Entering content frame

Component documentation Payment Medium Workbench Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


The Payment Medium Workbench (PMW) is a tool used to configure and create payment media sent by organizations to their house banks. This generic tool will gradually phase out the classic payment medium programs (RFFO*) due to the range of advantages that it provides.

Implementation Considerations

Before you can use the Payment Medium Workbench, you have to make various settings in Customizing. You can find the relevant activities in Customizing for Financial Accounting, under Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable ® Business Transactions ® Outgoing Payments ® Automatic Outgoing Payments ® Payment Media ® Make Settings for Payment Medium Formats from Payment Medium Workbench.


The Payment Medium Workbench can be used by several components, for example FI-AP/AR, FI-TV, HR-PY, TR-CM, and TR-TM.


The Payment Medium Workbench is embedded in a development environment. You can access all Workbench objects, (program objects, dictionary objects, and mapping tool objects) with a double-click. The Payment Medium Workbench encompasses the following areas:

  1. Customizing for payment media
  1. Creating Payment Media

DME administration supports both files stored in the TemSe or the file system, and payment messages like Internet payments (OFX) or IDoc.


At the present time, not all formats that can be created using the classic payment medium programs (RFFO*) are supported. You can display a complete list of available payment medium formats in format definition, or by using input help (in configuration of payment methods in the country, for example).

Leaving content frame