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3088127 - App Manage Project Billing gives error "You cannot create BDR for future-dated prepayment amount"

Symptom

In app Manage Project Billing, selection on Billing Items where "Contract Type" is "Time and Expenses" or "Fixed Price", "Item Usage" is "Down Payment Request" and "Billing Due Date" is a future date gives error "You cannot create BDR for future-dated prepayment amount".

Environment

  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create Customer Project and with a Billing Items where "Contract Type" is "Time and Expenses", "Item Usage" is "Down Payment Request" and "Billing Due Date" is a future date.
  2. In Manage Project Billing app select Billing Element that has Down Payment Request with future date, click on Prepayment, in the popup click on Submit.
  3. Receive error in popup "You cannot create BDR for future-dated prepayment amount".

Cause

The current design does not allow prepayments (down payments or payment on account) in the future as the view is per billing element. If there are multiple future prepayments planned across multiple months then it is unclear what should be allowed to be billed.

Resolution

Create an Improvement Request via SAP Customer Influence or if the IR already exists then up-vote it.

Keywords

BDR creation failed , KBA , PPM-SCL-BIL , Project Billing (Public Cloud) , PS-BIL , Please use PPM-SCL* , Problem

Product

SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions