If you want to guarantee that invoices are created separately according to certain criteria, you can do this by defining certain split criteria. The following is an example of invoices split by material group:
In Customizing for copying control, you can specify requirements for splitting to prevent sales orders or deliveries from being combined into a collective billing document.
As a rule, the system combines into one billing document all transactions for the same customer, default billing date and sales organization.
If data from the related reference documents differs in the header fields of the billing document, the system will automatically split the invoice.
An order contains terms of payment at header as well as item level. These are stored only at header level in the billing document, however. If there are different terms of payment in the reference documents, an invoice split will always be made.
If data from the related reference documents differs in the item fields of the billing document, the system does not split the invoice.
The order basis is stored at header level in the order and at item level in the billing document. The system does not split the invoice. If you require an invoice split, you must first define the appropriate split requirements in Customizing for copying control. Copying control depends on the following criteria:
You can also display a split analysis to discover why an invoice split has occurred.
See also:Split Analysis