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Finance COPA enhancement and what MM side should implement

Dear all,

I would like to seek your opinion.

Our company (an airport company) recently embarked a new SAP project with the following proposed enhancement and implementation:

1 - Implements new Chart of Account (COA) and profit center, cost center.

2 - Implements CO-PA

3 - Implements New GL

4 - Legal reporting from New GL using company code

5 - Segment & Management reporting from new GL using business area

6 - Revenue and profitability analysis by various dimension (i.e. revenue category, customer group, product group)

7- Migrate data from current instance of SAP to the new instance of SAP.

8 - purchasing and inventory improvement

My questions:

a - What kind of impact it had on MM (i.e. purchasing, inventory, invoice verification) side as a result of above enhancement?

b - What kind of action need to be complete to implement in MM side as a result of above enhancement?

c - What area we should analysis in term of MM area a a resut of the above enhancement?

Appreciate your experience replies.



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    Posted on Sep 08, 2010 at 02:59 AM

    Hi Tuffy

    A. Based on the info you have provided, I dont see any thing to be done in MM... the Purchasing, Inventory, and IV remains a pretty standard process and has no impact due to introduction of New GL, COPA, etc

    B. However, if you are introducing New Business areas which are not in current instance, in that case you will have to assign your plants to these business areas.. With this, the stock in MM gets assigned to New Bus Area, but the GL values dont. For this, you have 2 options

    1. SAP recommends : Issue inventory to some cost center (201 Mvt)... Change assignment of plant to business area and then do 202 movement to bring back the stock... This is very cumbersome..,.

    2. My approach: Though SAP does not recommend this, I prefer to follow this as it saves a lot of time... I remove the auto posting indicator for the "Stock a/c", and pass a JV in F-02 to move the stock value from old assignment to New Business Area.... (In F-02 dr and cr the same GL)

    As long as the auto posting indicator is not restored, system wont allow to post any MM transactions... Thats a check in-built in SAP... So, i take benefit of this...

    C. You mentioned some "Purchasing and Inventory improvement".. if you can elaborate on this, may be we can throw some light on this... But, for sure, with the introduction of New GL, COPA, nothing needs to be done in MM

    D. I hope you guys would have decided on the data migration and testing strategy once migrated into the new instance.. So, I am not commenting on that...


    Ajay M

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