SAP - Year In Review 2015

In this blog we will discuss a brief of all the important activities happened around SAP Business One ERP system in 2015.

SAP Business One 9.2

As per the standard roadmap, SAP released the next version of SAP Business One of 9.X family which is 9.2 in ramp up. Currently the version is released only to VAR Partners for their evaluation. Feature Updates in 9.2 will be released shortly.

New SAP B1 Roadmap

Along with SAP Business One 9.2, SAP have released an updated roadmap of SAP Business One on December 16th, 2015. You can get access to this roadmap through this link (will need S User ID to access)

Announcement from Richard Duffy

Richard Duffy, former SAP Business One Evangelist who left SAP about 1.5 years back, announced his return and participation in the discussion in SAP Business One Community Network (SCN). He is now closely working with Leverage Technologies, a SAP Partner based in Sydney, Australia.

Workbench Editor for SAP Business One 9.1 on HANA

Workbench widget standardizes and visualizes the most common business processes. It not only simplifies the complex functions by grouping common functions together according to different business purposes, but also provides you with a consolidated entry to perform various kinds of jobs.

In order to enhance the customized functionalities of the workbench widget, Workbench Editor is introduced. With Workbench Editor, you can customize the standard templates from SAP based on your own business requirements.

This video shows the Workbench Editor Tool in detail –

PL08 for HANA

In August 2015, SAP Business One 9.1 PL08 for HANA has been released. Details and overview of this can be found in below link:

Database design based on SAP Business One 9.1

Basic database design for SAP Business One 9.1 has been published in SCN in August. Please have a look at this link –

PL07 for HANA

In June 2015, SAP Business One 9.1 PL07 for HANA has been released. Details and overview of this can be found in below link:

SAP Business One 9.0, detailed updates regarding new features
SAP Business One 9.0 Advanced GL Account Determination

SAP Business One 9.0 provides a flexible and centralized system to manage inventory G/L account determination.

Deferred Tax Enablement in Manual JE

SAP Business One 9.0 enables you to manage deferred tax in manual journal entries, journal vouchers, posting templates, and recurring postings

SAP Business One 9.0 Fixed Assets

SAP Business One 9.0 allows you to manage fixed assets using a fully integrated solution

Internal Reconciliation in SAP Business One 9.0

The internal reconciliation functionality has been enhanced to support the following system currency aspects:

  • When performing internal reconciliation, conversion difference postings are automatically created
  • You can display system currency balances due, in various windows, and reports
  • The Conversion Differences report has been enhanced with an optimized calculation of the unrealized conversion difference

Cancellation of Sales and Purchasing Documents

You can now cancel most sales and purchasing documents that normally trigger postings.

Adjusting Total Freight in Goods Receipt POs Based on A/P Reserve Invoices

SAP Business One 9.0 supports adjustment of the total freight when creating a goods receipt PO based on A/P reserve invoices

Adjusting Item Cost in Non-Based A/R Return and A/R Credit Memo

The item cost in non-based A/R return and an A/R credit memo is determined by item cost at the time of the document creation. Starting from SAP Business One 9.0, the user can adjust the item cost in these documents.

Payment, Cheque, and Deposit Cancellation Improvements With SAP Business One 9.0, you are able to do the following:

  • Cancel incoming payments with deposited cheques
  • Cancel deposits partially
  • Bin Locations
  • Cancel deposited cheques
  • Cancel non-deposited cheques with automatic journal entries

Down Payment Request Reconciliation

SAP Business One 9.0 enables you to manually reconcile, fully or partially, a payment of down payment request with an invoice (regular invoice or reserve invoice, correction invoice is not supported).

Inventory in Bin Locations

To better manage the inventory in your bin locations, SAP Business One 9.0 enables you to do the following:

  • View the information of stored items, such as the item quantity, and number of items
  • Restrict the storage of your bin locations, for example, to a particular batch, item, or item group
  • Restrict the use of your bin locations, for example, to receiving or issuing goods only
  • Replenish the inventory in your bin locations if the inventory level falls below the minimum

Bin Location Management

To facilitate the management of bin locations, SAP Business One 9.0 supports the generation, update, and deletion of bin locations in batches.

Serials and Batches

SAP Business One 9.0 lets you maintain serials and batches in your bin locations. When you issue serials and batches from bin locations, you can decide whether you want to pick the items according to their bin locations, or their serial and batch information.

Receiving Bin Locations
SAP Business One 9.0 allows you to designate certain bin locations as receiving bin locations. When you receive goods, these goods can first be automatically placed in receiving bin locations.


You can get an overview of all bin locations, and check the inventory statuses and movements in bin locations using the following reports:

  • Bin Location List
  • Bin Location Content List
  • Inventory Posting List

Multiple Unit of Measurement (UoM) in SAP Business One 9.0

SAP Business One 9.0 provides a high degree of flexibility to your management of products in multiple units of measurement (UoM).

Price List and Discount Enhancements

In SAP Business One 9.0, the price list and the discount-groups functionality has been enhanced to improve efficiency and to support specific business processes. Using the enhanced price list function you can now do the following:

  • Assign a price list to a business partner group
  • Define multiple currency prices in a specific price list or in a special prices list
  • Define prices and special prices for different units of measurement, of a specific item
  • Define price lists as active or inactive

Serial and Batch Items in Drop Ship Warehouses

SAP Business One 9.0 now lets you manage serial and batch items in drop ship warehouses.

Inventory Tracking

SAP Business One 9.0 provides new capabilities for running a complete inventory taking process. It starts with cycle counting alerts and continues with well-structured tasks and innovated reporting.

PL16 on 9.0 for HANA

SAP Business One 9.0 PL16 for HANA released in April 2015. Here is the overview and details –

PL01 on 9.1 for HANA

SAP Business One 9.1 PL01 for HANA released in February 2015. Here is the details –

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