The Financial Accounting (SAP FI) module in SAP is designed to capture organizations business transactions in a manner that will satisfy external reporting requirements. Local legal considerations are pre-delivered with the system and the ability to manage and report on multiple companies in multiple countries with multiple currencies is part of standard functionality. Integration with Sales and Distribution, Purchasing and Materials Management allows for the ability to select any financial transaction and "Drill Down" to the originating transaction whether it is a purchase Order, Sales Order or material movement.
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The flexibility of the Finance modules organizational structure gives the module the ability to handle any economic situation. Whether a smaller organization with a single legal entity or a large organization with numerous companies, consolidations and varying legal requirements, the FI module can support and automate most financial postings and reporting. Below is a listing of the main organizational elements in the Finance module:
The Finance Module is designed to record financial transactions in a manner consistent with external reporting. External reporting must be in compliance with a country's accounting principles and is required for public entities, regulatory agencies and information required by banks and other lenders. The module also handles legal consolidations, receivables, payables, fixed assets as well as banking functions if required.
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