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In Analytical Banking there are a lot of abbreviations used. This Glossary will help you to understand meanings of abbreviations used in SAP Documentation, Program names, the very Banking area, etc. Feel free to add any Banking related abbreviations to the following table.

Abbreviations

A

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

A/L
Assets/Liabilities

ABOC 
Authorization Based On Characteristic values

ABS
Asset-Backed Security

ABT
Automated Balance Transfer

AC
Amortized Cost

ACVR
Amortized Costs including Valuation Remnants

AD
1. Adapter
2. Analytical decision

ADF
Adapter Facade

AE
Application Event

AEP
Application Event Processing

AFI
Accounting for Financial Instruments
AFI is a the subledger for banking products
AFP
Accounting for Financial Products

AfS
Available for Sale

AI
Accrued Interest

AIS
Archiving infostructure

AL
Analytics Layer

ALE
Application Link Enabling
to transfer data in an agreed XML format
ALM 
Asset Liability Management 

AM
1. After Mapping Structure
2. Account Management

AMDP
ABAP managed database procedure

AO 
Accounting Object 

AP
1. Accounts Payable, 2. Account Pooling
Account Pooling (FS-BA-PM-GM-AP)
AR
Accounts Receivable

ARE
Archiving Engine

AS
Application Server

ASU
Application Specific Upgrade 

AT 
Aggregated Transactions 

ATM
Automatic Teller Machine

B

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

BA
Bank Analyzer
 
BACM
Bank Account Contract Management
 
BaS
1) Banking Services;
2) Basic Data

BC
1) Business Configuartion;
2) Business Content

BCF
Balance Carryforward

BECF
Best estimate cash flow

BI 
SAP Business Intelligence 

BO
Balance Object

BP 
Business Partner
FS-BP
BPR
Business Partner Data

BS
B/S
Balance Sheet

BSO
Balance Subobject

BTT 
Business Transaction Type 

BW
Business Information Warehouse

 C

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

CA 
Checking Account 

cAFI
Classic Accounting for Financial Instruments

CBA
Collective Bargaining Agreement
 
CBD
Calcualtion Basis Data


CC 
Client Copy 

CCF
Credit Conversion Factor

CCM
Charge Calculation Method

CCO
Chief Compliance Officer

CCS
Cross Currency Swap

CD
Certificate of Deposit

CDO
Collateral Debt Obligation

CDS
1. Credit Default Swap,
2. Core Data Services views

CE
Credit Exposure
FS-BA-PM-CR-CE
CEBS
Committee of European Banking Supervisors

CEO
Chief Executive Officer

CF
Cash Flow

CFD 
Cash flow discounting 

CFG
Cash Fow Generator
CFG is a service function, that is able to generate or manage cash flows (FS-BA-PM-GM-CFG)
CFO
Chief Financial Officer

CIF
Cost, Insurance and Freight

CIG
Component Installation Guide

CIP
Carriage and Insurance Paid

CKFC 
complex key figure for object 
 
CLN
Credit-Linked Note

CMBS
Commercial Mortgage-Backed Security

CMD 
Capital Market Default

CMS 
Collateral Management
FS-CMS
CNS
Change Notification ServiceCNS is used to create change pointers; this tool collates all of the changes that are made to an SDL primary object, which allows all changes to occur at once
CoA
Chart of Accounts

COO
Chief Operating Officer

COREP 
The European Common Reporting Framework 

CP
Commercial Paper

CPDP
Credit Portfolio Data Processing

CPM
Credit Portfolio Management

CQS 
Credit Quality Step

CR
Credit Risk
FS-BA-PM-CR 
CRA
Credit Risk Analyzer
FS-BA-AN-CRA
CRO
Chief Risk Officer

CS
Correction Server
FS-BA-IF-CS 
CUG 
Component Upgrade Guide 

CUP
Catch-Up Adjustment

CVA
Credit Value Adjustments

CVAR
Credit Value At Risk

CVPM
Calculation and Valuation Process Manager

CYT
Capital Yield Tax
 

 D

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

DBIF
Database Interface

DCF
Discounted Cash-Flow
 
DCL
Disclosure 

DD
1. Determination of Default ,
2. Discount Derrefal
 1. FS-BA-PM-GM-DD
DDIC
Data Dictionary

