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New SAP book release – Value Flows into SAP ERP Finance (FI), Controlling (CO), and Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) by Christoph Theis and Stefan Eifler.
Many companies struggle with reconciliation between SAP FI and SAP CO-PA in order to generate reliable and actionable reporting results. This book explores value flows into SAP Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) in depth, along with integration with the SAP ERP system.
Authors Stefan Eifler and Christoph Theis are leading SAP CO-PA subjectmatter experts. They walk readers step by step through a SAP value flow—from the customer order to production, goods issue to the billing document, and how to display the values in FI/CO. Obtain perspective on business and technical functionality and considerations.
The book also makes the case for using SAP CO-PA as a sales control tool in order to allow for a wider range of business analysis. Explore an overview of SAP S/4HANA Finance and its impact on CO-PA:
– Value flows based on the sales and production processes
– Reconciliation between FI and CO-PA
– Overhead costs and closing tasks
– Overview of SAP S/4 HANA Finance
Author Christoph Theis studied business administration and now has more than ten years of experience in the SAP environment, with a focus on Financials and Controlling. Up until 2012 he was employed at Logwin AG. His main tasks included on one hand accompanying various international SAP rollouts with a focus on reporting, forms, Finance, and Controlling, and on the other hand, customizing the system, testing settings, training key users, and performing data migrations. For one year he managed the Cash Management department with nine employees and gathered extensive know-how as an employee in the Treasury and Controlling group at Logwin AG. At the beginning of 2013, Christoph became an external SAP consultant and for one year, supported various medium-sized companies in SAP implementations and SAP optimization projects in the areas of FI and CO. He now works as an accountant/in-house consultant for rollouts and integration projects with SAP FI & CO at Sartorius AG in Göttingen and supports international SAP rollouts in the areas of Financials and Controlling, for example in the USA, in Puerto Rico, France, Belgium and Tunisia.
Author Stefan Eifler has worked as an external and internal SAP consultant for more than 17 years, focusing on CO. He specializes in Profitability Analysis (CO-PA). After completing his business studies degree at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, he began work as an external SAP consultant at COPA GmbH, a consultancy specializing in the beverages industry. He has implemented the module CO, always including CO-PA, successfully and on schedule at many well-known companies in the beverages industry, such as Coca-Cola, Veltins, Schwarze, Amecke, Berentzen, and Schneider Weisse.
After marrying his wife Karin and while awaiting the birth of his son Jan Lukas, Stefan accepted an offer from Berentzen-Gruppe AG to work there as an in-house SAP consultant. There, as lead for controlling projects, in addition to many SAP projects, such as the implementation of SAP R/3 when the Berentzen companies were merged into one company, he led projects such as the implementation of international reporting (IFRS) for December 31, 2005. In additional roles such as sales and production controller, Stefan was able to gather a lot of practical experience in controlling.
Thanks to his holistic business training, he was also the risk manager for Berentzen-Gruppe AG and supported numerous internal and external students with their degree dissertations and theses. Since February 2012, Stefan has been working at the global company Sartorius AG in Göttingen, Germany, as an in-house consultant for CO and PS (Project System), enabling him to gather deeper international experience.