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2760863 - Business Area is not available in SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Symptom

You are using SAP S/4HANA Cloud and you want to utilize a reporting dimension to populate with Business Area.

Environment

  • Financial Accounting (FI)
  • SAP S/4HANA Finance
  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  • SAP Fiori 

Cause

The configuration for Business Area is not available in SAP S/4HANA Cloud. This is the standard system behavior.

Resolution

In S/4 HANA we recommend to use Profit Centers.

  • In SAP S/4HANA on premise, business area is still supported for migration customers for compatibility reasons. 
  • In new SAP S/4HANA on premise  installations, we recommend to use profit centers / segment instead of business area.
  • In SAP S/4HANA Cloud business area is not supported.

Keywords

VBUND, GSBER, PA0001, customizing, OX03, controlling, plant, sales area, segment, profit center, characteristics, cloud, grouping, dimension, plant, division, sales area , KBA , FI-GL-BA , Business Area Accounting , How To

Product

SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions