Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Rate Category Advance Billing

2,014 views

Published on

Rate Category_Advance Billing

Published in: Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Rate Category Advance Billing

  1. 1. Rate Category – Advance Billing Hi All,Continuing from the last post (can be checked here) on Period End Billing, this post in about AdvanceBilling.Following the same presentation format: Standard SAP definition (from SAP System) and thenscreenshots explaining the demo.Advance billing check box can be set at the Rate Category level. Advance Billing Checkbox in Rate CategoryStandard SAP definition states’If you set this indicator, the system performs advance billing at the same time as each periodic billing. Theperiod for advance billing is calculated from the end of the periodic billing period to the next scheduledmeter reading date. We can control which steps are to be carried out in the period for advance billingusing the control of advance billing indicator in the billing schema.Example: In monthly billing, you can always calculate the rental price a month in advance.Further Control of Advance Billing is defined as schema steps to be billed in advance.If the bill in advance indicator in the rate category is set, control of advance billing has thefollowing effects:•Control of advance billing = : The schema step is performed only in the period for periodic billing•Control of advance billing = 1: The schema step is performed only in the period for advance billing•Control of advance billing = 2: The schema step is performed in the period for periodic billing andadvance billing.If the bill in advance indicator in the rate category is not set, billing in advance is not performed.The control of advance billing has the following effects:•Control of advance billing = : The schema step is performed only in the period for periodic billing
  2. 2. •Control of advance billing = 1: The schema step is not performed•Control of advance billing = 2: The schema step is performed only in the period for periodic billing.Restrictions:•Billing in advance is not permitted together with period-end billing and backbilling. We mayonly use the blank value for control of advance billing for schema steps in the period-end billing rate andfor schema steps that are backbilled.•In IF-variants, all the schema steps in the IF-ENDIF clause must have the same value for control ofadvance billing•Any schema steps with deletion operands must have the same value for control of advance billing as thestep with the corresponding deletion variant.So we have already seen the checkbox at the Rate category screen above.Let’s see the Schema steps. Schema StepsSo we have 4 schema steps having different indicators in the field for control of advance billing.First schema step shall trigger only for periodic billing.Second and third schema step shall trigger for period billing and also for advance billing.Fourth schema step shall trigger only for advance billing.As check box for advance billing is checked in rate category the above shall work, if it was not then thescenario would be different. (How different, check the SAP text pasted above!)So I am using standard Linear estimation procedure for Estimating the meter readings and differentprice keys for the different schema steps for easier follow-up.A. Below is the first line item for the first schema step: Period Billing step having no entryin Control of advance Billing.
  3. 3. So for the period 01012011 to 01022011 having 32 days estimation happens with periodic consumption of100 units per day, which comes to 32 * 100 = 3200 units and price of 2 $/unit = 3200 * 2 = $ 6400B. Below is the second line item for the second schema step: Period Billing step having 1entry in Control of advances Billing.So for the period 01012011 to 01022011 having 32 days estimation happens with periodic consumption of100 units per day, which comes to 32 * 100 = 3200 units and price of 0.284 $/unit = 3200 * 0.284 = $908.80C. Below is the third line item for the third schema step: Advance Billing step having 1entry in Control of advance Billing. This is the advance billing line item.
  4. 4. So for the period 02022011 to 01032011 having 28 days estimation happens with periodic consumption of100 units per day, which comes to 28 * 100 = 2800 units and price of 1.5 $/unit = 2800 * 1.5 = $ 4200This is an advance bill for the period in the future.D. Below is the fourth line item for the fourth schema step: Advance Billing step having 2entry in Control of advance Billing. This is just the advance billing line item; no periodicbilling item is triggered for this.So for the period 02022011 to 01032011 having 28 days estimation happens with periodic consumption of100 units per day, which comes to 28 * 100 = 2800 units and price of 0.284 $/unit = 2800 * 0.284 = $795.20So by using the indicator in the schema step and the check box in the rate category we can have billswhich can be used to show a forecast of the future billing amount to the customer.(Just a scenario inwhich I think it can be used :) )Where do you think it can be used??Please do post any queries and comments. Thanks... :DBlog: http://sapisurdg.wordpress.com/

×