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Hi gurus

1) what was the role in ASAP methodolgy while FInal Preparation role as a fi consultant what u will do during the cut -over time

2) Only Balances in local curency is what for we can use other than Balance sheet items?

3) what is Direct Debit to the customers?

4) What is diff Field status and also Account Group filed status( Account group controls field status)

5) what Asset Class Controls?

6)I want as fi side fi-MM integration scenario how as a FI consultant do?what is his role?

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Answer for 4: The main diff between FSG and Acc group is that FSG is reqd. field when u create GL masters and it controls when u post business transactions to that GL it defines which fileds are displayed. A filed may be Suppress, display, optional and required. And account group controls which fields you can configure on the GL master record. This controls no. ranges of GL a/cs and field status of the GL master.

Answer for 5: Asset class will be created at client level. The main purpose of this is that it establish the link between Asset master and relevant GL. Eash asset master needs one GL master.

Answer for 3: When you do export sales then you can directly debit to customer account

Answer for 6: Materials management automatic account determination is a major integration point between FI & MM. It is very imp to work with MM counterparts when configuring this part of the system. We will configure the a/c assignment for the processing key like BSX, WRX, GBB etc., BSX is used to determine the inventory a/c to which MM transaction are posted.

Ex: You could use it to determine which inv a/c to use to increase inventory through a goods receipt or which inv a/c to use to decrease inventory through a goods issue.

Just double click on processing key BSX and system will ask you for the chart of accounts for which you wish to configure the automatic a/c assignment. After entering the appropriate chart of a/c then system presented you posting procedure rules screen. Here you will get three different control indicators that you can set like Dr/Cr, Valuation modifier and Valuation class.

Answer for 1: The ASAP methodology is recommended by SAP for the system implementation. There are 5 phases

1. Project Preparation: The primary focus of this phase is getting the project started, identifying team members, developing high level plan, kick off meeting etc.,

2. Business Blue Print: The primary focus of this phase is to understand the business process of the company and to determine the business requirements. BBP is the document which contains the roadmap on which the business will be done in SAP. Preparing a correct BP is one of the toughest tasks during the implementation and if done well it provides a solid foundation for the clean implementation. SAP itself recommends ASAP methodology for implementation in which blueprint preparation is 2nd phase. If you are going via this methodology then you can generate a questionnaire from the system which you will circulate to the business process owners. They will fill the questionnaire and return back to consultants. The filled up questionnaire helps the consultants to understand how business is done in legacy system and the way to map it in SAP taking care of best business process. BBP is consisting of 2 documents 1.AS-IS 2.TO-BE. AS-IS doc contains the way of conducting business in legacy system and TO BE doc contains the way it will be done in SAP.

3. Realization: The purpose of this phase is to implement all the business and process requirements based on the BBP. We customize the system step by step in two work phaseu2019s 1.Baseline 2.Final configuration. Baseline & Final Configuration: Baseline Configuration as the name suggests is the basic configuration required, without which the final configuration cannot start for configuring a Process / scenario. For Eg: If we have not mapped Sales Area, in that case even if we create new Sales Document Type & want to do the assignment, it is not possible.

4. Final Preparation: The purpose of this phase is to complete testing, end user training, system management and cutover activities. Upon the successful completion of this phase we will be ready to run business in productive R/3 system. Cutover activities are the activities performed during final preparation phase of a project as per ASAP implementation methodology. In this phase you complete preparations including testing, end user training, system management, cutover activities etc., you also need to resolve all open issues in this phase. At this stage you need to ensure that all the prerequisites for your system to go live have been fulfilled. Some of the important activities done during cutover are balance upload from legacy to sap system, sign off from end users for training completion etc.,

5. GO-live & Support: Daily business transactions run the by the end users.



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1) ASAP Methodolgy-ASAP: Accelerated Systems Application and Products in Data Processing

All implementation projects have the the following phases:

Scoping - What is to be implemented i.e. which submodules are to be implemented some clients may not require credit management for example. Look at the project scope document carefully it will tell you what SAP sub-modules in SAP you should be prepared for. Usually the sales people along with project manager do it.

As is - Here you understand the existing business processes of the client . Your BPOcollect all the ISO-documentation (if client is ISO certified), reports and forms at this stage and you analyse how and when the reports/forms are generated, where the data is coming from. You also do a Level -2 training for your BPO so he is made aware of all the required transactions in SAP.

