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 External Cash Desk Services: Agent Posting as G/L Account Posting

 

You can now make agent postings at the closing of external cash desks as purely G/L account postings.

This is useful if you have agents that collect receivables on your company's behalf and forward payments from your customers to you using external cash desk services. You no longer have to manage such agents as business partners in Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable. You also no longer have to assign contract accounts to the cash desks of the agent.

Technical Details

Technical Name of Product Feature

Not relevant

Product Feature Is

New

Country Dependency

Valid for all countries

Software Component Version

FI-CA 617

Application Component

FI-CA-BT-PY-PP (Processing Incoming and Outgoing Payments)

Available As Of

SAP enhancement package 7 (SP09) for SAP ERP 6.0

Required Business Functions

None

Additional Details

Offline branches with an agent of category D (Agent - Offline Branch with G/L Account Posting) are represented in the system by their own master data objects (see Customizing for Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable under Start of the navigation path Business Transactions Next navigation step Payments Next navigation step Processing Incoming and Outgoing Payments Next navigation step External Cash Desk Services Next navigation step Define Master Data for External Cash Desk Services End of the navigation path).

To post the cash desk closing as a G/L account posting, you have to enter an appropriate G/L account in Customizing.

For offline branches with an agent of category D, you reconcile the cash desk using a G/L account posting. In the same way as for offline branches with an agent of category B (Agent - Offline Branch with Agent Posting), the system transfers the day-end closing using the enterprise service CashPointClosingDocumentNotification. Once you have clarified any differences, you can then enter the agent posting as a G/L account posting in transaction FKKEXC_AGENT_GL. (On the SAP Easy Access screen, choose Start of the navigation path Payments Next navigation step External Cash Desk Services Next navigation step Agent Posting as G/L Account Posting End of the navigation path.) The G/L account document in Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable is posted as a single document when the related reconciliation key is transferred to the general ledger. The grouping key, for which the cash desk closing was entered and posted, is recorded in the Assignment Number field of the G/L account document in the general ledger. If the agent transfers the day's receipts to your company by bank transfer, you can assign the incoming cash to the cash desk closing in the general ledger using the grouping key.

Affects on Customizing Settings

To post the cash desk closing as a G/L account posting, enter an appropriate G/L account in Customizing for Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable under Start of the navigation path Business Transactions Next navigation step Payments Next navigation step Processing Incoming and Outgoing Payments Next navigation step External Cash Desk Services Next navigation step Enter Cash Desk Closing Accounts End of the navigation path.