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SAP Best Practices – Baseline Package (Part – VII)

SAP Best Practices – Baseline Package (Part – VII)

In the previous post we have seen the documentation available till Forms Sub-section. In this post we will continue our understanding of the Baseline Best Practices Further.

Sub-section: Reports / Section Business Info

This sub-section speaks about the Reports available and has following information on the webpage:

Monitor and Control your Company Processes

SAP Reports

SAP Best Practices packages provide report information in different areas for you to monitor and control your company processes. The package includes the top reports in business process documents. In addition, all Business Process Documentation provides information about reports that are relevant to each specific process.

Further reports can be found in other SAP Best Practices packages.

The Reports part under this sub-sections is basically divided into Accounting and Logistics Reports. We will try to understand what each of them has for us:

Accounting

SAP ERP Reports for Accounting

When we click on the above link, the page navigates us to a new webpage that contains following information:

The reporting tools and existing reports can be used to satisfy reporting requirements in most cases. In the area of accounting, various reports can be used to get information about all fields of financial accounting. Faster reporting with SAP HANA can help you quickly generate reports in the business financials area.

Then we have a link “Business Process Documentation” upon clicking on this link, system downloads a word file that contains list of Key Reports available. The file contains reports for the following areas under Financials / Controlling:


  1. General Ledger

  2. Fixed Assets

  3. Cost Element Accounting

  4. Cost Center Accounting

  5. Product Costing

  6. Internal Orders

  7. Profitability Analysis

  8. Information System

Lets dive further and try to see which reports are available under above areas:

General Ledger


  1. Recurring Entry Documents

  2. G/L Account Statements

  3. Financial Statement

  4. Financial Statement: Actual/Actual Comparison

  5. Compact Document Journal (List)

  6. Line Item Journal (List)

  7. Chart of Accounts (List)

  8. GL Account Balances: List

  9. Vendor Balances: Total List

  10. Customer Balances: Total List

  11. Document Journal List

Fixed Assets


  1. Inventory List by Cost Center

  2. Inventory List by Asset Class

  3. Asset Balances

  4. Asset Transactions

  5. Asset Acquisitions

  6. Asset Retirements

  7. Asset History Sheet

  8. Total Depreciation

  9. Depreciation on Capitalized Assets (Depreciation Simulation)

  10. Changes to Asset Master Records

  11. Asset History (asset chart)

Cost Element Accounting


  1. Controlling Documents: Actual Costs

  2. Internal Orders: Master Data Report

Cost Center Accounting


  1. Cost Centers: New Actual Line items

  2. Cost Center: New Plan Line Items

  3. Cost Centers: Actual/Plan/Variance

  4. Range: Cost Centers

  5. Range: Cost Elements

  6. Cost Centers: Planning Overview

  7. Range: Actual/Budget Commitments

  8. Cost Centers: Activity Prices

Internal Orders


  1. Orders: New Actual Line Items

  2. Orders: New Plan Line Items

  3. Orders: Commitment Line Items

  4. List: Orders

  5. Orders: Actual/Plan/Variance

  6. Order: Planning Overview

  7. Internal Orders: Master Data Report

  8. List: Budget/Actual/Commitments

Product Costing


  1. Multilevel BOM: Value/Amount/Status

  2. Cost Component

  3. Itemization

  4. Cost Elements

  5. Analyzing/Comparing Material Cost Estimates

  6. Analyzing Product Cost Collector

  7. Analyzing Product Order


Profitability Analysis


  1. Executing Report

  2. Profitability Analysis: Display Actual Line Items

Information System


  1. Costs/Revenues/Expenditures/Receipts

  2. Actual Costs/Revenues

Logistics

SAP ERP Reports for Logistics

When we click on the above link, the page navigates us to a new webpage that contains following information:

This building block contains the settings and documentation that enable you to use various reports to successfully monitor and control your company processes in the area of logistics and production.

Then we have a link “Business Process Documentation” upon clicking on this link, system downloads a word file that contains list of Key Reports available. The file contains reports for the following areas:


  1. General Reports

  2. Sales and Distribution

  3. Material Management and Procurement

  4. Service

  5. Production

Lets dive further and try to see which reports are available under above areas:

General Reports

  1. MRP List

  2. List Display of Purchase Requisitions

  3. Stock Overview

  4. Outbound Delivery Monitor


Sales and Distribution

  1. List of Sales Orders

  2. Sales Order Selection

  3. Analyzing Sales Orders

  4. Actual Cost Line Items for Sales Documents

  5. Listing Billing Documents

  6. Releasing Billing Documents for Accounting

  7. Incomplete SD Documents

  8. SD Documents blocked for Delivery

  9. SD Incomplete Documents

  10. Purchase Requisition per Account Assignment

  11. Purchase Orders by Account Assignment

  12. Quotation List

  13. Expiring Quotations

  14. Expired Quotations

  15. Completed Quotations

  16. Credit Overview

  17. Customers with Missing Credit Data

  18. Credit Memos

  19. License: Assigned documents

  20. Check of Customer Master Regarding Legal Control

  21. Backorders

  22. Sales Support Monitor

  23. Returns


Materials Management and Procurement

  1. List of Notifications

  2. Analysis of Purchase Order Values

  3. Purchase Order by Material

  4. Purchase Order by Vendor

  5. Purchase Documents by Document Number

  6. Purchasing Group Analysis

  7. Releasing Purchasing Documents

  8. Assigning and Processing Purchase Requisitions

  9. Stock Requirement List

  10. SC Stock Monitoring for Vendor

  11. Vendor Analysis

  12. Mass Activation of Planned Changes for Vendor

  13. Material Document List

  14. Displaying Warehouse Stocks of Material

  15. Accounting Documents for Material

  16. Material Documents with Reason for Movement

  17. Batch Analysis

  18. Availability Overview

  19. Plant Analysis

  20. Material Analysis

  21. Consignment and Pipeline Settlement

  22. Collective Conversion


Service

  1. Service Notifications

  2. Service and Maintenance Orders

  3. Equipment list

  4. Cost Analysis

  5. Scheduling Overview

  6. Serial Number List


Production

  1. Production Order Information System

  2. Missing Parts Info System

  3. Capacity Planning

  4. Long-Term Capacity Planning

  5. Long-Term Planning: MRP List

  6. Changing Plan

  7. Evaluation of Product Group Planning

  8. Selection: Plan/Actual/Variance

  9. Costs/Revenues/Expenditures/Receipts

  10. Actual/Plan/Variance Absolute/Variance %

  11. Order Progress Report

  12. Displaying Production Order Confirmation

  13. Displaying Sales Orders with Delay Times

  14. Reviewing Order Confirmations

  15. Range of Coverage


 All these reports can be very useful during our normal working as they help us get ample information.

Consultants should be aware of these reports and should try to draw information as much as possible from standard reports and try to avoid “Custom Developments” unless necessitated by the business requirement.

What Next?

This concludes information available on the Sub-Section “Reports”. You should make utmost use of the information available as a part of SAP’s Standard documentation.

In the next post we will look into the next sub-section of SAP Best Practices.

Till then have a great day ahead……..

References

SAP Best Practices

Accounting Reports

Logistics Reports

Downloads

You can also download the file

Accounting Reports

Logistics Reports

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