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Green Bay, WI
September 25, 2018

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Kiran Kumar

SAP FICO Lead Consultant

571-***-**** –


11+ years of consulting, technical and functional experience in SAP Finance and Controlling (FICO) modules.

Experience in Full life cycle implementations and upgrade which includes Requirement Analysis, Design, Development, Testing, Go-Live, Maintenance and Production Support.

Successfully implemented 3 Full life cycle projects – worked through the phases of requirement gathering, scope management, process analysis, GAP analysis, Business Blueprint, Realization, Testing, Go-live, post live support and training.

Strong understanding of business workflow, technology, project planning (duration of project, budget estimates, resources, tasks and change management issues etc and translation of business requirements into SAP solutions.

Hands on experience in effective use of ASAP implementation methodology.

Expertise in Record to Report process.

Expertise in ECC 6.0 New GL functionality, Document splitting and Parallel Ledger accounting.

Extensively worked in design and configuration of SAP FICO –SAP Enterprise Structure, New GL, Special Purpose Legers, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Asset Management, Cost Element Accounting, Cost Center Accounting, Inter Orders, Profit Center Accounting and COPA. Integration of FI with SD and MM and Project Systems.

Involved in two FI-CA implementation projects.

Expert in Org settings, GL, AP, AR, Asset Accounting, Banking, Dunning, Automatic Payment Program, Lockbox and Electronic Bank statement (EBS).

Expert experience in DME payment medium configuration, creation of file table of contents.

Experienced in New GL, Document Splitting, Special purpose ledger.

Experience with OneSource Sabrix tax implementation.

Hands-On Tax Calculations – VAT / Use Tax / Sales Tax / Forms (1099 Reporting / VAT Reports / ACH File Formats, etc.

Expert in SAP Tax Configuration, integration of External Tax Packages with AP & AR, including Vertex, Taxware.

Extensively worked with CEA, CCA, PCA with transfer prices, Internal Orders, Work/ Maintenance orders and Profitability Analysis (COPA) with planning.

Master in Product Costing: Standard cost & Actual costing with Material Ledger

Expert at cross functional integration of FICO with PS, HR, SD, MM, PM and PP.

Expert in month-end, year-end closing procedures and inventory accounting.

Expert in Business Process Procedures (BPP), Functional Specifications (RICEF), Interfaces, IDOCs, ABAP dictionary, Program analysis.

Expert at custom programs, debugging, user exists, substitutions & validations.

Extensively worked on Trial balance, Balance Sheet (BS) and P&L reports.

Expertise in Reports using Report Painter, Report writer, BI/BW, BPC reports.

Experience in buildind reports through Business Objects version.

Expertise in Enterprise Controlling, Consolidation (ECCS), IC Eliminations.

Experienced in data conversion and migration using LSMW, CATTS, Excel.

Good experience in general Financial Accounting, Analysis and Management, Budgeting, Costing, Costing reports, 1099 and tax reports.

Experience in Project Management life cycle for designing the project phases.

Experience in SAP Master Data Management into Data Modelling, Process Modelling, Replication using ALE IDocs, Enterprise search configurations, Validations and derivations.

Hands-On Tax Calculations – VAT / Use Tax / Sales Tax / Forms (1099 Reporting / VAT Reports / ACH File Formats, etc.

Expert in SAP Tax Configuration, integration of External Tax Packages with AP & AR, including Vertex, Taxware.

Experience working on functional and technical design document for various RICEFW object with strong techno-functional knowledge.

Report specifications to ABAP programmers regarding report format objects of the report, technical information i.e. tables fields and testing.

Special emphasis on Data Migration specifications with BDC, Legacy System Migration workbench (LSMW) for data uploads for various SAP Projects.

Worked extensively on Archiving objects.

Expertise in GR55 reporting. Report writer, Report painter and SAP Query.

Experienced in testing scenarios such as Integration, Functional, User Acceptance Testing, Performance and End-To-End Testing.

Strong Communication, Analytical and Client Service skills with a High Learning Acumen adopt new Tools and Technologies.

Individual as well team oriented ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Worked Onsite and Offshore environment.

