Contract Accounts A/R and A/P, 03


Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Industry Business Function

Available As Of

Enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage


Application Component

Industry Component Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable (FI-CAX)

Directly dependent business functions you also need to activate

Contract Accounts A/R and A/P, 01 (FICAX_CI_1)

Contract Accounts A/R and A/P, 02 (FICAX_CI_2)


Using this business function you can take advantage of extended functions of Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable. You can use these functions to:

  • Improve performance during reconciliation of Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable with the general ledger

  • Increase the transparency of your financial accounting data

  • Enhance tracking and transparency in your collections processes


  • You have installed the following components as of the specified version (or higher):

    Type of Component


    Only Needed for the Following Functions

    Software Component

    EA-APPL 605

    SAP_APPL 605

    FI-CA 6.05

    FI-CAX 6.05

    Business Intelligence content

    Release SAP NetWeaver 7.0 BI Content 7.05

    Analysis of promise to pay in Business Intelligence (BI)

    XI Content

    Software component version 605, namespace and

    External cash desk services

    Promise to pay

  • You are using the industry component Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable (FI-CAX).

  • The business function set SAP Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable (FICAX), as well as the business functions Contract Accounts A/R and A/P, 01 (FICAX_CI_1), Contract Accounts A/R and A/P, 02 (FICAX_CI_2) and Contract Accounts A/R and A/P, 03 (FICAX_CI_3) are active.

  • To use the functions of Credit Management, you activated the FSCM-Integration 3 (FIN_FSCM_CCD_INTEGRATION_3) business function.

  • You configured the processes that you want to use in Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable in Customizing. For more information about the system settings required for this business function, see the release notes for the functions. From these release notes, you can access the main release note for this business function.


Master Data
  • If you are using SAP Customer Relationship Management (CRM), you can replicate and synchronize business partners in FI-CA and SD customers between the CRM system and the ERP system.

  • In special cases, you can make account assignment to contracts. When you do so, the Subapplication field controls whether the Reference Specifications from Contract field accepts real estate contracts from Flexible Real Estate Management (RE-FX) or contracts from Sales and Distribution (SD).

Processing Items
  • If you navigate from the account balance to the mass change of items, you have the option of copying the selection of items from the account balance.

  • During clearing processing of open items, you can scroll horizontally through the fields of the display variant within the variable display area.

  • When transferring to another contract account, you can include open business partner items and requests.


In addition to the existing option of posting withholding tax for vendor invoices at the time of payment, you now have the option of posting withholding tax with the invoice.

Receivables Management
  • In the dunning proposal run, you can use preselections for master data in order to select business partners or contract accounts.

  • In Collections Management, you can record BRF traces and therefore be in a position to interpret decisions of the Business Rules Framework (BRF).

  • For managing worklists in Collections Management, you can use the SAP IC WebClient business role FICACM. In addition to the functions of the GUI transaction for managing worklists, you can move work items between lists and remove them from processing. You can also get an overview of the distribution of work items to individual organizational units.

  • At the master data level (contract account, contract account group, contract, contract group), once the challenger collection strategy has proven to be more successful in a champion-challenger analysis, you can update the collection strategy. In doing so, you can either explicitly enter the new strategy that replaces the collection strategy entered in the master data, or you can enter a test series that the run then uses to replace the collection strategy.

  • In credit processing, you can process multiple credits in one step (for example, payment or write-off).

  • When creating an installment plan, you can specify the priority with which original items of the installment plan are cleared when payments are received.

  • In the area of External Cash Desk Services, you can process reversals of cash desk closings using the enterprise service CashPointClosingDocumentERPCancelNotification_In.

  • In the cash desk and the cash journal, you can select payment documents for reversal using any date, today's date, an entry period, or the number of the payment document. In addition, you can reverse the following: multiple documents at the same time in one step, mixed payments (part check, part cash), and payments in already closed payment lots. You can display reversed payments in the account balance and in the historical data of the cash journal.

Integration with General Ledger Accounting

Before the transfer to the general ledger, you can aggregate multiple reconciliation keys under one reconciliation key, and thereby achieve an improved overview in the general ledger.

Integration with SAP Credit Management

You can use Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable and SAP Credit Management in a single or multiple system landscape without an XI server.

Using the mass activity Transfer of Credit Data, you can transfer key figures for business partners with negative payment behavior from Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable to SAP Credit Management. To do so, you use the asynchronous service CreditPaymentBehaviourSummaryNotification_Out.

In addition, after the end of a month, you can update the FI-CA credit score of business partners that is weighted monthly, and designate it as Changed for the periodic replication with SAP Credit Management.

Integration with Business Intelligence

For reporting in Business Intelligence (BI), you can extract promises to pay from the system.

External Tax Systems

You can update external tax systems, such as VERTEX, TAXWARE or SABRIX, in parallel using a mass activity.

Closing Preparation

You can display open but not yet due items according to their due date, and post reclassifications for these items during closing preparation.

Enterprise Services

For data in information container categories that you transfer using XI messages, you can also send this data using Web Services Reliable Messaging (WSRM) for asynchronous enterprise services.

You can use new enterprise services for the business objects Cash Point and Promise to Pay.