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Oct 23, 2018 at 11:08 AM

What are the consequences of changing the Consolidating BP in BP Master Data?

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Hi, everybody

Please see the above picture, which explains my problem.

Suppose I have a Customer called COM-01 (Company 01) which is in Payment Consolidation with HO-1 (Head Office No.1).

This means that COM-01 can order goods, and we deliver goods to it. But when we invoice COM-01 (based on deliveries made to it), the invoice is posted to the paying company (HO-1).

The Journal Entry is:

Dr. HO-1 (not COM-01)

Cr. Sales Revenue.

When HO-1 subsequently sends us their payment for COM-01, we can do an INCOMING PAYMENT (using the code for HO-1) and the invoice for COM-1 is displayed so we can select it for offsetting the payment.

Up to here I can understand...

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But, suppose that after COM-01 is invoiced (using Deliveries -> Copy To -> Sales Invoice), someone changes the Consolidating BP from HO-1 to HO-2 (another valid BP code).

It seems (from the various threads on the forum) that in such a situation, when HO-1 subsequently sends us their payment for COM-01, and we do an INCOMING PAYMENT (using the code for HO-1), the invoice for COM-01 is now NOT displayed and we cannot select it for offsetting the payment.

Is this correct or have I misunderstood?

I even read a thread where someone suggests an easy way to solve the problem: Simply re-instate the former Consolidating Partner (HO-1) and then its invoice will be visible when making an incoming payment on HO-1. See:

https://answers.sap.com/questions/668098/edit.html

Is this correct or have I misunderstood?

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If this is correct, then I have not understood anything????

Once the invoice of COM-01 has been posted to the account of HO-1, it's posted, it's posted and it's posted for good!

What difference does it make if somebody changes the Consolidating BP in the BP Master Data screen? Can simply modifying the BP Master File of COM-01 affect the invoice which has already been posted to HO-1?

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Grateful if anybody can clear my confusion.

Thanks

Leon


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