SAP FINANCIAL CONSOLIDATION 10.1

Streamline Compliance with Enterprise-Class Financial Consolidation Software

GENERAL INFORMATION

SAP Financial Consolidation is a web-based application specifically designed to help you automate, unify, and secure statutory consolidation and management reporting at the enterprise level. With a comprehensive set of enterprise-class, consolidation-focused functionality, SAP Financial Consolidation enables you to meet global and local regulatory regulations and streamline compliance across complex structures of corporate groups. It interfaces with multiple heterogeneous source systems, and automates intercompany reconciliation and elimination, currency translation, minority interest and equity, as well as segment reporting – so you can be fully confident in your financial data. As part of our financial management, the application provides you with the power to close your books quickly and accurately. With release 10.1 you can benefit from our latest innovations including a rejuvenated HTML5 web user interface to enable easier, smoother application use; 64-bit compliance of the webserver layer; new web printing solution alternative to ActivePDF; refined real-time reporting on consolidated data with the SAP HANA Platform and connectivity to SAP S/4HANA Finance as well as support of SAML2 authentication (SAP Financial Consolidation Support Package 09).

PRECONDITIONS

The prerequisites described below need to be considered for a successful implementation of SAP Financial Consolidation 10.1.

One of the following BusinessObjects platform:

  • SAP BI Platform 4.2 SP05 (GDPR compliant), SAP BI Platform 4.2 SP07 Patch 05
  • SAP BusinessObjects Information Platform Services 4.2 SP05 (GDPR compliant), SAP BusinessObjects Information Platform Services 4.2 SP07 Patch 05

Database Server

  • An empty database created
  • One of the following RDBM engine:
    • SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 Standard Editions or higher (including in a Microsoft Cluster environment)
    • Oracle Database 12c Release 2
    • SAP HANA SPS12  Patch12 (1.00.122.12)
    • SAP HANA 2 SP2
    •  SAP HANA 2 SPS04 Revision 43

Application Server

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
  • Framework .NET latest 4.x version available
  • The RDBM client connectivity with OleDB provider included

Web server

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
  • Framework .NET latest 4.x version available
  • Microsoft IIS

Thick Client

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1 or 10
  • Framework .NET latest 4.x version available
  • Adobe FlashPlayer latest version
  • The RDBM client connectivity with OleDB provider, if Excel links with pivot table are used

Thin Client, HTML5

  • Google Chrome (recommended)
  • Apple Safari
  • Mozilla Firefox 47 or greater
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Adobe FlashPlayer latest version

Thin Client, Legacy

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Adobe FlashPlayer latest version

Procedure

The following information below will help you install, upgrade and use the application.

Installation

  1. Get the latest version of the Installation Guide and Administrator's Guide on SAP Help Portal.
  2. Follow the steps in the Installation Guide to install the latest version of SAP Financial Consolidation and configure the product.

Upgrade

  1. Get the latest version of the Upgrade Guide on SAP Help Portal.
  2. Follow the steps in the Upgrade Guide.

Relevant SAP Notes

For release 10.1 Support Package SP00 please consider reading SAP Note 2144013. You can also search for this note.

Documentation

You can find all software documentation and guides related to SAP Financial Consolidation 10.1 on the SAP Help Portal.

Product Availability Matrix (PAM)

The Product Availability Matrix (PAM) is the single point of information for SAP Financial Consolidation 10.1 and its contained components, such as end of maintenance dates, upgrade paths, landscapes, related product versions and technical release information (database platforms, Java platforms, operating systems, and so on). Please enter "SAP Financial Cons" into the search text box and click on the "Search in PAM" submit button to retrieve the information.

Maintenance

For information on the maintenance duration refer to the maintenance strategy.

Support Package Stacks

SAP recommends that you always install the latest SAP Financial Consolidation 10.1 Support Package stack. All information about planned and available Support Package Stacks can be found on the SAP Support Package Stack page or at the Support Packages and Patches section of the SAP Software Download Center.

Please note: You need a valid Maintenance Certificate when installing Support Packages.

Support

In case you encounter problems when installing, upgrading or running SAP Financial Consolidation 10.1, report an incident using component EPM-BFC.

Additional Information

For more information you can visit our SAP Financial Consolidation 10.1 on the SAP Help Portal.