Good Afternoon Everyone,
hopefully someone can assist me with this question.
I have three invoices paid via check to a vendor. The vendor has not received the check and we need to re-issue payment for these invoices via ACH. Does anyone know how to void the payment batch that these three invoices are in to re-open the invoices so that we can re-issue payment via ACH. We do not want to void both invoice and check and re-enter. We just want to void the payment batch and leave the invoices unvoided so that we can re-issue the payment.
@RucheraC I posted your issue to our Invoice team. This is the reply I received:
Batches cannot be voided - you can void the invoice - under Invoice > Payments > Payment Manager > invoice search .We cannot modified processed payment demands.
If the payment is in a processed batch - you will need to void invoice and recreate with correct payment type.The only time you can change a payment method is when the batch has not closed or payment demand is under Failed payments.
I hope this helps.
Thank you Kevin for your help. This solution was not really what I was hoping for. Usually in other companies I have worked for the best practice was to never touch the integrity of the original invoice if a vendor has advised on none receipt of payment. Usually a stop payment is done with the bank after research and then the payment is voided within the ERP system. Voiding the payment usually re-opens the invoice and the payment type field so that the choice of payment given by the vendor can be updated (ie: change from check to ACH or Wire) for the re-issue to go through.
Voiding both the payment and invoice and re-entering just to reissue a payment in another payment type can lead to duplication of payment if not careful and proper notes not made. It can also cause audit issues when AP is audited if AP does not have a proper record of what happened.
Currently the if you void a check and reissue by check payment SAP is allowing you to use the same original invoice extracted to reissue the payment. It is just not allowing you to change the payment type field to reissue a voided check as an ACH or Wire payment.
I have opened a ticket, I am hoping I can get a resolution to getting this fixed for future.
@RucheraC My guess is that we do not allow the option to void a batch is because then all the invoices in that batch would be voided. In your scenario you only need three invoices to be voided, but if your batch had let's say a total of 25 invoices in that batch, I believe they would all then be voided.