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Special Purpose Ledgers


In the application Special Purpose Ledger (FI-SL), you can define ledgers for reporting purposes.

You can keep these user-defined ledgers as general ledgers or subsidiary ledgers with various account assignment objects. Account assignment objects can either be SAP dimensions from various applications (such as account, cost center, business area, profit center) or customer-defined dimensions (such as region).

The special purpose ledgers enable you to report at various levels using the values from the various application components. The functions available in the special purpose ledgers enable you to collect and combine information, create and modify totals, and distribute actual and plan values. The values are transferred to the special purpose ledgers from other SAP applications and external systems.


The Special Purpose Ledger (FI-SL) is a receiver system in which you can enter data created in other SAP applications. It is not a sender system for other SAP applications.