SAP Business ByDesign 20.08 is now ready!
SAP Business ByDesign 20.08 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 20.08.
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 20.08, please go to the What’s New document.
- Dynamic target groups
Marketing employees can now segment target groups by using reports and refresh for periodic execution of campaigns. So, customers are enabled to leverage business transactions as trigger for marketing and customer communication (Blog).
- Insight-to-Action: Set ABC classification for customers & suppliers
Marketing, Sales and Service employees can now directly change ABC classification from a report (Blog).
- Extended sales quote forecasting and predecessors
Marketing, Sales and Service employees are enabled to manually add a reference to presales and service documents (Blog).
- Sales quote analytics with and without quote versions
Sales and Service employees can create sales quote versions and do sales quote analytics for master version and versions. (Blog).
- Maintain Absolute and Percentage based Overall Discounts in CRM documents
Sales Representative are now able to maintain fixed value and percentage based overall discounts in CRM documents like sales, service and invoice documents (Blog).
In total customer improvement requests with 214 votes were delivered for the Customer Relationship Management area in 20.08.
For detailed information about What’s New in the Customer Relationship Management area, please click here.
- Resource Management based on Planned Work in Project Task
As a resource manager, I can see the resource availability of the employee based on the planned work under the project task. The project task, service as well as period plans are taken into account (Blog).
- Time Administrator can block updates to old time entries
As a time administrator, I can restrict updates of old time entries from the Employee self service time sheet. Project time approvals, updates by a manager or time administrator are allowed (Blog).
- Rehire with New Employment: Employee Central – SAP Business ByDesign integration
The Employee Central – SAP Business ByDesign Integration now supports the Rehire with New employment option in Employee Central (Blog).
In total customer improvement requests with 118 votes were delivered for the Human Resources area in 20.08.
For detailed information about What’s New in the Human Resources area, please click here.
- Obsolete status for production master data
In case Bill-of-Materials (BoM) or Bill-of-Operations (BoO) are not used anymore in production, e.g. because of end of product life cycle or adjustments in manufacturing procedure, they can now be set to obsolete (Blog).
- Pre-Delivery Project Stock Orders from 3PL-Site
Project stock order items for pre-delivery is now enabled to be send from a site operated by a third-party logistics provider (3PL) (Blog).
- Include Attachments in Output for Outbound Deliveries
If you have important attachments in your outbound delivery, you can now send the attachments together with the Advanced Shipping Notification per Email or print it together with the Delivery Note (Blog).
In total customer improvement requests with 234 votes were delivered for the Supply Chain Management area in 20.08.
For detailed information about What’s New in the Supply Chain Management area, please click here.
- Intelligent Supplier Invoice Scanning
Users can now scan of PDF documents by using SAP’s Intelligent Document Extraction Service. This provides a simplified and more efficient way of processing supplier invoices in high quality. (Blog).
In total customer improvement requests with 105 votes were delivered for the Customer Relationship Management area in 20.08.
For detailed information about What’s New in the Supplier Relationship Management area, please click here.
Legal change for TCS
In India as per recent law change, From 1st Oct 2020 onwards, TCS will be applicable for all the goods after the total transaction with a supplier exceeds 50L.
Debit Note in GST
The Debit Note can be created as a follow-up document with its own separate numbering format and document type for a selected invoice. This offers customers a convenient and legally compliant solution for paying their enhanced tax liability in their returns (Video).
Posting Date relevant change in Tax Returns
In Italy, as per the recent law change, companies may post invoices with tax due date different than the posting date. (Video).
Warning for Wrong Combination of Tax code
In Italy, it’s legally required that VAT relevant numbers should be in sequence.To prevent the choice of a wrong and inconsistent combinations of tax code and supplier/Customer, now system will show warning message for inconsistent combinations (Video).
Net Tax Difference Zero Posting from Summary Invoice
It is now possible that a monthly invoice can now post a product tax correction in case the net tax difference is zero (Video).
Invoice Validation during Posting and new Capabilities with Summary Invoice run
The validation of customer or supplier invoice for existing summary invoice takes place during creation of invoice itself, rather than during summary invoice creation.
In addition, an existing summary invoice run can now be copied to a new one and the fields within Summary invoice run are disabled after activation of run (Video).
Enhancement of Selection Parameters for E-Accounting report
Two new fields are introduced in the form of Customer ID and Supplier ID. So foreign customers and suppliers can be uniquely identified.(Video).
Payment description in the output file of E-Accounting report
The payment run description for the payments executed will appear in the description field for the journal entries and line items in the E-Accounting report output file (.xml). So, the description field will no longer show ‘Sin description’ for the entries generated from automatic payment run (Video).
- South Africa
Customer Account Statement, Include Journal Entry Vouchers
The customers are now able to view the Journal Entry Vouchers in addition currently displayed documents such as Customer invoices, Credit memos, Down payments , Payments, Bank fees, Customs duty invoices.
- South Korea
South Korea made Generally Available
South Korea country has been made generally available for user selection from Business Configuration in SAP Business ByDesign (Blog).
E-Tax Invoice, Update ASP Status Handling
It is now possible for customers to maintain ASP specific status for each E-Tax Invoice (Video).
Statement of the Costs of Goods Manufactured
The new analytical report Statement of Cost of Good Manufactured for South Korea is a corporate tax report, which supports the Cost of Goods Sold figures on the income statement which also includes balance sheet section for inventory WIP and inventory RAW.
Income Statement & Cost of Goods Sold
The analytical report helps the South Korean customers to manage their annual financial reporting by providing the legal structure of: Profit and Loss Statement.
Spain External system document number
In Spain, most of the companies have 3rd party system to create Customer Invoices. When these invoices come to SAP Business ByDesign, they get SAP Business ByDesign document number and this number was getting reported in SII return. It is now possible that SII return can report the external system generated document number (Video).
QR Bill in Customer invoicing
By end of June 2020, new Swiss QR-bill was introduced to replace all currently used Swiss payment slips (Video).
- All for One Steeb: eInvoice Integration
All for One Steeb – eInvoice Integration enables an automated transformation of the XML file from SAP Business ByDesign into the desired XSLT Xinvoice format (Blog).
- Projexia: Multi-Project Resource Scheduler
MPRS is an SAP Business ByDesign add-on that boosts its project management capabilities by allowing project managers and resource planners to quickly assign several services and resources to different project tasks and get full visibility on their resources’ workload and availability (Video)
- all4cloud: Service4cloud
Service4cloud supports maintenance and service, technical faults can be recorded and reported within a minute with just a few clicks. But also the reporting of occupational accidents is easy and fast with this mobile app (Android and IoS) (Blog).