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Collective Billing

Dear SAP Gurus,

Greetings to all. All of you are doing a GREAT job for the whole of SAP - SD community. Keep it up.

Regarding my problem, I have created a Sales Order with a TAN item - 2 pcs and saved it and then delivered both of them separately with 2 Delivery Notes one after the other just to have a split delivery scenario. Now when I go for Billing, in VF01 when I enter both the delivery nos. and hit execute, both the delivery items are correctly seen. When I save it, it is creating 2 different Invoices. I tried it in VF04 and selected both the deliveries and clicked on ‘Collective Billing Document’ and on an another time on ‘Collective Billing Document / Online’. But again it is creating 2 different Invoices with 2 billing document nos.

I searched through many Q&A for Collective Billing from archives in this forum and every one is saying if Header data is same then system will create 1 invoice. But for me it is not doing so.

Also I want to know if I can make only one Invoice in the following cases (with same or different Items):

1. 1 Sales Order, 2 Del Notes for 2 Ship-to-Parties, Same Date.

2. 1 Sales Order, 2 Del Notes for 2 Ship-to-Parties, Different Dates

I am working in 4.7 version. Client needs only 1 invoice for 1 sales order. How to achieve this? Please help. Urgent.




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    Oct 25, 2007 at 01:51 PM

    Hi Venkat

    You have not mentioned the reason for split.

    To display the split analysis for one of these screens, proceed as follows:

    1. Enter the number of the first billing document that you wish to compare.

    2. Choose Environment

    --> Split analysis.

    Enter the number of the second billing document which you wish to compare to the first in the dialog box.

    3. Enter the billing document number and choose Continue.

    The system displays the Billing document split analysis log. It is made up of three parts. The first shows the header partners and header fields which are different in the two documents while the second and third columns show the respective values for these fields.

    This provides you with a clear overview of which fields have differing contents, the information available, and why there was an invoice split.

    Once you detect which fields have differing contents, you can change the same and generate one invoice for multiple deliveries.


    G. Lakshmipathi

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      Hi Venkat

      From your post I come to know that you are trying to deliver one line item from a order into 2 deliveries and then trying to combine the same in one invoice.

      I think I can relate to this. But before I give you a reply I need to know, if there is any particular criteria which your client is insisting on so that the billing can be combined.

      I.e. only the combinations should be allowed for the same line items? Or the combination should be allowed for only for a particular distribution channel etc.

      This will help me know whether you require any routine for this.



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    Oct 25, 2007 at 12:17 PM


    in the copy control from delivery to billing doc (item catg level) you need to maintain the requiremnt for the combining of invoices. in the requirement you define the basis for combining invoices.


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    Jun 10, 2008 at 08:01 AM

    Thanks guys, found the answer in Copy controls.


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