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FAQ : Balance Forward Billing (BFB) Common Issues and Concerns (Doc ID 1080423.1)

Last updated on JULY 27, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Receivables - Version 12 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document highlights some of the common questions and issues about Balance Forward Billing (BFB) Feature available in Oracle Receivables Release 12.

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Questions and Answers
 Does Balance Forward Billing feature work for invoices that are imported to Oracle Receivables via Autoinvoice ?
 R12 BFB does not print transactions with print option set to 'Do Not Print'. However, this used to work in 11i Consolidated Billing feature. Why ?
 Where to find Technical Brief/Documentation on Balance Forward Billing ?
 Which tables are populated at each stage while doing the BFB setup ?
 Why does billing dates not get generated for a Billing cycle whose start date is more than 10 years old now?
 Why does Balance Forward Billing output not display correct Aging details ?
 What is the difference between 'Billing date' and 'Due Date' for BFB enabled transactions ?
 What is the difference between bills generated at customer account level and site level ?
 Why does Balance Forward Billing not print any output if session language is different than the base language ? <Note 849465.1>
 Why does running Confirm Balance Forward Bill program not accept/reject bills successfully when mandatory parameter 'Confirm Option' is passed  ?
 The Generate Balance Forward Billing program completed normally but did not print any records. Why?
 Why at times Generate BFB program does not spawn the BPA Child Print program even though the data exists for processing?
 Why does the BFB Process generate a Balance Forward Bill for an Inactive Customer?
 Why is my weekly billing cycle not generating bills for this week, it worked fine last week?
 Does BFB exclude certain transaction types?
 What is the purpose of Exclude Saturdays and Sundays checkbox when defining a Billing Cycle?
 Why does a transaction with Billing Date earlier than System Date not get picked up?
 For what Site Business Purpose values should Balance Forward Billing be enabled?
 When creating a receipt, can I use the BFB# to identify owner of the receipt?
 Can I specify a BFB# in the Apply To field of the Receipts form?
 Will BFB only shows the details of Invoices of current billing cycle? Business wants to see the detailed transactions of previous period.
 Will BFB Document show the individual Late charges for each invoice in Balance Forward Bill or it will show the Total of late charges for all Invoices included in the BFB Document? 
 Will  BPA Icon on Transaction Window show the individual  invoice or Balance Forward Bill with all Invoices included in the BFB Document? 
 What is the logic of Credit Memos that are picked up in the BFB ? Few Credit Memos are not picked up by BFB despite being part of selected parameters. 
 Why are some transactions missing when I Generate BFB?
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