Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Derivatives of priorities

Derivatives of Priorities
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
6:53 PM
The next step in the process is to define how priorities are meet. The priority with which a customer is going to be allocated, in terms of collection activity, is completely configurable and is based on the number of tests met.

The value of the priority, is directly proportional to the level of urgency with which that customer will be dealt with.
Generally, the higher risk customers with the greatest outstanding sum will result in the highest priority values.

SPRO --> FSCM --> Collection management --> basic settings for collection management --> Collection strategies -->  Priorities--> Define derivatives for priority

From Percentage specifies the minimum amount of percentage to be considered for a particular priority level.

For example, assume there are 5 tests and all are equally weighted. Each test carries 6 points. If a customer is to qualify as high priority, it would have to pass at least four out of five to gain sufficient points to qualify as "very high". The math: 4 tests =24 points, which is greater then the minimum points required to qualify as a high priority, which is 76% of 30 points =22.8 points.

Biller Direct

Streamlines billing and payment processes by aggregating the billing data of several billers, reducing manual billing effort, and increasing productivity of accounts receivable and payable accounting.
The biller sends bills electronically to the Biller Consolidator, which then converts the format as necessary and posts the bills with the appropriate value-added tax to the relevant customer.

  • The bill is issued to the customer's ERP system (B2B) or displayed in a portal (especially in B2C
  • scenarios).
  • Issuing the bill to the (commercial) customer's ERP system allows the customer to optimize the bill
  • receipt process:
  • Automatic entry of billing data
  • Automatic comparison of invoice and purchase order
  • Automatic posting

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Credit Management Features

Credit limit management
  • Implementation of an organization-wide credit policy
  • Central management of credit limits in a distributed system landscape
Credit case
  • Central, electronic creation of credit limit applications
  • Status and result monitoring of credit limit applications
Credit rules engine
  • Categorization of customers using valuation rules
  • Automatic calculation and assignment of customer-specific scores and credit limits
  • Check rule for credit decisions that are relevant to an order (order check)
Credit information
  • Interface for external credit agencies
  • Input parameters for scoring formulas
  • SAP BW content
Credit manager portal
  • Role-based access to credit management information and analyses

Credit management

SAP Credit Management provides tools to evaluate the creditworthiness of customers using internal rating policies and external credit data, and enables quick and consistent credit decisions.

Organizations can use SAP Credit Management to reduce delays in payments, non-payments, and process costs, as well as to improve relations with their top customers.

SAP Credit Management is a component of SAP Financial Supply Chain Management.

SAP Credit Management provides functions for integrating external credit information, scoring, categorizing new and existing customers on the basis of their credit data, and converting this information into quick credit decisions.

SAP Credit Management allows organizations to monitor and control their customer's credit risk in one central system.
SAP Credit Management is particularly suitable for handling credit management processes in extremely distributed system landscapes.