The following Customizing settings have to be made for down payment
Settings for the billing plan - To activate the billing plan function,
maintain the materials, for which you wish to process down payments, with item
category group 0005 (milestone billing). This gives the item type TAO via item
type determination. The item type TAO calls up the billing plan function.
You need to implement the following activities in the billing plan for down
Maintain deadline category - This determines the billing rule (percentage or
value down payment) for the down payment request. The system assigns billing
type FAZ (payment request) defined in the standard system with billing category
P. (For the billing type FAZ there is the cancellation billing document type FAS
in the standard system).
Maintain the deadline proposal - Use the down payments that are due for the
Maintaining a Pricing Procedure with the Condition Type AZWR:
In the standard system the condition type AZWR is delivered for the down
payment value already provided but which has not yet been calculated. You must
include this condition type in the relevant pricing procedure before output
Enter condition 2 (item with pricing) and the calculation formula 48 (down
payment clearing value must not be bigger than the item value) for the condition
Before the condition AZWR you can create a subtotal with the base value
calculation formula 2 (net value). If the condition AZWR is changed manually,
you can get information on the original system proposal from the subtotal.
Maintain the printing indicator - The pricing procedure can not be marked as
a transaction-specific pricing procedure (field Spec.proc.) The condition type
AZWR has the calculation type B (fixed amount) and the condition category E
(down payment request / clearing).
Maintaining the Billing Document - In the standard system there is the billing
type FAZ (down payment request) and the billing type FAS for canceling . The
down payment is controlled using the billing category P of the billing type. A
billing type becomes a down payment request when the billing category P is
assigned. You have to maintain blocking reason 02 (complete confirmation
missing) for the billing documents and assign it to billing type FAZ.
Copying control - Copying requirement 20 must be entered in copying control
at item level for the down payment request. In the standard system the order
type TA for copying control is set up according to the billing type FAZ for the
item category TAO.
Copying requirement 23 must be entered in copying control at item level for
down payment clearing. In the standard system the order type TA for copying
control is set up according to the billing type F2 for the item category TAO.
Financial Accounting settings - A prerequisite for down payment processing is
that the account is assigned to the underlying sales document. To do this,
change the field status settings in Customizing as follows:
Set reconciliation accounts (transaction OBXR) - For the `received down
payments' and `down payment requests' from
the G/L accounts you have selected, you should assign the field status
Maintain accounting configuration (transaction OBXB) - For the down payments
(posting key ANZ in the standard system) and the output tax clearing (posting
key MVA in the standard system), you must maintain the posting key.
You must also carry out a G/L account number assignment for the tax account.
Maintain the posting key (transaction OB41) - For posting key 19, set the
sales order as an optional field !!!
Maintain the field status definition (transaction OB14) - For field status
variant 0001, field status group G031, set the
sales order as an optional field !!!
Assign the company code to the field status variants (transaction OBC5)