Sap fico skills:

General Ledger: Chart of Accounts, Account Groups, GL Master Records, Field Status Groups, Posting Keys, Automatic Account Determination, Sales/Use Tax, VAT, Account Display, Number Ranges, Document Types, Tolerance Groups, Document Splitting and Segment Reporting.

New GL: Document Splitting, Parallel Accounting, Parallel ledgers, Segment reporting.

Accounts Payable: Vendor Groups, Vendor Master Data, House Banks, Bank Accounts, Check Lots, Reason Codes, Automatic Payments, Recurring Entries, Invoices, Credit Memos, AP Information System, Integration with MM.

Accounts Receivable: Customer Groups, Customer Master Data, Billing, Payment Terms, Interest Calculation, Incoming Payments, Dunning, AR Information System, Account Systems, Credit Management, Dunning, Closing Operations, Sales Order and Integration with SD.

Cash Management and Bank Accounting: inbound/outbound process House Banks, Bills of Exchange, Manual & Electronic Bank Statement, Lockbox Processing, electronic funds transfer and Bank statement processing, Exchange Rates, and Translation Ratios, Bank reconciliation and Cash journal.

Asset Accounting: Configuring Asset Master Data, Asset Classes, Chart of Depreciation, Unplanned Depreciation, Depreciation Areas, Depreciation Posting, Acquisition and Retirement of Assets, Assets under Construction and Capitalization of Assets.

Cost Element/Cost Center Accounting: Configuring and customizing the Cost Elements, Costing Sheets, Reconciliation Ledgers, Standard Hierarchy, Cost Centers, Activity Types, Statistical Key Figures, Master Data Groups, Validations and Substitutions, Assessments, Distributions and Reposting, Allocation Cycle and Segment.

Profit Center Accounting: Configuring and customizing the Basic Settings, Maintaining Profit Center Hierarchy, Assignments, CO-Objects to Profit Centers, Distribution and Assessment of Costs, Planning and Development of Reports.

Internal Order: Create Internal Order, Order Type, Settlement and Disbursement of Cost through Assessment Cycle, maintain Settlement Rule, calculation of Accruals.

Product Costing: Product cost planning, Material cost estimate, Maintaining Cost variants, Maintaining Material master data structures for BOM/Routing, Additive Costs, Cost Run, Managing Cost estimate results, Price update, Preliminary costing, Simultaneous Costing.Single level and Multilevel price determination, Periodic Actual costing, Actual cost component split.

Profitability Analysis: PA assessment, reports, forms, derivation rules, characteristics, value field’s maintenance and PA transfer structure. Experience in COPA planning including sales and cost Planning (SOP and AOP).

Integration of FI/CO, SD (VKOA) and MM (OBYC) functional Modules of a Business Module.


Masters in Business Administration in the year 2008 from Osmania University, India.

Completed Bachelors in Accountancy & Finance in the year 2006 from Osmania University, India.

Technical skills:

ERP SAP R/3 FI, CO- 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.7, ECC 5.0, ECC 6.0

Integration SD, MM, PM modules

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/2000/XP/Vista

Office Tools MS Project, MS Word, Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access

SAP Tools Report Painter, Report Writer, LSMW

Testing Tools eCATT, HP ALM

Professional Experience:

KS Kolbenschmidt US, Inc – Marinett, WI Oct 2017 – present

SAP Sr FICO Consultant

The KS Kolbenschmidt division develops, produces and markets gasoline and diesel engine pistons for cars and commercial vehicles and is among the foremost players in its segment. Other products include pistons for two-cycle and compressor engines as well as large pistons for stationary, marine and locomotive engines. As a SAP Sr FICO consultant, I take care of SAP FI and CO modules including integrations, interfaces of SAP with non SAP systems.

Major Resposibilities:

Lead the implementation team for FI-GL, FI-AP, FI-AR, Profitability Analysis, Cost center Accounting and Profit Center accounting modules.

Facilitated strategic partnership with key stakeholders across other departments to gather requirements, define scope & business use cases.

Conducted GAP analysis, provided recommendations to improve AR processes and efficiency across various teams.

Collaborated with cross functional teams, developers and Business on designing AR, AP, GL integration and other requirements.

Customizing and Configuring Chart of Accounts, Account Groups, Assigning Chart of Accounts to Company Codes, Templates for Configuring Recurring Entries in GL Postings, Document Types, Number Ranges, Posting Keys, Document Reversals, Invoices and Payments, Defining Account assignment models, Dunning.

