SAP Inflation Accounting
SAP Inflation Accounting solutions within the SAP ERP software that allows businesses to account for the effects of inflation in financial reporting. The module enables businesses to calculate the actual value of assets and liabilities that have lost value due to inflation. It helps to provide more accurate and realistic financial reports, giving investors, lenders, and other stakeholders better decision-making opportunities. The module allows users to set up inflation indices, define inflation-related accounts, and create and post inflation-related postings. It also provides various reports and analyses to monitor the impact of inflation on financial statements. This module is useful for businesses operating in countries where the inflation rate is high and fluctuates frequently, where the financial statements need to reflect the true value of assets and liabilities.
In periods of high inflation, financial statements should be arranged according to inflation rates. Inflation accounting is the name given to the accounting activities necessary to make these arrangements. During periods of high inflation, changes in the wages of assets and resources should be followed closely.
The effects of inflation on the balance sheet are divided into two. Monetary items can be defined as items that change inversely to price movements when the purchasing power of money changes. For simpler understanding, if the purchasing power of the item in question decreases as prices rise, it is called a monetary item.