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Business ByDesign Release Highlights 1708

Business ByDesign Release Highlights 1708

Below you find the SAP Business ByDesign release highlights 1708. Please click here to get to an overview of all new SAP Business ByDesign features in 1708.


Compliance & Cross Topics

HTML5 User Interface
The HTML5 User Interface can be accessed on the productive tenants for all functions offered by ByDesign along with Easy Form Editor, Extension and Mashup Runtime capabilities.

OData Console
The OData Console is directly available from the OData Modeler and allows you to review and test active services without the need for third party tools. Select the active Custom OData service and click the Test button. The SCP application then shows you all collections of the selected service and you can view the structure of each of them. Switch to the Test tab and formulate any request towards the service using all supported HTTP methods. Execute and review the results. Your request is stored in a history for later replay. In addition, you can store favorite requests for easy access.


 Customer Relationship Management

Rebate Management

Rebate management allows you to process special discounts in the form of rebates, that are paid retroactively to a customer. These discounts are based on specific terms and conditions that are defined in rebate agreements. Rebate management enables you to define rebate agreements, and perform accounting for the rebates provided during the validity period of a rebate agreement. The main goal of rebates is to build a long-term relationship with the customer.

Please click here to watch the Rebate Management video.

Field Service and Repair

Field Services and Repair scenarios can be executed either by the own workforce or by a third party. In case a third party is executing the service it is now possible to assign any already available purchase order item to the Service Order. So far it was only possible to create a new purchase order while creating the service order. In addition, it is now possible to assigned unplanned items of a service confirmation to an existing purchase order item.


 Project Management

Procurement Progress Tracking

Procuring services and materials in projects is day-to-day business. The products overview in the project UI now better supports you in getting an overview of what has been ordered, requested, and has not yet been delivered or even not requested.

Please click here to watch the Procurement Progress Tracking video.


 Supply Chain Management

Migration and Extraction of Equipment Resources

The equipment resource complements the migration and extraction of manufacturing related master data. Together with other master data like materials, bill of material or production model this helps manufacturing companies to easily setup their SAP Business ByDesign system. This reduces manual effort, improves data quality, and data consistency.

Top-Down Scheduling Enhancement

The material flow in supply planning provides the users with an end-to-end view of all supply elements involved to fulfill a customer demand. The top-down scheduling within the material flow is now enhanced with an option to avoid scheduling of planning proposals into the past, ensuring a feasible and consistent plan.

Please click here to watch the Supply Chain Management video.


 Supplier Relationship Management

Workflow Rules for Shopping Carts

Workflow rules for shopping carts enable key users to flexibly define conditions to automatically notify involved users when a shopping cart is created or when specific changes are made. This helps to flexibly adjust the shopping cart process to your company’s needs, increasing efficiency and collaboration.

Automatic Purchase Order Creation Enhancements

The enhancements in automatic purchase order creation help companies to streamline their purchasing process and to focus on those products that need special attention. Multiple additional parameters like company, supplier or document origin type are now supported in the decision table in business configuration to determine whether a purchase order is created automatically or manually from a purchase request.

Purchase Order Output Control Settings

Sending purchase orders via e-mail is a very popular output channel. A business configuration setting is now enables you to select the additional party’s requester and recipient to whom these purchase orders can be sent in addition, for example as a copy for reference.

Please click here to watch the Supplier Relationship Management video.


There are additional delta videos available for Financial Management (here) and Compliance & Cross Topics (here).

For complete details of all the topics delivered in the 1708 release, please visit our Release Information wiki page.


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      Author's profile photo Jan-Martin Lichte
      Jan-Martin Lichte

      Cool stuff, thanks for the update!