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SAP Business ByDesign – What’s New 21.08

SAP Business ByDesign 21.08 is now ready!

SAP Business ByDesign 21.08 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 21.08. 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 21.08 please go to the What’s New document.

You can also check out the What’s New (coming soon) video to get a sneak-peek into the topics.

Customer
Relationship
Management

  • Analyze Customer Contracts together with Invoice Schedules
    Sales employees and managers are able to differentiate the value of a customer contracts to the actual invoices coming from the invoice schedule (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with more than 29 votes were delivered for the Customer Relationship Management area in 21.08.

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

Cross Topics, Mobile & Analytics

  • Custom mobile work list filters
    Mobile Users are able to define custom work list filters and key users are able to deploy them for all users (Blog).
  • Mobile Push Notification for Leads
    Sales and marketing employees get notified if new leads are assigned to them of if the status changes in the lock screen of the smartphone (Blog).
  • Defer mobile app update
    Mobile Users are able to postpone the update and continue working in case of low network bandwidth (Blog).
  • Approve New Supplier with Mobile App
    Employees are able to request the approval for new suppliers and managers can approve it on the mobile app (Blog).
  • Analytical Profiles for defining and switching the business context
    Analytics users can quickly switch the business context (e.g. companies, org units) they want to analyze without the need to define multiple report selections or KPIs. (Blog).
  • SAP Best Practices for Intelligent Automation for SAP Business ByDesign
    Companies are now able to automate most repetitive tasks to release its employees to more valuable business tasks (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with 11 votes were delivered for the Cross Topics & Mobile areas in 21.08.

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

Financial Management

  • 1099-NEC Print-Form
    User who generated 1099 – NEC  Withholding Tax Return in Business ByDesign are now able wants to print out the tax print-form for the fiscal year 2021 (Blog).
  • 1099-MISCPrint-Form
    User who generated 1099 – MISC Withholding Tax Return in Business ByDesign are now able wants to print out the tax print-form for the fiscal year 2021 (Blog).
  • Credit card payments with SAP Digital Payments add-on
    Credit card payments can now be processed via the SAP Digital Payments add-on. The Digital Payments integration supports credit card registration, authorization, settlements (capturing) and clearing house statements (Blog).

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

Human Resources
&
Project Management

  • Time Recording Controls
    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. This feature is now available for Service Agents (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with 87 votes were delivered for the Human Resources and Project Management areas in 21.08.

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

Supplier Relationship
Management

  • New Price Conditions on Purchase Order Header
    A purchaser is now able to capture an overall discount (value) or surcharge during purchase order creation (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with 118 votes were delivered for the Supplier Relationship Management area in 21.08.

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

Supply Chain
Management

  • Text Items in Bill of Materials
    Production Managers are now able to pass information relevant for the production worker which depends on the bill of material but which are not inventory-managed components such as adding a certificate or ensuring the transportation safety with adding (Blog).
  • Customer Consignment Report
    Customer consignment managers are now able to analyze the consignment process and the related sent and invoiced quantities as well as open quantities and open invoices with regards to the consignment customer and product (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with 66 votes were delivered for the Supply Chain Management area in 21.08.

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

Localization

  • Australia
    Payment Times Reporting Scheme
    From September 2021, reporting is required to safeguard financial health of small suppliers by monitoring the payment history of large companies and government agencies (Video).
  • China
    Direct Cash Flow Statement
    Cash Flow Statement shows the changes in cash position of an organization for a specific period. A new Cash flow statement (Direct) has been introduced in the system (Video).
  • India
    Dynamic QR Code creation for B2C invoices
    With the new release dynamic QR Code generation on B2C invoice forms for digital payment of the invoices by the customer is now enabled (Video).
  • Japan
    Bill of Exchange Receivables Sole Bill
    Bill of Exchange(BoE) Receivables Sole Bill is now available as a mean of payment for companies located in Japan (Blog).
  • Netherlands
    Enhanced Numbering Configuration for ERS
    With the new release NL ERS sequential document number can have the calendar as suffix and number can be restarted for each calendar year (Video).
  • South Korea
    Cash Flow Statement
    Cash Flow Statement South Korea now contains ‘Net Increase/Decrease’ of ‘Cash & Cash Equivalents’ and Cash & Cash Equivalent at Beginning and Ending of period. (Video).
  • Spain
    SII Down Payment
    Down Payment clearings now reported along with the invoice to make sure that only payable amount of the invoice is reported to tax authority (Video).
  • United Kingdom
    Making Tax Digital – Fraud prevention header
    Based on the Latest security requirements from HMRC (The UK Tax Authority) all security related information, except client’s IP related data, can now be send to the UK tax authority in the required format (Video).
    Vehicle Class – Fully Electric Cars
    Customer are now able to create a expense report and add mileage if an employee has traveled by electric car. (Video).

Solution Extensions

  • All for One Steeb: Prepaid Expense Accruals (SIV)
    All for One Steeb – Prepaid Expense Accruals enables an automated and seamless accrual processes of prepaid expenses (supplier invoices) for a much faster and more efficient financial processes (Blog).
  • Avalara: Indirect Tax in NA/AvaTax
    Avalara reduces the hassle and complexity of tax compliance at every stage – no matter the industry or size of your business.
  • In Cloud Solutions: Royalty Management
    The Royalty Management solutions integrates with the standard SAP Business ByDesign business scenarios to which revenues and costs are collected.  Taking advantage of the real-time analytics in SAP Business ByDesign you can track revenue, costs and royalty payments (Blog).
  • ERPLogic: Customer Vendor Portal
    One application for all customers and Vendors needs for any organization and it is been integrated with  SAP Business ByDesign with a real time interface (Blog).
  • SAP: SAP Store@MyLaunchpad
    The MyLaunchpad section offers a new SAP Store space with new tiles by application areas, verticals or localization.

 

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      Author's profile photo Rex Yang
      Rex Yang

      Thanks for the information,

      Please verify the content in the section of localization --> China.

      Author's profile photo Arunachalam Gunasekaran
      Arunachalam Gunasekaran

      Dear Rex Yang,

      Thanks for checking. We shall update the content under the topic, "China - Direct Cash Flow Statement" soon. In brief, this topic is about the new 'Direct Cash Flow Statement based on Cash Flow Keys' for China.

      Regards,

      Arun