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2770423 - Discount Not Equally Distributed Among Open Items in a Payment Allocation

Symptom

The discount applied to open items in a payment allocation is not equally distributed among the items.

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Payment Management work center.
  2. Go to the Payment Allocation view.
  3. Select the row of Allocation ID AAA (AAA means the payment allocation ID) and click Edit.
  4. Under Open Items section, select two or more open items by marking the Matched checkbox.
  5. Click Actions > Apply Discount or Credit.
  6. Enter Amount and Payment Difference Reason.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Notice that the discount amount was not equally distributed among the items.

Cause

The definition on how the system will distribute the payment differences during clearing is done in fine tuning activity Clearing Strategies, on section Distribution of Payment Differences during Clearing.

Resolution

To define an equal distribution of the discount among the open items the option Equal Distribution on All Open Items should be selected in fine tuning activity Clearing Strategies.

Steps to be followed:

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to the Overview view.
  3. Search and open activity Clearing Strategies.
  4. Click Maintain clearing strategies.
  5. Under Distribution of Payment Differences during Clearing section, select radio button Equal Distribution on All Open Items.
  6. Click Save and Close.

Keywords

payment allocation; discount; credit; other discounts; payment differences; clearing; payment tolerance; underpayment; , KBA , AP-PAY-PAL , Payment Allocation , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions