Show TOC

 Billing Processing


During billing processing, you create, change, and delete billing documents (invoices, credit memos, debit memos, and so on).


A high volume of data for sales documents requires early archiving of invoices. Since you still have electronic access to the archived invoices, you can control archiving without delay and carry out other electronic sales processes (such as complaints processing).

  • It is possible to create sales documents (such as credit and debit memo requests) with reference to archived billing documents.

  • You can display archived billing documents.

When you create sales documents with reference to an archived billing document or display an archived billing document, the system first looks for the invoice in the database, and then in the archive.

The processing steps are identical for the sales representative, regardless of the storage location of the sales document.Sales representatives see that they are processing an archived billing document in the message line and in the title of the transaction.


You can create billing documents:

  • With reference to a sales order

  • With reference to a delivery

  • With reference to external transactions:

You can refer to an entire document, individual items or partial quantities of items.

You can create billing documents in the following ways:

  • Process the billing due list automatically in the background

  • Process the billing due list manually

  • Create billing documents explicitly

You can also use the following forms of settlement:

  • Combining several SD documents into a collective billing document

  • Billing one or more SD documents with several billing documents (this is called an invoice split).

  • Creating an individual billing document for every sales document