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2548885 - Open transaction in Payables While Bank Statement Shows Postprocessing Not Required


You notice that for Supplier ABC (where ABC defines the Supplier ID) a payment is still open. You expect it be cleared since in Bank Statement XXX (where XXX defines the Bank Statement ID) the Postprocessing Status is not required.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Payables Work Center.
  2. Select the Supplier Accounts View.
  3. Show All Suppliers, find ABC.
  4. Press View.

You can see an on-account payment in status open and you expect that the payment has already been cleared since the Postprocessing Status of the below Bank Statement is not required. 

  1. Go to the Liquidity Management Work Center.
  2. Switch to the Bank Statements View.
  3. Show All Bank Statements, find XXX and press Go.

You can see that the Postprocessing Status of the Bank Statement XXX is not required. You therefore expect the on-account payment to be in status completed. This is not the case.


The reason for this is that the system distinguishes between Payment Clearings and Payables / Receivables Clearings. The Postprocessing Status of a Bank Statement Item depends on the Allocation and Clearing Status of the payment from a banking point of view.

The on-account payment YYY (where YYY defines the on-account payment ID) generated by Payment Clearing ZZZ (where ZZZ stands for the Clearing ID) - appears as open in the Supplier Account Monitor View and will remain so until a Payables-Clearing has been posted by matching with e.g. an open Supplier Invoice, a Supplier Credit or a Write-Off.


This is the normal and desired system behavior. The on-account payment gets cleared once a Payables-Clearing has been matched with e.g. an open Supplier Invoice. This matching has then to be posted. Then the on-account payment is cleared.


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