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Business Partner - Average Delay field

Hi Everyone,

There is a field titled "Average Delay" on the business partner master data screen on the payment terms tab. I have been doing some research on how this field works as we've been asked to create a query to calculate a customer's DSO.

In my research I have found that this field is defined by the user and is used in the cash flow analysis. The cash flow analysis is adjusted according to what the average delay is per customer.

Has anybody set anything up to automatically calculate the average delay for a customer? Or must you calculate this outside of SAP first and then enter the delays into SAP on a regular basis?

It would be helpful and convenient if a formatted search could be used on the field to do the caculcations automatically. Would this be possible and if so, how?

Thank you in advance for your help.


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    Posted on Jul 22, 2008 at 03:50 PM


    At this time this value has to be calculated manually. The system does not calculate this.

    A formatted search can be used to calculate this but it would be a comples one. How would you define the delay? Is it

    Actual Payment date - Actual Due Date on Invoice?

    What happens in case of installment?

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