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3374309 - Processing rules in bank statement posting - S/4HANA Cloud


What is posting rule and processing rule in bank statement processing in S/4HANA Cloud.



Reproducing the Issue

Posting rules are predefined and preconfigured in SAP S/4HANA Cloud. They therefore cannot be changed. A posting rule determines exactly how a bank statement item is posted. It determines which accounts are posted to on debit and credit sides, and also whether or not the respective debit or credit side is cleared. You can download the standard posting rules in table under Overview of the Posting Rules.


There is a workaround using App Manage Processing Rules for Bank Statements, which is actually a preferred solution for Bank Statement automation in S/4HANA Cloud. Processing rules are more versatile and more powerful tool for automation then posting rules. Reprocessing rules are rules that you have created to post and clear bank statement items that the system could not automatically process.

To use this feature, you need to purchase and activate the Advanced Bank Statement Automation (4X8) scope item.

New features in 2402:

Additional Conditions of Processing Rules

You can add conditions with regular expressions to your processing rules

Account Number Patterns in Automated Processing Rules

If you want to automate a processing rule in the Manage Processing Rules app and have it carry out two-step postings, you can add a pattern for account numbers instead of the number of a bank subaccount.

From CE2408:

The price tag on Advanced Bank Statement Automation (scope item 4X8) will be removed and it will be offered as part of the default package.

The following features will be for free:

  • the automation of processing rules, which is available for both bank statement and lockbox processing
  • the creation of processing rules by using templates that the intelligent system suggests by evaluating your past data, which is available for bank statement processing only

See Also

Manage Processing Rules - For Bank Statements

Posting Rules

Future of Electronic Bank Statement Processing in SAP S/4HANA Cloud - Deprecation of 4X8

2854415 - Information on Bank Statement Posting Rules in SAP S/4HANA Cloud system


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