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SEPA Direct Debits (DD)

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My company wants to activate SEPA DD for their transactions within European Union. We have FI-AR implemented along with the usual modules like SD, MM, FI, CO, PP. We have activated SEPA credit transfers for vendor payments & are already live on that one. Coming to SEPA DD, I have created a new payment method for SEPA DD & want to configure mandate management for AR only. I checked out the SAP notes and have found that almost all refer to Contract Account Receivables. I want to know if it is necessary to activate FI-CA for only SEPA DD? We do not have FI-CA implemented but only FI-AR & we would like to go ahead with SEPA DD on FI-AR only. Also, can someone help me out with the config steps for SEPA DD for FI-AR including mandate management. We will be using F110 for collecting payments & link mandates to F110.

Thanks in advance

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    Former Member
    May 22, 2013 at 03:55 PM

    In order to use the SEPA DD, You need to create a new payment method for the SEPA Direct Debits, and assign the DMEE format in the PMW of the payment method.

    You also have to use t-codes OBPM1 to OBPM4 for other configuration related to the DD.

    Finally you need to maintain the SEPA mandates for the customers.

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    Former Member
    May 22, 2013 at 04:14 PM

    Hi Narendra,

    No need to activte FI-CA. Please check this SAP link for use and configuration: http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_06/helpdata/EN/2c/8db2c431dc4b93982f4f9736f4f9bc/content.htm?frameset=/EN/9d/cbccb6c0b74064a828c83b65280d33/frameset.htm

    Regards,

    Martins

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    Former Member
    May 22, 2013 at 06:24 PM

    Hi Narendra

    SEPA DD can be used by FI-AR alone. No need to implement FI-CA.

    Refer the below link as well:

    http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_06/helpdata/EN/a7/de8fbeab954ae1b8e9e04592dbc195/content.htm?frameset=/EN/9d/cbccb6c0b74064a828c83b65280d33/frameset.htm

    Regards

    Srini

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  • May 29, 2013 at 07:26 AM

    Thanks much, Srinivasan, Martins & Krishna. Your advice was very helpful.

    I carried out the following steps:

    Configured a new payment method for SEPA DD. In the config I checked the "collection authoroization" & "SEPA Mandate required".

    Configured the mandate creation in SPRO. IMG > Financial Accounting > Accounts Receivables & Account Payables > Business Transactions > Management of SEPA mandates > General Settings

    Created a mandate using tcode: fsepa_m1.

    In customer master, in bank transactions tab, I checked "collection authorization" & in the next button "Edit mandates", I selected the newly created mandate. The customer's IBAN & SWIFT was also updated.

    When I executed F110 for the customer, there was an error saying "No valid payment method found". I went to payment method config & removed the check for "SEPA mandate required", the proposal went through successfully. Just cannot understand what I am doing wrong here.

    Another question is about the DMEE format. We are extensively using IDOCs. We also used IDOC for SEPA Credit. We did not use PMW for the credit but used the RFFOEDI1 program for the idoc. Can I use the same program RFFOEDI1 for SEPA DD or maybe even create a Z for the RFFOEDI1 (if the need be) for this?

    Thanks a lot,

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