Paying Entity

An agency establishes a paying entity to achieve default values for processing invoices, credit memos, employee advances and payment transactions. A paying entity defines the set of rules that will govern the purchasing and accounts payable transactions generated within the entity. The rules default from the policy established for the entity.

A paying entity is a unique code which contains the agency name and address and the type of vendor which will be processed. Each agency has at least two paying entities. Paying entities have been established for each agency. XXPT has defaults directed to trade vendor transactions; XXPE has defaults oriented to employee vendor transactions.

Each agency has at least two paying entities. They have the following structure:


XX     =     Agency identification number

P        =    Paying

T        =    Trade vendor transactions

E        =    Employee vendor transactions

An agency is responsible for maintaining vendor information for its employees.

For example,

Note:  Your agency may use additional paying entities if it has unique business requirements. For example, Department of Revenue established a third paying entity, 45PN, to pay non-trade vendors. Additional paying entities must be reviewed and approved by the OSC to ensure compliance with the NCAS business model.

  • DOI uses 12PT to pay a trade vendor.
  • The OSC uses 14PE to pay employee advances.


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