The objective of this blog post is to introduce the new web service for bank statements in SAP Business ByDesign 2102.
In 2011 we developed the ManageBankStatementIn web service and executed a Beta Release for it. During the Beta Release we got very positive feedback and now, with release 2102 the web service interface Manage Bank Statements is general available. It enables you to create and edit bank statements in your system by connecting external applications to SAP Business ByDesign.
The web service creates a bank statement like the creation of a manual bank statement in the Liquidity Management work center. Therefore, it is independent of the file format provided by the bank and cannot be compared with the existing Bank Statement Upload functionality in the system.
The intention of this web service is to support
- the mass upload of bank statements,
- or the automatic creation of bank statements with file formats which are not supported by the existing Bank Statement Upload functionality
by building partner or customer-specific solutions.
You find the web service in the Application and User Management work center under Input and Output Management – Service Explorer. Just enter Bank Statement in the Search field and start the search.
When you select a line, like for example the Check bank statements operation, you will find a link to further Documentation under Details: Manage Bank Statements – Check bank statements. The documentation also provides a simple web service request which uses the MaintainBundle operation to create a new bank statement.
In case you need further general information related to the use of web service APIs (SOAP) please read this blog post SAP Business ByDesign – API Overview from my colleague Knut Heusermann.
This explanation shall help you to understand how to use the new web service for bank statements in SAP Business ByDesign 2102.