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FIN_ACC_GC_ASTHFS: Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale (New)

Use

As of SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 (SEM-BW 605), the new business function Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale is available. This business function allows you to automate postings to handle subsidiaries in accordance with the new regulations in IFRS 5 and SFAS 144 in cases of intention for sale or discontinued operations.

The Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale business function also contains additional new and changed functions.

For more information, see the following release notes:

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Assets Held for Sale (New)

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Load from Data Stream and Copy (Enhanced)

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Historical Currency Translation Without Consolidation of Investments (New)

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Document Type Assignment in the Balance Carryforward (New)

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Compare Investment to Equity (Enhanced)

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Hiding Statistical Items in the Log of Consolidation of Investments (New)

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Equity Method (Changed)

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Consistency Check for Manual Document Types (New)

See also

SAP Library for SAP ERP on SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com/erp -> SAP ERP Enhancement Packages ->ERP Central Component Enhancement Package 5 -> Business Functions -> Business Functions in SAP ERP -> Enterprise Business Functions -> Accounting -> Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale

FIN_ACC_GC_ASTHFS: Assets Held for Sale (New)

Use

As of SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 (SEM-BW 605), you can automate postings to handle subsidiaries in accordance with the new regulations in IFRS 5 and SFAS 144 in cases of intention for sale or discontinued operations.

Assets Held for Sale

If a subsidiary with an intention for sale is acquired or the subsidiary is regarded as an asset held for sale for other reasons, you must report the assets and liabilities for this company separately in the consolidated balance sheet. The new functions allow you to specify the time of the intention for sale for a consolidation unit based on specific consolidation groups. They also allow you to reclassify all balance sheet accounts as two target accounts (Assets Held for Sale or Liabilities Held for Sale).

Due to the intention for sale, a group-dependent revaluation of assets held for sale may also be required. However, you cannot report minority interest for this revaluation. The new functions allow you to suppress the adjustment of minority interest for reported financial data for the relevant document types.

As of the time of the intention for sale, the depreciation of assets must be suppressed in line with the new regulations. Using the new functions, you can revoke the planned depreciation of assets or liabilities that you previously posted using a Capitalization and Valuation Allowances task by consolidation group. You can also suppress the posting of depreciation adjustments in documents of tasks for the elimination of interunit profit/loss in transferred assets.

Discontinued Operations

When an entire business area is discontinued, you have to report the equity holdings adjustments separately. Using the new functions, you can reclassify all income statement accounts as one single target account (Discontinued Operations) as of the time for discontinued operations.

Effects on System Administration

To configure the settings for the new function, you perform the following steps in the consolidation workbench:

Activation in the Consolidation Area

To activate the new functions, you select the Assets Held for Sale checkbox in the settings for the consolidation area.

Customizing for Consolidation Groups

In the consolidation group attributes, you could previously specify the time (year and period) of first consolidation and divestiture accounting for each consolidation unit. You can now also specify the times (year and period) of the intention for sale and of discontinued operations.

Customizing for Consolidation Unit Combinations

In a matrix organization, you can override for consolidation unit combinations the times of the intention for sale and of discontinued operations that you entered for each of the dimensions of the consolidation unit characteristics.

On the Table Display tab page, you can enter these times directly.

On the Matrix Display tab page, you can enter these times on the detail screen. To display the detail screen, choose the Detail option in the context menu of the checkbox for a combination.

Customizing for Reclassification

In Customizing for reclassification tasks, the new Global Settings group box is displayed with the following checkboxes:

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Assets Held for Sale If you select this checkbox, you can use this task to reclassify balance sheet accounts as the target accounts Assets Held for Sale or Liabilities Held for Sale. You can also reclassify income statement accounts as the target account Discontinued Operations. If you select this checkbox, you must enter a non-initial value for the processing type of assets held for sale in the Customizing settings for the trigger selection of the reclassification method that you assign to the task. This value determines whether the task handles consolidation units (or partner units) with an intention for sale or discontinued operations or equity-method investee units with intention for sale.

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Value Allowance of Assets/Liabilities If you select this checkbox, you can use the task to revoke the planned depreciation of assets or liabilities that you previously posted using a Capitalization and Valuation Allowances task by consolidation group.

In Customizing for reclassification, there is also a new Check Settings node. When you execute this function, the system checks the consistency of reclassification tasks for assets held for sale as well as for reclassification methods and document types assigned for these tasks.

Customizing for the Location of Values for Consolidation of Investments

If a revaluation of the assets held for sale is required, you must post this manually to posting level 30 using a document type that is part of the calculation base for consolidation of investments. Minority interests must be ignored.

