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 Connecting Multiple CC Systems to an FI-CA System

 

If you have integrated SAP Convergent Charging with SAP Convergent Invoicing, you can distribute processing in SAP Convergent Charging to multiple systems (CC systems) and connect these in parallel to the system in which SAP Convergent Invoicing is running (FI-CA system). You control the communication between SAP Convergent Invoicing and SAP Convergent Charging using rating areas that you enter in the provider contracts of your business partners.

Processes that exchange data with SAP Convergent Charging over the interface determine the CC system, to which they should communicate master data and transaction data, using the rating area.

If you are connected to more than one CC system, you can transfer provider contracts from one CC system to another. You trigger the contract transfer in SAP CRM.

SAP Convergent Charging makes Web services for the contract transfer available. Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable uses the service consumers CustomerDataExportImportServices and OperationalStatusServices for the contract transfer. You have to enter a suitable connection to the CC system for these service consumers (for example, in transaction SOAMANAGER).

Technical Details

Technical Name of Product Feature

TELCO_CONNECT_MULTI_CC_SYSTEMS

Product Feature Is

New

Country Dependency

Valid for all countries

Software Component Version

IS-UT 617

Application Component

IS-T-CA (Convergent Invoicing)

Availability

SAP Enhancement Package 7 (SP08) for SAP ERP 6.0

Prerequisite Business Function

TEL_INV_2G

Additional Information

The following transactions on the SAP Easy Access screen under Start of the navigation path Master Data Next navigation step For Integration with Rating and Charging Next navigation step Replication End of the navigation path now also take rating areas into account:

  • Monitor Replication (transaction FKKCC_MD_MON)

  • Resend Failed Replication (transaction FKKCC_MD_PRC)

  • Manual Replication (transaction FKKCC_MD_MAN)

  • Delete Distribution Records (transaction FKK_CC_CLU)

  • Compare Master Data in FI-CA and SAP CC (transaction FKKCC_MD_COM)

Effects on Customizing

The prerequisite for connecting multiple CC systems to an FI-CA system is activating the joint replication of all master data to SAP Convergent Charging. In Customizing for Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable, choose Start of the navigation path Integration Next navigation step Convergent Charging Next navigation step Activate Joint Replication of All Master Data End of the navigation path.

Then activate the use of multiple CC systems in Customizing for Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable under Start of the navigation path Integration Next navigation step Convergent Charging Next navigation step Specifications for Connecting Multiple CC Systems to an FI-CA System Next navigation step Activate Multiple CC Systems for an FI-CA System End of the navigation path.

Finally, define the rating areas in Customizing for Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable under Start of the navigation path Integration Next navigation step Convergent Charging Next navigation step Specifications for Connecting Multiple CC Systems to an FI-CA System Next navigation step Define Rating Areas End of the navigation path.

Then in the following activity, Assign Rating Areas to Logical Ports, specify which logical ports the individual rating areas use to communicate with your CC systems.

More Information

Convergent Invoicing, 02G