Before your start your journey with a system like SAP, you need to have your business structure very well defined.

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SAP gives the option to configure a Company, and inside this Company, you can create Company Codes that are the ones that control the accounting for each enterprise.

You can have as much Company Codes associated to a Company as needed, and this is because each Company Code represent an accounting book.

Below this, and by below I only mean in configuration steps, are the business areas, that are very important entities inside SAP, because they represent work areas that are independent of a Company Code and you can post to them also.

With only this two examples you are able to create reports and information, for a Company Code, for a Work Area, or combined.

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