I work in the solution management of SAP Business One and our team is responsible for the SAP Business One Idea Place.
The direct feedback on idea place from customers and partners is one of the most important channels for roll-in, it is essential for our product. But not only for Solution Management, also Field and Support rely on this central and very established platform.
As a SAP customer or partner, the idea place is your channel for submitting ideas to improve SAP Business One. We recommend the idea place very frequently, also out of support incidents as shown in SAP note 1028874.
The Idea Place for SAP Business One transitioned from a public website to a private website on September 15th, 2016. Access is now restricted to customer and partners with SAP S-user IDs. To confirm whether you are logging on with an S-user ID (SXXXXXX), please logon to https://accounts.sap.com and ensure your ‘User ID’ begins with an ‘S’. Customers without an S-user ID can request one from their partner.
Please continue to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the development of the future SAP Business One releases by exposing your ideas and voting on the already proposed ones. The Idea Place facilitates the process of creating and also handling the ideas you exposed.
a.) Categories Adjustment
For a better mapping of ideas and a more practical usage, we have just recently made the following simplifications. In total, four available categories for SAP Business One were removed:
- Merged three categories: Purchase A/P & MRP & Production -> Purchasing/Production/MRP
- Merged two categories: B1i Framework/Solutions & Service Layer/SDK -> Extensibility(Service Layer/SDK/B1i)
- Renamed General/Other -> General/Usability/Other
- Removed SAP HANA (since SAP HANA has become more a commodity for SAP Business One and DB/Platform specific ideas are anyway to be filed on the Idea Place for SAP HANA)
b.) Current Status DistributionIn addition to our discussion below, I would like to give an insight how the situation on the idea place has changed within the last 13 month:
Out of question, today’s idea funnel looks quite better, and I can only thank all stakeholders and contributors. In fact, there is still a lot of work and we are fully aware that we need to communicate even better with you and above all, have to correspond/realize more of your ideas.
But as mentioned, we are working on better concepts, we will inform you soon in Detail.
Just to clarify, ideas which are addressed with release 9.3 are not yet reflected in today’s status as we cannot commit on 9.3 features before start of the early adoption care program (EAC) / release to customer (RTC).