Charts of Account Harmonization case study

Case Study: Charts of Account Harmonization


Overview and goals

Overview and goals

Discover how we helped a big worldwide organization to build a unique Chart of Accounts for the whole group, linking two different SAP systems to create a fully aligned common master data, encourage intercompany flows and facilitate the company’s consolidation process. 

unique Chart of Account

The client needed to build a unique Chart of Account (CoA) for the whole group, that linked more than 100 companies. Moreover, local legal requirements demanded to some of the group’s companies to have their own Country specific CoA. To achieve this, we helped our client to link two different SAP systems, making General Ledger accounts automatically available in both systems through a complex interface. The goal was to have two different systems that interacted with each other, to create a fully aligned common master data and integrate them through biunivocal connections.

What we did

What we did

Manufacturing worldwide Group

- two interconnected SAP clients

- more than 30 countries,

- more than 6000 users,

- more than 100 plants.

Unique Group Chart of Accounts linked to more than 100 companies. Additional Country specific CoA for some Companies with local legal requirements.

Specific rules and profiling for optimal general ledger accounts management. Combined Chart of Accounts management between HQ and Local.

General ledger accounts automatically available in both systems through a complex interface exchanging data from one system to another according to master-slave logic.


  • All types of reporting (fiscal, legal, consolidated and local) are simultaneously fulfilled. No reconciliation needed.

  • Country Specific Chart of Accounts are automatically fulfilled through Group CoA.

  • With S/4 HANA, General Ledger and Controlling are closely related. Cost elements are defined at General Ledger account level, so reconciliation between Accounting and Controlling is not needed anymore.

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