Rate Category – Period End Billing Finally I get time to post something. Been busy these days, so posting something really basicbut then..If you have explored Rate Category then you must have seen a block titled ‘Period End Billing‘having some checkboxes. This post is about that.In the coming few weeks I would be posting on ‘Backbilling’ and ‘Advance Billing’.Some content on Period End Billing.http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_06/helpdata/en/6d/c938ea34f911d3b4ce006094b9db76/content.htmNow some content on the checkboxes we see in the screen of Rate Category.First Checkbox: No Period End Billing is self-understoodSecond Checkbox: Period End Billing Integrated with Last BillIf we set this indicator, integrated period-end billing is performed for the contracts allocated tothis rate category. In the case of integrated period-end billing, the period-end billing is carriedout together with the last periodic billing of the period-end billing period(or the final billing).The billing line items resulting from the period-end billing are added to the billing document ofthe billing that initiated the period-end billing. No separate period-end billing document iscreated. For the period-end billing, we must specify the number of periods in the period-endbilling period.Third Checkbox: Separate Period End Billing.If we set this indicator, a separate period-end billing is executed for the contracts allocated tothis rate category. When the last periodic billing of the period-end billing period (or the finalbilling) is executed, a period-end billing order is generated. Period-end billing is carried outwhen you process the period-end billing order. We can specify whether the period-end billingmust be performed before the next periodic billing. In addition, you establish how many days
must pass since the last periodic billing before the period-end billing can be carried out at theearliest. A separate billing document (period-end billing document) is created when the period-end billing order is processed. For the period-end billing, we must specify the number ofperiods in the period-end billing period.Now for the fieldsDifference between last billing and period-end billingThis field is only relevant for a separate period-end billing. Here we specify the number of daysthat must pass between the last periodic billing of a period-end billing period (or the finalbilling) and processing of the period-end billing order. It is not possible to perform the period-end billing before this number of days has passed.Example: a difference of 5 days has been specified. The last periodic billing was performed on01/03/1998. You can perform the period-end billing on 01/08/1998 at the earliest.Number of periods for period-end billing.Here you specify the number of periods to be included in the period-end billing period for aperiod-end billing.And the checkboxPriority of Period-End BillingWhen we mark this field, then a period-end billing order has priority over other orders. If anadditional billing order with a different billing operation (periodic, interim, and so on) exists forthe same contract, it cannot be processed after the period-end billing order.• If the indicator is not set, the period-end billing order has no priority. A periodic billing ordercan be processed before the period-end billing order (both orders are for the same contract). Inthis way, we can prevent the next periodic billing from being missed because of a delayedexecution of period-end billing.Also this indicator is only relevant for rate categories with period-end billing.So that was all the SAP F4 help lingo.Let’s get to the real demo on this.First we would see Period End Billing Integrated with Last Bill.So the radio button is selected as shown above and the number of billing periods is set as 2. Sothat means period end billing document (04 reason) shall be generated after two billingdocuments (01 reason) have been generated.
The Rate is created having permissibility for Period End Billing.In the schema the rate has been inserted, so in the header we get to see the rate.
Now below I have generated two billing documents.
One two periods are over system would automatically generate a period end bill when the nextbill is generated.We can check from the dates that it has calculated the readings again and created a new bill.Now for ‘Separate Period End Billing‘.Separate Period End BillingHere also the period is given as 2. The delay in number of days after which period end bill canbe generated is given as 1 here. (Difference between last billing and period-end billing)
We can check the Billing Order for the period end bill and also check the simulation run.If you still try execution before the delay day as given, we get an error as below.
Anyways here are the period end bills for both the billing orders as shown above.I didn’t go for the checkbox, due to time crunch. But I hope the screenshots were helpful inexplaining this simple and useful scenario.Post on ‘Advance Billing’ coming up next.Blog: http://sapisurdg.wordpress.com/