Deloitte’s Point of View on S/4HANA COPA

Options and Challenges for Profitability Analysis under S/4HANA

With S/4HANA SAP introduces the “Simplified Profitability Analysis” to replace the Account Based COPA. Customers now face the challenge to choose which COPA Version to use in the future: Costing Based or Simplified CO-PA.

SAP has started its journey to fully integrate profitability analysis into General Ledger with SFIN 1.0 in 2015 – only for S/4HANA (Finance) customers.

SAP’s ultimate goal is to enable true real time reporting and a streamlined closing process ”reconciled by design”.

Today, not all functionality from costing based CO-PA is yet available with “Simplified Profitability Analysis” – successor of account based CO-PA.

In parallel, SAP has introduced “Combined Profitability Analysis” which is available for S/4HANA customers since 2016.

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This Point of View will provide customers with a detailed overview of all available Profitability Analysis versions, the Migration Aspects, which innovations SAP has planned for the future releases as well the Key Considerations and Recommendations to support your decision.

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