In this blog, I would explain how to proceed when you face the error “Financial period blocked” with various business document.

Business Background :

Sometimes you would face the issue when you are trying to post a document to previous period or cancel a document from past period, you will be presented with an error message says Posting not possible: posting on XX/YY/ZZZZ blocked by accounting.

I have tried to cover some steps/process to resolve the issue for each document.

Note : Since this will have impact on your books, kindly check with your financial team, understand implication before you proceed with solution provided.

1. Goods and Service Receipt

You will get this error message when you are performing any of the following action

a.) Post the GSR to closed period with posting date in the past.

b.) Approver trying to approve the GSR BTM task which has a posting date in the past.

c.) Cancelling a GSR with posting date in the past

GSR.jpg

You can perform any of the following steps to resolve the issue

a.) Open corresponding period ( in this case Oct 2014) and set process control to proceed with your business process.

Period open.jpg

and

Process.jpg

OR

b.) Change the posting date to period that is open (any of Sept or Oct or Nov or Dec etc) as you can see from above screenshot.

2. Supplier Invoice

You will get this error message when you are performing any of the following action

a.) Post an invoice to closed period with posting date in the past.

b.) Approver trying to approve the invoice BTM task which has a posting date in the past.

c.) Cancelling a supplier invoice with posting date in the past

supplier invoice.jpg

You can perform any of the following steps to resolve the issue

a.) Open corresponding period ( in this case July 2015 ) , set process control and proceed with your business process.

Note : Check Goods and service receipt above for screenshots.


Process control is

supplier invoice.jpg

OR

b.) Change the posting date(15.07.2015) to a date/period that is open (any of Sept or Oct or Nov or Dec etc).


3. Customer Invoice

You will get this error message when you are performing any of the following action

a.) Post an customer invoice to closed period with posting date in the past.

b.) Cancelling a customer invoice with posting date in the past

CIV.jpg


You can perform any of the following steps to resolve the issue

a.) Open corresponding period ( in this case August 2015 ), Set process control and proceed with your business process.


Note : Check Goods and service receipt above for screenshots.


Process control is


Customer Invocie.jpg


OR


b.) If finance doesn’t allow you to open period , set process control and post to any open period.

closed period.jpg

Set process control

Set process control.jpg

Cancel the customer invoice will not post into accounting yet but it will create a business task in un-posted source document view of general ledger work-center . You post the same to another period using Post to Another Period from drop-down of Action button.

unposted source document.jpg

4. Outbound Delivery

When you try to undo release outbound delivery when the delivery date/shipment date is in the past you will get the below error message

OD.jpg

You can perform any of the following steps to resolve the issue


a.) Open corresponding period ( in this case Dec 2014 ), Set process control and proceed with your business process.


Note : Check Customer Invoice above for screenshots.


Process Control is


OD.jpg


OR


b.) If finance doesn’t allow you to open period , set process control and post to any open period.


you can refer the knowledge base article – 2214636 – Cancel Outbound Delivery of Past Date Without Opening Corresponding Period


5. Inbound Delivery


When you try to perform reverse warehouse confirmation or adjustment confirmation to cancel inbound delivery with delivery date in the past, you will get the error message as below


Inbound Delivery.jpg


You can perform any of the following steps to resolve the issue


a.) Open corresponding period ( in this case March 2015 ), Set process control and proceed with your business process.


Note : Check Customer Invoice above for screenshots.


Process control is


OD.jpg


OR


b.) If finance doesn’t allow you to open period , set process control and post to any open period.


you can refer the knowledge base article – 1648199 – How to Post Reverse Warehouse Confirmation Without Opening the Relevant Accounting Period



6. Third Party Delivery Notification


When you try to create a third party delivery notification on a past date or cancel a third party delivery notification from past date, you would get the error message as below

TPID.jpg


You can perform any of the following steps to resolve the issue


a.) Open corresponding period ( in this case Aug 2014 ), Set process control and proceed with your business process.


Note : Check Customer Invoice above for screenshots.


Process Control is


OD.jpg


OR


b.) If finance doesn’t allow you to open period , set process control and post to any open period.


you can refer the knowledge base article – 2214636 – Cancel Outbound Delivery of Past Date Without Opening Corresponding Period

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