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1920886 - Supplier Invoice not Going for Approval. Invoice Created out of Recurring Invoice Plan.

Symptom

You defined a recurring invoice plan (template). You notice that the invoices created out of the plan don't go for approval like manual invoices.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the work center Supplier Invoicing.
  2. Go to the view Recurring Invoices.
  3. Choose Show: Active Recurring Invoices.
  4. Mark the relevant Document ID.
  5. Go to the tab Invoice History.
  6. The status of the invoice is Posted.

Cause

The invoice did not go for approval because it was created out of a recurring invoice plan. For recurring invoices, the approval process was not defined because most of our customers would not expect that every time each invoice would go for approval.

Resolution

From release FP1308, there is a new condition available in the approval process for supplier invoices: "Entry Method = Recurring invoice". You will be able to define steps to have the recurring invoices go for approval similarly to manual invoices.

Keywords

KBA , AP-SIP , Supplier Invoice Processing , How To

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1302 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1305 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1308 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1311 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1402 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1711