Introducing Scope Item Subscription Management with Sales Billing (57Z)

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An Introduction to Subscription Management with Sales Billing (57Z)

How to access SAP S/4HANA Cloud - Service, scope item Subscription Management with Sales Billing (57Z) process flows (if available) and test scripts

  1. Navigate to SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Enterprise Management (
  2. Select, for example Germany, as the localization country from the Version dropdown list. Leave the language as English.
  3. Choose Accelerators and, under General Documents, choose SAP Best Practices content library.
  4. Under Filter Scope, select the Sales checkbox. On the right side of your screen, you can now see the available list of scope items. For each item, you can select the respective link to download the Test script, the Scope-item fact sheet, and/or the Process flow. Do this now for scope item 57Z Subscription Management with Sales Billing.
Ignore the BPMN2 version of the process flows.

Subscription Management with Sales Billing (57Z)

This scope item covers the customer facing process for subscription management with sales billing.

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Allowances define an amount of usage credit that can be used together with a subscription. Allowances can be tailored to a company's market’s needs by configuring appropriate usage credits, purchase prices, and expiration. Allowance templates can be configured an assigned to a company's products. The system can then automatically generate allowances for newly created subscriptions.

The complete life cycle of a company's subscriptions can be managed, such as renewal, cancellation, withdrawal, and extension. An event-based orchestration process can be triggered if there is a need to provision subscriptions and start billing only after provisioning has been completed. Add-on products can also be added and removed as required. Subscriptions can be set-up for automatic price updates, active subscriptions can be protected against price changes, and individually negotiated prices can also be set. A payment method can also be set and payment card data can be picked or created as needed.

The rating process applies rate plans to calculate monetary amounts for recurring, one-time, and usage-based charges and credits. When usage data is imported, it is aggregated and rated in real time. Re-rating takes place when pricing-relevant attributes have changed in a subscription.

During billing, the calculated charges and credits are aggregated into bill items and collected into bills according to predefined and customizable split criteria. It is possible to define how to deal with late arrival of usage data and to possibly keep bills open for a longer period of time if needed. When bills are ready, they can be transferred to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud back-end system for invoicing and accounting.

The scenario provided by this scope item (57Z) unites the capabilities of both SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Finance and SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Service with SAP Subscription Billing (using the SAP Cloud Platform) to establish an integrated subscription management process.

The SAP training course BR470 SAP Subscription Billing provides more details for the component SAP Subscription Billing.

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