SAP IS-U is SAP’s Industry Specific Solution for Utilities Industry. It is also referred to as SAP IS-U/CCS (Customer Care and Services) SAP Utilities (SAP IS-U) is a sales and information system that supports utility and waste disposal companies. It is also referred to as CR&B (Customer Relations and Billing). The CR&B module has numerous components such as Device Management, Customer Service, Billing and Invoicing and FICA. FICA is actually a component of the FI module, but serves as the AR subsidiary ledger for the CR&B receivables.

Billing and Invoicing module explain the process that starts with Billing and Invoicing and finishes with Bill print out. Here you will also get knowledge of all ISU/CCS master data and functions relevant to Billing. Detail analysis of rates and prices modelling is presented in most simplistic way.
The key components of Billing and Invoicing module is summarised as below:

  • Introduction of Billing
    – Business Scenario
    – Billing in ISU Data Model
    – Utility Industry : Term explained
  • Billing Master Data
    – Billing Class
    – Rate type
    – Price
    – Operand
    – Variant Program
    – Rate
    – Fact Group
    – Schema
    – Rate Category
  • Invoicing
    – Invoicing Functions
    – Account Maintenance
    – Due Dates
    – Credit Processing.
    – Joint Invoicing / Integration
    – Outsorting in Invoicing
    – Invoice Reversal
  • Billing
    – Billing overview
    – Billing reversal and Adjustment
    – Manual Billing
    – Billing Exception
    – Billing Outsort
    – Billing Exception

The IS-U process for billing and invocing is:

1. Create Meter Reading Orders

2. Download / Print Meter Reading Orders

3. Read the meter (outside SAP IS-U)

4. Upload / Manual Entry of Meter Reading Results

5. Billing the installations (mass billing)

6. Invocing the created billing documents

7. Print the invoices

The prerequisite for this process is that master data must exist in the system

The process to create master data in the standard SAP IS-U sistem is:

1) Create Technical Objects:

1.1 Create Connection Object

1.2. Create Premise

1.3 Create Installation

1.4. Create Device

1.5 Install Device in the Installation

2) Create Business master data

2.1 Create Business Partner

2.2 Create contract account

2.3 Create Move In (Move the business partner into the premise).

Another prerequisite would be to have billing master data in the system:

These are the steps to create a billing master data construct.

1) Configure billing classes

2) Configure Rate types

3) Define Rate

4) Create register operands

5) Define fact groups

6) Create Schema

7) Create Rate category

8) Create Rate Determination.

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