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The financial information system enables you to run evaluations for the general ledger, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.

Implementation Considerations

For more information about the Customizing settings, see the Implementation Guide (IMG) under Financial Accounting Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Information System.


The Financial Accounting application component is the primary database of the financial information system. This application is a central data pool that collects all accounting data from within an organization. The function of the financial information system is to evaluate this extensive database online and display the information on the screen in an easy-to-read form.

Within the accounts receivable and payable information systems, you can analyze individual operational areas as often as you require. You can evaluate, among other things, payment history, cash discount history, currency exposure among customers and vendors, or aging reports.

Additional Information

For a description of other evaluations available in the SAP Financial Accounting system, see the Information system in G/L accounting.