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Billing lock on Installation during Disconnection

Hi,

Whenever a disconnection is carried out, a billing relevant block period gets populated on the Installation.

For these cases, how can I bill a customer for the consumption till that date. (I need to bill the disconnection read)

Is this possible ?

Regards,

Monis Shakeel

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    Aug 03, 2015 at 03:03 AM

    Hi Monis,

    In the Disconnection Variant configuration, you can specify that you want an "Interim Bill" when the Disconnection is processed.

    This will generate a "02" (Interim with Billing) Meter Reading, and will create a Billing Order that will bill based on the meter reading that was entered into the Disconnection document.

    I hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Ivor

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    • Hi,

      Have you checked the Schema to see if the flag "Disconnection Periods not valuated" (Field DISCON_FREE) is checked on for the steps that you do not wish to execute.

      You have to uncheck "hide empty fields' in the schema display.

      Also what do you mean by "Block Billing"? Are you using a Billing Block at Contract master data level, or using some other approach. The Billing block should stop Billing unless you have an enhancement that permits certain Billing Blocks to be ignored.

      Regards,

      Ivor

  • Aug 02, 2015 at 05:17 AM

    Hi Monis,

    By Standard SAP there is no such blocking mechanism for disconnected period, you can bill disconnected consumption (reading reason 13) if you create a interim or periodic billing order on or after disconnection.

    Can you give a example or more detail of this issue.

    Manoj

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    • Hi Manoj,

      After disconnection has been carried out, a billing block gets populated at the Installation level. (this is different to the contract billing block). The issue I was facing was not being able to create an interim bill in this period and checking the 'Create IB' tick box in processing variant config has solved my problem.

      Appreciate your reply.

      Thanks,

      Monis Shakeel