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Billing plans

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Please tell me what are the differnt types of billing plans and how to configure them?

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    Posted on Jan 28, 2008 at 07:12 AM

    Hi Friend,

    There are two Billing plans, Milestone and Periodic Billing Plan .

    Periodic billing means billing a total amount for each individual billing date in the plan. For example, if you are creating a rental contract, the system can propose a schedule of monthly rental payments, according to the length and conditions of the contract.

    Milestone billing means distributing the total amount to be billed over multiple billing dates in the billing plan. For example, you can use a billing plan for billing a make-to-order item that is assigned to a project in the SAP Project System. When you enter the project-related make-to-order item in the sales order (or assembly order), the system proposes a billing plan based on milestones defined for networks in the project. As each milestone is successfully reached, the customer is billed either a percentage of the entire project cost or simply a pre-defined amount.

    During sales order processing, the system determines from the item category whether a billing plan is required and, if so, which type of plan: The type of billing plan that is determined at this point is set up in Customizing and cannot be changed in the sales document. For each billing plan you create, you can enter a freely-definable search term in the details screen of the billing plan in the sales document. When you save the document, the system automatically assigns a number that later uniquely identifies the individual plan. You can use the search term later to locate specific billing plans.

    Milestone billing means distributing the total amount to be billed over multiple billing

    dates in the billing plan.

    As each milestone is successfully reached, the customer is billed either a percentage of

    the entire project cost or simply a pre-defined amount.

    During sales order processing, the system determines from the item category whether a

    billing plan is required and, if so, which type of plan

    The type of billing plan that is determined at this point is set up in Customizing and

    cannot be changed in the sales document.

    Billing plans for periodic billing and milestone billing plans for project-related milestone

    billing have different overview screens so that you can enter data relevant to your

    processing.

    For example, for milestone billing, you must be able to enter data to identify the

    individual milestones.

    IMG configuration requires :-

    1. Maintain billing plan types for milestone billing in OVBO.

    2. Define date description in SM30 - V_TVTB.

    3. Maintain Date Category for Billing Plan Type IN OVBJ.

    4. Allocate date category in SM30 - V_TFPLA_TY.

    5. Maintain date proposal for Billing Plan Type in OVBM.

    6. Assign Billing Plan Type to Sales Documents Type in OVBP.

    7. Assign Billing Plan Type to Item Categories in OVBR.

    8. Define rules for determining the date in OVBS.

    Milestone billing is typically used for billing projects, such as plant engineering and

    construction projects. Such projects often include a series of milestones that mark the

    completion of different stages of the work. In the SAP R/3 System, milestones are defined

    in a network along with planned and actual dates for the completion of work. The milestones

    are also assigned to the billing dates in the billing plan.

    Each milestone-related billing date is blocked for processing until the Project System

    confirms that the milestone is completed.

    Delivery-relevant order items for which a milestone billing plan applies are billed on the

    basis of the requested delivery quantity and not on the total of the confirmed quantities.

    The connection between the project and the sales document item is made in the individual

    schedule lines of the item. Each schedule item can be assigned to a network in a project.

    To display the project-related data for a schedule line, proceed as follows:

    In one of the overview screens of the sales document, select

    1. Item -> Schedule lines.

    2. Mark the schedule line and select Procurement details.

    The following figure shows an example of milestone billing where only the Contract have

    been billed :

    Order Item Turbine 100,000

    Billing Plan

    Billing date Description % Value Billing Block Milestone Billing Status

    01-10-94 Contract 10 10,000 - x x

    01-03-95 Assembly 30 30,000 x x

    01-04-95 Maintenance 30 30,000 x x

    01-05-95 Acceptance 30 30,000 x x

    01-06-95 Final invoice .. .. x

    Network/Activities

    Milestone Estimate Actual

    Assembly 01-03-95 01-03-95

    Maintenance 01-04-95

    Acceptance 01-05-95

    For each billing date in a milestone billing plan, you can specify whether the billing

    date is:

    1. fixed

    2. always updated with the actual date of the milestone

    3. updated with the actual date of the milestone, if the date is earlier than the

    planned billing date for the date

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  • Posted on Jan 28, 2008 at 06:46 AM

    Dear iqbal

    A billing plan is a schedule of individual billing dates for a single item in a sales document. You can define a billing plan at header level, which is then valid for all items assigned to it.

    Depending on the kind of business process you are carrying out, the system can automatically propose one of two different types of billing plan: periodic billing or milestone billing.

    Periodic billing means billing a total amount for each individual billing date in the plan. For example, if you are creating a rental contract, the system can propose a schedule of monthly rental payments, according to the length and conditions of the contract.

    Milestone billing means distributing the total amount to be billed over multiple billing dates in the billing plan. For example, you can use a billing plan for billing a make-to-order item that is assigned to a project in the SAP Project System. When you enter the project-related make-to-order item in the sales order (or assembly order), the system proposes a billing plan based on milestones defined for networks in the project. As each milestone is successfully reached, the customer is billed either a percentage of the entire project cost or simply a pre-defined amount.

    During sales order processing, the system determines from the item category whether a billing plan is required and, if so, which type of plan: The type of billing plan that is determined at this point is set up in Customizing and cannot be changed in the sales document. For each billing plan you create, you can enter a freely-definable search term in the details screen of the billing plan in the sales document. When you save the document, the system automatically assigns a number that later uniquely identifies the individual plan. You can use the search term later to locate specific billing plans.

    Billing plans for rental contracts and billing plans for project-related milestone billing have different overview screens so that you can enter data relevant to your processing. For example, for milestone billing, you must be able to enter data to identify the individual milestones.

    Thanks

    G. Lakshmipathi

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    Posted on Jan 28, 2008 at 06:48 AM

    Hi Iqbal,

    Go through this link it will provide you all the details related to Billing plan

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_47x200/helpdata/en/31/03953401024735e10000009b38f83b/frameset.htm

    I hope it will help you, if you feel it will help please reward points

    Thanks

    Murali

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