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can we use BKPF-REINDAT for the 2017 UK payment practices reporting

It will be a requirement from 2018 for large companies to report to the government statistics about payment days. In order to do this correctly, we will need to hold the invoice receipt date on the vendor invoice. This means making field BKPF_REINDAT open and mandatory on vendor invoice screens like MIRO FV60 and FB60.

I have only seen this mentioned as standard for the US enhancement for a similar legal requirement. (Prompt Payment).

can we expect SAP to provide similar for the UK any time soon, or do we have to build our own enhancements to make this field available on vendor invoice entry.

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  • May 22, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    It seems that, depending on the companies next fiscal year end, they have to start collecting the data from that date. eg if year end is 31/12/17, then they need to collect from 1st Jan 2018 and report at the end of June 2018.

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  • May 19, 2017 at 08:04 AM

    I agree with you Timothy as I reached the same conclusion. It is frustrating that for the UK Government requirement the field that is most sensible to use is not available outside of the PPA functionality. As it is a new Govt requirement hopefully the opening up of this field will appear in a SAP note in due course. Our user community want to be able to manage this ASAP (I didn't know that it is not law until 2018). It will be frustrating to have to find/use an alternative field and make sure that it is also reportable in the correct manner.

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  • Aug 11, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    no, further update. Probably looking at similar in the absence of a std solution, ie use entry date or posting date or even doc date, and create a bespoke report to gather the data.

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  • Aug 11, 2017 at 12:06 PM

    Hi,

    Just come across this thread and am wondering if you have had any updates from OSS or other sources. Searched and cannot find any solution with regards to receipt date of reporting solution. Speaking with our finance team we were going to utilize posting date as being as close as possible to receipt date and create a bespoke report to gather all the details.

    If anyone has any other thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,


    Steve

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  • Aug 17, 2017 at 10:12 AM

    Thanks Timothy,

    I have raised an OSS Note just in case SAP may have something up their sleeves. Reading the legislation it does state "from date of receipt or other notice" should be used. Also in the Legal Disclaimer it states that the document is only for guidance and users of the guidance should seek their own legal advice, so we are taking this as use a date field and stick with it to be as consistent as possible. Document date is a no go as vendors can sit on invoices and this will distort the figures. For my current client Entry Date is generally the same as Posting Date due to the majority of our invoices coming through Readsoft and it does not transfer the scanned or received date to this field, just the date the FI Doc is created. So for me Posting Date is best guess until I here otherwise, If I get a response back from SAP I will post here.

    Cheers,

    Steve

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  • Aug 24, 2017 at 08:21 AM

    Tim / Emily,

    I have had a response from SAP a note 2488902 was released 18.08.2017 for a new report using various dates other than received date.

    Cheers,

    Steve

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