This blog shares highlights on Service in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition 2308.
Watch my video to get a glimpse of the new features:
Ad-hoc Billing Plans in Service Orders
In addition to the periodic billing plans, you can now use an ad hoc billing plan to define the dates on which billing is to occur and the value that is to be billed.
For fixed-price service order items with long duration, you can already create billing document requests on flexible dates and do not need to wait until the service order item is completed. With the ad-hoc billing plans, you can generate revenues much earlier than before.
In a service order item, you can go to Billing Plan section and create ad-hoc billing plans. You can specify the dates on which billing is to occur and the value that is to be billed. For each billing date, you can enter a billing request line manually.
You have the following benefits:
Ad-hoc billing plan gives a possibility to generate revenue much earlier, compared to billing at the end when the fixed price service order or item has been completed.
Mass run of billing plan scheduling is possible based on various selection criteria which help users to schedule billing document request generation in bulk for the fixed price items with billing plan.
You have now the following possibilities:
Supports creation of billing for all fixed price item types.
Flexibility in deciding the date on which billing document can be generated with planned amount.
Scheduling a billing document request creation for the billing request lines from fixed price items in service order.
Early Calculation for Ongoing Planned Cost and Revenue
In the previous release, a service order has to be first released until you can see the ongoing planned cost and revenue. You can now see the ongoing planned cost and revenue even when the service order has status Open or In Process.
In the Manage Service Orders app, the Planned Cost and Revenue section shows both the baseline and ongoing data. In a service order with Open or In Progress status, you can already see the ongoing Planned Cost and Revenue. When you make changes to service order items, the ongoing Planned Cost and Revenue will be updated directly after you save the service order.
You can now see the ongoing planned cost and revenue even when the service order has status Open or In Process.
Demo: Early Calculation for Ongoing Planned Cost and Revenue
Service Order Quotation: Configurable Service Products & Service Product Variants
Now, configurable service products and service product variants can be configured in the service quotation as well.
Demo: Service Order Quotation - Configurable Service Products & Service Product Variants
Billing Plan: Days In Month & Days In Year
You can customize billing plan control data in fields “Days in Month” and “Days in Years” to specify how billing request line price will be calculated.
Monthly Price - Days in Month: 30 or empty: allows to control whether the price per month should be always the same or dependent on the numbers of days in a month
Yearly Price – Days in Year: 360 or empty: allows to control the daily price. “360” will give you an average price per day each month, “empty” the yearly price will be either divided through 365 or 366
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