Through the use of Invoicing Plan for leasing agreements and such like, you
aims to considerably reduce the manual data entry effort in the purchasing and
invoice verification (A/P) department.
The invoicing plan enables you to schedule the desired dates for the creation
of invoices relating to the planned procurement of materials or services
independently of the actual receipt of the goods or actual performance of the
services. It lists the dates on which you wish to create and then pay the
You can have the system create the invoices automatically on the basis of the
data in the purchase order, thereby triggering payment of the vendor. It is also
possible to enter the invoice for an invoicing plan manually. It is recommended
that the invoice shall be created via Logistics Invoice Verification --->
Automatic Settlement --->Invoicing Plan Settlement. This
transaction can also run in the background.
Following are necessary customizings and preconditions for using the
Invoicing Plan functionality in SAP -
1) You must maintain the settings in Customizing for purchasing (for example,
invoicing plan type, date categories, date descriptions, and date sequence
proposals). The related path is IMG ---> Material Management ---> Purchasing
---> Purchase Order ---> Invoicing Plan ......
2) The Purchasing document with FO Document Type (Framework Order) must be
used. This document type requires that a validity period be entered in the PO
header. This specification is adopted in the invoicing plan, provided that this
has been predefined in Customizing for the relevant invoicing plan type.
3) The purchase order item must have an account assignment.
4) The Logistics Invoice Verification must be used.
5) The vendor must have agreed to use the automatic invoice creation facility
(since we will use automatic settlement to create the invoice). In this case,
the 'AutoEvalGRSetmtDel.' indicator must be flagged in the vendor master
Furthermore, once Purchase Order is created with order type FO, ensure that
the indicators for GR/IR control have been set correctly on the item detail
screen. The Goods Receipt indicator may only be set in combination with the
Goods Receipt Non-Valuated indicator. The Invoice indicator must be set. For the
automatic creation of invoices, the ERS (Evaluated Receipt Settlement) indicator
must be also set. A further prerequisite for automatic settlement is that a tax
code must be entered in the purchase order.