In Customizing for the location of values for consolidation of investments, there is a new No Minority Interest column in the Calculation Base screen area. In this column, you must select the checkbox for the manual document type that you used to post the revaluation of assets held for sale.

Depending on your requirements, you may need to configure additional Customizing settings to ensure functions are applied accurately. For more information and examples, see SAP Library for SAP ERP on SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com/erp -> SAP ERP Enhancement Packages ->ERP Central Component Enhancement Package 5 -> Business Functions -> Business Functions in SAP ERP -> Enterprise Business Functions -> Accounting -> Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale

See also

Release note Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale (New)

SAP Library for SAP ERP on SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com/erp -> SAP ERP Enhancement Packages ->ERP Central Component Enhancement Package 5 -> Business Functions -> Business Functions in SAP ERP -> Enterprise Business Functions -> Accounting -> Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale

FIN_ACC_GC_ASTHFS: Load from Data Stream and Copy (Enhanced)

Use

As of SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 (SEM-BW 605), you can specify that the system is to ignore any data records from the source environment (BI InfoProvider when loading from a data stream; source version or source group currency when copying) in which all key figures are zero when it loads from data streams or copies using the Delete All update mode.

Previously, when you selected Reported Financial Data or All Data Types as the data type in

a data collection method of the type Load from Data Stream or Copy, the system also

automatically read any data records from the source environment in which all key figures were zero. If the breakdowns for the source data are incorrect, the consistency check generates errors when writing the data to the target environment although the key figures actually have no values. These types of errors in the source data are irrelevant when the Delete All update mode is used.

If you activate the new business function, you can specify that the system is to ignore these

data records in which all key figures are zero when it loads from data streams or copies the Reported Financial Data or All Data Types data types when update mode Delete All is used.

Effects on System Administration

To activate the new functions, select the new Ignore Data Records with Key Figure Zero indicator in Customizing for the Load from Data Stream or Copy methods.

See also

Release note Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale (New)

SAP Library for SAP ERP on SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com/erp -> SAP ERP Enhancement Packages ->ERP Central Component Enhancement Package 5 -> Business Functions -> Business Functions in SAP ERP -> Enterprise Business Functions -> Accounting -> Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale

FIN_ACC_GC_ASTHFS: Historical Currency Translation Without C/I (New)

Use

As of SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 (SEM-BW 605), you can perform the historical currency translation based on additional financial data without having to activate the consolidation of investments.

For the historical currency translation, you have to select Investments or Equity as the procedure for exchange rate determination in Customizing for currency translation methods. To be able to do this, the Investments and Equity data streams must have been generated in the data basis. However, you could previously only do this if you had activated the consolidation of investments in the settings for the consolidation area.

By activating the new business function, you can now activate the Investments and Equity data streams without having to activate the consolidation of investments.

See also

Release note Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale (New)

SAP Library for SAP ERP on SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com/erp -> SAP ERP Enhancement Packages ->ERP Central Component Enhancement Package 5 -> Business Functions -> Business Functions in SAP ERP -> Enterprise Business Functions -> Accounting -> Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale

FIN_ACC_GC_ASTHFS: Document Type Assignment in the Balance Carryforward (New)

Use

As of SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 (SEM-BW 605), you can define a document type assignment in the Customizing settings for balance carryforwards. To do this, you assign an automatic target document type to a manual source document type. When you execute the balance carryforward, the system replaces the source document type used to post the data records to be carried forward in the previous year with the target document type in the data records carried forward.

If you posted manual corrections to remove errors from reported partner data after interunit elimination, for example, you can use this function to carry forward the manual corrections to your standard automatic document types for interunit elimination.

Effects on System Administration

In the consolidation workbench, choose Balance Carryforward -> Document Type Assignment, and enter the source and target document types in the table.

The following constraints apply:

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The attributes (such as the posting level) for the source and target document types must be identical. Exception: A manual source document type can be assigned to an automatic target document type.

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If you have already entered a document type in the document type assignment for the adjustment of deferred taxes, you cannot enter this in the document type assignment for the balance carryforward.

See also

Release note Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale (New)

SAP Library for SAP ERP on SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com/erp -> SAP ERP Enhancement Packages ->ERP Central Component Enhancement Package 5 -> Business Functions -> Business Functions in SAP ERP -> Enterprise Business Functions -> Accounting -> Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale

FIN_ACC_GC_ASTHFS: Compare Investment to Equity (Enhanced)

Use

As of SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 (SEM-BW 605), you can specify whether the system is to display an error message or simply a warning when the function to compare investment to equity is run in the consolidation of investments.

Activating the check previously always resulted in an error message when inconsistencies were detected. If this is not the desired behavior, for example, because the investment was reported outside the particular consolidation group, you can specify that the system is to display a warning instead.

