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 Withdrawing Promises to Pay


You defined withdrawal reasons in Customizing for Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable by choosing Start of the navigation path Business Transactions Next navigation step Promise to Pay. End of the navigation path These reasons specify whether interest and charges are to be retained, reversed, or – for interest only – adjusted to the payments already made. For a withdrawal reason, you also define whether creditworthiness is updated when a promise to pay is withdrawn. If you require an update, the system automatically determines the level of fulfillment of the promise up to the date of the withdrawal. If this level of fulfillment would lead to the status "Promise broken," the system updates the creditworthiness of the business partner with the value you defined in Customizing for the category for broken promises.


A promise to pay can be withdrawn by your business partner or by you. If you want to withdraw a promise to pay:

  1. On the SAP Easy Access screen, choose Start of the navigation path Account Next navigation step Promise to Pay Next navigation step Edit End of the navigation path .

  2. Enter the business partner whose promise to pay you want to withdraw (and the company code, where necessary) and choose Continue .

  3. Choose the Withdraw Promise pushbutton.

  4. Specify who has triggered the withdrawal and select a reason for the withdrawal.

  5. Save.

The withdrawal makes the promise to pay inactive; the relevant items can then be included in another promise to pay, for example.

You can still display the data of the withdrawn promise to pay.