Contributed post: Jackie Watkins, Senior FICO Consultant, G3G Limited
SAP S/4HANA Financial Accounting, also known as S/4HANA Finance, is a finance suite that runs on top of the SAP HANA in-memory database. Originally called SAP Simple Finance, it is relatively simple compared to the full-featured Financial Account and Controlling (FI/CO) module of the SAP ERP suite. In addition to taking advantage of the fast data processing and analytics of the SAP HANA database, S/4HANA Finance provides a modern User Experience (UX) through SAP Fiori software. SAP offers a program for finance professionals who want to become certified in the use of SAP S/4HANA Finance. The qualification is known as the SAP S/4HANA Finance Certification.
SAP S/4HANA Finance 1809 certification
The SAP S/4HANA Finance Certification, officially called the “Financial Accounting Associates (1809) Certification,” attests to the fact that an SAP consultant has achieved a certain level of knowledge with the tool. Being certified means that a consultant can implement system-specific knowledge on a practice basis under the guidance of an experienced consultant. The 1809 certification is seen as an entry-level qualification. It allows a consultant to become familiar with financial accounting projects on SAP. The next step in the certification process is to earn the designation known as “SAP Certified Application Professional – Financials in SAP S/4HANA for SAP ERP Financials experts.”