Since the beginning of 2023 I have been conducting monthly live sessions on the topic Print form adaptation with Adobe LiveCycle Designer for SAP cloud solutions where I show how to implement typical use cases, solve common problems and mention other useful things. You can find registration information for the Live Sessions at the end of this blog.....

This blog post is going to show you a bit more about calculated key figures. I have written about data operators that can be used while creating those key figures and they can be found on the blog posts below: Mathematical Operators: https://blogs.sap.com/2019/04/17/creating-key-figures-mathematical-operators/   Data Operators: https://blogs.sap.com/2019/04/24/creating-key-figures-data-operators/   Trigonometric Operators: https://blogs.sap.com/2019/04/24/creating-key-figures-trigonometric-operators/   Boolean Operatos: https://blogs.sap.com/2019/04/12/creating-key-figures-boolean-operators/ For restricted key figures,....

In my live sessions about print form adaptation with the Adobe LiveCycle Designer, data binding is a frequently requested and crucial topic. Especially in scenarios with complex tables and multi-level data structures. That’s why I decided to underline the sessions with some blog posts. Most topics of the live sessions and blogs focus on the Adobe LiveCycle....

In my live sessions about print form adaptation with the Adobe LiveCycle Designer, data binding is a frequently requested and crucial topic. Especially in scenarios with complex tables and multi-level data structures. That’s why I decided to underline the sessions with some blog posts. Most topics of the live sessions and blogs focus on the Adobe LiveCycle....

In my live sessions about print form adaptation with the Adobe LiveCycle Designer, data binding is a frequently requested and crucial topic. Especially in scenarios with complex tables and multi-level data structures. That’s why I decided to underline the sessions with some blog posts. Most topics of the live sessions and blogs focus on the Adobe LiveCycle....

When faced with the task of choosing the best, one can’t help but recall a famous movie scene that exemplifies the significance of decision making. In the film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” the adventurous archaeologist, Indiana Jones, is confronted with a room filled with a dazzling array of cups, only one of which....

Some manufacturing process involves manufacturing products in steps spread over several days. Standard SAP creates the Supply to Production tasks for all the products in one go which is not viable as the raw materials need to be added to the production floor over a period of time. To gain efficiencies, would like to be....

In your SAP Business ByDesign system, you may need to make adjustments in your inventory. You will use the “Physical Inventory count” documents to manage your inventory counts:   And you can use “new inventory adjustment” to make adjustments to some records of your inventory (you can select them in the search results list):  ....

In the SAP Business ByDesign system’s business configuration, you can fine-tune the Tax Return parameters for different SAP country/region versions in the activity called Tax Returns for Goods and Services. In the past release version, we enabled the “Add Row” button for this activity for Summary Layout-based returns of countries France, Austria, United Kingdom, Denmark, Switzerland,....

I came across an issue when customizing the filter options for an OWL and I want to share my findings with you. I added an input field and set the property to “readOnly = true”. So the input field was greyed out, but I could still press the filter button and adjust the filter options.....

Ahem, attention all business owners! Do you ever feel like Sherlock Holmes trying to solve the case of the missing delivery? Well, worry no more! Introducing the Machine Learning Cockpit in SAP Business ByDesign! This nifty tool predicts the risk of delivery cancellations and helps you avoid any potential disasters. Just like how Sherlock uses....

Sales can sometimes feel like a game of Quidditch – unpredictable and fast-paced. But with SAP’s Machine Learning Cockpit, you can become the Harry Potter of sales! By leveraging historical data, this solution can help you make informed decisions about which sales quotes to prioritize and ultimately score more deals.  It’s like having Hermione’s knowledge....

I’m writing this blog to help new Users who are trying to understand how Cloud Data Sources work. The general idea is to share some very basic information about Cloud Data Sources and to provide more advanced understanding about this topic. Cloud Data Sources: Cloud data sources are useful if you want to upload analytical....

Provides Financial Consolidation capabilities to SAP Business ByDesign customers. Host Analytics Financial Consolidation provides integrated functionality for managing and tracking the finances of multiple companies across multiple business and geographic locations Provides consolidated financial statements in form the financial and standard reports ByDesign Adapter Data transfer from ByDesign to Host Analytics system happens manually (once....

Since the beginning of this year I have been conducting monthly live sessions on the topic Print form adaptation with Adobe LiveCycle Designer for SAP cloud solutions where I show how to implement typical use cases, solve common problems and mention other useful tips. (Find details on the Live Sessions at the end of this blog.) So....

I am writing this blog to assist especially new Key Users who are creating or trying to get better understand how to run Revenue Recognition for Project Base Services with Report Analytics. Basic Idea is to share a very general information related to this blog is to provide bit more comprehensive and technical information that....

This blog will give a short instruction how to configure an OWL to auto-refresh. When changes are made in the QA and the UI is saved and closed, the OWL is subsequently displayed again. However, the changes are not displayed in the OWL and first an update must be performed with the refresh button. Changes....

In this article, we’ll look at how to identify dormant projects from timesheets where no time entries have been made in the previous several months. The readers of this blog will be Professional Services clients who use the Project Management module in their business operations. Professional services offer numerous opportunities to manage numerous possible projects that are carried out....

