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 Start Date of Accrual Period

Use

In time-related revenue recognition, you use the accrual period start date to determine the start of the period for revenue recognition.You choose an option in the Acc. Period Start field in Customizing for the item category.

Start date of accrual period

Option

Description

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Not relevant

A

Proposal based on contract start date

If you choose this option, revenue recognition takes the contract start date of the sales document item as the start date of the accrual period.

B

Proposal based on start date of billing plan

If you choose this option, revenue recognition proposes one of the following dates as the start date of the accrual period:

  • Milestone billing plan

    • Billing date of first milestone

  • Periodic billing plan

    The system uses the earlier of the following dates:

    • Start date of the billing plan

    • Start date of the first settlement period