The SAP Business One Payment Assistant is an efficient tool for managing incoming and outgoing transactions relating to outstanding receivables. A prior agreement with the customer about the direct debit procedure and a corresponding update of the customer master with the necessary data are basic prerequisites for the execution of incoming payments.

Payment assistant for purchases and sales.

With the payment wizard you can Payments for invoices for both income and expenses. This function enables efficient generation of payments by selecting payment methods and open transactions for purchases and sales.

When using the payment wizard to create payments, it is possible to make partial payments for selected transactions, just as with manual processing.

All purchase and sales transactions that have not yet been fully paid, credited or settled are included in the assistant's payment processing, including down payments that are not yet directly assigned to a transaction.

Transaction types in the SAP Business One payment wizard

The following transaction types are taken into account when using the payment wizard:

  • For debtors: A/R invoices, A/R correction invoices, credit notes, sales down payments, sales down payments, advance invoices and manual journal entries that contain at least one posting line for a customer.
  • Journal entries that debit a customer with positive amounts or credit him with negative amounts are treated as outgoing invoices with a positive total amount.
  • journal entriesthat debit a customer with negative amounts or credit him with positive amounts are treated as outgoing credit notes with a positive total amount.
  • For suppliers: Incoming invoices, incoming correction invoices, credit notes, purchase down payment requests, purchase down payment invoices, advance invoices and manual journal entries that contain at least one posting line for a supplier.
  • Journal entries that credit a supplier with positive amounts or debit him with negative amounts are recognised as incoming invoices treated with a positive amount.
  • Journal entries that debit a supplier with positive amounts or credit him with negative amounts are treated as incoming credit notes with a positive amount.

The payment wizard also takes into account incoming and outgoing payments that have not yet been assigned to a specific transaction or matched with one.

Using the payment wizard for transactions

Now that we have covered the necessary basics, let's take a closer look at the payment wizard. Navigate to the payment wizard window via the bank details.

Start by clicking on "Continue", whereupon the wizard will guide you through the process in eight steps until your payments are created:

  1. Selection of the payment run

    Decide whether you want to initiate a new payment run or retrieve one that has already been saved. The "Load saved payment run" option presents you with a list of all payment order runs for which no payment has yet been made in SAP Business One. By selecting the "Show executed payment runs" option, you will see all payment runs that have already been executed. Select the desired payment run and continue with "Next". You can also select "Back" to go back one step or "Cancel" to end the process without saving.
  2. Selection of business partners

    Select the Business partner whose invoices are to be paid. Use the available fields to narrow down your selection. Click "Add to list" to add the desired business partners to the list. You can use criteria such as business partner number, group and specific properties.
  3. Document parameters

    Further refine the selection of vouchers from the selected business partners. Set priorities and criteria such as posting date, due date and document number to restrict the documents to be displayed.
  4. Selection of the payment method

    Determine the payment method for the transactions based on the previously defined business partner information and invoice data.
  5. Recommendation report

    Check the list of open vouchers that remain after applying the selected criteria. In the report, you have the option of excluding individual invoices or entire business partners from payment. To do this, simply uncheck the box in the first column, either for specific vouchers or directly for the business partner, to remove them from the payment list.

By methodically following these steps in the payment wizard, you ensure that your payments are processed efficiently and accurately, taking into account all relevant information and preferences.

Confirmation of your payments in the SAP Business One payment wizard

Before the final confirmation of your payments via the "Continue" button, the payment wizard offers you the flexibility to adjust the values in the columns for the discount percentage, the discount amount and the total invoice amount. Adjusting the document amount results in a partial payment for the corresponding open invoice. If you make changes to the open items while the payment wizard is active, you can use the "Update" button to update the adjustments in the wizard immediately. You can do this without having to restart the entire payment process.
Use the "Transactions not taken into account" function to get an overview of the open vouchers. One possible reason for this could be, among other things, that there is no Payment method was determined.

Options for storage in payment management

There are various storage options for managing your payment transactions, giving you flexibility and control over the process:

  1. Save selection criteria

    This function allows you to save only the criteria for selecting business partners and vouchers without recording the recommended payments.
  2. Save recommended payments

    This option allows you to save both the selection criteria and the recommended payments. This allows you to call up and complete the payment run again at a later date.
  3. Execute payment order run

    This option ends the payment run without making payments immediately. It is used to implement a step at the end of the payment order in which a bank file is created with a payment add-on.
  4. Execute payment run

    This option carries out the payment run and creates the payments, including the automatic posting.

These options offer different levels of flexibility and control in the payment management process. This allows you to customise the process according to your specific requirements.

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