Tips for Integrating SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting and SAP Hybris Billing

  • by Santosh Kumar , Consultant, SAP Max Attention (SAP America Inc.)
  • December 4, 2017
Learn how to integrate SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting 1.2 with Convergent Invoicing of SAP Hybris Billing and SAP Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable (FI-CA) in SAP ERP Central Component (ECC).
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you’ll learn how to:

  • Activate the SAP Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable (FI-CA) business functions to enable the Revenue Accounting node in the FI-CA IMG
  • Integrate Convergent Invoicing (CI) of SAP Hybris Billing with SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting 1.2 for the FI-CA application componentConfigure SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting 1.2 in SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 6.0 enhancement package 5 or higher for the SAP Hybris Billing and FI-CA solution
Key Concept
SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting is a free add-on product introduced to help companies comply with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 15 regulation. The effective date of this new regulation for public companies is January 1, 2018, whereas the effective date of this new regulation for private companies is from 2019. SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting heavily depends on Business Rule Framework Plus (BRFplus) applications.

SAP Hybris Billing and SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting integration within SAP ERP helps to efficiently recognize the revenue (received from the SAP Hybris Billing solution) in SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting to comply with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 15 regulation.

Note
At the time of the writing of this article, there are no significant changes with respect to the SAP S/4HANA system as SAP Revenue Accounting and Recognition has its own table set up for organizations to use to meet IFRS 15 standards. To see key settings in SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting 1.2, review the Financials Expert article titled “How to Comply with IFRS 15 Regulations Using SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting 1.2.”

To configure the SAP Hybris Billing–SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting solution, carry out the following customization steps in sequence in the SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 6.0 system:

1. Activate business functions

2. Maintain the following key settings in CI and FI-CA:

  • Maintain billable item classes
  • Generate interfaces for billable item classes
  • Define service types
  • Assign service IDs to service types
  • Activate integration with Revenue Accounting
  • Define the Remote Function Call (RFC) destination of the receiving system
  • Activate provider contract items for Revenue Accounting
  • Define main transactions and subtransactions
  • Define main transactions and subtransactions for items with Product Account Assignment 

3. Maintain the following key settings in SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting:

  • Set up user roles and authorizations
  • Set up revenue accounting items (RAIs) and RAI management
  • Set up revenue accounting contracts
  • Integrate cost object controlling with SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting
  • Set up revenue accounting postings
  • Set up the Business Rule Framework Plus (BRFplus) application

I now walk you through the processes to complete for each of these three steps.

 

Santosh Kumar

Santosh Kumar is an SAP-certified professional with nine years of consulting experience in SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (FI-CO). He has thorough knowledge in the integration of sales and distribution (SD), FI-CO, SAP Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable (FI-CA), SAP Hybris Billing and SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting. Santosh has worked in projects for industries such as high-tech, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, retail (IS-R), and oil and gas. He works as a support engineer in the SAP Max Attention Team (SAP AGS) at SAP North America. 

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