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Convergent Billing

Welcome to this blog post on Convergent Billing (1MC)

 

Collective processing allows to create single follow up document for multiple preceding documents. For example, create a single invoice for multiple deliveries or create single deliveries for multiple sales orders based on the specific common characteristics. These characteristics are Payer, billing date, Terms of Payment. Up until now these preceding documents are from the sales application area.

 

SAP S/4 HANA now provide functionality to combine billing data from other SAP application area as well as from external data source to create a single invoice and present to customer. In order to create single invoice both SAP application and external data set must have common characteristics such as sold to party and sales organization.

 

We can create single invoice out of below process

  1. Create billing documents using data from Professional Services and external billing data
  2. Create billing documents using data from Sell from Stock and external billing data
  3. Create billing documents using data from Sell from Stock, Professional Services, and external billing data

 

External billing document request object used to create billing data from external system to our SAP S/4 HANA system.

 

 

Scenario – For demo purpose In this case we are combining a sell from stock invoice and external billing together and form a single invoice.

 

1. Sell from Stock

Sales Order : 22311

 

Subsequent Delivery document 80012879 is created for the order  22311

 

2. External Billing document Request : I have used ‘Test Billing Document Request API’ for testing purpose.

 

 

 

 

Billing Document Request (EBDR) : 1000003583

 

3.Open Create billing document app (Billing Due list)

Search for documents based on below parameter in below case we have gone with billing date.

 

 

Selected the Delivery document and External Billing document request for which you want to create  a single invoice and click on “Create Billing Documents” tab from the Menu bar.

 

 

Select the Billing Document Type and Billing Date and click on Ok

 

 

 

 

 

A single Invoice is created having both the items from Delivery and External billing. We can navigate to Process flow tab as below for details info about the complete cycle.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Thanks for reading this blog post. Hopefully the blog post was informative. Please do let us know in case you have any question or query about this process in our Q&A community : here

 

References:

  • Best practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud: here
  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud User Community: Follow it

 

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      Author's profile photo Chandrashekhar Tipre
      Chandrashekhar Tipre

      Nice blog post  on this very new topic !!

      Author's profile photo Sandeep Thakur
      Sandeep Thakur
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Shekhar

      Author's profile photo Izabelle Lopes
      Izabelle Lopes

      Very well written and helpful blog!

      Author's profile photo Sandeep Thakur
      Sandeep Thakur
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Izabelle

      Author's profile photo Sunil Yadav
      Sunil Yadav

      Thanks Sandeep Thakur Very nicely documented

      Author's profile photo Rohit Zalani
      Rohit Zalani

      Hi All,

      SAP also had the General Billing Interface to be able to post External Billing Documents. However, this feature would directly create a billing document and did not have the functionality to create a billing document request and then merge the same with the billing document being created. I wanted to seek feedback from the members on the following:

      a. What are other advantages with SAP Convergent invoicing apart from a billing document request creation as against using External Billing Interface ?

      b. In principle, you could create a sales order from the external source with an order related billing and combine the items in a single invoice. What other specific advantages would SAP convergent billing provide ?

      Would appreciate your comments / views

      Thanks and Regards

      Rohit Zalani

      Author's profile photo Minakshi Karan
      Minakshi Karan

      Hi Sandeep,

      Very well narrated write-up on Convergent Billing (1MC).

      Is it possible to throw some light on few possible scenarios as well?

      If so, then would be great.

      BR/

      Minakshi Karan