Comparison of FI and FI-CA
Submitted by Anil Kumar
FI-CA: The business partner is not confined to a role on the debit
side or on the credit side. This role can change in the course of time. For
example: with a supplementary pension public sector there is the contribution
phase and the pension payment phase.
FI: A business partner is created as a customer or vendor, which fixes
its role and the functionality available with it at the outset.
FI-CA: The contract account does not automatically exist in a one-to-one
relationship with a business partner and several other partners are also
permitted for one account.
FI: It is only possible to have several accounts for a business partner
with separate account agreements, by creating parallel customer and vendor
There is no possibility of keeping one account for several business partners. A
common view to the accounts of several partners is only supported in subareas
(e.g. via the worklists).
FI-CA: The document of the contract accounts payable and receivable
represents an all but complete business transaction relevant to accounts. It is
not necessary to generate several documents if different company codes or
posting data are addressed in this business transaction.
The document does not directly serve to reconcile the G/L account transaction
FI: The FI document only reflects one segment of a business transaction
which affects a company code and a posting date. The FI documents give a direct
explanation of the general ledger transaction figures.