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SAP Business ByDesign – What’s New 20.11

SAP Business ByDesign 20.11 is now ready!

SAP Business ByDesign 20.11 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 20.11.
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 20.11, please go to the What’s New document.


  • Analyze net sales with and without surcharges from quote to invoice
    Sales managers and employees can now flexibly analyze net value with and without surcharges, freight, tax etc. on invoices, sales orders, quotes, contracts (Blog).
  • Price List and Discount List read with Pagination
    If a customer wants to read all the product prices and discounts master data, it is now possible to display read Price and Discount master data in pages / blocks (Blog).
  • Mobile Manager Approval customer invoice & credit memo
    Managers are now able to launch the manager approval app inside the ByDesign mobile and approve customer invoices and credit memos (Blog).
  • Manual document references for sales orders
    Users working with sales orders are now able to manually assign references to other objects like quotes, e-mails, campaigns etc. (Blog).
  • Managing issues around customer contracts
    In Product Data, customer are now ablet block a material being use in any new CRM documents and any new CRM transactions (Blog).
  • Block Product for Sales
    In Product Data, customer are now ablet block a material being use in any new CRM documents and any new CRM transactions (Blog).
  • Deletion of Products
    In Product Data, customer are now able to delete a product (Material & Service) which is not used in the system or not used in business scenario. (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with more than 193 votes were delivered for the Customer Relationship Management area in 20.11.

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

Human Resources

  • Replication of Time Administration master data via Employee Integration
    It is now possible to control the administration of time master data for employee integration scenarios via business configuration  (Blog).
  • Extension fields in the Employee Self Service Time Sheet
    During time recording activities, employees are now able to capture additional information such as country / state of the work done via extension fields (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with 40 votes were delivered for the Human Resources area in 20.11.

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

Supply Chain

  • Change Dates of Started Production Orders
    It is now possible to adjust production schedules, e.g. because of a changed demand or supply situation or to reflect resource overload or unavailability situations (Blog).
  • Show and filter by supplier part number in inbound logistics process
    It is now possible for warehouse operators to select purchase order items, inbound delivery notifications or put-away tasks by supplier part number when processing the goods receipt (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with 93 votes were delivered for the Supply Chain Management area in 20.11.

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


  • India
    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 (Video).
    Legal change to merge Union Territories (UT)
    As part of the recent legal change, two union territories (UT) of India,  Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu are merged. Customers are compliant with respect to this legal change.
    Disable Skip Approval when predecessor was legally approved
    Skip Approval action is disabled for the follow-up invoice if the original invoice has already been legally approved (Video).
    Rollback option on Legal Approval
    In case there are some issues with the generated content of Request IRN JSON file, then the customer can now roll back legal approval, do the necessary corrections on document and resubmit for legal approval.
    Electronic Invoicing – Legal Approval Run
    Invoice Reference Numbers and Signed QR Code can now be updated in bulk for all government mandated documents for India E-invoicing (Video).
  • Israel
    Improvements in SHAAM functionalityTax Returns
    Israel SHAAM functionality is improved with new validations on Withholding Tax Income Type and Shaam Group. (Video).
    Clearing of Down payments and Supplier Invoice with different withholding tax codes
    In Israel the withholding tax rate per supplier is defined by the government and it changes very frequently. Hence the tax rate and corresponding tax code in Down payment (DP) and supplier invoice (SIV) can be different. SAP Business ByDesign now allows clearing of such documents (Video).
  • Japan
    Exclusion of SIVs from Summary Invoices
    Customers will now be able to apply TEKIKAKU SEIKYUSHO (New Qualified Invoice method), where Supplier invoices will not be included in Monthly Invoices / Summary Invoices, when Tax recalculation is scoped (Video).
    Summary Invoice Configuration
    With a new Common Master Data Configuration for Japan it is now possible to maintain summary invoice relevant parameters for a company, for a required validity period (Video).
    Mass Posting of Summary Invoices
    With the  Mass Posting for the Japan summary monthly invoices it is now possible to post the tax differences of monthly invoices in a mass manner (Video).
    Summary Invoice enhancements on Data Sources
    With this enhancement, customers will now be able to view Invoice Summary relevant information such as Invoice Summary Role and Closing Date Pattern on the Account Master Data data source (Video).
    Manual Invoice Summary Payment Run
    Invoice summary payment runs can now be manually created and scheduled when gaps in clearing information in monthly invoice is identified. (Video).
  • Spain
    Enabling partners to create SII returns for Canary Islands and Forales
    Customer can now maintain ASP specific status for each E-Tax Invoice (Video).
    Form 111
    Form 111 is an official withholding tax form for Spain with periodicity varying from monthly to quarterly depending on the company and is now available in SAP Business ByDesign (Video).

Solution Extensions

  • all4cloud: Intuitive creation of service requests like technical fault messages, accidents, special events
    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).
  • Dintec: Generation of final product Certificates of Quality
    With the Quality Assurance add-on, you control and ensure the quality of your organization’s products and integrate certificates that support quality inspections in SAP Business ByDesign (Blog).
  • Connected B2B eCommerce with SAP ByDesign, Ready-to-use, API-based connector Universal Integration Adapter for SAP ByDesign leverages the power of the SAP ByDesign‘s own API to cater for any possible integration and data sync requirements between the famous ERP system and your online shop (Blog).


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      Author's profile photo Ricardo Bastiaan
      Ricardo Bastiaan

      Hi Kristof,

      Thank you for your update. We are specifically interested in the blocked and delete material/products. I tried a few things in our Test Environment but got an error. However I was not able to read the blogs about this topics, in both cases "Page not found".

      Could you fix the link, so I can look deeper into the content and understand if I am doing something wrong and/or what the trigger is for "Material or Service not yet activated"

      Hope you can assist,

      Kind Regard,


      Author's profile photo Fabian Loh
      Fabian Loh

      Hi Ricardo,

      Please view this blog:



      Author's profile photo Fabian Loh
      Fabian Loh

      I will also provide another blog post link for block after it has been publish.

      By the way you should also check on Stefan Resag post on:

      Source of Supply for Obsolete Production Model

      Production Model, where the underlying status of the Production Bills of Material and Production Bills of Operation is obsolete, doesn’t get considered as a valid source of supply for a given product or planning area. In case the production proposals are already created, releasing those proposals isn’t possible if the assigned production model is obsolete.

      Author's profile photo Fabian Loh
      Fabian Loh

      Hi Ricardo,

      Another blog has been published for Block Product in Sales. It is just an enhancement


      Author's profile photo Sachin Ramteke
      Sachin Ramteke

      Hi, Kristof,

      Thanks for the update , But the video links for the TCS changes in INDAI

      and the merger of UT is not working, It is disable in the blog.

      Can you please share a video link for the same.


      Thanks and Regards,

      Sachin Ramteke

      Author's profile photo Kristof Schneider
      Kristof Schneider
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Sachin,

      I added the TCS  video. The UT video is in post production and will be ready soon.



      Author's profile photo Taesik (Kevin) Jun
      Taesik (Kevin) Jun

      2011 updates have a wonderful feature. thanks.. Rgds Kevin

      Author's profile photo Laura Herkalo
      Laura Herkalo

      I love all of the complementary blogs that augment the Help docs - they are very useful.  Can you please add blogs for the new 1099 and for the Item level pricing table feature?  I'm struggling to understand how feature this works.


      Author's profile photo Kristof Schneider
      Kristof Schneider
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Laura,

      Great to hear that you like the blog.
      Could you please provide me with additional information on the topics, so I can find the right person to answer your question.