Actions

S208

Approve Payment

The activities associated with reconciling purchase orders, receipts and supplier invoices and approving supplier invoice payment. Reconciliation typically includes verifying delivered volumes, price, application of penalties or discounts and where applicable verification of grade or quality. This may include recording the actual costs (purchase price, transportation costs, testing costs, etc) on the customer order for which the purchase was made.

For S1 and Source-to-Order contracts the verification typically is a standardized, repeatable process. S3 may require more extensive verification.

Discrepancies should be resolved before the Approve Payment process is considered completed.

Use Cases

  • Standard supplier invoice verification
  • Self-Billing
  • Verifying and approving monthly consolidated invoices (statements)
  • Requesting, receiving and approving supplier credit and debit memos
  • In a tolling arrangement: Receiving, verifying and approving the invoices for tolling fees

Notes

The actual disbursement of funds is a financial process. The Approve Payment process is an operational validation that the invoice conforms to agreed and/or actual deliveries and all delivery conditions are met. Procure-to-Pay 2WM 3WM 4WM Accounts Payable

Hierarchy

IDNameLevelx
S2Source-to-Order2S2
S208Approve Payment3S208

Term(s)

IDNameClearx
APAccounts PayableAP
4WMFour-Way Matching4WM
3WMThree-Way Matching3WM
2WMTwo-Way Matching2WM

Workflow

FromInput(s)
Process
Output(s)To
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S205Certificate Of Analysis
D105Invoice
D205Invoice
D306Invoice
S208
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Verified InvoiceFinance
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