FM Go-Live Strategy for overall Balances Upload
We are near to go live on our project and want to know the strategy for FM-BCS balances upload. The following balances will be upload:
1. Initial Stock Upload (MM): In our scenario, we are using Warehouse concept 3 Posting Example Warehouse Concept 3 - Funds Management (FI-FM) - SAP Library, where initially at the time of Goods Receipt (MB1C), the budget of Procurement Dept. will be consumed and on issuance the same will be restored and the budget of requesting CC & FC will be consumed.
2. Asset Upload (FI-AA): We are following two approaches for Asset Master upload, number one is to upload the Asset class wise balance for assets purchased on or before 30-Jun-2015 and number two is to upload the Asset class wise balances for Assets purchased after 30-Jun-2015. In both approaches 30-Sep-2015 is the cut-over date.
3. Receivables (FI-AR), Payable (FI-AP), Other Liabilities, Other Assets, Bank and Equity Balances Upload: Those will be uploaded using F-02.
Considering the above 3 different scenarios, kindly suggest the strategy and precautions to follow for ensuring smooth uploading of balances for Go-Live and making sure the same does not create any issue in Post Go-Live activities on Production Server.
Eli Klovski replied
Whenever you perform go-live activity, you have to analyse what is the desired impact on FM data and then act accordingly. If an action, such as initial stock upload, is supposed to consume the budget, then you should secure that FM assignment of such action will redirect budget consumption to required budgetary address. Otherwise, you should assign dummy FM object. The same goes for assets initial upload or other financial operations required for the go-live. There is no best practice here, I'm afraid. It all depends on the required picture in budgetary figures after the act.
If you are not sure about the potential effect of the upload, it would be very useful to make this in Test environment first. Anyway, I believe, this exercise presumes testing activities.