Explaining Billing


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain the most important features of an invoice
  • Name the enhancements of SAP S/4HANA for fashion and vertical business which can be used in an invoice
  • Explain the document flow to FI

Features of an Invoice

Position of the Topic in the Complete Training Scenario


After the delivery of goods you need to create an invoice for your internal or external customer.

The invoice is also needed for customs declarations.

Invoice in a Nutshell

Invoicing is executed using the standard transaction code VF01 (manual invoice creation) or VF04 (billing due list).

The documents follow SAP standard functionality and have been enhanced regarding:

  • Segmentation (both requirement and stock segments displayed)
  • Seasonality
  • Dimension value conversion available

Fashion Details on the Billing Document

Invoice documents in SAP S/4HANA for fashion and vertical business are enhanced to manage variant relevant information like seasonality, sizes and colors.

Invoice display both the information of which segment has been required and which stock segment has been used to cover the demand. This information comes from the preceding delivery document.

Accounting information is created together with the invoice.

Document Flow

The system sends billing data in invoices, credit memos and debit memos to Financial Accounting and posts them to the correct accounts.

The following data can be changed before an accounting document is created:

  • Billing date
  • Pricing
  • Account determination
  • Output determination data

Account determination is carried out using condition technic. Depending on the billing type an account determination procedure is assigned.

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