Resource-Related Billing

Use

The prices for customer-specific services are not always defined in a contract as fixed prices, nor can they always be determined using standard pricing. This is the case if, for example, no empirical values exist for specific services, and therefore the services cannot be calculated adequately before conclusion of a contract. Typical examples of this are:

  • Make-to-order production

  • External plant maintenance in the service company

  • Specific services such as consulting

You carry out resource-related billing for these orders. The customer receives a billing document verifying individual materials, internal activities, and costs. The basis for creating a billing document is the billing request(see Create Billing Request ).

Implementation Considerations

Since static billing is not longer available, you must make a conversion if necessary. For more information, see the Implementation Guide for the Project System under Start of the navigation path Revenues and Earnings Next navigation step Integration with SD Documents Next navigation step Creating Quotations and Project Billing Next navigation step Static Processing (Process Before Release 4.5) End of the navigation path .

Features

Pricing

The system determines prices for later billing requests based on the quantity and the material by using the pricing procedure. In collective processing, the billing request is created automatically and cannot be edited. In individual processing, you can process the billing request in the following two views:

Expenditure View

Sales Price View

For more information, see Pricing .

Use

You can carry out the new resource-related billing for the following objects:

  • Item(s) of an SD document (such as standard order) with controlling object (this means that costs and revenues are updated in the SD document)

  • Item(s) of an SD document with relation to a work breakdown structure element from a customer project

  • Item(s) of an SD document with relation to a production order or internal order

  • Non-revenue bearing service orders with reference to an SD document item

  • Revenue-bearing service orders

You use resource-related billing in the Customer Service (CS), Sales and Distribution (SD), and Project System (PS) components for processing sales orders and service orders.

For more information about resource-related billing in these components, see:

Billing Process (CS)

Billing Process (PS)

Enhanced resource-related billing functions are available for sales documents in the Sales component of Sales and Distribution. For more information, see Advanced Order Processing and Billing .