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Apr 28, 2009 at 04:58 PM

Date Category Use in Billing Plans


Hi Experts,

Need some help understanding the use of Date Category in Configuring Billing Plans. I have read etc....My main specific question here is what is the use of Date Category ?

In IMG > SD > Billing > Billing Plan >Define and assign Date category, we assign one or more date category to a Billing Plan. In this assignment we assign

1. Date Description. (This is for info purposes only).

2. Billing Rule.

3. Fixed date. ( To fix Billing plan date)

4. Billing block. ( This is for Auto Block)

5. Billing Type. ( This will default Billing type which can be changed in order)

My concern is about Billing Rule, here we are assigning one billing rule to date category but still we can use all the billing rules available in sales order for that date category.

Then what is the effect of Date category on Billing Rule ?

Where do we define all Billing Rules ?

--> All I see is that Whatever (steps 1-5) is configured above is defaulted in the order but can be changed and doesn't have any processing controls except for Billing rule that controls the amt / % fields in Billing plan screen.

--> Its bad that SAP grays out Date category field though a billing plan can have multiple Date categories available for use. Whats the purpose here ?

Any info that can help me understand this better is really appreciated.

Thanks !!

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