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Document Splitting is a very powerful feature delivered by SAP ECC.
Previous to SAP ECC, if new fields were required to General Ledger SAP had to deliver these new fields in Special Purpose Ledger tables. Profit Centre Accounting in R3 was Special Purpose Ledger table 8*, Joint Venture Accounting was ledger 4*. This essentially meant that data had to be copied from General Ledger table GLT0 to special ledger tables so these could be reported upon. However, technical glitches in code and incorrect usage of functionalities caused imbalances between the main ledger GLT0 and the special purpose ledgers.
SAP customers who wanted to expand the functionality of General Ledger to cater to special business requirements (like reporting General Ledger with another fiscal year variant) had to create custom Special Purpose Ledger tables. For example, if a customer wanted to report by two fiscal year variants, they could report one variant using General Ledger and the other variant using Special Purpose Ledger.
All this disparate ledgers reported the same source information in different views. Customers had to execute several month end jobs to ensure synchronisation of data across all these ledgers. Differences in balances and information between ledgers led to delays in month end close and reporting.
With SAP ECC new GL, SAP Customers can add new fields (which SAP calls “scenarios”) into General Ledger. This allows customers to perform, for example, Profit Centre Accounting and Reporting within General Ledger.
With SAP ECC new GL, SAP Customers can add new ledgers (which SAP calls “parallel accounting”) into General Ledger. This allows customers to report, for example, the same General Ledger data in multiple fiscal year variants.
This replication of data happens in real-time. SAP customers no longer need to execute month end jobs to synchronise data between different ledgers.