Special G/L transactions are also used to manage noted items. These are postings that are not displayed in your accounts but are only to remind you of outstanding payments due or to be made. You can process them with the payment program or dunning program. As a result, it is possible to dun outstanding down payments or to make down payments with the payment program. To do this, you enter and store a down payment request . This special document does not update the account balance: it is merely managed as a line item in the open item account and the special G/L account. Therefore, you should always mark the Line item display option for these accounts.
The same procedure is used in Spain, Italy and France to issue bills of exchange automatically with the payment program. The noted item required for this is called a bill of exchange payment request. You can find more information inSpecial G/L Transactions: Bills of Exchange