Assisted in gathering and prioritizing requirements by working with business users; partnered with developers, product managers and resolved integration issue between General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Account Receivables business process for client.

Worked on multiple RICEFWs, updated & managed project phases for multiple levels of implementation(Project Management phases); presented implementation roadmap to stakeholders.

Project liaison for data conversion, validated data & ensured defect free conversion during implementation.

Functional owner for system configuring and customizing in FICO module to meet client's business requirements.

Worked closely developers for functional testing; managed test case planning, and interacted with business users for approval of scenarios.

Coordinate with Business Objects team to build various reports for business to prepare cost analysis.

Delivered solutions that integrated multiple rebate systems for healthcare departments, enhanced AR forms and reports to meet business needs.

Full Life cycle Implementation and Production Support Project which involves Configuring Tax areas and Tax Codes to facilitate SAP tax Calculation for Sales and Procurement. Facilitate Vertex system integration across four ECC environments.

Analyse tax data for accuracy, investigate questionable data and take corrective action when necessary.

Provide functional specification for custom programs to suit the SAP and vertex Connectivity

Reconcile all SAP Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable master data with Vertex master data.

Led SCRUM meetings, handled risks/issues, presented mitigation plan on critical roadblocks to leadership

Managed functional and business requirement documents and presented implementation roadmap to clients

Led functional testing by identify test cases, provided on-site training, assistance with UAT issue resolution and support which is maintained through HPQC (Mercury Quality Centre).

Worked closely with senior management to ensure quality results for the business

Involved in planning of resources, scope and timelines for the informal and formal testing.

Participation in Weekly status review meetings and submitting weekly status reports to the management.

Mentoring the new team members and monitoring daily status of testing.

Micron Technology, Inc – Boise, ID Nov 2016 – Oct 2017


Micron Technology is a global leader in the semiconductor industry. My role is to lead Financial modules which includes General Ledger Portal, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivalbe, Asset Accounting, SPL and CS. Controlling modules include Cost Center accounting, Internal Orders, Profit Center accounting, Product costing and COPA.

Major Resposibilities:

Involved in new implementations and production support for existing systems.

Involved in AS-IS and TO-BE analysis and prototyping of new scenarios.

Determine requirements and enhance exisiting functionality.

Create scope documents based on requirements and present them to management.

Work with the Finance manager to implement changes and enhancements to the system.

Lead and assist in various project stages like Requirements definition, system configuration, testing, problem solving and communications with other implementation team members.

I play a key role in assisting the assessment of financial business unit requirements and translating those requirements in the most appropriate manner to SAP.

My role needs to interact with the appropriate functional areas, end-users, help desks and various Practice Management Application teams.

Support on issues realated tax calculations through Sabrix system.

Worked on interfaces like Concur, Exchange rate system, Ariba, Kyriba, Dolphin, Fireapps, Troy etc.

Business Experience in Financial Consolidations.

Setting standard for tax software selection, implementation and optimization in the areas of Tax Compliance, Income Tax Accounting (Provision), and Tax Planning.

Provide Specification for SAP User Exits and BADI implementations.

Configure Purchase Class or Material Group mappings in Vertex O series.

Developed Custom Rules in Vertex O series to meet client specific requirements.

Configured Flex fields to leverage the capabilities of Vertex O series with minimum data used from ECC.

Implementation and hands-on experience in SAP EC-CS Business Consolidations Data extraction from ECC to EC-CS.

Data upload from other Non-SAP legal entities.

Consolidations Adjustments, Inter-unit Eliminations & Reclassifications.

Consolidated Financial Statements, Financial Reporting - Consolidations Reporting.

Evaluate and identify user needs and requests. Ensure sufficient information is provided.

Worked on DME setup for companies to upload xml file onto respective banks.

Worked on Archiving objects.

Write functional specifications for modifications and systems enhancements.

Develop test plans and perform quality control over testing to assure the functionality and integrity of system. Failure to consider impacts or incomplete testing can all have significant/adverse impacts on client supported through our Global Hosted SAP service.

Perform, assist and coordinate unit testing of all configuration.

