Recalculate Settlement for a Grower Agreement

Background and purpose

The set of charges that make up a settlement may change both before and after the first settlement has been processed. When this occurs, the settlement is recalculated around the changes received, and the difference (positive or negative), in charges between the current and previous self-bill invoice, will be charged or credited to the customer, and printed on the final settlement document.

This document explains the process by which the settlement is iteratively recalculated for a Grower Agreement, following changes made to the associated costing elements and attributes.

Outcome

If all required pre-requisites have been met, and there is no settlement block in place, the settlement process is called when a change is registered against one of its' base constituents.

Main programs

'Supplier Invoice Proposal. Generate for SB' (PPS116)

'Costing Element. Open' (PPS280)

'Recalculation selection' (PPS283)

'PO Line. Display Received to Self-Bill. Open' (PPS118)

Restrictions

The functionality to trigger recalculation for multiple settlements is only allowed on goods receipts with an agreement type marked for settlement.

Before you start

A valid self-billing agreement for the supplier of status 20 must exist in 'Purchase Agreement Open For Self Billing' (PPS112). A Settlement Block, as defined in the Block Settlement document does not exist.

Recalculate settlement following changes to costing elements or attributes

An invoice of any status, with type self-bill, and associated with a Grower Agreement, can be subject to recalculation, if changes are received against any of its base elements, as described below:

  1. Change of attribute values

    Attributes can be attached to quality inspection (QI) tests and if required, the tests can be specified as mandatory in the Quality Management System (QMS) in 'Test Template. Open' (QMS100).

    Attribute values can either be changed at attribute level or via QMS. When changed, a recalculation of settlement is triggered, regardless of settlement status, and the invoice amounts of the current settlement are compared with the amounts of the previous, so that any difference can be identified.

    1. Change at attribute level:

      An attribute can be changed at attribute level using related option 28 (attributes) in 'Lot/Serial Number. Open/Connect to Item' (MMS235).

    2. Change via QMS:

      A test in QMS could be connected to an attribute. When entering a test value in 'QI Test Results. Open' (QMS400), the value is automatically updated on the attribute.

      Once changed, a settlement recalculation is triggered based on the new test results.

  2. Change to costing element

Where the final price is not known at the time of initial goods receipt and is dependent on future market and government conditions, the Grower Agreement will be set up to reflect this, and allow the price on the associated cost element/s and formulas to be amended where required.

Prices on a cost element can be changed manually in 'Costing Element. Open' (PPS280) or via an API. If changing the element manually, related option 12 (Costing values) brings you to 'Costing Element. Enter Values' (PPS282), where you can change the markup.

Related option 13 (recalculate selection) in 'Costing Element. Open' (PPS280) can be used to manually call for a recalculation of this cost element, returning the E panel of 'Recalculation selection' (PPS283), where the selection parameters for what should be recalculated is set. Selection can be done on following details:

Recalculation is started with F14 (Interactive) or F16 (Launched)

After recalculation

If the result of the recalculation differs from the previous amount, the difference is added in internal accounting (CINACC) against the existing accounting number for this receipt.

If the receipt was already invoiced a new invoice can be made with the differences.

The status after recalculation can either be 15 (qualified, required information missing) or 20 (ready for settlement). If the recalculation does not result in a difference, the status will not change.

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