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Bill and Hold Issue how to handle in SAP

Hi all,

We have a requirement from one of our customers to do a "Bill and Hold". In other words they want to pay for our product when it is produced. Then for the next several months they will send us orders to ship the product to various locations. These shipment orders will have to be no charge because they have already paid for the product.

How can these "Bill and Hold" orders be handled within our SAP system?



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    Posted on Feb 12, 2010 at 01:09 PM

    Hi Ram,

    It is nice to have the customer pay for the goods before shipment!

    I suggest you proceed through a combination of business process 1 & business process 2::

    Business process 1:

    Use a standard Sales Flow for material A (Order => Delivery => Goods Issue => Invoice => Payment)

    The goods issue is not real of course, but is needed to invoice the goods.

    Business process 2:

    Create a new material B with a material type that allows quantity management but is not valued.

    Do the goods entry using this new material using a generic movement type or through an inventory reference, for the same quantity that you just sold to your customer. Now you have inventory of material B, that is customer owned.

    The idea is that you will handle the goods for your customer in the same way that a Logistics Service Provider does for its customers.

    For goods issue to other locations, you might want to use delivery without reference (tcode VL01NO); therefore no pricing takes place and no invoice is generated afterwards.

    Hope it helps.

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