Make SAP General Ledger Migration Cockpit More Flexible by Adding Your Own Activities

  • by Mitresh Kundalia, Director — SAP Practice, Quality Systems & Software
  • September 23, 2009
Fine-tune the migration cockpit to include your own activities in addition to standard ones so that you can see all the steps in one central place.
Key Concept

The migration cockpit helps you perform the tasks for migration to the SAP General Ledger. It is a step-by-step guide with all the required steps and the interdependencies for specific scenarios, such as migration with document splitting, migration without document splitting, or migration using parallel accounting. The migration cockpit displays the Process Tree / Monitor of all the necessary tasks and programs to be executed and arranged within the phases with interdependencies.

Even though the migration cockpit includes all the mandatory steps for migration to the SAP General Ledger, users often need to add activities to the process. Examples include:

  • Check FI posting periods
  • Communicate SAP downtime
  • Determine open items volume
  • Check CO posting periods
  • Check SPL posting periods
  • Download key FI reports for comparison

My experience with SAP General Ledger projects is that many times SAP users manage these additional steps outside the migration cockpit in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or other manual process. The beauty of the migration cockpit is that you can enhance it to include your own customer-defined activities so they are all in the same place.

I will demonstrate this functionality with the example of adding the activity Confirm Reconciliation and Closing of Previous Fiscal Year to the preparation phase. Before I show you how to adapt the migration cockpit, I’ll give a brief explanation of how it works.

Mitresh Kundalia

Mitresh Kundalia heads the SAP practice at Quality Systems & Software ( QS&S is a leading business and technology consulting firm that specializes in delivering superior IT solutions using SAP products. Mitresh is widely acknowledged as a leading SAP expert and has worked on various SAP assignments, including strategic planning, fresh implementations, upgrades, and post-go-live support projects. With an MBA degree in finance, Mitresh manages SAP projects with a special focus on customer-focused solutions, management reporting, profitability analysis, SAP General Ledger, and business intelligence. He is a regular contributor at SAP events and publications and technical advisor to leading journals.

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