Get started with this new release by checking out the Finance help. Below, you can find direct links to some of the changes.

UPDATE - Please note: As of August 27th, there are additional help topics available. Below, they are marked with an asterisk (*).

Management Accounting and Margin Analysis

Overhead Accounting

Financial Planning

Accounting and Financial Close

General Ledger Accounting

Asset Accounting

Revenue and Cost Accounting

Treasury Management

Cash and Liquidity Management

  • This topic has been updated with a new Cloud BAdI for the Manage Bank Accounts app. In addition, two new How-To videos (Extending Bank Account Master Data and Defining Custom Logic for Bank Account Master Data) are available to help users understand how to add custom fields and implement custom logic for the app. – See App Extensibility: Manage Bank Accounts.
  • *A new topic contains a list of predefined email notification templates for bank account management processes and information on how to customize these templates: Customizing Email Notification Templates.
  • *There are changes in house bank account connectivity and in G/L account assignment. You can now link only one house bank account to one bank account when the connectivity ID category is Central System: House Bank Account. In addition, the company code of the house bank account must be the same as for the bank account. – See Defining House Bank Accounts.
  • *Because of the newly introduced bank reconciliation account type, there are new processes for assigning G/L accounts to house bank accounts. – See Assigning G/L Accounts to House Bank Accounts.
  • In addition to inactive bank accounts and bank account drafts, you can now delete active bank accounts. The relevant topic has been updated accordingly: Deleting Bank Accounts.

Financial Operations

Receivables Management: Clearing of Open Items

  • *The following new topic about handling payment differences, tolerance limits, partial payments, residual items, and reason codes was added to the A/R clearing process documentation: Payment Differences.

Receivables Management: Bank Statement Processing

Receivables Management: SAP Credit Management

Invoice Management

APIs in Finance

  • An overview topic with a dynamic table showing all Finance APIs is available. You can sort and filter the table according to various criteria. For each table entry, a link to the individual API documentation is available. - See APIs in Finance.
  • The general API documentation has been enhanced: APIs on SAP API Business Hub. The individual API documentation has been enhanced as well: The topics now contain more sample payloads, error code tables, operations documentation for OData APIs, message monitoring information, and authentication information.

*Video Library for Finance

Nearly a dozen new and updated videos have been added to the Video Library for Finance. The library has been restructured again to account for the ever-growing number of how-to videos. For example, we've split the "Videos for General Ledger Accounting" folder into several subfolders.

New videos:

  • Managing Major Deviations in GR/IR Account Reconciliation
  • Performing a Settlement Run
  • Posting Journal Entries with Auto Reverse
  • Overview of the Sales Process in the External Sales and Use Tax Solution for the US
  • Overview of the Sourcing and Procurement Process in the External Sales and Use Tax Solution for the US
  • Using the Initial Loading of Jurisdiction Codes Job Template
  • Responding to the German VAT Changes (micro-learning in collaboration with OpenSAP)
  • Extending Bank Account Master Data
  • Defining Custom Logic for Bank Account Master Data

Have a look at our video about What's New in the Finance Video Library for SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2008.

Updated Videos:

  • Working with Reports (Web Dynpro)
  • Using the Cash Flow Analyzer

What else is new in this release?

To see all changes in SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2008, please read the What's New information or open the What's New Viewer.

To see what is changing in documentation, check the documentation correction note.

And feel free to give us feedback and let us know what you think using the feedback function.