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Payment terms & Down payments

Hi all SAP experts,

In my company the requirement is as follows:

1. When the order confirmation is done (sales order created), 50% of the order value is to be billed to the customer as first down payment.

2. After the delivery of the items is done, 40% of the order value is to be billed to the customer.

3. After the installation & commissioning is done, the remaining 10% of the value is to be billed to the customer.


1. How do I map this scenario in standard SAP?

2. Can I use the payment terms to control the part payments to be received.

3. My client wants to know at any stage, the amount received from the customer for the sales order & the remaining amount to be received from the customer.

Please help me to map this scenario.

With best regards,


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    Oct 06, 2008 at 04:48 AM


    Goto OBB8: Create payment terms , select the Instalment check box.

    then OBB9: Define Instalment perid against the payment terms created in OBB8.

    Check whether it works fine for you.

    Best Regards


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    Oct 04, 2008 at 04:32 PM

    You will have to use Billing Plans. Milestone billing will perfectly suit the scenario.

    Do a search on milestone billing to find threads.

    You can also check the wiki:



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  • Oct 04, 2008 at 06:52 PM

    Hi Niyaz

    item category grp in MMR(sales orgn 2) - 0005

    item category - TAO

    for this TAO item category a billing plan 01 (milestone billing plan -01) will be assigned and its billing relevance should be I which is order related billing .

    billing doc type - FAZ

    cancellation billing doc type - FAS

    now go to billing plan tab (in the item data) and enter the start date and enter the dates on which billing has to be done and then in billing request enter 0009 which is for down payment.once u press enter automatically it all the dates get blocked and billing request by default you get as 1 , that you change it to 4 or 5 . 4 is for down payment at value basis and 5 is for down payment at percentage basis. and beside that there will be a billing type .assign billing doc type as FAZ. to all dates

    now do the cycle OR - LF - FAZ (billing doc type)

    For your 2nd question , if you want the payment terms you can assign in the billing plan,in the item data at sales order level only.

    For your 3rd question ,

    But if your client wants the report and if any standard report is not meeting your requirement then i think you can generate a report through Logistics Information Systems (LIS)

    Hope this information will help you and it will fullfil will requirement



    Edited by: sri nath on Oct 5, 2008 12:23 AM

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    • Former Member

      Hi Srinath,

      Thanks for your reply. Billing plan is ok but the main thing is that the items are delivery relevant (inventorized items)........So my invoice will be delivery related.

      In the item category settings there are 2 fields:

      1. Billing relevance

      2. Billing plan type

      Billing relevance = I - Order-relevant billing - billing plan

      Billing Plan type = can be selected either milestone or periodic.

      So my concern is how can i map this when my items are delivery relevant. The item category will have only 1 billing relevance at a time...........

      If at all i use billing relevance as "I", then may be if i am able to create the delivery then, how will i create the invoice on the basis of the delivery..........The cycle will not close as such........

      The billing plan is good for service items which are not relevant for delivery. For the service items i can use the scenario suggested by you.

      Please guide me.

      With best regards,