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Procure to Pay Process Department creates a shopping cart. SAP shopping cart number is assigned Department approves the shopping cart SAP Purchase Order number is assigned Shopping Cart Purchase Order
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Procure to Pay Process Department creates a shopping cart. SAP shopping cart number is assigned Department approves the shopping cart SAP Purchase Order number is assigned Shopping Cart Purchase Order Purchase Order is automatically sent to supplier Supplier is notified and sent a copy of the Purchase Order Goods & Services are received Accounts Payable (AP) receives vendor invoice AP enters vendor invoice into SAP SAP vendor invoice # is assigned Department approves invoice for payment Vendor is paid and a SAP clearing/payment doc # is assigned Invoice Payment This document will focus on the Invoice Payment process. The trigger to the PO invoice workflow is Accounts Payable s entry of the vendor invoice into BUworks SAP. How does the Purchase Order Invoice Workflow Process work? When an invoice is received and entered at the Accounts Payable Department that is over $5,000 or under $5,000 the follow applies: Purchase Order Invoice over $5,000 A departmental approval is required for Purchase Order Invoice payment of $5,000 or more. Purchase Order Invoice under $5,000 PO Invoice payment under $5,000 will be placed on blocked status for 3 business days. After the third business day the payment will be released from blocked status and a payment will be made to the vendor based on the vendor payment terms. The department approver has the ability of placing the invoice payment on hold to allow for time to resolve any discrepancies of price or undelivered orders or services. Last Modified: 7/29/2015 1 BUworks Central Portal - Worklist Tab Worklist tab Click on Worklist tab to review PO Invoices that require approval 2 Refresh function Click on refresh to update the Worklist. The refresh function updates the current screen being displayed. 3 Subject/Task Select, Highlight and click on the task line to review 4 Preview pane This area allows for a preview of the task that has been selected. The Hide/Preview option turns on and off the preview pane in the lower part of the screen that display information on the selected task. It is not recommended to open the task through the preview pane. Once the Purchase Order invoice has been entered into SAP WebGUI workflow is triggered and a notification is sent to the shopper. The notification is sent to the shopper who placed the shopping cart order. If the shopper does not have the Approval Role they will not be able to approve the Decision Form. See screen shot below for an example of the error message. The task will need to be Forwarded to the appropriate departmental approver. Last Modified: 7/29/2015 2 Example of the error message that shopper receives if they do not have the FI Approval role assigned. Purchase Order Invoice Decision Form Cancel button To exit the task Click on the Cancel button. 6 Form fields PO Invoice information, such as vendor, vendor invoice number, posted date, SAP PO invoice number, Purchase Order number, invoice amount and payment due date. 6a To view invoice entry Click on Icon New ECC WebGUI window will open and the PO invoice entry will be displayed. (Refer to page 6, #18) 7 Release Invoice for Payment To approve the Purchase Order invoice Click on Release Invoice for Payment button. 8 Place Invoice on HOLD To place the Purchase Order invoice on payment hold Click on the Place Invoice on HOLD button. Remember to contact the Accounts Payable office when it is okay to release the invoice or if the entry requires a reversal. Last Modified: 7/29/2015 3 Approving a Purchase Order Invoice for Release of Payment Release Invoice for Payment To unblock and release the invoice for payment Click on this button. 10 Informational Message Once the invoice is released for payment a pop up message will appear Payment block successfully released and an notification is sent to the department approver. 11 System Message A system message will appear on the bottom right hand side of the window. Release of invoice triggers an notification to be sent to the department approver. Once the invoice payment is released the task will no longer appear on the Worklist and the invoice is placed on queue for payment. Last Modified: 7/29/2015 4 Placing a HOLD on a Purchase Order Invoice payment Place Invoice on HOLD To block and hold the invoice from being paid Click on this button. 13 Informational Message Once the invoice is placed on hold a pop up message will appear Invoice successfully placed on hold and an notification is sent to the department approver. Contact Accounts Payable at to release the invoice for payment. 14 System Message A system message will appear on the bottom right hand side of the window. Placing the PO invoice on hold triggers an notification to be sent to the department approver. Once an invoice is placed on hold the task will no longer appear on the Worklist. Reasons for placing PO invoice on hold: discrepancies in the quantity discrepancies in price undelivered merchandise or supply Contact Accounts Payable at to release the invoice for payment or to reverse the expense. Last Modified: 7/29/2015 5 Displaying Purchase Order Invoice Basic data tab MIR Header Information MIR4 Display invoice document number 16 SAP document number & Fiscal Period Assigned SAP PO Invoice number 17 Vendor Information Vendor number, name and address 18 Basic data tab Basic invoice informational data such as invoice date, vendor invoice number, amount, vendor invoice number e.g. 19 Purchase Order SRM Purchase Order number To review PO invoice entry information, log into WebGUI ECC System and go to transaction code MIR4. MIR4 provides the purchase order information such as PO # assigned, PO text, quantity invoice and amount e.g. Last Modified: 7/29/2015 6 Displaying Purchase Order Invoice Payment tab MIR Payment tab MIR4 Display invoice document number 21 Payment Block field Block status will appear on this field. In this example the invoice is block code is U Under 5K PO Invoice. The Payment tab provides users with the block status code as well as payment due date. Note: additional block status codes exist such as invoice variance e.g. Last Modified: 7/29/2015 7 Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions Quick Reference Guide 1. Who is sent the notification of the blocked invoice? The shopper who placed the order is sent an requesting for a decision to be made on the invoice. 2. Who is authorized to approve and release payment? The department approver is authorized to approve the Decision Form or to place the invoice on Hold. The FI Department Approver role will provide access to perform this task. 3. What happens if the shopper who received the notification does not have the Department Approver Role? The shopper has the ability to Forward the task to the departmental approver by clicking on the Forward button and entering the address of the department approver. 4. How can one request for the Finance Approval Role? To request for the Finance Approval Role contact the Department Security Administrator (DSA). Information can be found on the BUworks website 5. Who is my Departmental Security Administrator (DSA)? The Department Security Administrator (DSA) listing can be found by clicking on this link: For information on BUworks distributed roles click here BUworks Security Access Distributed. 6. How do I know what the Purchase order invoice is for? The Decision form provides vendor invoice and purchase order information. The shopper has the ability to pull up the shopping cart/purchase order. 7. I d like to review the invoice entry before approving. How can I review the entry and where can I get a copy of the vendor invoice? Transaction code FB03 - Display document or MIR4 display PO Invoice document is available to review the entry in SAP WebGUI ECC system. Contact Accounts Payable at to request for a copy of the vendor invoice. 8. Is it possible to assign and forward the PO invoice approval notifications to a colleague while I m away from the office? Yes, the Manager Substitution tool can be utilized. This tool allows one to view and manage task with substitution rules by creating a rule setting up an assignee to fill in for you. 9. What happens once the invoice has been approved? The invoice is taken off of blocked status in placed on queue for payment. Payment is based on the vendor payment terms. 10. What happens once the invoice has been placed on hold? The invoice is blocked on HOLD status until the departmental approver has contact Accounts Payable requesting for the release of payment or reversal of invoice entry. To submit a request Accounts Payable at Please include the SAP Finance Document number which can be found on the Decision form and the approval notification . Last Modified: 7/29/2015 8
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