Payment Release Process
For each workflow variant, you can specify the amount from which a payment release should be triggered.
You can differentiate between one, two, and three-level release. This enables between one and three people to be involved in the release procedure, thus supporting both dual and triple control.
You have made the following settings in Customizing:
- Release approval procedure
(document type and amount for each workflow variant)
- Assign persons with release authorization
In order to do this, you must first create release approval groups that can be entered in the customer and vendor master records.
Depending on these criteria and the release level, you can assign release authorizations in the form of organizational objects (job, position, organizational unit) in Customizing. If you do not define any criteria (such as release approval groups), the system takes the initial value of these criteria when the payment program is run. For example, if the system was unable to determine the release approval group, the release approval procedure and the employees with release authorization are determined on the basis of release approval group zero.
See also:Payment Release: Settings in Customizing
- The payment release function must be activated.
- The relevant document type must be defined.
- An item containing the following specifications must be created for employees with release authorization:
- Workflow variant
- Initial release approval path
- Initial level
- Maximum amount
Employees with release authorization can also be determined and assigned by user exits at each stage of the release approval procedure.