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Examples of exchange rate updates with parallel valuation


Except from Practical Guide to SAP Material Ledger by Rosana Fonseca.

Currency amounts that come from stock valuation, invoice verification, material cost estimates, and order settlement are translated into the other currencies in the respective areas and updated in SAP Material Ledger as shown below.

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Webinar Registration Open: Adaptive Leadership and Organizational Change Management Trends for SAP Controlling Professionals Presented by Jeff Klabish

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March 5 at 10:00 AM PST/1:00 PM EST: Adaptive Leadership and Organizational Change Management Trends for SAP Controlling Professionals

In the current business climate, many organizations are in a state of change chaos struggling to simultaneously manage many different change priorities.

 In this webinar, Jeff Klabish, Practice Director for Alta Via’s Organizational Change Management Practice, will explore proven frameworks for managing and adapting to change and how technology and innovation contribute to the equation. Jeff will share strategies for how to approach training and retain institutional knowledge at your organization.

Jeff Klabish is the Practice Director for Alta Via’s Organizational Change Management Practice. Mr. Klabish has over 20 years of management consulting experience providing organizational change management and continuous improvement solutions to global clients. As a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Mr. Klabish has personally realized over $300 million in career cost savings for his clients. In addition to Lean Six Sigma, Mr. Klabish has also provided organizational change management services to several global organizations including NASA, The United States Army, BJC Healthcare, General Dynamics, AT&T, Nokia Mobile Phone, Eli Lilly, and PwC. 

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Webinar Recording Now Available: SAP S/4HANA - Evaluate Your Options


Members of the SAP Controlling Community recently gathered for a webinar with Julien Delvat on SAP S/4HANA.

The launch of SAP HANA brought with it a fundamental change from traditional databases. The first years after its release were focused on technical implementations aimed at enabling "innovation without disruption". Decision makers today recognize that SAP HANA is stable and expect to see significant returns and business improvements as a result of its implementation, putting focus firmly onto the functional aspects of these projects. However, both functional and technical leads often struggle to start the functional journey of SAP S/4HANA.

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Controlling 2017 Keynote Announcement

KeynoteRoom400We are pleased to announce that change management expert Jeff Klabish, Practice Director for Alta Via’s Organizational Change Management Practice, will present the Controlling 2017 keynote address Navigating Uncertain Times.

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Material price determination setup in SAP Material Ledger


Except from Practical Guide to SAP Material Ledger by Rosana Fonseca.

The material price determination indicates how the valuation of a material should occur after each business transaction for a material relevant for valuation. If SAP Material Ledger is active, this field has to be set up in the material master using an appropriate combination of price control and material price determination. If SAP Material Ledger is activated for a valuation area, the accounting 1 view looks slightly different than the regular screen without a material ledger. Additional fields become available when using SAP Material Ledger or split valuation.

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The following two price indicator options are available in the material master (accounting 1 view) for price determination. Accounting 1 view contains current valuation data of a material.

Transaction-based (2)
If you select this option, you can keep your inventory price control indicator as V (moving average) or S (standard price). If the material has price control S, the moving average is calculated for information purposes only, it is not used for valuation as the price control is standard. Materials with the transaction-based indicator option are not considered later in a multilevel actual costing.

Single/Multilevel (3)
If you choose this option, the price control has to be S (standard price). A moving average (period unit price) is calculated at month end. Single/Multilevel price determination allows you to calculate single and multi-level price differences and carry them over through a multiple level manufactured production structure.

An appropriate combination of price control and price determination for a multilevel actual costing is shown in Table 2.1.

Table 2.1: Material price determination

Keep reading in Practical Guide to SAP Material Ledger by Rosana Fonseca. 

Rosana Fonseca is an independent SAP Financials consultant who has been working in SAP since 1999. She is SAP certified in FI and CO modules and has extensive experience in SAP global projects in the USA, Canada, Europe, UK, Asia, and South America, which includes different industry segments such as Mining, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Electronics, Energy, Consumer Goods, Telecom, and Aerospace. She is originally from Brazil, but is also a Canadian citizen. She currently lives in Toronto in her adopted country Canada.

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SAP Templates Frequently Asked Questions

JulienBlogSAP templates are often perceved to be overly complex. We would like to dispel that myth. Let's dive into some frequently asked questions when it comes to templates. 

FAQ 1: Do templates work for repetitive manufacturing?

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New for Controlling 2017 - Bring Your Boss to Controlling Executive Strategy Sessions

ElitzaBlog400The Controlling 2017 conference features sessions on Tuesday, September 19 specifically for CFO’s, Controllers, Finance Directors and Managers, and anyone aspiring to these roles in their career. Get executive-level education on change management, SAP direction and strategy, revenue recognition, analytics and more. Learn more about sessions that will cover information that executives working with SAP Controlling need to know.

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Accelerate Your Revenue Recognition Webinar Recording Now Available

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If your calendar year is December 31, it's not too late to implement a successful adoption of the new Revenue Recognition standard. But, you will need to re-think the typical implementation process. Watch this recorded webinar to learn methods that can accelerate your project implementation. Understand how your project risk profile is impacted and examine mitigation considerations. Identify the one critical path requirement that will determine success or failure.

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What's new at Controlling 2017?


MainImageBlog250So what’s new at Controlling 2017? Here a list of new features at Controlling 2017 based on your feedback from the 2016 conference.  Controlling 2017 will feature more of what you love about the annual Controlling conference -- high-quality sessions with core SAP Controlling topics, expert speakers, and dedicated networking opportunities to help you get the most out of the conference. 

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SAP Material Ledger Webcast: New Tips and Key Updates

ExclusiveContentBlog250Is your company getting the most out of the available SAP Material Ledger functionality? Dive into a recorded webcast that covers new tips and key updates for SAP Materials Ledger. This session covers: 

- Leveraging the SAP Material ledger for valuation in 3+ currencies (is it even possible?)

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