Additional Master Data
With the Define Master Data for Consolidation Fields app, you can define master data for consolidation-specific fields such as business area, segment, profit center, and customer group, in addition to viewing the standard master data available from general ledger accounting. Doing so, you can support the consolidation process and produce more insightful analysis reports.
In the figure above:
- Profit center has 6 member IDs that are consolidation only representing an external (non-SAP S/4HANA) profit center.
- Profit center has 1009 member IDs from normal SAP S/4HANA profit center master data tables.
In addition to the standard fields provided in ACDOCU business users very often need to create custom fields and integrate them into posting and reporting interfaces.
The custom field is automatically available in several processes and apps such as:
Post Group Journal Entries
Flexible Upload of Reported Financial Data
Reported Financial Data for Group Reporting - Bulk Import and Update
Release Universal Journals
Define Validation Rules
The main consolidation process also supports custom fields:
When financial data include values on custom fields, these values are processed by the consolidation features as described in columns 2 - Values on Custom Fields are kept in the posted documents and 3 - Values on Custom Fields are not kept in the posted documents of the following table:
|Features||Values on Custom Fields are kept in the posted documents||Values on Custom Fields are not kept in the posted documents||Extended Fields can be included in the Selection Objects as part of the method definition|
|Calculation of net income||X|
|Preparation for consolidaton group changes||X|
|Balance carry forward||X|
|Activity-based consolidation of investments||X||X||no|
When SelectionObjects are used by consolidation functions to select data, column 4 - Fields can be included in the Selection Objects as part of the method definition indicates whether custom fields can be included in these Selections or not.
You can create your own consolidation unit attributes and financial statement (FS) item attributes.
You can use custom FS item attribute in:
Totals validation rules
Analytics for group reporting