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Retention or holdback in sap mm

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I have an issue of setting up retention senarion to my client.

can someone  give me step by step procedure of retention in  ECC6.0 ehp 5

i have 90%  to pay to the vendor while 10  holding back  need to be paid after 6 months.

but when i post the MIRO systm should keep this 10% in special G/L .

thanks in advance for helping me.



Message was edited by: Jürgen L

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Dear Shahab

Using the following steps, you can hold back 10% payment for 6 months

i. Configure terms of payment: Transaction code: OBB8

0001: Payable immediately due net (SAP standard)

X1: 90% immediate, 10% after six months, Account type = Vendor, Installation payment checked/ticked

X2: 10% after six months, Account type = Vendor, Term Percentage = 10%, No. of days = 180

ii. Configure terms  of payment for retainage: Transaction code: OBB9

Terms of payment, X1: Percentage = 90%, Payment Term = 0001

Terms of payment, X1: Percentage = 10%, Payment Term = X2

iii. Maintain payment term in vendor master

iv. Payment term is captured in purchase order

Special G/L will not be supported in MIRO or MM (Logistics invoice verification)


Vivek Tembe

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Hi Vivek,

Thanks for your reply. but my client in more concerned to post the 10 % amount in special GL automatically somehow.

I can go for any small customizing if it can work. or how can I transfer 10% amount in special GL account.

appreciate your help and thanks in advance if you or anyone can help me.