Transaction DBxSIH is used to maintain signature settings.
This control method of multiple approvals is available for different hierarchy of amounts. Users could define various amount thresholds and the multiple approval/signatures required for those amount thresholds. A maximum of ten signature levels could be added as required approval signatories.
The last row is always defaulted with the largest possible amount (example: 999.999.999.999.999,99) and cannot be modified.
There are two sets of signature hierarchies/levels available. Below mentioned levels could be used for normal business as usual business contracts.
Authorized (A-Level) - The highest/top approval level
B-Level - The 2nd highest level
C-Level - The 3rd highest level
D-Level - The 4th highest level
E-Level - The lowest approval level
Users with higher approval levels can release/approve the lower-level signature requirements.
Example A: For a contract which requires C-Level signature, users with B-Level and/or A-Level signatory credentials could also go ahead and release/approve the same.
This is to mainly mitigate the risk of absence of C-Level signatory users at a given point of time.
Example B: A lower-level signatory user would not be able to release/approve a higher-level signatory requirement (i.e., C-Level signature requirement cannot be done by D-Level signatory user, or A-Level signatory cannot be done by any of the below levels signatory users.
Second set of signature hierarchies/levels are to be used for special approvals and validations.
Special Level 1
Special Level 2
Special Level 3
There might be exceptional scenarios where certain contracts require special approvals, e.g., limit is insufficient for the party and the relationship manager approval is required to proceed with the contract. Here, the users with normal release access levels such as A-E should not be allowed to approve and only the respective special level (relationship manager) user only to be allowed. Hence a special approval can only be authorized by that respective special approval level user only (i.e., if Special
Level 1 authorization is required, no other special level or normal authorized users could approve).
The option of multi-signature has been added in ‘Maintaining Entity Group Transaction Profile (DBxETP)’.
For business transactions which require multi-signature, the release method could now be selected accordingly. Multi signature setting done in DBISIH transaction Should be attached in Entity Group
transaction profile to implement the multi signature settings.
Also, when a contract is waiting for release, the required signatures for authorization are displayed.
Please refer the examples below, where three level signatures (E, D and C) have been configured for release. The users with the relevant signature release levels can select their respective row to authorize the contract. Also, if required, users with higher signature levels (ex: B or A) could also release/approve the contract in this example.
a) To Do list (xxTSEL)
b) Home or Office
c) Control and Release (TRNREL)