cash flow statement. OB58.

0SAPRATIO-04 Cash flow (direct) Form

0SAPRATIO-04 Cash flow (direct method)

You should know what format you would like to see in the cash flow statement.

You should use the FS items accordingly copy the standard forms and changed according to your format.

You should be conversant enough to do basic report painter.

Thanks & Regards


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    Mar 09, 2010 at 12:25 PM


    There is one Standard report S_ALR_87012271 for Cash flow Statement Direct method. We can use this for cash flow direct method reporting.

    If we want to use our own report then create report and form



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  • Mar 09, 2010 at 03:11 PM


    Refer the above link.

    Let me know the exact issue you are facing.

    Everything is clearly explained in the above mentioned link.



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    • Former Member

      Hi Ravi,

      First i will to thank you for alot of contribution to the area.

      However, i got 2 question to ask,

      1. can do direct method using 0SAPRATIO-04 Cash flow with classification of profit center in the column? I am curious if the form is able to trace payment -> Sales?

      2. If i implement liquidity planner, can i pull report for direct cash flow with profit center in ECC instead of BW?



  • Sep 23, 2010 at 04:19 AM


    The tool you are looking for is SAP Liquidity Planner. We have succesfully implemented direct cash flows in SAP ECC 6.0 with this tool and it works like a charm. Cash flow calculation is done in SAP ECC and reports in BW (optional). You may also complement your cash flow model by using BW-BPS for future cash flow planning and forecasts.

    Please refer to SAP Help Online Documentation link regarding the Liquidity Planner (LP is part of SAP Financial Supply Chain Management - FSCM):

    Direct Cash Flow calculation had long been a lagging issue in SAP R/3 until the arrival of the Liquidity Planner. As far as I know, before this there was no straight-forward solution for the direct method. You might be going down the wrong path by asuming that building a Direct Cash Flow is just a "reporting issue". I strongly suggest you take a look at the Liquidity Planner before anything else.

    Let me know how it goes.


    Rodolfo Bermúdez Neubauer

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