The premise for group reporting integration is that you have companies in SAP S/4HANA Finance. Keeping in mind that group reporting is also in SAP S/4HANA, it is integrated with finance.
As postings occur in the general ledger for integrated companies, they are captured in the ACDOCA (Accounting Document for Actual) table. Before the data is released into group reporting, the general ledger trial balance report can be used to view the group reporting related data in ACDOCA.
The group reporting data can also be viewed in the accounting journal entry. This feature is related to the preparation ledger which became available in the 2022 edition. The benefit is that reporting and reconciliation can occur before the Data Release task (the sooner discrepancies are discovered, the better).
See the following animation to get an overview on integration between group reporting and SAP S/4HANA Finance.
As postings occur in the general ledger, group reporting fields are recorded. In order to view the group reporting fields in the Manage Journal Entries app, follow these steps:
- Switch from entry view to ledger view.
- Add the group reporting fields to the line item display.
There are several group reporting fields that are recorded in the general ledger (ACDOCA table):
- Consolidation unit
- Partner unit
- Consolidation company
- Consolidation chart of accounts
- Consolidation FS item
- Consolidation subitem category
- Consolidation subitem
The standard trial balance can be extended to include group reporting fields.
The underlying core data services query can be extended to include group reporting fields.
Check the animation for an integration scenario. Note: the animation has no audio.