Profitability Analysis with SAP S/4HANA, 2nd Edition, Updated and Revised 2021

  • 5h 10m
  • Kathrin Schmalzing
  • Rheinwerk Publishing Inc.
  • 2021

Whether you're running account-based or costing-based CO-PA, this is your one-stop shop for profitability analysis with SAP S/4HANA! Get the step-by-step instructions you need for configuring master data, operating concerns, value flows, and setting up your system. From planning to reporting, this guide has the key to each step of your profitability operations. With this guide to CO-PA, you re ready for SAP S/4HANA!

  • Configure margin analysis and costing-based CO-PA in SAP S/4HANA
  • Perform profitability planning with your data
  • Run key profitability reports using SAP Fiori and SAP GUI


Customize CO-PA to your business needs! Configure your operating concerns and characteristics. From actual data flow to data enrichment, learn how to set up account-based (now known as margin analysis) or costing-based in SAP S/4HANA.

User Operations

Once your system is set up, you can get down to business. Follow detailed steps and screenshots for sales, COGS, and overhead cost planning in SAP S/4HANA. Get the details you need, for account-based planning and costing-based planning, this guide has you covered.


Master the basics of profitability reporting. Then learn how to utilize tools like predictive accounting for your profitability analysis, and explore CDS views, ABAP reports, and SAP HANA Live.

  • Master data
  • Organizational data
  • Planning
  • Reporting
  • Actual value flows
  • Cost center assessment
  • Data enrichment
  • 8Account-based CO-PA (margin analysis)
  • Costing-based CO-PA
  • SAP Fiori and SAP GUI

About the Author

Kathrin Schmalzing is a director at one of the big four consulting firms. Before she transitioned to consulting, Kathrin first worked in the automotive industry in the controlling department, giving her a clear view of the challenges faced by end users and the daily tasks in controlling. Kathrin has been working with SAP solutions since 2002 and has been involved in multiple end-to-end implementations of SAP S/4HANA solutions at an international level. Her current focus is on process simplification and modernization with analytics in SAP S/4HANA Financials and SAP FP&A, as well as on their integration with logistics.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Profitability Analysis
  • Configuring the Operating Concern and Basic Settings for Profitability Analysis
  • Configuring Characteristics
  • Configuring Value Fields and Quantity Fields for Costing-Based Profitability Analysis
  • Configuring Value Flows for Margin Analysis
  • Configuring Value Flow for Costing-Based Profitability Analysis
  • Planning
  • Reporting