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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

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). 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.