Eliminate Duplicated Inter-Company AR/AP Postings in Cross-Company Sales Orders
- by Lawrence Chung, FI/CO Consultant
- May 15, 2008
Learn how to prevent duplicate inter-company AR/AP postings when working with cross-company free-of-charge sales orders.
Inter-company journal postings are common when processing a cross-company business scenario. The SAP system automatically generates inter-company journal postings for you if you post a credit in one company and a debit in another company
In a typical cross-company sales order business process, a sales company makes a sale of goods to its customer and another company’s warehouse delivers the goods to that customer. I’ll discuss one cross-company scenario, a free-of-charge scenario, in which the SAP system generates duplicated inter-company AR/AP postings. A company might use a free-of-charge cross-company code sales order in a number of other scenarios, including when sending a free sample, providing compensation for a short shipment, or handling departmental expenses involving sending parts to a customer.
A number of different sales order scenarios result from such situations. I’ll discuss three possible sales order scenarios:
- Cross-company sales order scenario
- Single company free-of-charge sales order scenario
- Cross-company free-of-charge sales order scenario
I’ll then analyze why duplicated postings can occur and the related FI/CO configuration. Finally, I’ll present possible solutions, which prevent duplicated postings, in four different stages of the sales order:
- Sales order header
- Delivery order
- MM document for goods issue
- FI document for goods issue
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