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What is New with Allocations in S/4HANA?


Cost Allocation within the Overhead Cost Controlling module enables business users to periodically allocate posted amounts and quantities from sender cost objects to receiver cost objects based on a Cycle Structure.

In S/4HANA 1809, Universal Allocations were introduced to bring all the allocation processes (such as Assessments and Distributions of Cost centers, Profit Centers, and Profitability Segments, for Plan and Actual data) under one umbrella, similar to the Universal Journal. This helps to simplify the allocation process, utilize the speed of the Universal Journal, and provide traceability of the value flows. Some challenges exist with the current ECC functionality such as the ability of users to easily understand their allocation processes and the ability to simulate the results from allocations.

Also, several other modules such as General Ledger, Profit Center Account, and Profitability Analysis also contain allocation functionality, but it is difficult to keep track of all the allocations, as they are not stored in the same area of the system.

Attend this session to:

  • - Learn the Challenges of current CO Allocations.
  • - Discover the features of Universal Allocations
  • - Learn about managing, executing and analyzing Allocations using the new Fiori Apps
  • - Learn the new process for maintaining Statistical Key Figures
  • - Find out how to Manage Global Accounting Hierarchies
Paul Ovigele

Paul Ovigele is founder of ERPfixers. He has worked as an ERP financials consultant since 1997 in North America and Europe, implementing Financial Accounting and Controlling along with integrated areas in industries such as consumer goods, chemicals, logistics, pharmaceuticals, apparel and entertainment. Paul delivers training sessions to finance professionals at functional and managerial levels, is published in Financials Expert, and presents at SAP financials conferences around the world. Paul is author of Material Ledger in SAP S/4HANA (2019).

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