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Half-year is gone, but hey, welcome, June! And, as we enter the second half of 2022, SAP Profitability and Performance Management 3.0 (SAP PaPM) would like to introduce you to the second Support Package (SP18) for this year which will be released on the 2nd half of June.

As we read through this blogpost, I will be much delighted to walk you through to the new features and enhancements that SP18 has to offer.

Let’s begin!

Modeling Environment

1. Import from Excel Validation for Model Table

If you like to keep your Model Table's data up to date by uploading it from a local file (excel) using the "Import from Excel" button, this feature will come in handy. In SP18, a new validation message in Data Editor screen is introduced that will inform users which combination of column and row in the excel file contains invalid data and is therefore unsuitable for uploading.

2. New component for RFA FI-GLI

In SP18 the new Component accountgl-trade_id (Company ID of trading partner) for Remote Function Adapter with type General Ledger Items (Rules tab) will be introduced.

With this component, business users can now use a Company ID of trading partner when posting a document to a target system.

Execution Example:


3. New components for RFA FI-AP and RFA-AR

The same is true for Remote Function Adapters with type: Finance Accounts Payable (FI-AP) and Finance Accounts Receivable (FI-AR) The new components such as: Company ID of Trading Partner and Condition Type are also introduced.

Business users can now use these components when posting a document to a target system. Users can also put different condition types for each pricing, discounts on goods, tax and surcharge that occurs in business transactions.

Execution Example:


BSET Table:

Along with that, the Tax Jurisdiction component is also introduced for the business users to define the tax authority to which taxes must be paid.

For more information you can refer to this documentation: Tax Jurisdiction Code


Performance Improvements

SAP Profitability and Performance Management SP18 offers an optimized activation performance. Modelers will appreciate the increased activation speed after refactoring some activation logic.

For more information, see SAP Note 3205267 - FS-PER-OP Rel. 3.0 SP18 - Activation Performance Improvement and its manual activity.


Visual Modeler

SAP Profitability and Performance Management 3.0 Visual Modeler is excited to announce the addition of the "Waterfall" chart type, a type of data visualization that aids in determining the cumulative effect of sequentially introduced positive or negative values. Derived from BAR/COLUMN charts that can also be horizontal or vertical.

The Waterfall chart type employs an intermediate sum point that serves as a summary column for the values added or subtracted since the previous intermediate sum, as well as a point that displays the total sum across the entire series.

For more details about the Visual Modeler Screens Enhancements and Fixes, refer to the SAP Notes below:

3157847 - FS-PER Rel. 3.0 SP18 Visual Modeler Screens Enhancements and Fixes (01)
3192516 - FS-PER Rel. 3.0 SP18: Visual Modeler Screens Enhancements and Fixes (02)

I also encourage you to read the blogpost created for these two SP18 SAP Notes for Visual Modeler.

SAP Profitability and Performance Management 3.0: What’s inside Visual Modeler SP18 SAP Note 3157847
SAP Profitability and Performance Management 3.0: What’s Inside Visual Modeler SP18 SAP Note 3192516


Sample Contents

The new support package will also include new standalone and enhanced sample contents which can be expected after patching to SP18 and applying the appropriate transport request as specified in the Administration Guide.


Sample Content

ID Version
EU Taxonomy Management SXU 1
Sustainability Impact Measurement and Valuation SXW 1
OECD BEPS 2.0 Tax Calculation and Reporting SXE 1
Demand Pull Costing Management SXX 1


Sample Content ID Version
Corporate Budgeting and Planning SXB 4
Value Chain Sustainability Management SXC 16
Agile Plan and Forecast Modeling SXF 11
Operational Transfer Pricing SXG 15
Allocation Hub SXH 4
IT Cost Management SXI 14
Liquidity Management based on Process Mining SXL 4
Product and Service Costing SXO 2
Profitability and Cost Management SXP 14
PCM to PaPM Activity Based Costing SXR 4
Simple Cost Allocation Management SXS 6
Tax Calculation and Reporting SXT 9
Banking Profitability and Cost Management SFB 10
Funds and Liquidity Transfer Pricing SFF 12
Insurance Profitability and Cost Management SFI 6
Defense and Security Profitability and Cost Management SPD 6
Higher Education and Research Profitability and Cost Management SPE 8
Future Cities Profitability and Cost Management SPF 6
Healthcare Profitability and Cost Management SPH 8
Public Sector Profitability and Cost Management SPP 7
Airline Profitability and Cost Management SSA 10
Engineering, Construction and Operations Profitability and Cost Management SSE 7
Media Profitability and Cost Management SSM 7
Postal Services Profitability and Cost Management SSO 5
Professional Services Profitability and Cost Management SSP 6
Sport and Entertainment Profitability and Cost Management SSS 7
Telecommunication Profitability and Cost Management SST 11
Railways, Travel and Transportation Profitability and Cost Management SSV 10

There you have it! The New Features, Enhancements, and Sample Contents are all included in the upcoming SAP Profitability and Performance Management 3.0 Support Package (SP18)

If you find this blogpost useful, please consider liking it! Also forward it to your colleagues. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming Support Packages!