This practical manual guides you step by step through the flows of actual values into SAP Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) and the forms these flows take in S/4HANA, including the account-based CO-PA required there. The book presents the technical prerequisites and changes that SAP S/4HANA brings compared to the previous product, ERP, and discusses whether there is any truth in rumors such as The Controlling module will no longer exist. Using a simple, continuous example, the authors, who have many years of experience with SAP Controlling, illustrate how an SAP value flow progresses through the individual stages of the process: from a sales order, through production, right up to the issue of goods and invoicing. The book shows where you will find these values at each respective point in time in Financials (FI) and Controlling (CO). The authors explain both the business and the SAP technical view in detail and highlight the benefits of the innovative approach under S/4HANA, now known under the new name of SAP Margin Analysis. Furthermore, the book delivers a plea for CO-PA to be used as a tool for sales management - a tool that allows the widest possible variety of business analyses.
- Value flows based on the logistical sales and production process- Comparison of costing-based and account-based CO-PA- Presentation of the changes in the value flow compared to SAP ERP- Continuous numerical example right up to closing activities