This is also an invoice from our list above. It was originally booked with a date (and thus start of period for payment) of 31.07.2005; final maturity was 15.09.2005 (45 days later). But then the baseline date for payment was altered to 31.08.2005; final maturity thus advances by one month, namely to 15.10.2005. So although the individual days and percentage rates remain unaltered, the customer's period for payment has extended by 30 days.
These two examples illustrate that it is worth risking more than a fleeting glance when analyzing terms of payment. With appropriate authorization alterations could have been made that influence the final maturity of an invoice. This can already be done when entering an invoice as well as in the subsequent process as in my examples. These possibilities are the reason why you cannot only judge the contents of terms of payment by their identification code and details, but should also look at the contents of the days and discount fields as well as alterations of the baseline date for payment.
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