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Dear all,

In this blog, I would like to keep you updated about the Intercompany integration solution for SAP Business One, providing you an easy and central entry point to all relevant and up-to-date information. I work in the solution management for SAP Business One and manage the Intercompany integration solution.

Most recent updates:

On Sept 17th we delivered PL29, containing functional enhancements and corrections:

  • 2694480 Object Reference Error While Updating Purchase Order Document
  • 2694460 Issue with Business Partner Consolidated Account Balances on Refresh Menu Click
  • 2694461 Multiple Draft Sales Order documents are created for every update of Purchase Order document
  • 2694468 ICO Cockpit Key Mapping Status tile shows incorrect count of unmapped objects

See also the PL29 overview SAP Note 2694466.

In August we delivered PL28 , see overview SAP Note 2675206 and these changes:

  • 2675234 Performance improvement on UDF Replication screen
  • 2675235 UDF replication is available for Item Groups and Price Lists objects
  • 2675981 Intercompany Solution Supports MS SQL Server 2017

Please always check SAP Note 1844555 for details on compatibility of patches.

Just in May we delivered compatibility with Multiple Branches function, see this blog for details.


This proven SAP add-on is key to streamline intercompany activities with SAP Business One. It is a unique option for companies with multiple business units or subsidiaries that run the SAP Business One and need intercompany integration capabilities.

Our solution is very successful in more than 65 countries and more than sevenhundred satisfied customers. The solution is very mature and is constantly being further developed, closely integrated into the development and maintenance process of SAP Business One core and the integration framework to be functional and technically always up to date.
This guarantees our customers absolute investment security.

The solution is on the SAP Business One Reseller Pricelist. For private cloud deployments, an additional subscription-based licensing model went live with the Q2 2017 Price List update. For details, please consult a SAP Partner. Find some explanation of the pricing model in this blog.

Series of 2017′ enhancements and further enhancements in 2018

2016 and 2017 were the most successful years for the intercompany solution ever since, and the number of customers and users is still growing at an above-average rate. We have therefore made significant further investments in the solution.
To make the solution easier and better usable, more functional, as well as to gain very significant performance/throughput increase, we delivered some highly relevant changes in H1 2017, both on the side of the integration framework and the intercompany integration solution.
Existing customers benefit significantly from increased performance/throughput, stability, enhanced or rounded functionality, new installations are much easier and faster.

See the Top ReSolutions for Intercompany Integration Solution to see all details.

Based on general requirements, our product strategy, and market feedback we constantly improve and refine the solution. For details on currently planned 2018 deliveries, see page #16 in the road map for SAP Business One.

The integration solution offers the following features to corporate groups:

  • Share common business data
  • Support of standardized business processes across companies
  • Transparency over operations across the group incl. financial consolidation
  • Control and collaboration beyond company borders

Here you can find some further public information:

Informative Fact Sheets:

Comprehensive Blog content:

Some more info on the Intercompany integration solution (s-user required):

The Solution Brief, Solution Details Deck, as well as the SAP Help Portal Intercompany Page, featuring the most recent Administrator´s and User Guide.

About localization: The solution is localized for 30 countries, see the Administrator’s Guide. For any need beyond current localizations, see SAP Note 2154976. Actually the integration solution is currently used in over 65 countries.

Downloading the software: SAP Partners and customers find patches for upgrade or direct installation in SAP Business One Software Download Center -> SAP Business One -> SAP Business One Products -> B1 Intercompany Integration -> B1 Intercompany Integration 2.0.
Due to the technical nature of the integration solution software content, you can use patch files both for fresh installations and for updating existing installations. This also applies to potentially offered Hotfix files.

Useful SAP Notes:

  • SAP Note 1844555, “Troubleshooting in the intercompany integration solution” (also features information about versions, compatibility, and performance optimization)
  • SAP Note 2267770 Patch Delivery Schedule for components related to SAP Business One – Find release dates for Patches
  • SAP Notes 2137844/2123592 on Browser compatibility of the Intercompany Administration Console. Using latest Google Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer version is recommended/technically required

Training resources: For SAP Partners, there’s “Additional Training for SAP Business One – Intercompany Integration Solution 2.0 for SAP Business One” available on PartnerEdge.

Help, Blogs, and Questions & Answers in SAP Community:

Please use this tag to see Q&A: the intercompany integration solution for SAP Business One here you can follow the tag and raise or answer questions. Find any content on intercompany tag, incl. relevant blogs, here.
In SAP Community, the intercompany teams tries to clarify your questions asap and give you the best possible assistance and guidance.

Best regards, Peter


Picture above: The new Intercompany Solution Cockpit as delivered in PL23. This cockpit makes the system easy to operate from one single screen and significantly improves the overall handling, monitoring, and troubleshooting, as well as allowing reactive and proactive actions.


Picture above: Setup screen, Template Configuration.

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  1. Donald Frantum


    Can you comment on how SAP addresses (through Intercompany) COGS between Sales Company and Purchasing Company in any of the new releases?


