In SAP IS-U, Scheduling, there are two options. One option is the normal scheduling and the other is dynamic scheduling. This blog post is to help in deciding whether one needs to go with dynamic scheduling or the normal scheduling for meeting the business requirement.
For explanation purpose let us consider the cases of monthly and quarterly cycles.
If the utility would like to spread the portfolio to all days of the month, it will likely be having 28-31 cycles, meaning 28-31 Portions. The utility may not have problem to have multiple portions being billed on the same day considering the holidays in factory calendar. For example, one of the Monday, will be having billing for the Portion which would have billing date on Saturday, another for Sunday and another for the Monday. In such cases, normal scheduling can be the choice.
Some utilities may not want to have multiple billing for different portions on the same day. In such cases, the utility will likely be having around 20 Portions. Considering the holidays, this would result in the billing dates spread across the month, with every working day having single portion to be billed. To achieve this dynamic scheduling will be the choice. If for some reason, after generating schedule records, if any of the days are having billing dates for multiple portions, the billing dates can be altered using the standard SAP transaction codes. The details can be had from the below link:
In case of quarterly cycles, the utility will likely be having 89-92 Portions, if the utility may not have problem to have multiple portions being billed on the same day and can then go with normal scheduling.
if the utility would want only one portion to be billed on each working day then the utility can have around 60 Portions. Dynamic scheduling would be the choice in this case. As mentioned earlier, it is also easier to change the billing dates, if required, when dynamic scheduling is used.