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Budget Billing Plan issue

All,  There is a issue and I am looking for inputs to solve the same. Any pointers will be appreciated.

The problem is: We are having Budget billing Plan for Residential Customers in the Project. The cycle of billing is bi monthly so if the BBP is to be created for a year it should have 6 cycles. For some reason, when the last invoice has renewed the payment plan for next year, it has created only 5 plans instead of six. There has been no change to any configuration and no issue in invoicing. Please suggest anyone has information as how it can happen. Thanks !!

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  • Feb 17, 2015 at 04:40 PM

    Hi Tripti,

    Do you have populated the Alternative start month field at the contract level with a different value as that of the Starting month field at the contract level.

    Say Suppose the Start month =01, Alternate month=04, then

    Duration of the first payment plan = 3 months

    Start of the next payment plan = 04

    Hope it helps..

    Thanks,

    Amlan

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    Feb 17, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Hi

    Uncheck 'BBP-last month' in IMG>Inv>BB>define Payment plan procedure.

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    Feb 18, 2015 at 07:32 AM

    Thanks for the inputs, but the reason I have found and it's actually strange. What has happened that while creating the payment plan for the full year, user didn't check that schedule records don't exist for the full year. so when payment plan was getting created so due to absence of schedule record at the end of the year, full 6 terms were not created. Only 5 cycles were created in Payment Plan till the period schedule records were present in SAP. Now looking for solution how to fix this as Invoice Reversal is not the option. Already 5 invoices are created and payments are made. Any inputs are appreciated.

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    • Hi Tripti,

      Let the Current payment plan be of 5 cycles.

      So say suppose the payment plan was created in April'14 and the cycles are created till January'15, as the billing cycle is bi-monthly.

      The best way would be populate the alternate start month as 02 (February) at the Contract level.

      So during the Feb invoice, a new payment will be created.

      Thanks,

      Amlan