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Q1: What is the rule for GL accounts creation for payments? (APP and bank statement)

A: Each physical bank account should be configured as...

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Q2: Which GL accounts should be used in Automatic Payment Program (APP) from accounting point of view? Should they be the same as for bank statement? Do I need to clear these accounts?

A: Yes! The process is precisely...

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Q3: What is the best way to split technical bank accounts in GL? I understand they should be split by payment methods. But how will be distinguish domestic and international payments in bank statement? Do I need to create separate technical GL accounts for incoming and outgoing payments?

A: You should know the limit when...

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Q4: Do I need to have the same document types in EBS and APP?

A: Usually you can use different document types for APP and EBS. This will help to distinguish them in the items list.

 


Q5: We post a payment in APP and then in EBS. Is there duplication?

A: No. Bank Statement has 1st and 2nd posting areas. You can choose...

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Q6: Automatic Payment Program can be configured with or without postings. What is the difference? I think that APP with postings makes more sense.

A: APP with postings is the most used variant in the Western countries. It reduces the configuration complexity because only one posting area will be necessary for the bank statement.

If you configure APP without postings, it only...

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Q7: House banks are the banks in which our company has bank accounts for incoming and outgoing payments. What should I do with other bank data? Do I need to maintain all the banks which are used by our vendors and customers? I heard that I need to specify bank data in the vendor or customer master record if I want to process APP correctly. Does it mean I need to maintain all the banks of our customers and vendors?

A: House banks are the banks in which...

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Q8: We have non-standard situation with bank accounts. We have 2 house banks (A and B) with 3 bank accounts: one account in bank A and two accounts in bank B. First account in bank B is used for normal payments. Second account in bank B is only technical. There are no direct transactions on this account. Balance of bank accounts in bank B is zero at the end of each day. Full available balance of first account automatically transfers to second account, and then from there to the account in bank A. The account in bank A is also use for normal payments. How can I configure this in SAP?

A: SAP will not be able to track...

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Q9: What is Direct Debit? How should I process it?

A: Direct Debit is a transaction when vendor automatically withdraws money from customer bank account for the goods or services sold. It is widely used in the Western countries, especially for communal payments, instalments, municipal and tax payments. Russian analogue is Payment Request which is not in common use.



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