SAP payment program configuration menu is made up of six basic items. Configuration is done in all the screens behind these items.

To access the payment program configuration menu, enter transaction code FBZP or go to customizing (SPRO transaction) and follow this menu path:

Customizing Menu Path for SAP Payment Program Configuration
Customizing Menu Path for SAP Payment Program Configuration

After entering the transaction code FBZP, you will see SAP payment program configuration buttons as shown below. We are going to make necessary setting in each button and will follow the order of the push buttons.

Maintain SAP Payment Program Buttons
Maintain SAP Payment Program Buttons

Double click on the first push button “All company codes”. You will see an overview of all company codes that have been configured for SAP payment program.

All Company Codes Overview
All Company Codes Overview

Click on Position button to search for the company code that you want to configure SAP payment program for and enter the company code.

Selecting Company Code from the Overview List
Selecting Company Code from the Overview List

Now, you should press Enter and double click on the highlighted company code. In the screen below, you put sending company code and the paying company code. Usually the paying company code and the sending company code is the same but there are some cases where those two are different. The sending company code is the one that is known to the business partner and the paying company code is the company code that processes payments.

All Company Code Settings
All Company Code Settings

Now, to go to the next button in SAP payment program configuration menu, you should save your entries and press Back icon until you see the initial screen. Here, you should click on the second button “Paying company codes”. On the paying company codes screen, you will see an overview of all paying company codes.

Overview of Paying Company Codes
Overview of Paying Company Codes

Again, you should click Position button and input your company code.

Selecting the Paying Company Code
Selecting the Paying Company Code

Next, you should press Enter and double click on your company code. In the following screen, you should specify the minimum amount for outgoing payments. All invoices with amount below the specified figure will not get paid through SAP payment program. All invoice line items with amounts less than the specified amount will be put in the exception list when a payment proposal is run.

Paying Company Codes Settings
Paying Company Codes Settings

Now, after putting the minimum amount for outgoing payments you should save your entries and click on Back button until you see the initial screen. This time you should select the third button “Payment methods in country”. If you double click on the payment methods in country button, you will see the list of payment methods already defined for various countries.

Predefined Payment Methods per Country
Predefined Payment Methods per Country

Now, to define new payment methods for your country, you should click on New Entries button. In the following screen, you should enter country, payment method and select the radio button next to the appropriate payment method. You also need to specify whether it is a payment method for outgoing or incoming payments. You also should enter description for the payment method that you are defining.

Defining Payment Method per Country
Defining Payment Method per Country

Now, you save your entries and click Back icon to go back to the initial screen of SAP payment program configuration menu. This time you select the fourth push button “Payment methods in company code”. On the screen below you define payment methods in a company code. Double click the payment methods in company code button, then click on New Entries button and enter your company code, payment method, minimum amount and maximum amount that is allowed for the given payment method.

Defining Payment Method for Company Code
Defining Payment Method for Company Code

After populating the above-mentioned fields, save your entries and click on Back icon to go to the initial screen. Now, you are ready to select the fifth button “Bank determination”. Double click on the bank determination button, select your company code on the right side and then double click on ranking order line on the left side.

Selecting Company Code for Bank Account Determination Configuration
Selecting Company Code for Bank Account Determination Configuration

You will see a screen like the one below and should fill in the payment method, currency, ranking order and house bank. The ranking order is the order in which SAP payment program will use money in the house banks. On the left side just below ranking order click on bank accounts line. Here, you should put the house bank, currency, account ID and bank subaccount.

Setting Bank Accounts for Payment Program
Setting Bank Accounts for Payment Program

Save your entries and click Back icon to go to the last button on SAP payment program configuration menu. This button is called “House banks”. This last button is optional. With this button, you can define house banks. If the house banks are created already, this push button is used just to check if the house bank was created correctly. To view the created house banks double click on the house banks push button and enter your company code.

Selecting Company Code to View House Banks
Selecting Company Code to View House Banks

Press Enter to proceed and you will see a list of all the defined house banks.

Defined House Banks
Defined House Banks

Here, you have successfully completed all the configuration needed for SAP payment run process to flow!

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