VIM Reports: Invoice Life Cycle (ILC)

VIM has monitoring tools in the form of reports that are very useful, as they allow you to measure parameters and identify bottlenecks in the billing process, the current debt, the most common exceptions that invoices go through, etc.

In this article, we are going to focus on explaining the Invoice Life Cycle report.

Invoice Life Cycle Report (ILC)

The Invoice Life Cycle report is a tool that provides data
over the complete lifecycle of a VIM document, i.e. all the VIM processes a document goes through can be monitored using ILC.

We can access this report using the /n/OPT/VIM_ILC transaction, which takes us to the selection screen, where it can be filtered by a variety of parameters to obtain the desired report:

Invoice Life Cycle Report

Once the search parameters are selected, we have two different views to display the information: Classical ALV and Hierarchy ALV.

Classical ALV

In the Classical ALV view, the information is arranged in two parts, the first line where the header information is collected and the lines below it collect the information of all the business rules in which the invoice has stopped.

Snapshot of the Invoice Life Cycle report

In addition, it incorporates two special buttons: one to go to VIM Analytics and be able t osee the selected DP in that report, and another to update the information of the selected DP.

VIM Analytics and Sync buttons

Hierarchy ALV

In the Hierarchy ALV view, the information is arranged in lines with the header data and the rest of the information in a dropdown menu. At the momento this view does not include the VIM Analytics and Sync buttons.

Hierarchical ALV

Custom views can be created for this report to quickly get the information we need with the greatest efficiency.


VIM is a powerful tool, and thanks to these reports, users can extract insights from this data to improve their businesses processes. If you want to know more about VIM or have any question about how to better extract insights from these reports, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you!

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