Once this is over BPO can start learning with the consultants help more about SAP. This is crucial because if you miss out any transactions the BPO may forget about some of his Business processes which may come up later. It is a good practice to ask the BPO to make flow charts to explain business processes.

To-Be - Parallely you map these processes to SAP. Processes that you are not sure of as to whether they are present in SAP or not you try to do a configuration of those processes, and along with the BPO(Business process owner he is the clients employee who knows about the clients business processes probably a middle management guy, ther can more than one), BPO involvement is required as he may be able to tell you his requirements better. Once you do the business modelling you

will also be made aware of the gaps between as-is and to-be , here decisons have to be made as to wether a ABAP development/system modification is required or not and so on. Involve the BPO as much as possible and document everything it is good practice do not be lazy about it.

Business blueprint: Here the as-is and to-be and gap analysis is explained. This is the document that you will be using to do your configuration in the realization phase.

Realization phase: Here you do the configuration in the development server (there are three clients -development,quality, production). You also decide on the master data format, so that BPO can go collect the master data. You also gove ABAP specifications for forms, reports etc, system modifications etc. Unit testing: Your BPOs and a few key users sit down and test your configuration in your module only. It is good to test the BDCs that you need for uploading data at this stage so you have more realistic data and your BDCs are tested.

Integration testing:

Once all modules unit testing is over then the configuration is trasported to the Quality server, where testing for all the modules is done by BPOs and end user, this is to check if any problems are there in integration between various modules. Once all is okay from the QA server config is transported to the production server.

Go live preparation

Data uploading: The collected master data is checked and the uploaded into production server(sever and client I have used interchangeably). Now you are ready for go live i.e. users can now use the production server.

2)Only Balance in Local Currency-Indicator: Only Manage Balances in Local Currency

Indicates that balances are updated only in local currency when users post items to this account.


You would set this indicator for accounts in which you do not want the system to update transaction figures separately by currency.

Setting this indicator for accounts managed on an open item basis affects the clearing procedures. See the example below.


Set the indicator in cash discount clearing accounts and GR/IR clearing accounts. It cannot be set in reconciliation accounts for customers or vendors. Setting it in all other instances is optional.

It is usually set for particular balance sheet accounts including:

Accounts which are not managed on an open item basis and not kept in foreign currencies.

Accounts which are managed on an open item basis and have the same types of items posted in different currencies, but always allow clearing to be made if the local currency amounts correspond.


You set up a clearing account for goods receipts and invoice receipts and manually post these items to it. You post invoice receipts in the invoice currency and goods receipts always in the local currency.

Invoice receipt 1000 DEM 600 USD

Goods receipt 600 USD

Both items can be cleared if the clearing account balances are recorded in local currency only. If you have not set the indicator for this account, the system will translate DEM to USD during the clearing procedure in order to determine the amount in USD required to clear 1000 DEM. If the translation rate is .65 USD per DEM, then the system displays 650 USD for the invoice receipt and 600 USD for the goods receipt when the open items are processed.

This means that to clear both of these items, you will also have to enter a difference posting for 50 USD, and the system will automatically make an additional exchange rate difference posting for this amount.

3) what is Direct Debit to the customers-

Insurance companies can use this business scenario to initiate and process incoming and outgoing payments. Incoming payments, such as premiums, are requested from customers, in the form of direct debits, debit memo procedures or payment cards. Also insurers initiate disbursements, such as commission, with a bank transfer or check. If it is not possible to execute an incoming or outgoing payment (returns), follow-up activities are triggered.

Increasing Transparency & Accountability

  1. Increase data transparency

Reducing Operating Costs & Increasing Efficiency

  1. Reduce administration, improve business processes

  2. Reduction of costs for integration with Accounting and Finance Management

Lowering Working Capital

  1. Fewer returns, more efficient process

  2. Improve collections, reduce receivables

4) What is diff Field status and also Account Group filed status-Field Status Controls the Feilds while doing entry whereas Account Group Field Status Controls the field status while creating GLs.

5) what Asset Class Controls-Asset classes are the most important means of structuring

fixed assets. You can define an unlimited number of asset

classes in the system. You use the asset classes to

structure your assets according to the requirements of your

enterprise. Asset classes apply in all company codes. The

asset class catalog, therefore, is relevant in all company

codes in a client. The preceding is also true when the

company codes have different charts of depreciation and

therefore different depreciation areas.

6)I want as fi side fi-MM integration scenario how as a FI consultant do-FI Consultant needs to assign g/l according to different business transactions.