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Billing Document Output Management in SAP S/4HANA

31 Aug 2016 7:59 am || 0

A New Output Management Approach

A new Output Management approach has been implemented in SAP S/4HANA which is default set up for newly created billing documents.

Cloud qualities such as multi- tenancy enablement, modification-free configuration and extensibility enablement have been included in this new Output Management approach. Therefore, its entire configuration is different from the configuration of NAST-based Output Management. The new Output Management configuration is based on BRF+, which is accessible to the customers. The target architecture of SAP S/4HANA is based on Adobe Forms and Adobe Document Server only. BRF+ functionality (combining with message determination) is used for form determination rules (along with other output parameters).

But because the new Output Management supports only "pure" output channels, whereas an NAST-based output management is also used for several kinds of post-processing therefore for the below mentioned NAST transmission mediums the new Output Management cannot be used 

  • 8 Special function
  • 9 Events (SAP Business Workflow)
  • A Distribution (ALE)
  • T Tasks (SAP Business Workflow)

The new Output Management can only be used for newly created billing documents. Therefore the migrated Billing documents from legacy systems or which require NAST-based output has been determined can be processed with this technology.

If the new Output Management is used, the various configuration settings which are related to Output Management in Sales & Distribution in the area of billing / customer invoicing need to be adapted.

 The following forms are delivered by SAP and can be adapted:

  •  - SDBIL_CI_PROF_SRV_... used for professional service invoices
  •  - SDBIL_CI_STANDARD_... used for standard customer invoices
  •  - SDBIL_IL_STANDARD_... used for invoice lists
  •  - SDBIL_CM_STANDARD_... used for credit memos

The forms may differ from country to country, therefore a separate form for each country. For example, SDBIL_CI_STANDARD_DE is for Germany.