DDRA 
Direct Debit Repayment Amount 

DFV
Designated Fair Value

DI
Deferred Income

DLL
Data Load Layer

DLP
Data Load Process

DMCP
Default Mode Credit Portfolio

DMCPM
Default Mode Credit Risk Portfolio Model

DP
Data Preparation

DPG
Determine Price Gain

DR 
Disclosure and Reporting
FS-BA-DR
DSC 
Data Source Categories 

DSIC
Data Source Item Categories 

DSO
Data Store Objects

DT
Derivation Tool

DTA
Double Taxation Agreement

DTP
Data Transfer Process

DUPREC
Duplicate Record


E

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

EAD 
Exposure at Default

EBIT
Earning Before Interest and Taxes
 
EBITDA
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization

EC
Effective Capital

ECB
European Central Bank

ECF 
Expected Cash Flow 

ECH
Error and Conflict Handler

ECOT
Effective Capital Over Time

ECP
1. Effective Cash Pooling, 2. Estimated Cash Flow Preparation

ECU
European Currency Unit

EEA
European Economic Area

EICC
Event Driven Internal Cost Calculation

EIR
Effective Interest Rate

EL 
Expected Loss 

ERG
Export Risk Guarantee

ES
Expected Shortfall

ESCB
European System of Central Banks

ETL
Extraction, Transformation and Loading process

euribor
European Interbank Offered Rate

EY
Effective Yield

 F

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

F&R 
Finance and Risk 

FAS
Free Alongside Ship
 
FC
Functional Currency

FCL
Financial Calculator

FDB
Financial Database

FDM 
Financial Data Mart

FDMC 
Financial Data Mart Connector 

FET
Forward Exchange Transaction

FFV
Full Fair Value

FI
Financial Instrument

FiMa
Financial Mathematics

FINREP 
Financial Reporting 

FIP
Fixed Interest Period

FL 
Free Line for Facilities
FS-BA-PM-GM-FL
FMA
Financial Market Authority

FND 
Foundation
FS-FND
FOB
Free on Board

FPO
Financial Position Object

FRA
Forward Rate Agreement

FRB
Floating Rate Bond

FRDP 
Finance & Risk Data Platform 

FRN
Floating Rate Note

FS
Financial Services
 
FSI
Financial Statement Items

FSP 
Financial Statement Preparation 
FS-BA-AN-FSP
FT
Financial Transaction

FTP
Funds Transfer Pricing

FVA 
Fair value adjustment 

FVS
Fair Value Server

FVTP
Fair Value through Profit and Loss

FX
Forex  
Foreign Exchange

 G

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

GAAP
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
 
GBA
German Banking Act

GC
Group Currency

GD
Generalized Drawing

GDP
Gross Domestic Product

GDT
Global Data Type

GEL
Global External Limit

GF 
General Funding 

GFPO
Generic Financial Position Object

GIL
Global Internal Limit

GL 
General Ledger 

GLC
General Ledger Connector
FS-BA-AN-GL 
GLD 
General Ledger Document

GM
General Methods
 General Calculation and Valuation Methods
GMM
general measurement model

GMD
Generic Market Data

GNP
Gross National Product

GPDS
General Primary Data Source

GRC
Governance, Risk, Compliance
GTC
General Terms and Conditions

GXC 
Generalized External Commitment

 H

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

HA 
Hedge Adjustment 

HAC
Hedge Amortized Cost
 
HAD
Hedge Adjustment
 
HAW 
Hedge Accounting Workplace 

HC
Hard Currency

HDB
Historical DataBase
 FS-BA-HDB
HfT
Held for Trading

HFV
Hedge Fair Value

HGB
German Standards
German Commercial code
HP
Hedge Processes
FS-BA-PM-HP 
HTB
Hedge Transaction Builder

HTM
Held-To-Maturity

 I

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

IA
Interest Accruals
 
IAD
Impairment Attribute Determination

IAS
International Accounting Standards

IASB
International Accounting Standards Board

IBAN
International Bank Account Number

IC
Index Currency

ICC
Internation Chamber of Commerce

ID
Identifier

Idoc
Intermediate document

IEP
Impairment Event Processing
IF 
Infrastructure
FS-BA-IF
IFMA
Integrated Financial and Management Accounting

IFRA
Integrated Finance and Risk Architecture

IFRS
International Financial Reporting Standards

IM
Internal Message Representation Structure

IMF
International Monetary Fund

IMG
Implementation Guide

IN
Inbound Services

IOA
Integration of Operationals and Analytics

IOC 
InfoObject Catalogue 

IP 
Impairment Processes
FS-BA-PM-IP
IPI
International Payment Instruction

IRB
Internal Rating Based approach

IRS
Interest Rate Swap

ISD 
Imported Subledger Document 

ISET 
InfoSet 

ISIN
International Securities Identification Number

ISMA
International Securities Market Association

ISO
International Organization for Standardization

J

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

 
 
 


K

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

KDR
Key Date Results 
 
KDV
Key Date Valuation
 
KFG
Key Figures

KRI
Key Risk Indicators

 L

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

LaR
Loans and Receivables
 
LBO
Leveraged Buy-Out

LC
Local Currency

LCM 
Lower of cost and market 

LCR
Liquidity Coverage Ratio

LGD
Loss Given Default

LIBOR
the London Inter Bank Offered Rate

LM 
1. Limit Manager;
2. Loans Management
1. FS-BA-AN-LM;
2. Element of Operational Banking
LPG
Limit Product Type

