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Former Member
Oct 31, 2013 at 02:16 PM

Can we improve transparency of the condition based downpayment solution (AZWA)?


Hi everyone

Does anyone have any ideas for catering to this business scenario?

Normally we use delivery related billing. Sometimes after creating the sales order, a decision is made that the customer should make the full payment before the goods are delivered. These could be multiple payments. For example

  • 30% Downpayment should be paid on receipt of order confirmation
  • 70% Downpayment should be paid on receipt of ship documentation
  • Goods issue occurs when full payment is received

I am familiar with the condition based Downpayment solution where we use AZWA condition and manually create the DP request in FI.

The condition based downpayment solution isn’t ideal in this situation for a number of reasons -

  • There is no SD DP billing doc and nothing in the SD document flow, so there is no clear visibility between SD and FI. This makes it difficult for sales people to track the flow, especially with multiple payments.
  • If there are different tax codes per item, and a sales order with many items. It can be a lot of effort to manually create the doc in FI.

The billing plan solution isn’t ideal because -

  • We lose the ability to ensure final commercial invoice is only for the delivered quantity
  • At the time of creating the sales order, we don’t always know if downpayments are required.

Is there a way to automatically create a DP request from an AZWA? or make the document flow more transparent?

Could we have order-related-billing for the DP requests….. and delivery-related-billing for the final commercial invoice?

Any help appreciated.