Changes in Asset accounting in ECC and SAP S4 Hana
What is Asset accounting?
Asset accounting is Sub-ledger financial accounting which is used to manage and supervises the fixed asset of the Organization.
Fixed asset: Fixed assets are assets used for running a business enterprise, where the fixed assets are used for more than one year.
The value of assets is booked to Profit and Loss accounts at the end of the life cycle of asset.
The below mentioned changes are applicable to Asset accounting in SAP S4 Hana
Data Structure Changes in Asset Accounting:
Actual data of ANEK, ANEP, ANEA, ANLP, ANLC is now stored in table ACDOCA. ANEK data is stored in BKPF. Statistical data (for example, for tax purposes) previously stored in ANEP, ANEA, ANLP, ANLC is now stored in table FAAT_DOC_IT
BSEG data no longer will be updated in the depreciation run.
General Ledger Accounting and Asset Accounting are reconciled with the single source of truth.
Posting to the depreciation Area will be real time with the introduction of the Universal Journal.
New Asset Accounting no longer requires the use of delta depreciation areas in addition to normal depreciation areas.
The most current planned depreciation values will be calculated automatically for the new year after performing the balance carry forward. The depreciation run posts the pre-calculated planned values.
The new asset accounting now stores more data from CO, Profitability Analysis, Purchasing, Sales and Distribution, Asset Accounting and so on single in Tables in SAP FI.
There is no separate balance carry forward needed in asset accounting, the general balance carry forward transaction of FI (FAGLGVTR) transfers asset accounting balances by default.
Transaction types with restriction to depreciation areas are removed in new Asset Accounting.
The leading valuation can be recorded in any depreciation area. It is no longer necessary to use depreciation area 01 for this. The system now posts both the actual values of the leading valuation and the values of parallel valuation in real time. This means the posting of delta values has been replaced; as a result, the delta depreciation areas are no longer required.
The period-end procedure is simpler and faster, with up-to-date data available all through the month. You can either do Postings directly or in the background. Thus, there are no more batch postings.
Posting each ledger to different periods is possible as long as the year start and end dates are the same, for example having calendar months for local GAAP, but quarterly periods for International Accounting Standards ( IAS).