Importance of Report ABST & ABST2 in Asset Accounting before S/4 Conversion

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Asset accounting in SAP S/4HANA- An overview

Asset Accounting in SAP S/4HANA is a module used to manage and record fixed assets within an organisation. It allows companies to track their capital expenditures and manage their assets, including acquisition, depreciation, and disposal.

The primary purpose of Asset Accounting in SAP S/4HANA is to provide a systematic and efficient method of tracking the financial information of an organisation’s assets and provide insights into the use and performance of assets.

Some key features of Asset Accounting in SAP S/4HANA include asset master data management, asset acquisition and retirement, asset accounting before sap s4 Hana, asset valuation, SAP finance consulting and asset reporting.

Here is the importance of reconciling the Asset Accounting sub-ledger and SAP finance consulting with General Ledger before the S/4 Hana conversion.

Here is the importance of reconciling the Asset Accounting sub-ledger and SAP finance consulting with General Ledger before the S/4 Hana conversion. 

 Hi Everyone, This article continues our earlier article on the S/4 conversion checklist by an SAP finance consulting company in the UK.  

I want to cover reconciling the Asset Accounting and SAP finance consulting sub-ledger with General Ledger before conversion. 

  1. The system will not stop you from converting to S/4 Hana if you have a value mismatch between FI-AA and FI-GL. 
  2. As part of the Pre-Conversion, ABST (RAABST01) and ABST2 (RAABST02) are recommended Pre-conversion consistency check reports that the Finance consultant should perform before conversion. This report should be executed and analysed if there is any mismatch between FI-AA and FI-GL. Then that should be reconciled in your source ECC system. 
  3. ABST and ABST2 are obsolete in S/4. And you do not have the option to reconcile in S/4. Suppose you migrate with a difference. Then Customers have to live with the difference going forward. It can never be negotiated at any point later in S/4. 
  4. Let us take a simple example to explain how this balance is migrated to S/4.  


FI-AA value = 1000 $ and the FI-GL Recon balance = 970$; We could see a delta of 30. When you execute ABST and ABST2, we can narrow down which particular G/L account has these discrepancies. This report will also fetch the difference between the parallel ledger and parallel currencies. 

Now the Billion Dollar question comes into mind. What balance will S/4 take into consideration during S/4 migration? Will it take 1000$ and update the same 1000$ in G/L, or since your financials are already audited and reported with 970$? Hence S/4 will migrate 970$ in both Asset and G/L. ( Remember Single Source of Truth ) 

To Answer this question, I would like to explain the below case. 

From the above image, it is clear that we have a discrepancy in the 2nd LC amount between AA and GL, and the report fetches the accurate delta between them.

Now let us consider the first Account; what will be the balance migrated to S/4? Will it be 25,555.21 or 26,767.87?

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Secondly, what will happen to the delta?

The data migration program by the SAP S/4 HANA Implementation partner in Uk, MUJ – Migrated Data to universal Journal, is intelligent enough to negotiate the delta. Note: The actual data migration to ACDOCA happens post-SUM (System Update Manager).

As finance consultants, we migrate the data into S/4 tables. (ACDOCA, MATDOC, MLDOC etc.) All these are sequentially executed in the data migration phase of S/4 post-conversion (We will cover this part in a separate article later).

Now let us return to our original question, What balance will get migrated to ACDOCA?

The answer is that the system will migrate all the balances into ACDOCA. 2nd LC of AA , 2nd LC balance of G/L as well as the Delta. I will explain the same with the screenshots below.

The above screen shows how the system migrates the balance into ACDOCA through the UK SAP S/4 HANA Migration implementation. The system will update the balance of the Asset about the Asset number and with the document number “DA.”

The system will migrate the FI-GL balance without reference to the Asset with the document number “DG”;

The SAP S/4 HANA Migration in UK will migrate the delta without referencing the Asset with the document number” DU” where U- Total Correction for G/L.

The field of SAP S/4 HANA Migration implementation Sources plays a vital role in identifying the data source.

By this, after S/4 conversion and SAP S/4 HANA Implementation, the report will match when we execute any same asset report in source ECC and Target S/4. As in S/4, Only the document DA will be pulled for the Asset report.

Later, when you execute any of the G/L balance reports in both ECC and target S/4. The balance of G/L will match correctly. As the system will compute the balance using the value of DG documents.

The Delta DU- will remain in ACDOCA forever. Therefore, this delta can never be reconciled in S/4 Hana post-conversion.

Hence as a finance consultant, one should understand the importance of ABST and ABST2 before S/4 conversion and decide wisely on handling the delta.

To conclude

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