Automate Your Foreign Exchange Rates

Automate Your Foreign Exchange Rates

Learn How Easily and Quickly Customization Can be Configured

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Key Takeaways

⇨ It's critical to update exchange rates daily in SAP

⇨ There is significant risk updating exchange rates manually

⇨ Fully automate the SAP FX process through step-by-step customization

Does your company conduct business in Europe, Asia, or Latin America? Gain more customers by communicating monetary amounts in their local currencies in a standard, easy, and automated way in SAP S/4HANA. For some cultures, it is important to receive amounts in their own local currencies, instead of the most common currencies. Knowing the cost of a project, good, service, or shipment in the business –partner's currency can elevate the relationship.

With those currency benefits in mind, we need to have currencies updated daily in our SAP systems. Of course, you can perform this activity in a manual way by using the OB08 transaction, but it also poses serious risks. If you enter the exchange rates manually, you’ll need to visit the official website daily to track a country’s exchange rate. Search for different exchange rates and enter them manually in the OB08 transaction. When you enter the values manually, avoid input errors that can affect your final figures. This activity should be performed every day in our SAP systems for all the currencies that we want to update. This point is very important because if the exchange rates are missing or entered late, there will be errors in the amounts generated.

In this article, you will learn:
• How to fully automate the foreign currency activity by customizing the standard TBD4 transaction. Configuring this transaction takes less than one hour and allows us to have all our exchange rates updated in a standard and fully automated way, every day in all our SAP systems.

• Where in SAP S/4HANA you will find specific customizing. In this article, we look under: Financial Supply Chain Management / Cash and Liquidity Management / General Settings / Market Data / Datafeed.

• Step-by-step instructions for executing automated TBD4 transactions and verifying OB08 transaction values against selected Central Bank websites.

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