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Author's profile photo Tobias Kuhn

Change Collector

This Blog Post is also available in German at the Data One – SAP Business ByDesign Team Blog.

This Feature enables you to get all changes for an specific Business Object within an defined timespan. An Aggregation of Changes could be required, because different kinds of requirements, e.g. legal requirements or an financial auditors which want an list of all changes within an a year at customers.

The Change Collector is able to collect changes for the following Business Objects:

  • User
  • Account
  • Supplier
  • Organisation Unit

To activate this feature in your SAP Business ByDesign System you have to activate the question “Would you like to collect all changes for a document type at a mass level?” in scoping.


The User Access Rights must be adapted so that the new Work Center View is available to these users who should use the Change Collector.


Now the Change Collector is available to the users in an new Work Center View at “Application and User Management”.


To get a Collection of all Changes of an Business Object, create an activate an new Change Collector. Changes can be collected within an specified timespan and according to defined Selection Criteria.

ChangeCollector_EN-4.pngAfterwards the collection of changes can be started via “Schedule Directly”.


The collected Information can be found after processing in the execution results. You can also export the list of changes to Microsoft Excel.


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      Author's profile photo Eelco Essenberg
      Eelco Essenberg

      The Change Collector is a useful feature.

      Can we expect this to be expanded to other Business Objects in future? It would be really useful to audit and/or monitor certain types of changes on objects like Sales Orders (removal of Delivery Blocks for instance).



      Author's profile photo Chempian Pontie
      Chempian Pontie

      Really a useful feature as mentioned by Eelco this need to extended to other objects.