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1     Basis Customizing

1.1    Define and assign Credit Control Area

SPRO–> Enterprise Structure–> Definition–> Financial Accounting–> Define Credit Control Area

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Double click on the entry

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Possible update values:

  • 000012: Open order value on time axis, delivery and bill.doct value
  • 000015: Open delivery and billing document value
  • 000018: Open delivery value for sales order, open billing doct value

SPRO–> Enterprise Structure–> Assignment–> Financial Accounting–> Assign company code to credit control area

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Assign the control area to your company code

SPRO–> Enterprise Structure–> Assignment–> Sales and Distribution–> Assign sales area to credit control area

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Assign the control area to customer sale area as well

1.2    Define Credit Groups and assign to Order and Delivery Types

  • SPRO–> Sales and Distribution–> Basic Functions–> Credit Management/Risk Management–> Credit Management–> Define Credit Groups

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These are SAP default values, but you may create your own as well

  • SPRO–> Sales and Distribution–> Basic Functions–> Credit Management/Risk Management–> Credit Management–> Assign Sales Documents and Delivery Documents

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Credit limit check for order types:

D: Credit management: Automatic credit control

01: Credit Group for Sales Order

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Credit limit check for delivery types

You can add the credit group control at delivery and / or good issue level

1.4    Define Risk Categories and maintain automatic credit control

  • SPRO–> Financial Accounting–> Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable–> Credit Management–> Credit Control Account–> Define Risk Categories

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Create here the Risk Catgory that you will then define and link to the Credit Area of the customer

  • SPRO–> Sales and Distribution–> Credit Management/Risk Management–> Credit Management–> Define Automatic Credit Control
  • Double click on one of the entries to maintain it

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E.g. In Area 1000, Risk Category HIG in group 01 (saled prders)

You may::

  • define the contro al item level,
  • define a seasonal factor to extend or reduce the tolerance in a given time laps
  • choose between a static and dynamic control
  • define the system reaction (message type, error or warning) when the credit limit is reached

Repeat the maintaince for every entry

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1.5.1   Prerequisites for the Automatic Credit Control

  • SPRO–> Sales and Distribution–> Sales–> Sales Documents–> Sales Document Header–> Sales Document Header

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Make sure that in the order type defintition there is a valid credi limit check

  • SPRO–> Sales and Distribution–> Sales–> Sales Documents–> Sales Document Item–> Define Item Categories

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Make sure that at itemlevel, you have the Credit Active checked.

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