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How to customize Credit Control Area

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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      Former Member

      Very Useful Document, Moody!!

      Thank you.

      Irene

      Author's profile photo Dan Goodhart
      Dan Goodhart

      Even after all the years this is still an excellent blog!  Thanks for the detail.