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Process batch approving in SAP BCM

Hi experts.

Can anyone explain to me the approval process of batch in SAP BCM?

Functionality of SAP BCM assumes that you first create payment run. After that, creates batch (based on the payment run) and this batch passes the approval process.

I was very confused by the fact that in my experience, the payment program run is performed on the previous day before payment day. However, if you do so, it is unclear how to perform the approval procedure of the batch. Because, in this case, the approvers has less than 1 day for approval batch.

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  • Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 11:37 AM

    part of the F110 transaction in the menu there is a connection to transaction FBPM1 which will trigger the approval process. it needs to be configured in the same menu area of F110. approvers may not approve on the same day or even for a year if they don't want to.

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    • Hi Sergey,

      i'm not sure if SCN is the best place to get the best practice process information. to me, reconciliation and approvals are two different controls and independent of each other. before all the BCM approvals take place, the payment cannot be considered to be made and its status is similar to that of a float, i.e. your check has not yet been processed by your bank. this creates a difference between your cash balance on the books and cash balance in your bank. once all the approvals are made, the actual STP is taking very little (seconds or minutes depending on your network infrastructure) and your book and bank balances should be equal. banks will provide a status code for your payments and you can include transaction FEBAN as well as BNK_MONI in your reconciliation process to track those status messages in your SAP system.

      i recommend https://www.amazon.com/SEPA-Umstellung-mit-SAP/dp/3836227398 to learn more about the standard SAP process. unfortunately, it's only available in German and specific to SEPA, but there are some common threads in it that are applicable to the wider ISO20022 standard that is referenced in that book.

      i hope this helps,

      greg

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