SAP Central Finance enables customers with more than one older SAP ERP system to replicate FI documents from these SAP ERP systems into a central Finance system running on SAP S/4HANA. In the SAP Central Finance system customer can leverage the capabilities of SAP HANA to achieve a organization-wide financial view with real-time reporting capabilities.
SAP Central Finance doesn't operate as a standalone system but rather depends on data replication from other SAP ERP systems. This FI documents are usually replicated using SAP SLT. Master data is usually done using IDocs.
So when it comes to monitoring, verifying the data flow completeness is only a part of the whole monitoring scenario. To monitor the entire SAP Central Finance scenario, monitoring the following components should be considered
For Master Data Replication:
For Transactional Data:
The setup for Data Flow Verification is described on this portal page. For the other components please follow the links to the setup pages.
To be able to monitor SAP cFIN documents via Data Flow Verification you need:
|FINS_CFIN_DFV_CO_DOC_COUNT||Use this report to check whether all internal controlling documents (secondary postings) that have been transferred with the CO interface, have been posted in the Central Finance system as expected.||FINS_CFIN_DFV_CO_NUM|
|FINS_CFIN_DFV_FI_DOC_COUNT||Use this report to check whether all journal entries (accounting documents) from the source system have been posted in the Central Finance system as expected.||FINS_CFIN_DFV_FI_NUM|
|FINS_CFIN_DFV_PCA_DOC_COUNT||Use this report to check whether EC-PCA documents or balances are replicated to the Central Finance system correctly.||FINS_CFIN_DFV_PCA_CN|
|FINS_CFIN_DFV_CMT_DOC_COUNT||Use this report to check whether all commitment line items have been posted in the Central Finance system as expected.||FINS_CFIN_DFV_CMTNUM|
Before configuring the data collection in FRun, variants for the comparison reports need to be created in the Central Finance system. You need at least one variant for each source system. Additionally to the source system name you can add further source system specific filters like the controlling area or the company code.
Please note: Do not maintain time-related parameters, like date or period in your variant. Time-based settings for the report run are calculated by FRun using additional input parameters in the setup session.
For more information on the cFIN comparison reports please refer to: https://help.sap.com/S4_OP_CFIN > Configuration: Central Finance > Comparison Reports
Available Monitoring Categories
The available monitoring categories are:
Available Filter Options
Data Flow Verification
In the Data Flow Verification setup in FRun you first select the comparison report you want to use. The available reports are described on the section "Preparations in the Central Finance System" above.
After selecting the comparison report you can further restrict the selection via the following parameters:
Not all parameters are relevant for each reports. The following table shows which parameters can be set for which report:
|FINS_CFIN_DFV_CO_DOC_COUNT||Variant, Date, Time Period, Delay|
|FINS_CFIN_DFV_FI_DOC_COUNT||Variant, Date, Time Period, Delay|
|FINS_CFIN_DFV_PCA_DOC_COUNT||Variant, Date (ENTRY_DATE only), Time Period, Delay|
|FINS_CFIN_DFV_CMT_DOC_COUNT||Variant, Time Period, Delay|
For Data Flow Verification the following metrics are collected:
For all metrics the following filter parameters are available: