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Financials 2013 Tip #2: Inter/intra-company configuration options in SAP

by Allison Martin

January 28, 2013

Looking for inter/intra-company configuration options in SAP? Well look no further!!

Enjoy this quick tip from Manish Dharnidharka, a Director at PwC’s presentation at Financials 2013  in Las Vegas this spring:  A step-by-step guide to leveraging inter- and intra-company processing in SAP General Ledger”

Review a Sample Org Structure

  • As shown in the sample org structure below we have three company codes and multiple profit center/segments
  • We will use this structure to show various inter/intra-company configuration options in SAP
     

Option 1 – Configured between company code 3900 and 4900

  • The system can be configured to create an accounting entry which automatically generates inter-company clearing lines with the GL account during inter-company transactions
     
  • The clearing line items will have the trading partner field filled with the partner company code information

Option 2 – Configured between company codes 4900 and 5900

  • The system can be configured to post to customer (A/R) for inter-company debit lines and vendor (A/P) for inter-company credit lines
  • Customer and vendor lines will have the trading partner field filled with the partner company code information

Option 1 – Inter-Company Clearing Lines – OBYA

  • GL Account 194000 – Inter-company clearing account is created and used in this configuration per the screen below
  • Between company code 3900 and 4900

 
Option 1 – Resulting Accounting Entry

  • As you can see from the previous slide the inter-company line in each of the company codes had the trading partner field auto populated
     
  • To achieve this create one-to-one relationship of company code and company

Option 1 – Trading Partner

  • As you can see from the previous slide the inter-company line in each of the company codes had the trading partner field auto populated
     
  • To achieve this create one-to-one relationship of company code and company

Option 2 – Inter-Company with Vendors and Customers

  • Inter-company customers and vendors are created for each pair of company codes (e.g., between company code 4900 and 5900)
  • As a best practice use a naming convention that helps identify inter-company customers and vendors
  • Assign the relevant trading partner in the master data of customer and vendor

  • Execute transaction code OBYA to set up Inter-company relationship (e.g., between company code 4900 and 5900)
     
  • Inter-company customer and vendor must be created before this configuration

Note: Posting key is 01 for customer  and 31 for vendor


Option 2 – Resulting Accounting Entry


For more on SAP core financial accounting functionality-  join us in March in Las Vegas at Financials 2013, March 18-23 And follow me at @AllisonMartin14 for more information on upcoming Financials events.

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