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Evolution of SAP Controlling: from R/2 to S/4HANA


Evolution of SAP Controlling: from R/2 to S/4HANA: Practitioners will look at how SAP has evolved over the last five decades. Also, look at examples of how customers have optimized the use of SAP software for Controlling. Walk away from this session with an understanding of design and configuration changes in Controlling with S/4HANA, including Cost Element part of G/L Account; Account Based Profitability Analysis; Material Ledger mandatory; Cost of Goods Sold by cost component;

Production variances by category. In this session you will:

  • Look at the history of how SAP software has evolved, particularly in Controlling
  • Look at examples of how customers have improved their productivity by optimizing the use of SAP software for Controlling
  • Learn about changes brought in by HANA, cloud, and various acquisitions
  • Learn about important design and configuration changes for Controlling in S/4HANA
  • Cost Elements are now part of G/L Account
  • Material Ledger is mandatory
  • Cost components and variances break-down can now flow to Financial Accounting
  • Move towards Margin Analysis (based on Account-based CO-PA)

Ashish Sampat

Ashish Sampat is a qualified finance and costing professional with over two decades of industry experience in the SAP Finance and Controlling space. Ashish has been an SAP consultant for most of his career with various consulting organizations and now works as an independent SAP FI/CO consultant. He has provided solutions in several areas of SAP Controlling including product costing, material ledger, and cost center accounting to global clients in consumer packed goods, life sciences, and industrial sectors. Born and educated in India, Ashish now lives in suburban Chicago with his wife and two kids. Ashish is the author of: First Steps in SAP ControllingandExpert Tips to Unleash the Full Potential of SAP Controlling. Ashish is the recipient of 2017 Controlling Community Award. 

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