SAP S/4 HANA Finance Training

SAP S/4 HANA Finance is the new ERP Financial Solutions portfolio built for SAP HANA, allowing “real-real-time” analytics at “most granular level” across all financial dimensions.

With SAP S/4HANA Finance, you can create a common view of all financial and operational data, provide flexible, easily consumable reporting, automate processes—and instantly evaluate the financial implications of business options with real-time analytics, prediction, and simulation, all with a beautiful user experience.

Overview of SAP HANA

  • What is SAP HANA
  • Why you need HANA
  • How it was done before
  • How it works now in HANA
  • Data Replication in HANA


HANA Deployment Options and Architecture

  • HANA Deployment Options
  • On-Premise Deployment
  • Difference between the two cloud services (HEC vs HCP)
  • HANA Architecture Overview
  • SAP HANA Architecture


Overview of Simple Finance

  • Functionality and benefits of SFIN
  • Deployment Options for SFIN
  • Licencing Options
  • SAP SFIN Software Products
  • Upgrade Paths to SFIN
  • Universal Journal
  • Tables Removed
  • Universal Journal Extensibility
  • Universal Journal Entry
  • Document Numbers (BELNR)
  • Document Numbers compatibility with CO
  • Appendix (Extension) Ledger
  • What’s changed with Simple Finance
  • Existing Custom Programs and Interfaces
  • Prima Nota


Central Finance

  • Interfaces for Central Finance
  • Central Finance Instance
  • External System information
  • Central Finance Implementation
  • Key components for installation



GL and Cost Elements

  • General Ledger Master Data
  • Cost Element Master Data
  • Primary Cost Element Creation
  • Secondary Cost Element Creation
  • Fixed Asset Statistical Cost Element Creation
  • FI and CO Period Locks
  • Authorizations for GL Master Data


Managing Ledgers

  • Appendix (Extension) Ledger
  • Appendix Ledger Benefits
  • Appendix Ledger Configuration
  • Level 1: Master Data of Ledger
  • Level 2: Company Code Assignment
  • Level 3: Accounting Principles to Company Code Assignment


New Asset Accounting

  • Table Changes in New Asset Accounting
  • Advantages of New Asset Accounting
  • How posting works with New Asset Accounting
  • Technical Clearing Account
  • Configuring Technical Clearing Account
  • Define How Depreciation Areas Post to GL


CO Module in Simple Finance

  • CO posting changes
  • CO Configurations
  • CO-PA with HANA
  • CO and Material Ledger
  • Period End Closing
  • Technical Changes for CO
  • CO Postings (without Ledger Group vs with Ledger Group) for Interfaces
  • Technical Changes for Material Ledger
  • Material Pricing


Cash Management

  • Function of Cash Operations
  • Function of Bank Account Management
  • Function of Liquidity Management
  • Fiori Apps for Cash Management


Integrated Business Planning for Finance (IBPF)

  • IBPF’s role
  • Pre-requisites for Installing IBPF
  • Benefits of using IBPF
  • How IBPF works


Migration to Simple Finance Add-on

  • Migration Phases
  • Project Preparation Phase
  • Installation Phase
  • Customizing Phase
  • Data Migration Phase
  • Post Processing Phase
  • Points to Consider
  • Simple Finance Migration
  • Migration from Classic GL to SFIN


Project Preparation Phase

  • Project Preparation Phase Activities
  • What’s good about Asset Accounting (New)
  • Checks on pre-requisites for migration to New Asset Accounting
  • Project Preparation – FI-AA (New)
  • Project Preparation – FI, CO, Sub-ledgers


Installation Phase

  • Installation Phase Activities


Customization Phase – General Ledger

  • Check and Adopt Fiscal Year Variants
  • Migrate General Ledger Customizing
  • Define Settings for Ledgers and Currency Types
  • Define Ledger for CO Version
  • Define Document Types for Postings in Controlling
  • Define Document Type Mapping Variants for CO Business Transactions
  • Check and Define Default Values for Postings in Controlling
  • Define Offsetting Account Determination Type
  • Define Currency Settings for Migration
  • Define Source Ledger for Migration of Balances
  • Execute Consistency Check of General Ledger Settings
  • Activate Business Functions


Customization Phase – Asset Accounting (New)

  • Preparation and Pre-Check
  • Steps in Customizing client
  • Steps in Test and Production client
  • Migrate Chart of Depreciation (CoD)
  • Check Pre-requisites for Activating AA (New)
  • Activate Asset Accounting (New)
  • Adjust Parameters in Chart of Depreciation (Optional)


Customization Phase – Controlling

  • Execute BW-Delta extraction for Account-based CO-PA
  • Adapt Settings for the Change of Profitability Segment Characteristics
  • Maintain Operating Concern
  • Maintain Operating Concern – Banking Add-on
  • Activate Account-based Profitability Analysis


Data Migration Phase

  • Partitioning of Universal Journal Entry Line Items Table
  • Regenerate CDS Views and Field Mapping
  • Migration of Cost Elements
  • Technical Check of Transaction Data
  • Migration - Enrichment of Data
  • Migration of Line Items into Data Structure
  • Migration of Balances
  • Migration: Calculation of Depreciation and Totals Values
  • Migrate House Bank Accounts
  • Complete Migration


Post Processing Phase

  • Transfer Application Indexes
  • Fill Due Dates in FI Documents
  • Fill the Offsetting Account in FI Documents
  • Migrate House Banks


Reporting Options

  • Traditional SAP ERP Reports
  • SFIN Reports
  • HANA LIVE Reports
  • Fiori Apps


Preparing for Certification

  • How to book for the exam
  • Preparing for the online proctored exam
  • What contents will be quizzed upon
  • Sample questions and answers