Controlling with SAP S/4HANA: Business User Guide

  • 8h 44m
  • Janet Salmon, Stefan Walz
  • Rheinwerk Publishing Inc.
  • 2021

SAP S/4HANA brings change to your routine controlling activities. Perform your key tasks in the new environment with this user guide! Get click-by-click instructions for your daily and monthly overhead controlling tasks, and then dive deeper into processes such as make-to-stock/make-to-order scenarios, margin analysis, and investment management. Finally, instructions for intercompany transactions and reporting make this your all-in-one resource!

  • Get step-by-step instructions for your core controlling tasks in SAP S/4HANA
  • Assess overhead, manufacturing, sales, project, and investment costs
  • Streamline your operations with both the new and classic user interfaces

Master Data

See how your financials data is organized in SAP S/4HANA for management accounting. Understand the key reporting entities, from general ledger accounts and cost centers to specific master data for margin analysis.

Functional Tasks

Walk through your core controlling activities for overhead costs, manufacturing costs, sales costs, investments, and intercompany transactions. Learn how to assess each data type with step-by-step guidance and tips from the experts.


Discover the reports that gather your cost data for assessment. Get insight into SAP S/4HANA innovations that impact reporting, including the SAP Fiori interface, the virtual data model, global accounting hierarchies, and more.

  • Organizational structures
  • Master data
  • Overhead controlling
  • Asset maintenance
  • Margin analysis
  • Event-based revenue recognition
  • Investment controlling
  • Intercompany scenarios
  • Reporting
  • User interfaces

About the Authors

Janet Salmon Janet Salmon is the chief product owner for management accounting at SAP SE and has accompanied many developments to the controlling components of SAP ERP Financials as both a product and a solution manager. She regularly works with key customers and user groups in the United States and Germany to understand their controlling challenges and requirements. Her role is to design and implement innovative controlling solutions with SAP’s development teams in Germany and China.

Stefan Walz Stefan Walz is chief business process architect for SAP S/4HANA financials at SAP. He has more than 25 years of SAP financials experience through his work in consulting and financials development. He is the coinventor of Universal Journal-based management accounting and event-based revenue recognition. Today, Stefan is responsible for the process integration of the financials component to customer projects, service, and sales in SAP S/4HANA.

In this Book

  • Introduction to SAP S/4HANA
  • Controlling in SAP S/4HANA
  • Organizational Structures
  • Master Data
  • Overhead Controlling
  • Controlling for Manufacturing Organizations
  • Margin Analysis for Products and Services
  • Investment Controlling
  • Controlling in an Intercompany Environment
  • Reporting in SAP S/4HANA
  • Conclusion and Outlook