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Down Payment or Prepayment Process
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08/21/2018 4:01 PM
    Hi all. I seem to be striking out on my forum posts lately, but thought I'd try one more:
    In researching ways to improve our processing, the issue of what we call "partial billing" or prepayments has come up. I was hoping to get insight into how others handle these situations. Here's what I'm talking about:
    We have a need to cut a PO to a vendor and the vendor is demanding a partial or down payment of 80% up front. Then, once the installation is done we will get another invoice for the remaining 20%.
    Right now, we handle this by just putting in the PO as a service-type line so we can then get their 80% invoice in and match it to the PO.
    But, looking into the prepayment option in Lawson, I was hoping we could maybe use that. The only problem is that when we use prepayment via AP206, it doesn't reduce the open-to-match amount any.
    So, how do others handle these downpayment scenarios?
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    04/28/2020 3:35 PM
    Hey Jeremy! Did you get this figured out?
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    04/28/2020 3:41 PM
    No. We tried, but could not get it resolved correctly and have since moved on to focusing on CSF implementation.
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