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3027814 - Background of app Manage Posting Periods - Cost Accounting

Symptom

You would like to understand the background of the Fiori App Manage Posting Periods -  Cost Accounting and the change of app Manage Posting Periods.

Environment

SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Resolution

  • What has changed in app Manage Posting Periods with CE2102?

    For releases prior to CE2102 the app Manage Posting Periods behaves as follows:
    On the "CO-Related Periods" tab, that you reach after clicking "Set Posting Periods", there are two main sections.
    1) With the upper part - "Fiscal Year Period" you control Posting Periods for Journal Entries recorded for CO transactions per company-code or posting period variant and range of accounts. By that you can allow CO transactions to still be recorded in the Journal while the period has already been closed for operational transactions.
    2) With the lower part - "Set CO Periods" you control the Posting Period for CO transactions by Transaction Type. The setting is neither company-code/posting period variant specific nor dependent.

        

    Old app Before CE2102                                                                                                                Old app After CE2102

    With release CE2102, the lower part has been replaced by a completely new app Manage Posting Periods-Cost Accounting. You see 'CO Period Status' right down corner on the initial screen of the app Manage Posting Periods. By clicking it the user is navigated to the new app with subtitle Cost Accounting. And there you can control Posting Periods based on Company code and Business Transaction Type.

  • What's unchanged in app Manage Posting Periods in the CO related Periods tab?
    In the upper part of the "CO-Related Periods" tab you can still give a general allowance for CO transaction related Journal Entries to be recorded to the General Ledger, even if the Period is already closed for other Journal Entries.

  • What's new with the CO Periods managed on 'CO Period Status' (which will navigate to the new app) when compared with the CO-Related Periods  (managed on the option 'Set Posting Period' in old app)?
    1) You can now control Posting Period per Company Code.
    2) With CE2105 you can control Posting Periods per Business Transaction Type Group, where a Group is a sub node of a Business Transaction Type Hierarchy (defined in app Manage Global Hierarchies).
    3) With CE2105 you can open ad close Posting Periods for CO transactions automatically by scheduling a job.
    4) In the app Manage Posting Periods using "CO Period Status" you are navigated into the new app Manage Posting Periods - Cost Accounting.
    5) The new app controls Posting Periods for CO-transactions by Business Transaction Type, as you formerly did with the control you found underneath the remaining CO-related, where you controlled Posting Periods for CO-transactions by Transaction Type.

  • For which Types of CO Business Transaction can you control the Posting Period?
    In CE2102, the following 18 Bus. Trans. Types listed below can be seen and maintained in the new app Manage Posting Periods – Cost Accounting.

    Business Transaction Type

    Text

    Fiscal Year

    Initial Status

    AAAT

    Univ. Allocation Top Dw. Dist.

    2020/2021

    Open*

    ACAA

    Univ. Allocation CC Act. Assm.

    2020/2021

    Closed

    ACAD

    Univ. Allocation CC Act. Dist.

    2020/2021

    Closed

    AMAA

    Univ. Allocation PA Act. Assm.

    2020/2021

    Closed

    AMAD

    Univ. Allocation PA Act. Dist.

    2020/2021

    Closed

    APAA

    Univ. Allocation PC Act. Assm.

    2020/2021

    Closed

    APAD

    Univ. Allocation PC Act. Dist.

    2020/2021

    Closed

    KAMV

    Manual Cost Allocation

    2020/2021

    Closed

    KOAO

    Actual Settlement

    2020/2021

    Open*

    KSII

    Actual Price Calculation

    2020/2021

    Open*

    KSPA

    Assessment to CO-PA

    2020/2021

    Open*

    KVAR

    Variance calculation

    2020/2021

    Open*

    KZPI

    Actual Overhead (periodic)

    2020/2021

    Open*

    RKIU

    Actual Overhead Assessment

    2020/2021

    Open*

    RKL

    Actual Activity Allocation

    2020/2021

    Open*

    RKS

    Enter statistical key figures

    2020/2021

    Open*

    RKU1

    Repost Costs

    2020/2021

    Open*

    RKU2

    Repost Revenue

    2020/2021

    Open*

    Business Transaction Type COIN (“CO Through-postings from FI”) for example, which controls FI- or external postings recorded in CO, must be controlled at source for the causing process and the posting period must be Open*ed or closed for the respective P&L accounts as of release CE2102.
    In a later release we plan to ship a SSCUI such that the user could exclude Business Transaction Types which are not used in his/her business system.

  • What is the initial or defaulted status of Posting Periods?
    With the first delivery of the new app in CE2102 the initial status of Posting Periods will be defaulted for all company codes by the previous (company code independent) settings for 2020 and 2021  in order to avoid “Day One” impact (causing that users would have all periods closed by default and would need to open them manually before their first posting): if the posting period had been open for a specific Transaction Type prior to the version upgrade, it will appear as open for all company codes thereafter. Please see details above. For Business Transaction Types of the Universal Allocation, for which it was not yet possible to control the posting period status prior to CE2102, the initial status will be “Closed”. For new Company Codes the Initial Status of the Posting Period will be “Open” for periods 1-12 of the current Fiscal Year.
    This initial default Opening of periods running in the background during the version upgrade is not visible in the App change log. 
    However, all manual changes done afterwards should be visible in the change log.

Keywords

Manage Posting Periods -  Cost Accounting, Manage Posting Periods, CO Accounting, F2293, F4684, Bus. Trans. Category, BTTYPE, AAAT, ACAA, FINSC_CUSTBTTYPE, FINSV_CBTTYPE, COIN , KBA , FI-GL-GL-G , Closing Operations / Period-End , CA-GTF-FXU-FI , Fiori FXU Finance , How To

Product

SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions