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What is Stochastic Block?

What is Stochastic Block? How & Where can we set it?

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    Posted on Jul 09, 2008 at 01:16 PM

    Hi,

    It is used to Block the invoices at randomly, so that we can check them again. If this is active and you post an invoice that is not subject to any other blocking reason, it can be randomly selected for blocking.

    A stochastic block cannot be for an item level, it works for whole invoice document. If a stochastic block is set when you post the invoice, the system automatically sets an R in the field Payment block in the document header data; there is no blocking indicator in the individual items.

    Config Navigation - MM->Logistics Invoice verification->Invoice Block->stocastic block -> Activiate and Set

    Activate: It is used to activate the S. block for which are all the company codes.

    Set: It will specify the degree of proabability the invoice has to be blocked.

    If this is useful, rewards points

    Regards,

    Muralidharan

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    Posted on Jul 09, 2008 at 01:18 PM

    We know the Invoice gets blocked due Variances such as Price, Value, Quantity and Date. Apart from these there is one more functionality for blocking the invoice randomly.

    Schostic Block is a function by which the system randomly blocks the invoices based on configuration settings.

    Example: In SPRO settings, for Schostic Block if we give invoice value as 10000 and probability of blocking as 50%,

    The system checks for invoice value if it is more than 10000, there are fifty percent (50%) chances that the invoice gets blocked.

    If the invoice value is 5000, then the probability of invoice block is 25%, that is proportionately reduces with the invoice value .

    Regards

    Dorababu

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    Posted on Jul 09, 2008 at 01:32 PM

    Hi

    For Activating Stochaistic Block.

    SPRO-> IMG-> Materials Management-> Logistics Invoice Verification-> Invoice Block-> Stochastic Block-> Activate Stochastic Block at compnay code level

    & Maintain the Set Stochastic Block

    Please go through the link for details

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp2004/helpdata/EN/a8/b99560452b11d189430000e829fbbd/content.htm

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  • Posted on Jul 09, 2008 at 03:24 PM

    Hi,

    With above points, I am adding a piont.

    Lets say u have 10 Co.code and If you want to block one Company Code for further posting in logistics area or want to close one Co.code ( for any organisation reasons),instead of deleting that Co.Code, You can put "Stochastic Block" to that company code thru T Code OMRF and save.Its depend on ur bussiness requirement.

    Regards,

    Biju K

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    Posted on Jul 09, 2008 at 08:39 PM

    Dear Aabir,

    Description of stochastic Block

    In this unit, you configure the system settings for the stochastic

    block.

    This consists of two functions:

    o Activate

    This specifies the company codes in which the stochastic block is

    used.

    o Set

    This specifies the degree of probability that an invoice is

    stochastically blocked.

    Set Stochastic Block

    In this step, you determine for each company code the degree of

    probability that an invoice will be stochastically blocked.

    The degree of probability depends on the invoice value; if it is the

    same or larger than the threshold value, the degree of probability is

    the same as the percentage. If the invoice value is smaller, the degree

    of probability is calculated in proportion to the threshold value.

    Example

    Threshold value: 3000 percentage: 60

    Invoice value Degree of probability of a block

    3000 60 %

    5000 60 %

    1500 30 % (= 60 * 1500/3000)

    100 2 % (= 60 * 100/3000)

    Hope this helps you

    Prem.

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    Posted on Jul 10, 2008 at 07:30 AM

    Why we set a probability to the stochastic block?

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    Posted on Jul 10, 2008 at 08:56 AM

    Stochastic Block

    You can block invoices at random to check them again. If the stochastic block is active and you post an invoice that is not subject to any other blocking reason, it can be randomly selected for blocking.

    A stochastic block is not set at item level, but for the whole invoice. If a stochastic block is set when you post the invoice, the system automatically sets an R in the field Payment block in the document header data; there is no blocking indicator in the individual items.

    In Customizing for Invoice Verification, you can define:

    ==If stochastic blocking is active==

    The degree of probability of a block. You set a threshold value and a percentage for this.

    - If the value of the invoice is larger than or the same as the threshold value, the degree of probability that the invoice will be blocked is that of the percentage.

    - If the value of the invoice is smaller than the threshold value, the degree of probability that the invoice will be blocked is calculated proportionally to the percentage.

    If, for example, the threshold value is $100 and the percentage 50%, every invoice over $100 would have a 50% chance of being blocked; an invoice for $500 would have a 25% change of being blocked. If you want the degree of probability to be the same for all invoices, you set the threshold value to zero.

    If you enter a threshold value of zero and a percentage of 99.9%, all invoices would then be blocked.

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