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SAP Business ByDesign – What’s New 21.02

SAP Business ByDesign 21.02 is now ready!

SAP Business ByDesign 21.02 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 21.02.
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 21.02, please go to the What’s New document.

Customer
Relationship
Management

  • Insight-to-Action: Create target groups for customers from any report
    Marketing, Sales and Service employees are now able to directly create target groups from a report (Blog).
  • Global Trade Item Number for KIT header product in Over the Counter Sales scenario
    Customer in the Over The Counter sales (OTC) scenario can now use a GTIN/UPC (Global Trade Item Number) for the kit header product as it needs to be charged for the overall kit and scan that UPC rather than the individual products (Blog).
  • Partner libraries for CRM determined parties and Organizational Management
    data
    Partners would need cloud studio reusable libraries for Territory Mapping functionality, which includes libraries to return parties determined in CRM document, libraries to read Organizational management related information (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with more than 10 votes were delivered for the Customer Relationship Management area in 21.02.

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

Cross Topics & Mobile

  • Microsoft Teams® for SAP Business ByDesign
    SAP Business ByDesign users are now enable to easily access features (e.g. opportunity or account list) of the SAP Business ByDesign system directly from Microsoft Teams (Blog).
  • Intelligent Mobile Expense Scanning
    With the new release users are enabled to scan a receipt, which will be than converted as an expense within an expense report (Blog).
  • End Session and Unlock Documents
    Key user can now view logged-on users with one or multiple sessions, and end such a session, if required (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with 195 votes were delivered for the Cross Topics area in 21.02.

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

Financial Management

  • 1099-NEC Withholding Tax Return for Nonemployee Compensation
    The new Tax Report Type 1099-NEC is now available for reporting nonemployee compensation in US. Using this tax report type, it is possible to generate the 1099-NEC  form as well as the 1099-NEC file. This income type was removed from 1099-MISC return (Blog).
  • Lease Accounting Enhancements
    With the new release the lease accounting capabilities has been enhanced e.g. closed lease contracts can be reopened if the right of use asset is not yet retired (Blog).
  • Web Service for Bank Statements
    The new capabilities enable partners and customers to mass upload bank statements by using the ManageBankStatementIn web service (Blog)

In total customer improvement requests with 82 votes were delivered for the Financial Management area in 21.02.

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

Human Resources

  • Service Order Confirmations in the Employee Time Sheet
    When an employee performs a service confirmation on a service order, the hours consumed in the service confirmation automatically reflect in the employee’s timesheet (Blog).
  • Partner enablement for the Resource Calendar
    A new Business Object Structure is available in the public solution model that can be used to integrate a partner add-on with the Employee Resource Calendar. (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with 38 votes were delivered for the Human Resources area in 21.02.

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

Supplier Relationship
Management

  • Delivery date proposal in purchase orders
    Purchasers are now enabled to flexibly define the number of days which the delivery date proposal considers (Blog).
  • Intelligent Supplier Invoice Scanning Enhancements
    With this release the supplier invoice scanning capability has been enhanced to further reduce manual effort and increase flexibility (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with 120 votes were delivered for the Supplier Relationship Management area in 21.02.

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

Supply Chain
Management

  • Change Quantities 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).

In total customer improvement requests with 40 votes were delivered for the Supply Chain Management area in 21.02.

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

Localization

  • India
    TCS tax code determination
    TCS tax codes can be auto determined and thus manual effort of selecting tax codes for each line item in the sales documents can be avoided (Video).
  • Israel
    Form 6111
    Customers can now generate output DAT file that will have amount for each 6111 codes and other details as per the prescribed format by authority (Video).
    Unified Reporting Enhancement with new filters
    Customers can now reduce the size of the BKMVDATA.txt file based on the new filters introduced (Video).
  • VAT Postponement
    Without Changing Tax due date in the posted supplier invoice, customers are now able to know the tax liability as well as postpone the tax line items using Test Run functionality (Video).
  • Italy
    CU file and form return
    Customers can create a single file return on annual basis during file reporting (Video).
  • South Korea
    Tax Responsible fields on Customer & Supplier Data Sources

    It is now possible to create reports to show the tax information fields for a South Korean supplier or customer by using the data sources ‘Supplier Details’ or ‘Account Details’ (Video).
  • Spain
    Form 347
    Customers can now generate a new Tax return run text file as per the prescribed format by Tax agency (Video).
    SEPA Direct Debit Deposit for Bill of Exchange
    With this release SEPA Direct Debit payment file can also be used for Bill of Exchange payment initiation (Video).
    SII Legal WSDL and Date Changes
    Customers could continue with SII Return and reporting with the latest WSDL schema changes and validation checks in place (Video).
  • United Kingdom
    Brexit
    Post Brexit GB is officially out of EU with an exception of Northern Ireland Protocol. SAP Business ByDesign is compliant as per Brexit laws (Video).

Solution Extensions

  • All for One Steeb: Resource Planning for Projects
    With Resource Planning for Projects, it is now possible that employees can plan and forecast their own workload. All employee planning’s are gathered for project managers (Blog).
  • ByDintec: Electronic Invoice for Mexico
    The E-Invoicing ByDintec add-on provides compliance for the Mexican government requirement of electronic invoicing automatically by connecting SAP Business ByDesign with the Authorized Certification Provider (PAC) (Blog).
  • In Cloud Solutions: Product Valuation Type Uploader
    The product valuation type uploader uses a simple Excel template to enter the valuation type per product which is then uploaded and processed into SAP Business ByDesign via the standard File Input feature (Blog).

 

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  • I do like the Support Satisfaction Survey in Incident Management - when you complete an incident, it opens the Survey questionnaire immediately.

    Today, I closed a ticket in the test environment and filled in the survey. However, I still received the email to complete the survey and when I selected it, I could still fill it in. Will this be stopped when this goes into Production?