Perform, assist and coordinate integrated testing of all configuration.

Assist and coordinate end user training.

Lead meetings/calls.

Need to interact with business stake holders on daily basis.

McKesson Technologies Solutions – Alpharetta, GA Apr 2016 – Oct 2016

SAP Sr FICO Consultant

It is a global implementation project: global rollout, support and mergers. I am responsible

for all controlling modules: CCA, IO, PCA with Transfer prices, Profitability Analysis (COPA) and

Product Costing with material ledger and actual costing.


Involved in new implementations and production support for existing systems.

Involved in AS-IS and TO-BE analysis and prototyping of new scenarios.

Involved in Business process re-engineering for new business requirements.

Worked with all business processes: OTC, P2P, RTR, MTO, MTS.

Involved in intercompany and intra-company postings, STO and transfer prices.

Involved in freight scenarios: company owned fleet and outside venders.

Involved in inventory handling of raw, semi-finished and finished products.

Integrated FICO with HR, PS, Production, Materials management and sales.

Designed cost center accounting, cost elements and profit center accounting.

Defined master data requirements for cost centers, profit centers, materials.

Designed Standard hierarchies and groups for cost centers and profit centers.

Defined default accounts, cost centers, profit centers and plants: 3KEH, OKB9.

Defined SKF’s, activity types, plan prices for production operations.

Designed COPA: characteristics, value fields, flow of actual values and reports.

Integrated COPA with FI (PA transfer Structure), SD, PS and product costing.

Involved in Planning: Internal orders, cost center, COPA and production.

Co-ordinated data loads and created manual COPA entries: KE21N, LSMW.

Configured standard costing: product cost planning and cost object controlling.

Defined costing variants, valuation variant, qty. structure, costing lost size.

Defined Cost component structure and integration with inventory accounting.

Involved in costing run, mark and release of materials: CK11N and CK40N.

Configured RA keys (WIP), Variance keys and settlement profile and structures.

Worked with work centers, rates, capacities, BOM, Routings, formulas.

Worked with Production Orders, WIP, Variances and settlements; and reports.

Involved in multiple valuations (FI and CO): Legal and profit center valuation.

Configured material ledger, actual costing and month-end close activities (PEC).

Designed and configured sales order costing for complex Make-To-Order(MTO).

Worked on repetitive manufacturing, cost collectors for selective business units.

Defined month-end and year-end processes and batch process of allocations.

Worked on Indirect taxes via Sabrix OneSource system.

Worked on FI-MM arching objects.

Expert in ECCS consolidations. ECCS configuration to new company codes.

Involved in configuration, documentation, training, test scenarios & test scripts.

Involved in unit testing, integration testing and user acceptance test (UAT).

Defined reports for cost centers, profit centers, std. costing and production.

Involved in functional specifications for interfaces and enhancements (RICEF).

Worked closely with ABAP team for developments, substitutions & validations.

Involved in mock-up of end-to-end scenarios and cut-over activities.

ICL Performance Products – St Louis, MO Apr 2015 – Mar 2016

SAP FICO Sr Consultant


Liaison between Business and IT team for respective process adherence.

Provide statutory Reporting to high level management and internal stake holders.

Responsible for assigning the task to the team members, continuously monitor their timely closure.

Responsible for overall quality of deliverable and timely processing.

Point of contact for Process issues, Timely adherence, Production issues, Project timelines etc.

Responsible for Training and development needs of the team members.

Responsible for setting up Chart of Accounts, Creating GL accounts, Setting up of Inter-Company relationship and creating Inter-Company accounts.

Worked on Intercompany reconciliation, Changes to condition type and pricing procedure for the additional posting for the Intercompany transactions.

Worked on Bank related accounting SAP configuration, experience in setting up incoming payments, Lockbox configuration, Automatic Outgoing payments bank reconciliation process including EBS electronic bank configuration like MT940, BAI2 formats etc also MBS manual bank statement processing.

Performed Fixed Asset configuration for new company codes integrated via Project Systems.

Performing month end closing of FA accounts to projects with substation rules.

Worked on service projects involving resources that are booking time, in project systems.

Experience with FI postings from Project Systems.

Experience with SAP CO, COPA and Special Ledgers posting from Project Systems.

