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 Selecting Open Items

Before open items can be combined into groups for payment, they must first be selected. In a second step, the system then attempts to find a suitable payment medium/house bank combination for these groups.

The process of open item selection takes place in several stages:

  1. Sort sequence

  2. Open items are selected either sorted by business partner or by contract account. The sort sequence is governed by the selections entered in the parameters: If the selection is according to contract accounts, importing sorted according to business partners is not possible. (This has the disadvantage that it is not possible to clear items of different contract accounts of one business partner). Open items are otherwise always imported sorted by business partner.

  3. Parallel Processing

  4. Under the technical settings for the payment run parameters, you can control whether the payment program is started on several applications simultaneously. Parallel processing involves dividing the data to be processed between several machines, enabling higher throughput. Provided the datasets selected are not too large, you can access data more quickly and less memory is required during data processing.

    You achieve parallel processing by dividing up the data that is to be processed. Suitable objects on offer for this parallel processing include the business partner and the contract account, (depending on the chosen sort sequence, see above).

  5. Due date determination

You specify a due date period under the payment program parameters. An item’s due date is calculated from the:

  • Deferral date (if entered in the open item)

  • The due date for cash discount (provided this date precedes the posting date entered in the payment program parameters).

  • The due date net (if the date to qualify for cash discount has already expired).

An item is due (and therefore included for payment by the payment program) if the due date determined as above lies within the relevant due date period.