You notice that for Supplier ABC (where ABC defines the Supplier ID) a payment is still open. You expect it be cleared since in Bank Statement XXX (where XXX defines the Bank Statement ID) the Postprocessing Status is not required.
Reproducing the Issue
- Go to the Payables Work Center.
- Select the Supplier Accounts View.
- Show All Suppliers, find ABC.
- Press View.
You can see an on-account payment in status open and you expect that the payment has already been cleared since the Postprocessing Status of the below Bank Statement is not required.
- Go to the Liquidity Management Work Center.
- Switch to the Bank Statements View.
- Show All Bank Statements, find XXX and press Go.
You can see that the Postprocessing Status of the Bank Statement XXX is not required. You therefore expect the on-account payment to be in status completed. This is not the case.
The reason for this is that the system distinguishes between Payment Clearings and Payables / Receivables Clearings. The Postprocessing Status of a Bank Statement Item depends on the Allocation and Clearing Status of the payment from a banking point of view.
The on-account payment YYY (where YYY defines the on-account payment ID) generated by Payment Clearing ZZZ (where ZZZ stands for the Clearing ID) - appears as open in the Supplier Account Monitor View and will remain so until a Payables-Clearing has been posted by matching with e.g. an open Supplier Invoice, a Supplier Credit or a Write-Off.
This is the normal and desired system behavior. The on-account payment gets cleared once a Payables-Clearing has been matched with e.g. an open Supplier Invoice. This matching has then to be posted. Then the on-account payment is cleared.
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