Maintained GR55 reporting, created new report layouts under report groups as per business requirement.

Responsible for setting up of House Banks, Payment methods for various company codes across the company.

Manage and work with end users to explain New GL functionality, Intercompany postings, Concur interfaces, Foreign currency translation, Data uploads in Consolidations, GR55 reporting etc.

Configured VAT, Withholding Tax for Mexico.

Worked extensively with VAT on purchases, VAT on credit memos.

Worked on CO-CCA Master data design and upload, Configuring planner profile, Planning and budgeting, month end and year end closing.

CO-PA: Characteristics and Value Field creation and mapping, Calculation of variance and settling of variance to CO-PA. Production order settlement to CO-PA to check the actual profitability at sales order level.

CO-PA Top Down distribution to get the reporting at lower level of customer, and product hierarchy. CO-PA report creation and execution.

Perform periodic transfer of balance sheet items to PCA on monthly basis as part of PCA closing.

Maintained Assessments and Distribution cycles for Actual and Budget values.

Worked on Costing based CO-PA and integration with SD and MM. CO-PA reconciliation with COGS, FI-GL, Material Ledger/Actual Costing. Statistical key figures.

CO-PCA customizing and generating Profit centre based reports using statistical Key figures.

Order/WBS budgeting & analysis.

LSMW prepared for all CO Master Data upload.

Work with the business teams to develop and maintain the necessary SAP configuration in support of business process requirements.

Configuration of FI global settings, Configured company code, Created GL accounts, Defined posting keys, maintained field status variants and assigned to company code, screen variants for document entry as per business specifications and tested the configuration in various scenarios.

Configured the settings in GL area, such as creating G/L master data, open item clearing.

Responsible for design and build of new G/L configuration which includes assigning company code to fiscal year variant, controlling area, credit control area. Defining document splitting methods, document type for document splitting, characteristics, and rules. Define accounting principles for parallel accounting. Activate non leading ledgers. Define financial statement version.

Experience with tax value flows via Sabrix integration with SAP.

Worked on archiving FI related objects.

Business expert in ECCS consolidations, setup of data rollups in ECCS.

Assume a high level understanding of the organizations business models and system configuration and design.

Identify and recommend solutions to fill system gaps.

Deliver detailed design specifications for system solutions.

Perform SAP configuration as required by business team.

Develop any new user documentation and conduct user training.

Document functional design specifications for required ABAP programming to meet business requirements.

Deliver fully integrated solutions across system modules and functional areas.

Develop implementation plans and lead teams involved in cutovers and enhancements.

Provide cross-functional problem determination and resolution management.

Support existing business resolving any issues.

Was guiding the Finance team during testing (Integration, UAT and Production readiness testing).

Acted as a Single Point of Contact for Cross team dependencies, Testing, Production support.

Build test cases, perform Unit test, Integrations tests, Regression tests, UAT etc.

Provide end user training.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, NY Jan 2012 – Mar 2015

SAP FICO Consultant


Liaison between the development and business teams to discuss and configure efficient solutions.

Was involved in complete configuration of CO/MM area which involves Automatic Account Determination, Valuation class, Movement types, GL Accounts.

Have Worked on Validations and Substitutions to create Cross Plant and Profit Center rules.

Have extensive hands on configuration on many scenarios like third party direct/indirect sales, Stock Transfer Order (STO) with/without Delivery/Billing (Inter Company/Intra Company).

Involved in Configuration of Material Ledger in configuring three currencies and the variances.

Strategy Sequence configured for Automatic generation of settlement Rules.

Configured Costing Variant, Costing Sheet, Valuation variant, Order Type, overhead cost elements in Product Costing & Valuation Variant configured for Plan and Actual.

Configured Material Cost estimate with quantity structure by defining costing types, valuation variants, transfer strategy, costing variants.

In Product Costing, did costing by period, defined cost accounting default values for order types and plants, defined result analysis keys and cost element for WIP calculation.

Created characteristics, value fields, and generated operating concern for costing based COPA by selecting required characteristics and value fields from field catalogue.

Configured valuation strategy for COPA using various valuation techniques with reference to Product Costing information, Costing sheet, condition types and user exits.

