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Posting invoice to an alternate contract account

Dear SAP Gurus,

My client has a requirement that invoices generated from a certain contract account should be posted to an alternate contract account

So for eg There is a Contract Account 123 with contract 220. The client wants that any invoice created against contract 220 should post in another Contract account 124 and not in account 123

Pls suggest any way of achieving this. Would appreciate


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  • Aug 11, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Hi Adil,

    Can you let me know the Business logic behind your requirement?

    If it related to the collection process, then there is a concept of Alternate payer which can be used.

    Also, check event R418 which is used for creation of a transfer posting item.



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    • A single invoice has a single posting.  Maybe your data model is not set up for this scenario.

      The business scenario is as follows

      The client has a huge customer who has different meters. For our example assume 4 different meters and therefore 4 different contract accounts. Now the client wants that any posting to any of these CA, is posted to a 5th dummy CA so that all postings are aggregated. Nothing is posted to the individual CA.

      The 5th dummy CA is assigned to a collective account. Now assume that there are 2 sets of the individual accounts(so total 4+4=8 CA). Each set relates to a different tariff. So in total there are 2 dummy CA(one for each tariff). Finally all postings show in the collective parent account, but if the client wants to see the total for a certain tariff, it can access a dummy account and see total posting for a certain tariff.

      I would think the 4 meters are just 4 contracts and thus allocated to one contract account.  The invoices for those are then also posted to a collective.  This would enable all postings for a tariff to be collected - at the CA level, not the collective level.