    Company A is a custom retail company and purchases all of their goods from Company B.  They don’t have pricing from Company B until they do a Goods Receipt P.O.  How would Intercompany handle this so that the Company A is reflecting the correct COGS in the G/L for each transaction?  Does it take cost from the amount on the Delivery from Company B into the GRPO in Company A and then (because the procurement document is created by the SO) update the COGS accordingly?

    I realize I may have answered my own question, but I would still appreciate clarification.

    Also, is there anyway to automate the entire stream for external customers, e.g. POS order come into the system through XML and create orders.  Is there an API compliment that developers can work with?

    Thanks in advance,


    1. Peter Hartwich Post author

      Please excuse Donald, we have overlooked this question. Anyway, even for the records and others here’s a reply now:

      In intercompany integration solution, each company may have different valuation method to calculate the cost in the system. Based on valuation method, SAP Business One calculates cost. The intercompany integration solution uses the valuation method as provided by SAP Business One.

      The intercompany integration solution automatically creates an intercompany transaction as a reciprocal transaction in the SAP Business One application of another business unit. When a sender branch company creates a purchase order in its SAP Business One application, the solution automatically triggers the creation of a sales order in the recipient company and in the Sales Order, solution copies the quantity and pricing information from the purchase order.

      For automation requirement you mentioned, B1iF is XML based integration platform available with SAP Business One. Programmer can easily read data from POS system in XML format. Various adapter like File adapter, DI Adapter, HTTP Adapter for web service call, etc. are available. SAP Business One sales order can be created by writing your own integration scenario.

      Hope this helps, Peter

  2. Former Member

    Hi Peter,

    I’ve opened the softwre download link, and can’t find Integration 2.0 PL 12,

    the latest one is only PL 10

    where can I download the patch ?




    1. Peter Hartwich Post author

      Dear Edmund,

      Thank you for your questions. I do not know where and from when your impression to this SAP solution comes.
      The intercompany integration solution is an integral part of our portfolio to cover the (often very complex) requirements of intercompany /large B1 landscapes in a very comfortable and simple manner. It is very successfully used in over 60 countries, trend rising sharply.

      In fact, we have a very comprehensive agenda for H1 2017, we will update you here and over other channels in a few weeks.

      Just send me a PM for further exchange or to arrange demo/expert call.

      Best, Peter

      1. Edmund Leung

        Dear Peter

        Thanks for your information.

        Since we have tried to install the intercompany intergration solution 2.0, but not the latest PL.

        But we find out that the installation seems complex and more software require to install

        Also the configuration seems complex to meet the customer requirement.

        It is not stable, I create a purchase order from A and send to B company, B company may not receive any notices and sales order.

        Maybe, I install it on my notebook. I feel that the performance becomes slow.

        I am not sure that SAP has related document that if the reader follow the instructions, step by step. the reader can do install, configure, apply the intercompany intergration solution. And we can understand and know the power of intercompany intergration solution.

        As XL reporter, it show the steps clear and I can follow the instructions step by step, then I can know the full picture about this tools.


        1. Peter Hartwich Post author

          Dear Edmund, your comment is now a while ago and related to older versions and the past. I’m curious if you’ve had a chance to gather positive experiences in the meantime (esp. after Series of 2017′ enhancements and further enhancements in 2018) or if you still have some problems or see other issues. I would be glad about a direct message, then we can talk about it. Thanks, Peter

  3. Dick Smith

    Thanks for the update Peter.
    Do you know if this patch fix the SAPB1 Hana issue with long time to create intercompany tables and fields (activate add-on) ? I have experienced 1-2 hours for the add-on the be activated in a company and this is unusual and problematic. We have to install this add-on after hours since users cannot be out for such a long time.  Not sure how Hana environment takes this long whist SQL server takes 10-15 mins.

    1. Peter Hartwich Post author

      Hi Dick,

      Thank you for this question.

      Actually the background for the issue you describe is quite generic, it’s a limitation of current implementation of DI API in conjunction with SAP HANA, how a huge number of UDTs and UDFs is being handled. So just as a clarification, this problem is not specific to intercompany integration solution, it potentially affects any add-on as well having huge number of UDTs and UDFs.

      In the past this issue was even more severe, with SAP Business One 9.1 PL09 a significant improvement in the add-on registration process was realized. So it also depends on which version you have made this experience.

      However, current solution is not completely satisfactory, as your description underlines. We will try to reduce the problem further, enabling faster implementation without such side effects.

      Just to mention, about performance in general and other enhancements of the intercompany integration solution we will have very positive news in a few weeks, we will update you over various channels.

      Hope this helps,
      Best regards, Peter

  4. Former Member

    I have a question.

    We want to extract information from our B1 HANA system, and use it in our website.  Qty on hand, pricing, customer order history.

    Is this module what we need?  Or do we need something else?

    1. Peter Hartwich Post author

      Dear Larry,

      Unfortunately, Intercompany integration solution has a completely different scope, as explained above. In order to address your mentioned requirement, I suggest you contact your implementation partner.

      Best regards, Peter


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