SAP Enterprise Structure – A Case Study (part 4): Define Company Code




This is the part 4 of the series of articles about SAP Enterprise Structure – A Case Study. Read part 1 here.

Enterprise Structure concept in Financial Accounting

Define Company Code
There are two options to create company code:

  • Copy from other company code (or from SAP standard company code)
  • Create from the scratch
SAP recommends that we copy a company code from an existing company code. The advantage is SAP will also copy the existing company code-specific parameters. Then we can change certain data in the relevant application if necessary. This is much less time-consuming than creating a new company code.
But in this book we will create company code from the scratch so we have to define other parameters need in other relevant configuration process manually.
For our business scenario, we need to define two company codes:
  • ABCD for ABCD Telecommunication company
  • EFGH for EFGH Telecommunication company
The information that we need to maintain the company are:
  • Company code
  • Name
  • Address, including country
  • Language key
  • Local currency
We create company code from the following menu path of “SPRO” t-code: IMG – Enterprise Structure – Definition – Financial Accounting – Edit, Copy, Delete, Check Company Code.

 


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Do the same steps to create EFGH company code.

In the next article, I will explain How to Assign Company Code to Company and How to Define Business Area.

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3 thoughts on “SAP Enterprise Structure – A Case Study (part 4): Define Company Code

  1. If a Company changes its name how to effect the name change from the effective date. For eg Company ABC Ltd chanes the neme to DEF Ltd from Jan 1 2011. Where do i specify the effective date. If i do not specify effective date, even for old tranasactions (prior to 1,Jan 2011)like invoices the new name will appear which is wrong

  2. If the company has changed it name, but the business is the same, just change the text of the company code….

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