LR 
Liquidity Risk 

LRM 
Liquidity and Risk Management 

LU 
Logical Unit 

LUW
Logical Unit of Work

M

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

M&A
Mergers and Acquisitions
 
M&T
Move&Transform

MAPI
Main Application Programming Interfaces 

MAR
Monetary Asset Revaluation

MBS
Mortgage-Backed Security

MCA
Multi-Currency Accounting

MCM 
Master Contract Management
FS-MCM
MD
Market Data

MDF
Master Data Framework 

MDT
Message Data Type Structure

MFVH 
Micro Fair Value Hedge 

MiFID
Markets in Financial Instruments Directive

MS 
Message Server

MTF
Multilateral Trading Facility

N

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

NASDAQ
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
 
NDIC
non-distinct investment component

NSFR
Net Standing Funding Ratio

NYSE
New York Stock Exchange

O

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

OAG
Open Application Group
 
OB 
Operational Banking 

OC
Object Currency

OCI
Other Comprehesive Income

ODP
Overdraft Protection

ODS Object
Operational Data Store object

OE
Operational Event

OLAP
on-line Analytical Processing

OLTP
on-line Transaction Processing

OMS
Output Management System

OTC
over-the-counter - продаваемый без посредника, продающийся в розницу; вне биржи, внебиржевый   рынок ценных бумаг, вторичный рынок, продаваемый без рецепта, в ручной   продаже

OTS
Object Transfer Structure

OUT
Outbound Services

P

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

P/L
Profit and Loss
 
PA
Profit Analysis

PAA
premium allocation approach
PCO 
Posting Control Office
FS-PCO-AM
PD
1. Probability of Default;
2. Payment Distribution 

PDS
Primary Data Source

PE
1) Period End;
2) Payment Engine

PEBT
Post External Business Transaction

PFVH 
Portfolio Fair Value Hedge  

PGMID 
Program ID 

PI
Process Integration

PICC
Periodic Internal Cost Calculation

PM
Processes and Methods

PMD
Position Master Data

PML
Process and Methods Layer

PN
Promissory Note

PO
Primary Object

POS
Point-of-Sale

POS'
Position

PPO
Post Processing Office

PTIE 
Possibly Temporarily Inconsistent Entities 
 
PV
Present Value

PSE
Public Sector Entities

PXY
Proxy

Q

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

 
 
 

R

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

RAPM 
Risk Adjusted Performance Measurements 

RBD
Reserve for Bad Loans
 
RBT 
Reversed Business Transaction 

RCR 
Regulatory Capital Requirement 

RD
Result Data

RDA
Results Data Area

RDB
Result DataBase

RDL
Results Data Layer

RDS
Rapid Deployment Solutions

RF
Risk-Free return

RMBS
Residential Mortgage-Backed Security

RP
Risk Provisions

RR 
Regulatory Reporting Interface
FS-BA-RR
RRA
Regulatory Reporting Analyzer
 ---> FS-BA-AN-REG
RRI
Regulatory Reporting Interface

RUF
Revolving Underwriting Facility

RW
Risk Weight 

RWA
Risk Weighted Assets

RWD
Risk Weight Determination

S

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

S/L
SL 
Sub Ledger

SA
Settlement Account
 
sAFI
Smart Accounting for Financial Instruments

SB
Savings Bank

SBA
SAP Bank Analyzer

SCB
Subledger Coding Block

SDA
Source Data Aggregation

SDL
Source Data Layer

SDLS
Source Data Layer Structure

SDS
Secondary Data Source

SE
Single Entry

SGS
Segmentation Service

SHM 
Shared Memory

SI
Service Inbound

SL
Sub Ledger

SLS
Sub Ledger Scenario 

SOAP
Simple Object Access Protocol

SoD
Segregation of Duties

SOX 
Sarbanes Oxley Act 

SP
Securities Position account

SR
Single Record

SRV
Services

STA 
Strategy Analyzer
FS-BA-STA
SWIFT
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications

T

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

TBO 
Time Bucket Objects 

TC
Transaction Currency
 
TCO
Total Cost of Ownership

TDR 
Troubled Debt Restructuring 
 
TO
Tools

TRBK 
Transactional Banking 

U

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

UBT
Utilization-relevant Business Transaction
 
UCM
Utilization Calculation Mode

UDC
Universal Data Connect

UDDI
Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration

UIB
Unpaid Interest Balance

UIC
Update Internal Costs

UL 
Unexpected Loss 

UOID
Unified Object Identifiers

UPB
Unpaid Principle Balance

US
Update Secondary

USBT
Update Seconadary (Internal) Business Transactions

US-GAAP
US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

V

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

VAP 
Value Access Point 
 
VaR
Value-at-Risk
 
VAT
Value-Added Tax

VDM
SAP S/4HANA virtual data model

VE 
Valuation Entity 

VR 
Valuation Remnants 
 

W

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

WB
World Bank
 
WL
Worklist

WR
Warehouse Receipt

WSDL
Web Service Definition Language

X

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

XI
SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure
 
XSLT
Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation

XML
eXtensible Markup Language

Y

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)

YTD
Year-To-Date
 

Z

Abbreviation

Meaning

Comments (optional)