Course announcements

  • In this course, the participants will learn about the smart AFI solution of SAP. This course combines theoretical lessons with a use case. It additionally explains the configuration of the smart AFI solution of SAP. It is a very hands-on course.


  • This course will prepare you to:
    • Acquire an overview of the Bank Analyzer Accounting for Financial Instruments (AFI) solution offering
    • Contribute to the implementation, change and enhancement of the Bank Analyzer AFI
    • Identify and select different Bank Analyzer AFI set up options for your organization
    • Get knowledge of the process coverage: Accounting and Financial Close process for Banking with strong focus on AFI
    • Understand the reason for smart AFI
    • Use the smart AFI solution of SAP


  • Application Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Process Owner/Team Lead/Power User
  • Developer
  • Development Consultant
  • Industry Specialist
  • Solution Architect
  • System Architect
  • Technology Consultant




  • none

Course based on software release

  • Banking Services from SAP 9.0


  • Smart AFI – Solution Overview
    • Gain an overview about smart AFI
    • Describe current challenges and business drivers in banking industry
    • Explore smart AFI as a problem solver for current challenges in the banking industry
    • Understand the key differences to other SAP solutions for banking industry
    • Understand the key improvements in smart AFI compared to classic AFI
    • Explain the Connections to underlying systems and an overview of SAP Bank Analyzer architecture
  • Financial Services Data Platform
    • Explain the Financial Services data platform
    • Explain the Source Data Layer (SDL)
  • Smart AFI Overview
    • Explain the accounting process model and book value components
    • Describe the Central GAAP approach
    • Explore the subledger code block
    • Gain an overview about result delivery
    • Process SDL products mapped as structured products
    • Explore the subledger chart of accounts
    • Explain the general ledger chart of accounts
  • Smart AFI Process Model
    • Gain an overview of core accounting processes
    • Explain the intraday process
    • Explain the period-end-process
    • Explain the closing process
    • Explain the connection to the GL/GL posting
  • Smart AFI Customizing Guide
    • Explain the IMG structure
    • Outline basic settings
    • Explain the settings of the subledger coding block
    • Explain the Chart of Accounts customizing
    • Explore process steps
    • Explore technical steps
    • Explore technical settings
  • Impairment
    • Explore Impairment
  • FX Scenario
    • Explain the business background of the FX scenario
    • Explore the FX accounting in smartAFI
    • Explain FX treatment: intraday and day-end
    • Explain FX treatment: period-end
    • Explore FX additional specialties
  • Hedge Accounting
    • Explain Hedge accounting
  • Balance Sheet notes and Other Topics
    • Explain suspense accounting
  • Technical Requirements and Design
    • Explain system/solution components – DB design
  • Fair Value
    • Explain fair value