Welcome to our blog series about SAP Subscription Billing’s new features!
This week we are happy to share two features that were recently released: Support of additional partner functions and extended integration with SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Let’s have a look together in detail:
Additional partner functions
The subscription now supports the following standard partner functions for a customer: sold-to party, ship-to party, bill-to party, and payer.
When you create the subscription with the Subscriptions API, you can specify the ship-to party, bill-to party and payer, whereas the customer remains the sold-to party. If you don't specify any partners, all partner functions are defaulted with the customer ID.
The partners of the subscription are then passed on to the related allowances and bills.
Partner functions in the Subscriptions app
Of course, these additional partner functions were also added to our data protection and privacy functionality. You can find the new partner functions within a subscription or bill in the Personal Data Manager and you can delete customers with additional partner functions via the Data Retention Manager.
Extended Integration with SAP S/4HANA Cloud
The integration scenarios with SAP S/4HANA Cloud ("Subscription Management with Sales Billing" and "Subscription Management with Convergent Invoicing") have been extended:
Support of the standard business partner functions sold-to party, payer, ship-to party (both scenarios), and bill-to party (only in Sales Billing). The provider contract inherits the functions from the subscription. In detail this means:
Subscription Management with Sales Billing (57Z)
Subscription Management with Convergent Invoicing (5IK)
Replication of custom references from the subscription to custom fields in the provider contract via a Cloud BAdI implementation in SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
Support of non-identical business partner IDs between the solutions via SAP Master Data Integration.
For more information on these integration scenarios, see our Integration Guide: