SAP FI – Define Credit Control

Credit Control in FI is used to check the credit limit for the customer and it can use one or more codes. It is used for credit management in Application components such as Account Receivable (AR) and Sales and Distribution.

The credit control area is determined in the following sequence −

  • User exit
  • Distribution channel
  • Customer master
  • Company code for the sales organization

How to define a Credit Control Area?

A Credit Control Area is defined in accordance with the areas of responsibility for credit monitoring. Use the T-code SPRO → click SAP Reference IMG. It will open a new window.


Expand SAP Customizing implementation guide → Enterprise Structure → Definition → Finance Accounting → Define Credit Control Area → Execute.


Click Execute → New entries → Enter the below details → Save. Now you have successfully configured the Credit Control Area.


Once you create the Credit Control Area, the next step is to assign a company code to the credit control area.

Expand Enterprise structure → Assignment → Finance Accounting → Assign company code to credit control area → Execute.


A new window will open → click Position → it will open another new window. Enter the company code and click Continue.


Enter the Credit Control Area in CCAR and save the details.


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