1937039 - Error 'Business residence cannot be determined' in Supplier Invoice

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1937039 - Error 'Business residence cannot be determined' in Supplier Invoice

Symptom

When using the Check button on a Supplier Invoice,  you receive the following error message:

Error displays: "Business residence cannot be determined. There may be an error in the system configuration. If this message appears, several things can be wrong. Report an incident."

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Supply Invoicing work center.
  2. Select Invoices and Credit Memos View.
  3. Search for Invoice ID xxx.
  4. Press View All.
  5. Press Check button.
  6. Error displays: "Business residence cannot be determined. There may be an error in the system configuration. If this message appears, several things can be wrong. Report an incident."

Cause

When the recipient Business Partner is also an employee, the error can occur when the system cannot determine a permanent establishment because this partner has his validity expired.

Resolution

  1. Go to Personnel Administration work center.
  2. Go to Employees view.
  3. Find the employee.
  4. Press Edit.
  5. Navigate to the tab Employment.
  6. You can see that validity was already expired.
  7. Extend the validity of the employee.

Keywords

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

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1705 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1711