SAP FI – Company Basics

  • April 10, 2018
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SAP FI – Company Basics

A company is defined as the smallest unit for which financial statements can be created in accordance with commercial legal regulations.

In SAP FI, a company can comprise of multiple codes, however it acts as a single unit for which financial statements are available. All the company codes must use the same chart of accounts list and fiscal year, however each code can have a different local currency.

A chart of accounts list consists of all the chart of accounts that can be used and each code must have one chart of account.

A fiscal year normally consists of twelve months’ time period where company creates the financial statements.

SAP FI – Create Company

Login to SAP FICO

Use T-code SPRO → click on SAP Reference IMG → New window will open.

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Expand SAP Customizing implementation guide → Enterprise Structure → Definition → Finance Accounting → Define Company → click on Execute (see the pointer in the screenshot).

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A new window will open → click on New Entries → New Entries: Details of added entry

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You need to provide the following details to create a new company −

• Enter the company code to represents group of company.

• Enter the company name.

• Enter the full address-street, PO Box, postal code, city.

• Enter the Country.

• Enter the Language key.

• Enter the currency

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The next step is to save the company details → CTRL+S or as shown in the above screenshot.

SAP FI – Create Company Code

In SAP FI, a company can comprise of multiple codes, however it acts as a single unit for which financial statements are available. Company code is the smallest unit in an organization for which financial statements (profit-loss statement, etc.) can be generated.

Create, edit, delete a company code

Let us discuss how to create, edit, and delete a company code. Take a look at the following screenshot.

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Expand Enterprise Structure as mentioned in the previous topic → Definition → Financial Accounting → Edit, Copy, Delete, check company code → Execute using click on the watch image → New window will open → You can create a new company code by selecting both the options.

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Select Edit, Copy, Delete, and Check Company Code. It allows you to copy all the configurations and tables automatically.

If you select Edit company code, you will get the following window → click on New Entries and update the code details.

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You can click on the Address button and update the following fields. Once the Address field is updated, click the Save button

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