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Due Date - manual entry by user on receipting?


I apologise if this is a stupid question as I am just the user of SAP, not a technical person. I read Nick J's thread hoping it would answer my question but didn't.

I am required to confirm receipt within the SAP SRM module when I receive an invoice. The supplier has a nasty habit of sending it in far too early. What my logic was expecting is a field in the receipting screen that allows me to specify a date that an invoice is due for payment to help the company maintain good cashflow. Is there such a feature?

Maybe I just need a "janet and john" explanation of how the baseline calculation makes that unnecessary.

Thanks, be gentle with me!


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    Posted on Jan 08, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Hi Daniel

    You should be looking at the payment terms used in your documents. Transaction code is OBB8. For starters, you can look at the standard payment term "0". It is Payable immediately payment term. So, if this payment term is entered in any document, the payment is immediately due.

    Payment terms define the number of days in which payment has to be made, whether it is to be net of discount and what could be the discount offered if paid in a stipulated time. They are created at client level. They are then assigned to vendor or customer data. Payment terms can also be entered at the document level

    Please also look at the below document for basics:

    Controlling The Payment Due Date Calculation In SAP SD



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    • Former Member

      Thank you Sowmya for your kind reply. I have tried and I am not allowed access to Transaction code OBB8. However, the link was an interesting one and leads me to conclude that (since ECC v4.6) "Baseline" can only be the invoice date plus the payment terms.

      It sounds like this means the only way of processing an invoice is by changing the payment terms which even if this is allowed on an invoice by invoice basis, is restricted in my Company to a Finance team, not a user.

      I think this answers my question, that a user on the receipting screen can't say "hey, the invoice has been sent in 2 months too early, ignore it and pay them on x date".

      God bless SAP and all that sails in her! 😊


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