Tips to Successfully Transition from Costing-Based to Account-Based CO-PA

The move to SAP S/4HANA will involve a move away from costing-based controlling and profitability analysis (CO-PA) toward account-based CO-PA. Learn how account-based CO-PA is integrated with the SAP S/4HANA Universal Journal, and walk through the considerations associated with a transition from costing-based to account-based CO-PA.
Attend this session to:
- Learn how to view numerous CO-PA reporting fields within the Universal Journal and how to easily validate the numbers in the General Ledger
- Understand what you need to watch out for when switching from costing-based to account-based CO-PA, and how you can still utilize costing-based CO-PA simultaneously
- Watch a demo of a CO-PA report and how you can easily navigate between various reporting dimensions
- Learn how to perform a fast-close by using the new real-time derivation functionality

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Paul Ovigele
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Paul Ovigele is the founder of ERPfixers, an online micro-consulting platform ( He has worked as an ERP financials consultant since 1997 in both North America and Europe, specializing in implementing the FI and CO modules along with their integrated areas for companies in industries such as consumer goods, chemicals, logistics, pharmaceuticals, apparel and entertainment. Paul has delivered numerous training sessions to finance professionals at both the functional and managerial levels, and he has presented at various SAP financials conferences around the world.