Terms of payment / Payment terms are used in SAP to establish the conditions between business partner and organization to settle the payment of invoices. The conditions define the invoice payment due date as per baseline date and the cash discount percentage offered for early invoice payment.


You can maintain payment terms in SAP by using transaction code OBB8 or IMG menu path.

SAP R/3 Role MenuMaintain Payment Terms in SAP
Transaction CodeOBB8
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How to create terms of payment in SAP

In this SAP FICO tutorial, you will learn how to maintain payment terms in SAP step by step using transaction code OBB8.

Configuration Values

Payment TermDescription
  • 10% discount payment with in 10 days
  • 5% discount payment with in 25 days
  • Payment with in 45 days.

Step 1 : – Enter transaction code “OBB8” in the SAP commend field and enter.

SAP transaction code OBB8 - payment terms

Step 2 : – On change view “terms of payment” overview screen, click on new entries button to create new payment terms in SAP as per organizational requirements.

terms of payment overview screen SAP

Step 3 : – On new entries payment terms screen, update the following details.

  1. Payt Terms : – Update the four digits key that identifies as terms of payment in SAP – TP06
  2. Sales Text : – Update the description name of payment terms as 10%-10days, 5%-25 days, 45 days due net.
  3. Account Type : – Choose the account type that the payment term is applicable for. If this payment term if for vendor accounts choose vendor option or for customer accounts choose customer option. Choose both account type to use this payment terms for both customer and vendor accounts.
  4. Default for baseline data : – Choose the baseline date based on the requirements and the possible entries are No default, posting date, document date and entry date.
  5. Payment Terms : – Update the details of percentage, No.of days.
  6. Explanation : – After you update the payment terms, the system automatically generates details information terms of payment.
maintain terms of payment in SAP

After maintaining all the required details, click on save button and save the configured terms of payment details in SAP.