Nigel Grillet
Stop creating G/L accounts when setting up a new Company Code
Nigel Grillet · 4 months ago · Discussion
Nigel Grillet
Stop creating G/L accounts when setting up a new Company Code

Hello all,

Several of my customers are facing the same issue: as a best practice we all use chart of accounts YCOA, when creating (copy) new company codes the system automatically creates G/L accounts from the "model company"; and not from the source company chosen. This results in all of the company code settings of the standard accounts to have to be manually maintained again. This could be any field like tax settings, house bank ID's, local chart of accounts mapping, field status groups, sort keys, blocked for posting flags, etc.

Due to the specific restrictions and bugs in the "manage G/L accounts master data" app (Filtering, fields not available, mass change restrictions, buffering issues,...), this results in ~4h / company code of work for some of our customers that have highly customized settings. This is super frustrating, especially since all of the customer specific accounts do not get copied from the model company (as they do not exist there), but creating them through the copy creation in "manage G/L Master Data" (part of "Manage Your Solution" now) takes 10 seconds with all of the right settings.

I was wondering if others are facing this issue and if anyone has come up with a workaround? For my next project I am seriously contemplating not using any of the standard accounts because we are to create many hundreds of company codes and I simply cannot allow this type of overhead to bother my project. But of course this would defeat the whole purpose of fit-to-standard on the chart of account topic.

Am I imagining this issue? Or do others have it too?
Anyone who faces this, can you please go and vote for the influence ticket that I created? See https://influence.sap.com/sap/ino/#/idea/245689.

I appreciate any insights from the SAP team as well as the community at large. 

=> My proposal is simply to not create G/L accounts when creating a new company code. And force us to use the copy function for all accounts. Standard or non-standard. This function works very well and should be utilized more.With G/L accounts now being part of project transports there really is no need to create the G/L's at the time of Company Code creation any more.

Hope this makes sense.

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