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Can FI-CAx be used for making outgoing payments to business partners

Hi All,

Can we use the installment plan in FI-CA for the outgoing payments to business partners. Our company has lot of lease contracts and these contracts have payments due to be paid on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual basis. All these lease contracts are managed in SAP Real estate Flexible objects. We want to use FI-CAx for making payments to these contracts and hence we are looking for integration between FI-CA and RE-flexible objects.

From what I heard FI-CA is a receivables module and is not best suited for payables, so please let me know if we can use the outgoing payment plan and installment plan in FI-CA for making payments to business partners.

This is a bottleneck in our implementation. So please help me asap.

Thanks in advance. Points will be awarded to all the useful solutions.

Santosh

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Hi Santhosh,

FYI

Based on the postings, the understanding is as below:

Summary of requirement:

i.Significant amount of data is present in RE-FX.

ii.As payments have to be made frequently,it is decided to use FICA.

iii.It was identified to use Instalment plans.

iv.Payments to the Contracts would be made via Payment run periodically.

Solution:

1.Each and every Contract in RE-FX would be identified with a Contract Account in FICA.

Reason:

u2022All Open Items (OI) / Payments / Returns / Refunds are created at Contract Account in FICA. Contract Accounts are nothing but Customer Accounts

u2022For each and every Contract Account, there exists a Business Partner

u2022A Business Partner can have u2018nu2019 number of Contract accounts but not vice versa.

u2022So all Contracts in RE-FX has to be replicated into FICA on 1:1 basis.

2.You can identify a useful standard Idoc in WE30 <ACC_DOCUMENT*> to transfer RE-FX data to FICA.

3.To make a Refund in FICA <of course in any module>, you need to have Open Items. In this context, once you create Contract Accounts for all your RE-FX Contracts, you need to replicate Items too.

Process:

u2022You may not / need not use Instalment Plans-reason being your OI are not consistent.

u2022Ideally you can directly post OI in FICA via Interface using T-Code FPB1.

u2022FPB1 has a structure. You need to place all your Items in that structure so that data would be created as Open Payment Items

u2022Do remember that as you are Refunding the amount to the Customer / Vendor, you need to post the OI as Open Payments (OP).

4.Once your Opsu2019 are ready, assuming that configuration for Payment program is in place, you can refund the monies to the Vendor(s)/Customer(s).

Hope this helps

Rgds

Rajendra

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