SAP Business ByDesign 20.05 is now ready!
By: Kristoff Schneider
SAP Business ByDesign 20.05 is now available and the SAP Business ByDesign What’s New blog gives you an overview about the most important new features of SAP Business ByDesign 20.05.
These are the so called Focus Topics (). For these Focus Topics, additional in-depth blogs and videos are available – just click the link next to the Focus Topic in the What’s New blog.
To get an overview about all new features of SAP Business ByDesign in 20.05, please go to the What’s New document.
- Strict Dual Control
The Strict Dual Control functionality is now available for all manual postings in General Ledger and Manual Tax Entries. It ensures, that a user who created or edited a manual posting can only Save it but not Post it. The Post action must be executed by a second user (Blog).
- Approval of Payment Reversal
An approval process is now available for the reversal of approved payments. In case such an approved payment is reversed an approval task gets generated (Blog).
- Sales Kits – Profitability Analysis
The profitability analysis enables users to view the profitability on sales kit header and sales kit item, also for sales kit returns in case the sales kit items are returned to stock (Blog).
- Mandatory fields in virtual data sources
When using OData services and ODP for the extraction of accounting data, correct and consistent results depend on the right selection of certain parameters as for example the combination of company and set of books. Therefore it is now possible for certain data sources the check of mandatory fields can be switched on (Blog).
In total customer improvement requests with 91 votes were delivered for the Financial Management area in 2005 and fordetailed information about What’s New in the Financial Management area, please click here.
- Time Administration – Approvals
Administrators are now ableto edit a time recording (like assign a premium pay) and then submit the time recording for approval to the project manager or line manager.
- Analytics – Employee Changes for Payroll
Every payroll period, Administrators need to submit employee changes relevant for payroll to their payroll consultant, to upload into the payroll system. The Internal Employee Changes report displays a change history for Personal Data, Work Agreement changes, Private Address, Payment Information (Blog).
In total customer improvement requests with 15 votes were delivered for the Human Resources area in 2005 and for detailed information about What’s New in the Human Resources area, please click here.
- Exclude Logistics Area from Planning
Warehouse managers are now able to exclude certain logistics areas from planning and ATP check for example in cases of spare parts dedicated to the repair department or for products with demo purpose (Blog).
- Pegged Supply UI Enhancements
Planners are now able to efficiently monitor the component availability in their production plan and to easily adjust the plan in case of late supply. (Blog).
- Service Order Pre-Delivery from 3PL-Site
It is now possible to pre-deliver spare parts from a warehouse operated by a third-party logistics provider (3PL) (Blog).
- New Reports for Supply Chain Management
- Customer Demand Details Report (Blog).
- Physical Inventory Report (Blog).
In total customer improvement requests with 325 votes were delivered for the Supply Chain Management area in 2005 and for detailed information about What’s New in the Supply Chain Management area, please click here.
- Withdraw Approvals
Sometimes a user wants to change documents that have been already sent for approval. The user is now able to withdraw the documents, do changes and send it again for approval (Blog).
- Renewal Rules fors Contract Items
Users are now able to decide if contract items are renewed manually or automatically trough renewal rules (Blog).
- Service Quotes for Customer Returns
When a customer returns a product for repair, It is now possible to create a service quote for a customer return as follow-up (Blog).
- Kits Return
It is now possible to handle the kits returns process from return notification to credit memo creation and in case of a repair, the outbound delivery back to customer. (Blog).
In total customer improvement requests with 56 votes were delivered for the Customer Relationship Management area in 2005 and for detailed information about What’s New in the Customer Relationship Management area, please click here.
- Mobile Manager Approval
Managers are able to launch the manager approval app inside the Business ByDesign mobile app and do not need to install the separate app anymore (Blog).
- Basic Mobile User Administration
Administrators are able see, lock and unlock users (Blog).
In total customer improvement requests with 13 votes were delivered for the Mobile area in 2005 cand for detailed information about What’s New in the Mobile area, please click here.
Introduction of Self-Invoice for ERS invoice
For Israel/Israeli companies document type self-invoice has been enabled for ERS invoice to have a unique and consecutive numbering for each year. This is to be correspondingly reported in monthly VAT file (PCN874) (Video).
Tax Posting on India Stock Transfer Order
As per GST guidelines for STO company is liable to pay taxes as soon as goods are dispatched from sending plant and credit for the same can be availed by the receiving plant only when the goods have been received. Customer will not have to follow a manual process of posting taxes at Outbound delivery and reverse taxes at inbound delivery as the solution will work as per the STO guidelines of GST (Video).
E-Invoicing – Stock Transfer Order
Electronic Invoice Processing for India has been introduced with Invoice Reference Number, which is even valid for STO tax postings (Video).
Posting of Tax Difference from Summary Invoice to Accounting
The tax difference calculated by summary invoice must be posted to customer receivables account and tax register as an adjustment. There is a new account determination rule for both Accounts Receivable and Tax to identify account used for this adjustment posting (Video)
- South Korea
Responsible Person Enhancements on Electronic Tax Invoices
Users can now maintain Responsible Department and Responsible person details for both Company Tax arrangement and Corporate/ Private Customer Accounts under Tax data. This data will be consumed and displayed in E-tax invoice form, excel and UI Video).
- France, Belgium, Netherland
Custom Tax Codes in Expense Reports
Customers were able to create custom tax codes where SAP delivered tax codes doesn’t suffice their business need with different combinations of tax type, rate type and deductibility. These custom tax codes are now ready to be used in expense reports.
Expense Reporting – 24 hr rule through Generic Country Version
The 24 hour calculation rule for per diems in Finland expense reports has now been enabled through generic country version.