You perform individual billing if you want to bill all selected items in one or more specific business transactions collectively or want to simulate this type of billing. Start from a view of the billing due list containing items that can be billed.
For more information on this, see Maintenance of the Billing Due List.
To perform individual billing, proceed as follows:
Use the search tool to find the billing due list items you wish to bill
Result Listtable, select the billing due list item you wish to bill
You can select as many items as you wish
If you select a root node or sub-node, the system will automatically select all sub-nodes and items that fall under the selected node.
Result Listtable tool bar, choose Individual Billing.
Billing Due List: Individual Billingscreen appears and displays all the items that are to be billed – note that only items with the billing status
To be Processedare displayed.
If desired, change the billing type by selecting a value from the
New Billing Typelist box.
If desired, change the billing date by indicating a date in the
New Billing Datelist box.
Continueto bill the items; choose
Cancelto stop this transaction and return to the search screen.
If there are more than 100 items to be processed, you will be prompted to conduct a background billing procedure – this allows you to schedule the billing at a later date and time. For example, you can execute a background billing procedure at night, when you are not using the system.
In this case, the
Continue in Backgroundbutton will also be displayed.
End of the note.
If you choose
Individual Billing Resultsscreen appears – it first displays a temporary billing ID, which can be used for simulated billing.
One document is produced for billing items that have the same billing date and payer or payee.
If errors occur during the billing process, a message for each item triggering an error is displayed.
Saveto save the billing documents – as the system saves the documents, it generates the “real” billing document number.
Cancelto stop this transaction and return to the search screen. The billing documents are discarded and the billing due list items are not billed.
Select two billing documents and choose
Split Analysisto move to the
If you choose
Continue in Background(only if you have more than 100 items to be processed)
Billing Due List: Collective Billing – Schedule Jobscreen appears.
Enter a job name
Indicate if you wish the job to start immediately or at a specified date and time.
Start Periodicallyflag if you wish that a billing job automatically take place on a regular basis. In this case, you must also indicate the frequency of billing (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly)
You have generated one or more billing documents from one or more billing due list items.
Note here that sequential billing request items for the same royalties item are always entered in different billing documents as a result of the different billing dates involved.
A billing due list does not usually contain several BRIs to be billed for the same royalties item if timely settlement is required. Reversal or delays during billing can however lead to these situations.
For more information on the special features in connection with the difference calculation, see the Maintenance of the Billing Due List unit.
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