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What is an alternative payee?

by on January 4, 2013

The payment program can make payment to a vendor other than the one to which
the invoice was posted. The payment is made to an alternative payee, which must
be specifi ed in the master record.
You can specify an alternative payee in the general data area or in the company
code data area of a vendor master. The alternative payee specifi ed in the general
data area is used by every company code. If you specify an alternative payee in
both areas, the specifi cation in the company code area has priority.
To always make vender payments to an alternative payee, proceed as
follows:
1. Create a vendor master record for the alternative payee. Block this account from
posting.
2. Specify the account number of the alternative payee in the Alternative payee
fi eld within the payment transactions section of the vendor master record.
3. When making payments for this vendor, the payment program will always
access the name and address of the alternative payee.
In some instances, it may be better to specify a payee in the document. To do this,
you have to activate this function by selecting the payee in the document indicator in
the general data area of the Payment Transaction tab. When you enter documents for
this account, the system displays a fi eld in which you can enter an alternative payee.

The system always uses the payee that is most specific. This means that
when you enter a payee in a document, it has priority over payees specifi ed in the
master record.

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