What are the Mandatory Setups For Payables

Mandatory setups for Payables :

The following are the mandatory setups for payables.

1. Define Financial Options.
2. Define Payment terms.
3. Define Payment Methods.
4. Define Payment Formate.
5. Define Pay Group.
6. Define Supplier.
7. Define Banks.
8. Define Distribution Sets (Optional).

1. Define Financial Options.

Use the Financials Options window to define the options and defaults that you use for your Oracle Financial Application(s). Values you enter in this window are shared by Oracle Payables, Oracle Purchasing, and Oracle Assets. You can define defaults in this window to simplify supplier entry, requisition entry, purchase order entry, invoice entry, and automatic payments. Depending on your application, you may not be required to enter all fields.
Although you only need to define these options and defaults once, you can update them at any time. If you change an option and it is used as a default value elsewhere in the system, it will only be used as a default for subsequent transactions. For example, if you change the Payment Terms from Immediate to Net 30, Net 30 will be used as a default for any new suppliers you enter, but the change will not affect the Payment Terms of existing suppliers.

Navigation: Payables --> Setup --> Options --> Financial.

 Click on New button.

Accounting Tab:

You are required to enter defaults for the Accounting Financials Options in the Accounting region. 

Accounts Like:

Liability, Prepayment, Discount Taken. 

Supplier-Purchasing Tab:

If you do not also have Oracle Purchasing installed, you do not need to enter defaults in the Supplier- Purchasing region.

 Encumbrance Tab:

If you do not use encumbrance accounting or budgetary control, you do not need to enter defaults in the Encumbrance region.

Tax Tab:

If your enterprise does not need to record a VAT registration number, you don't need to enter defaults in the Tax region.

Human Resources Tab:

If you do not have Oracle Human Resources installed, you are not required to enter defaults in the Human Resources region.

2. Define Payment terms.

We define payment terms that you can assign to an invoice to automatically create scheduled payments when you submit Payables Invoice Validation for the invoice. You can define payment terms to create multiple scheduled payment lines and multiple levels of discounts. You can create an unlimited number of payment terms.

Payment terms have one or more payment terms lines, each of which creates one scheduled payment. Each payment terms line and each corresponding scheduled payment has a due date or a discount date based on one of the following:
  • a specific day of a month, such as the 15th of the month
  • a specific date, for example, March 15, 2002
  • a number of days added to your terms date, such as 14 days after the terms date
  • a special calendar that specifies a due date for the period that includes the invoice terms date. Only due dates can be based on a special calendar. Discount dates cannot be based on a special calendar.
Each payment terms line also defines the due or discount amount on a scheduled payment. When you define payment terms, you specify payment amounts either by percentages or by fixed amounts.

Navigation: Payables --> Setup --> Invoice --> Payment terms.

To define payment terms
  1. In the Payment Terms window, enter a unique payment term Name and a Description. These will appear on a list of values whenever you select payment terms.
  2. If you enter Day of Month terms, enter a Cut-off Day.
  3. If you enable Automatic Interest Calculation using the Interest Payables Options, enter a unique value in the Rank field.
  4. If you want to make this payment term invalid on and after a certain date, enter that date in the To field of the Effective Dates region.
  5. Enter each payment terms line.
    Enter one of the following to determine the portion of an invoice due on the scheduled payment:
    • % Due
    • Amount
    In the Due tab, enter one of the following to determine the due date on the scheduled payment line:
    • Calendar
    • Fixed Date
    • Days
    • Day of Month, and Months Ahead
  6. If you use discount terms, define payment terms lines in the First Discount , Second Discount, and Third Discount tabs. Define your discounts so that the first discount has an earlier discount date than the second and so on. You can realize only one discount on a payment terms line.
    Note: You cannot use a special calendar to define discount terms.
    Enter one of the following to determine the portion of the invoice to discount on the scheduled payment:
    • % Discount
    • Amount
    In the Discount tabs, enter the discount percent.
    Enter one of the following to determine the due date on the scheduled payment line:
    • Due Days
    • Day of Month, and Months Ahead


3. Define Payment Method:

A funds disbursement payment method is a medium by which the first party payer, or deploying company, makes a payment to a third party payee, such as a supplier. You can use a payment method to pay one or more suppliers. Oracle Payments supports several payment methods for funds disbursement, including the following:

  • Check
  • Electronic
  • wire
  • Clearing

You can pay with a manual payment, a Quick payment, or in a payment batch.


Electronic An electronic funds transfer to the bank of a supplier.You create electronic payments either through the e- Commerce Gateway, or by delivering a payment batch file to your bank. For both methods, Payables creates a file during payment batch creation. If you are using the e-Commerce Gateway to create the file of payments, an EDI translator is required to create the EDI Formatted file prior to delivering it to your bank.For electronic funds transfers, the file is formatted and delivered to your ap.out directory for delivery to your bank.


Wire Funds transfer initiated be contacting the bank and requesting wire payment to the bank of a suplier.A payment method where you pay invoices outside of Payables by notifying your bank that you want to debit your account and credit your supplier’s account with appropriate funds. You provide your bank with your supplier’s bank information, and your bank sends you confirmation of your transaction. Your supplier’s bank sends your supplier confirmation of the payment. You then record the transaction manually.


Clearing Payment for invoices transferred from another entity within the company without creating a payment document.Payment method you use to account for intercompany expenses when you do not actually disburse funds through banks. You do not generate a payment document with the Clearing payment method. When you enter the invoice, you enter Clearing for the payment method.You can record a Clearing payment using a Manual type payment only.

Navigation: Payables --> Setup --> Payment --> Payment Administrator.

Click on Go To Task.

 Click on Create button.

Enter the Payment Method name and code and then click on Next.

 Select the respective responsibilities which we want shown this payment method in these responsibilities.

Click on Next, Next, Finsh.