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Event-Based Revenue Recognition – Project-Based Services (1IL)

Event-Based Revenue Recognition – Project-Based Services (1IL)

Event-based Revenue Recognition calculates and posts real-time revenue and cost adjustment for professional services for fixed price, time and material, and periodic service type projects.

Processes that do not write a prima nota do not result in any real-time revenue recognition postings (for example, changes of plan data do not directly result in revenue recognition postings). If necessary, period-end closing postings (periodic revenue recognition) correct the event-based postings. This scope item covers best guess reporting, as figures are only correct after period-end closing.

Key Process Steps Covered

  • Monitor event-based revenue recognition for projects
  • Manage real-time revenue recognition Issues
  • Run revenue recognition for projects in period-end closing
  • Manage revenue recognition issues for projects
  • Report projects actuals
  • Report projects WIP details (relevant only for time and material projects)
  • Inspect revenue recognition postings


  • Change the underlying method of revenue recognition significantly (available in SAP S/4HANA)
  • Adjustment for imminent loss, anticipated sales deductions, and unrealized costs
  • Run a simulation to view important project KPIs via semantic tags
  • Ensure correctness of posted values after period-end closing, with no separate settlement required

Where is Event-Based Revenue Recognition – Project-Based Services(1IL) being used?

This Scope item is used in the following way:

  • As a support function of Accounting and Financial Close within Finance Scope Item Group
  • As a core function of General within Professional Services Scope Item Group

Process flow of Event-Based Revenue Recognition – Project-Based Services (1IL)

Find below the process flow of the scope item Event-Based Revenue Recognition – Project-Based Services as it is defined for release s4hc-2108.


Ref: Professional Services of SAP S4HC-2108

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