Creation of Settlement Profile, Source Structure and Allocation Structure configured for settlement of PP production orders, PM Orders, Overhead Internal Orders and Project WBS.

Assessment Cycles are defined for Overhead Cost Center variances are allocated to projects.

Created unit and integration test scenarios and resolved configuration and business process issues resulting from testing.

Configuration of New GL modules with Document splitting, parallel ledgers for various countries according to their requirements.

Configured the Dimension for document splitting with standard rule, Configured two parallel ledgers for Local accounting requirements. Assigned Ledgers in Asset accounting for different depreciation areas.

Configured the Real time CO-FI integration along with Profit centers, Business areas.

Worked on New GL reports along with Fast close at period end.

Managing the cost of finance while providing reports in an efficient and effective manner.

Providing management with timely and accurate information to aid in the decision-making process.

Performing transactional processing through internal and external reporting via all the functional cycles like, Processing, Close, Consolidation & Reporting cycle.

Configured Lock Box accounts that are referenced in customer master records and used by invoices as part of remit-to information. Defined control parameters that are used by the Lock Box Processing program. Bank statement processing, and Exchange Rates.

Worked on Archiving respective tables for a specific period for testing purpose in Q system.

Consulted with end users, management to design and implement solutions for new business requirements.

Created and maintained master data for GL, PCA, and CCA.

Account Receivable (AR): Tested FI-AR scenarios as an order to cash, Customer master data maintenance, full, partial, residual incoming payments, invoice posting and AR reporting.

Accounts Payable (AP): Automatic Payment Program (FBZP, F110) and bank determination.

Worked on creation of new House banks, bank accounts (FI12).

Maintained clearing accounts for inter-company postings.

Treasury: Worked on Manual Bank Statement (MBS), Electronic Bank Statement (EBS). Created transaction types, account symbols, defined posting rules, created keys for posting rules.

Configured all the back end and front end manual configuration in both ECC and Vertex system related to system performance.

Created and maintained all technical and functional specifications for both ECC and Vertex.

Import monthly tax data to Vertex Returns software.

Prepare clients’ sales and use tax returns for the time sensitive SUT compliance cycle. This will include: Analyse tax data for accuracy, investigate questionable data and take corrective action when necessary.

Reconcile all SAP Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable master data with Vertex master data.

Building strong test cases, manual and automated, Planning and performing User Acceptance Testing, Integration testing, Regression tests via HP ALM, SAP Solution Manager, QTP etc.

Writing SQL program to interface between SAP and non-SAP system.

Integration testing between FI-SD, order to cash, procure to pay etc.

Worked on ECCS Consolidations-configuration and support of ECCS setup of new company codes in company.

Understanding of Agile methodologies.

Cost Center Accounting: Configured Cost Centers necessary for CO-CCA and maintained them in Standard Hierarchy. Defined and maintained Activity Types and Statistical Key Figures needed for CO-CCA. Maintained default account assignments and automatic account assignments.

Profit Centre (CO-PCA): Master data setting, material master assignment, setting control parameters, number range assignment, maintained profit center derivation rules for balance sheet accounts. Maintained standard and alternate hierarchies of profit centers.

Supported multiple clients with Deloitte in SAP FICA module.

Involved in the IS-U implementation from blueprint phase.

Configured the FICA solution independently for all the business processes like account determination, incoming/outgoing payments, security deposits, dunning, returns, clearing, refunds, collections, interest calculations, promise to pay, and write-off.

Worked with the ABAP resource’s developing layouts and testing them.

Prepared configuration documentation and end user documentation of all the Processes in the Project.

Provided end user training.

Post production support for the Go-Live system.

Cognizant Technologies Solutions, NJ Aug 2010 – Dec 2011

SAP FI/CO Consultant

Client: NIKE


Involved in Full Life Cycle Implementation of the project; including blue-print preparation, configuration, end-user training and go-live phases.

Followed ASAP methodology in implementing the project, Involved in test phases i.e. unit testing, integration testing. Provided user training in the modules of FI and CO.

Involved in go-live phase and provided post live support, Coordinating and solving issues with QA and production.

General Ledger (FI-GL):

Configuration of FI global settings, Configured company code, Created GL accounts, Defined posting keys, maintained field status variants and assigned to company code, screen variants for document entry as per business specifications and

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