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Billing Batch Variants specification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015963D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 8 page(s) / 83K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

In fulfillment and billing systems it is necessary to make subsets of order documents that are billing relevant and to invoice these at different times and/or with different default dates per sales organization and event within one sales organization. All orders that are relevant for billing and due for billing will be considered in a billing batch and billed with settings specified in the billing batch (batch variances).

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Billing Batch Variants specification

  In fulfillment and billing systems it is necessary to make subsets of order documents that are billing relevant and to invoice these at different times and/or with different default dates - per sales organization and event within one sales organization. All orders that are relevant for billing and due for billing will be considered in a billing batch and billed with settings specified in the billing batch (batch variances).

To be more flexible in the selection of orders and in the specification of dates in the billing batches (like the invoice date), it is proposed that, based on flexible user defined tables (ZWVHWINST, ZWVINVCT, see accompanying drawings), to specify e.g. per sales organization,
customer class (Government or commercial), sales document type (order or adjustment), license charge type in the order (one time, recurring or combinations), and billing plan type

an additional specific indicator (ZZWV_INVCT = Special Billing Rule) in the order document on license level.

In the billing batch, this new data element is used as an additional selection criteria, e.g. to select special order items earlier and to default a different invoice date for a special selection.

Using the tool of billing batch variants and the table based license indication, the complete products set can be billed for all sales organizations at different time and with different dates - according to their requirements or needs.

The settings are easily to change or enhance based on the table-driven approach in case of changed business situations for already considered sales organizations or new sales organizations to be considered during development of a world wide run application.

Table: ZWVHWINST (If there is more than one indication in one license (multiple EE's) Note: '-' means blank

MANDT

ZZWV_INVCT1 ZZWV_INVCT2 ZZWV_INVCT Remark

100 - - - 100 - B - 100 - C C *1 100 - D D 100 B - -

1

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100 B B B 100 B C C 100 B D D *1 100 C - C *1 100 C B C 100 C C C 100 C D D 100 D - D 100 D B D *1 100 D C D *1 100 D D D

*1: No logical combination, but filled to be complete in case terms of combinations

Table: ZWVINVCT ('How to come to the indication in the order')

MANDT VKORG VBTYP KUKLA ZFV_BREL FPART ZZWV_INV

                                                  CT 100 365 C * R * C 100 365 C * O * B 100 365 C * - * B 100 8660 C * R * C 100 8660 C * O * B 100 8660 C * - * B 100 66 C * R * C 100 66 C * O * B 100 66 C * - * B 100 48 C * R YM C 100 48 C * R YQ C 100 48 C * R YA C 100 48 C * R YC C 100 48 C * R YT C 100 48 C * R YE C 100 48 C * R YY C 100 48 C * R ZC C 100 48 C * O * B 100 48 C * - * B 100 72 C * R YM C 100 72 C * R YQ C 100 72 C * R YA C

2

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100 72 C * R YC C 100 72 C * R YT C 100 72 C * R YE C 100 72 C * R YY C 100 72 C * R ZC C 100 72 C * O * B 100 72 C * - * B 100 147 C 12 R * D 100 147 C 15 R * D 100 147 C * R * C 100 147 C * O * B 100 147 C * - * B 100 147 K 12 R * D 100 147 K 15 R * D 100 147 L 12 R * D 100 147 L 15 R * D

Design statements:...