Effects on System Administration

Once you have activated the FIN_ACC_GC_ASTHFS business function, a new dropdown list is displayed next to the Compare Investment to Equity indicator in the system utilization for consolidation of investments. Select the required value from this list.

See also

Release note Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale (New)

SAP Library for SAP ERP on SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com/erp -> SAP ERP Enhancement Packages ->ERP Central Component Enhancement Package 5 -> Business Functions -> Business Functions in SAP ERP -> Enterprise Business Functions -> Accounting -> Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale

FIN_ACC_GC_ASTHFS: Hiding Statistical Items in the Log (New)

Use

As of SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 (SEM-BW 605), you can dynamically show or hide statistical items in the log for consolidation of investments.

Previously, you could specify in the system utilization for the consolidation of investments whether the system was to display statistical items in the log. If you have activated the FIN_ACC_GC_ASTHFS business function, an additional pushbutton appears in the task log that allows you to show or hide the statistical items as required.

When you perform the consolidation of investments, the statistical items are initially either shown or hidden in the log based on the setting you configured in the system utilization settings. The new pushbutton enables you to then show or hide the statistical items in the log display for the current task.

This function can also be used to display items from saved logs for consolidation of investments.

See also

Release note Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale (New)

SAP Library for SAP ERP on SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com/erp -> SAP ERP Enhancement Packages ->ERP Central Component Enhancement Package 5 -> Business Functions -> Business Functions in SAP ERP -> Enterprise Business Functions -> Accounting -> Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale

FIN_ACC_GC_ASTHFS: Equity Method (Changed)

Use

As of SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 (SEM-BW 605), you can carry goodwill in the local currency of the investee unit when using the equity method. You can also perform the equity method with group shares.

Goodwill in Local Currency

When you use this function, the system treats the goodwill as follows:

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The system manages the goodwill for an equity-method investee unit in the goodwill ODS in the same way it does for purchase method units.

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The system posts the goodwill for the parent unit in group currency only.

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The system also posts currency translation differences for equity-method investee units to both goodwill ODS and the documents for the Goodwill consolidation of investments activity.

Equity Method with Group Shares

Until now, you could only perform the investment adjustment for the equity method with direct shares of direct investors of the equity-method investee unit. The system explicitly reports minority interest based on the group shares of the investors. If you perform the equity method with group shares, the system adjusts investments for the investors based specifically on their group shares. The system does not explicitly report minority interest in this case.

Effects on System Administration

Goodwill in Local Currency

When you previously selected the equity method accounting technique in the Customizing settings for a consolidation of investments method, the Carry Goodwill in Local Currency checkbox was not ready for input. If you activate the FIN_ACC_GC_ASTHFS business function, you can activate this checkbox. However, in this case, you still cannot post the goodwill on the investee unit.

Equity Method with Group Shares

The system performs the equity method with direct shares by default. In Customizing for consolidation of investment methods, you can specify that the system is to perform the equity method with group shares instead.

See also

Release note Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale (New)

SAP Library for SAP ERP on SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com/erp -> SAP ERP Enhancement Packages ->ERP Central Component Enhancement Package 5 -> Business Functions -> Business Functions in SAP ERP -> Enterprise Business Functions -> Accounting -> Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale

FIN_ACC_GC_ASTHFS: Consistency Check for Manual Document Types (New)

Use

As of SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 (SEM-BW 605), you can use a new report to check the consistency in the control of document fields with respect to the data model, and make any corrections required.

If you make changes to the data model after you have created document types for manual

postings, this can result in inconsistencies in the control of document fields for the document

types.

Until now, the system eliminated these inconsistencies when a data collection task was run to which you assigned the inconsistent document type for posting documents. If, when you execute the task, the system identifies this type of inconsistency in the Customizing settings for

a document type, the system attempts to correct this inconsistency automatically. Where applicable, a message is also displayed requesting you to save the changes.

A new report now checks manual document types for these inconsistencies and eliminates

them when you execute the report in the update run. We recommend that you always execute

the report whenever you have made changes to the data model.

Before you execute the report, specify the consolidation area in the global parameters. The report only ever checks the manual document types for this consolidation area that you specified in the global parameters. When you have configured this setting, execute report UCUMD_REPAIR_DOCTYPE_FIELDOPT in transaction SE38.

See also

Release note Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale (New)

SAP Library for SAP ERP on SAP Help Portal at http://help.sap.com/erp -> SAP ERP Enhancement Packages ->ERP Central Component Enhancement Package 5 -> Business Functions -> Business Functions in SAP ERP -> Enterprise Business Functions -> Accounting -> Financials, Group Close, Assets Held for Sale