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SAP Business ByDesign – What’s New 1908

SAP Business ByDesign 1908 is now ready!

SAP Business ByDesign 1908 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 1908.
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 1908, please go to the What’s New document.

Financial Management

  • Lease Accounting (IFRS 16 / ASC 842)
    Customers can now create lease contracts, valuate and post them according to the accounting standard IFRS 16 or ASC 842 (Blog).

For detailed information about What’s New in the Financial Management area, please click here.

Supplier Relationship

There is no Focus Topic for the Supplier Relationship Management area in 1908.

Delivered Improvement Requests

  • 229691: Edit supplier invoice with original document

For detailed information about What’s New in the Supplier Relationship Management area, please click here.


  • Enhanced Team Member Work Analysis – Period Plans
    A project can now analyze planned, actual, and remaining work down to the period plan level and compare it to the active baseline.(Blog).

Delivered Improvement Requests

  • 228705 – Make project period plans available for reporting

For detailed information about What’s New in the Project Management area, please click here.

Built-in Analytics

  • Manage custom report-to-report navigation
    Simplified overview and definition of custom report-report navigation (Blog).
  • KPI Variants with calculated target/ref. values
    You can use calculated key figures with parameters to fill target and reference values (Blog).
  • How to embed SAC Stories as Mash-ups into dashboards
    Examples how SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) stories can be embedded as URL or HTML mash-up (Blog).

For detailed information about What’s New in the Built-in Analytics area, please click here.

Cross Topics

Cross Topics

There is no Focus Topic for the Cross Topics area in 1908.

For detailed information about What’s New in the Cross Topics area, please click here.


There is no Focus Topic for the Mobility area in 1908.

For detailed information about What’s New in the Mobile area, please click here.

Supply Chain

There is no Focus Topic for the Supply Chain Management area in 1908.

Delivered Improvement Requests

  • 131937: Report ‘Production Processing Times’ and its underlying data source ‘Resource Utilization’ SCMPPTB02 supports all production statuses.
  • 212134: Planning Group Description is available in Process Purchase Proposals view of the Supply Control work center view.
  • 139678: The Production Task ID will now get created in a sequence.

For detailed information about What’s New in the Supply Chain Management area, please click here.


  • Discount Analysis on Sales Orders in SAP Business ByDesign
    Managers and  employees are able to analyze all price components like discounts from sales orders (Blog).
  • Configure Price Strategy – Sales Price Lists in Multiple Currencies
    Currency specific base and product category price list can be maintained, along with mass maintenance via excel template. (Blog).

Delivered Improvement Requests

  • 118431: Ability to run reports by price components on order level
  • 118112: Sales Order Volume report Key Figures Missing (Line Item Value, Freight, Other Charges, Tax and Net Value)
  • 141874: Sales price lists in multiple currencies
  • 132501: Proforma Invoice on Service Quote
  • 209658: “Price Components for Sales Transaction Items” DATA SOURCE

For detailed information about What’s New in the Customer Relationship Management area, please click here.


  • Employee Master Data Report
    Find all the employees who‘s master data (Employee, Work Agreement) has changed in a given period, current month for example (Blog).

For detailed information about What’s New in the Human Resources area, please click here.


  • Japan – Introduction of Japan Consumption Tax 2019
    Summary invoices includes total taxable amount by each tax rate which would correct unintentional decrease of tax amount.
  • China – Introduction of Tax classification number and Golden tax file formats for China – 2019
    Customer can easily map the Tax Classification Number in the Business ByDesign system and now will have flexibility in choosing between formats which the vendors/government accepts.
  • Israel – SHAAM Interface, download and upload of SHAAM file
    Customers do not need to maintain and track the allowed withholding tax rate per supplier in Israel. The process is automated now on.


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    • The supplier approval for newly created suppliers can be activated via BC Scoping:

      Scoping question: General Business Data > General Business Data > Handling of Business Partners > Do you want to set up the approval process for suppliers?

      You find a description in the supplier approval in the ByD Help Center > “Suppliers Quick Guide”.

      The supplier approval for supplier changes (originally planned for 1908) has been dropped due to other development topics with higher priority. There is no new planned release available so far.

      • Hello Giancarmelo,

        the reason behind is that the supply task most probably does have the same execution start date/time than the make task. If the supply task had a fixed duration, then the sequencing follows the execution start date/times of the task.

        Development is checking it and trying to solve this with the next release.

        Best regards,