Introduction/ About the Product Fresh Desk Add-on describes the high-level design of the integration between SAP Business ByD and Fresh Desk System   Business Case/ Requirement Keeping a track of your Freshdesk tickets and creating a corresponding service request and service order in SAP Business ByDesign using Rest APIs and Webhook.   Solution overview The....

Keeping pace with the ever-changing regulatory environment is a challenge; Audit file is a good use case of such legal format changes in many countries. Keeping them updated as per latest regulations from standard delivery is a challenge. This blog will explain the new functionality of generating custom audit files for EU OSS Tax Audit....

Demand planning is the procedure of forecasting the demand for a product or service. So, it can be produced and delivered more proficiently and to the satisfaction of clients. Demand planning is considered a necessary step in supply chain and enables a company to project future demand planning and successfully customize the company’s output in....

SAP Business ByDesign (ByD) uses unified data model components and UI components for address information in master data objects and business documents. This blog post describes how to read and write address information using OData services. You find all examples mentioned in this blog post in the GitHub repository SAP Business ByDesign – API Samples including the ByD....

This blog starts by providing a comprehensive understanding of revenue recognition runs that recognize revenue for Sales Order based on the Accrual Method assigned to them. Audience Consultants/Business Users/Beginners Purpose Understand the concept of Revenue Recognition for Sale Order Based on Accrual Method. Revenue recognition: Amounts received from customers could or might not be thought of as accomplished revenue....

Revenue is at the heart of all business processes. The collecting of data from many sources is made easier by automated revenue recognition, smoothly. This makes it easier to manage revenue contracts Using automation, you can free up time and resources, allowing you to focus on other tasks and operations. The Objective of this Blog....

To be able to use your developed customer-specific ByDesign solution in the current version, a few steps are necessary. To ensure that all elements work, it is best to have the solution enabled, all files checked in and activated. Do the scoping and if necessary, click on the “Deploy Business Configuration” button. But what if....

This blog explains how to create a country/region version based on a generic template and then configure it to meet the country/region-specific requirements if you need a version that is not covered by the standard country/region scope of SAP Business ByDesign Expense and Reimbursement Management (ERM). Prerequisites You have already included Travel & Expense Reimbursement in your....

The existing server certificate for domain *businessbydesign.cloud.sap and *sapbydesign.com will be renewed as it is going to expire on 03rd December, 2022. Scope You will be affected if either of the below scenarios are applicable to you: Your browser does not have DigiCert Certificates. You have an inbound/outbound communication integration to your Byd product. Impact....

The existing server certificate for domain *businessbydesign.sapcloud.cn and *sapbyd.cn will be renewed as it is going to expire on 03rd December, 2022. Scope You will be affected if either of the below scenarios are applicable to you: Your browser does not have DigiCert Certificates. You have an inbound/outbound communication integration to your Byd product. Impact....

Background Context Business objects developed by SAP in Business ByDesign can have controlled access based on the associated Access Control List (ACL) node data. ACL is a dependent object (DO) that can be related to the business object to provide controlled access. Scenario We have a Custom Business Object, and it has a field of....

In some transactions like Bank Payment Advice, Journal Entry Voucher or Payment Allocation – Allocation to G/L Account, you can add useful information using fields “generic custom code 1”, “generic custom code 2”, “generic custom code 3. You need to use Personalization tool to show these fields in the UI: You can configure the values....

The SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) provides an environment to build and run full-stack applications on a trusted enterprise-grade platform. Running such applications side-by-side to SAP solutions such as SAP Business ByDesign, SAP Business One and S/4HANA Cloud requires in particular that these apps fit to the SAP standard and deliver a seamless user experience across solutions and applications. For this goal we....

Background SAP is going to change the e-mail infrastructure used for business e-mails sent from SAP Business ByDesign (ByDesign). ACTION REQUIRED: In case you have: set IP allow listing for receiving E-Mails in your Infrastructure or SPF records that you created in your own DNS or any throttling on your e-Mail server based on IP address, Whitelisting / Authentication based....

Introduction The SAP Business ByDesign(ByD) offers a wide range of SOAP and OData API’s to access data sources, ByD business objects and reports. You can find an overview of all ByD API’s in the SAP Community blog post SAP Business ByDesign – API Overview . The Web Services can be tested manually using SOAP UI Tool (....

SAP Intelligent RPA supports three types of triggers to start a bot run: Scheduled Attended API In this blog, we will showcase how you can execute an SAP Intelligent RPA API trigger when using SAP Intelligent RPA with SAP Business ByDesign. Big thanks to Kapil Anand for creating the technical background to this guide!   SAP Intelligent....

Dear Colleagues and Partners, One of the many requests I have seen come through during both customer facing demos and in RFI/RFP documents that is the ability to see physical on-hand stock during the order entry process. As you are aware Business ByDesign is configured to maximise the utilisation of inventory by prioritising need. ByDesign....

Multi-application usage has long been a predominant form of software utilization in businesses around the world. The benefits of using an all-in-one solution such as SAP Business ByDesign have begun to outweigh those of using multiple systems, but exceptions do exist. For example, an organization may want to have smaller third-party applications for a particular....

In SAP Business ByDesign you can use e-mail as communication channel in various scenarios communicating with your employees and business partners, and SAP Business ByDesign allows you to configure sender e-mail addresses. These sender e-mail addresses are subject to authentication checks of modern e-mail infrastructures using security measures such as Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM). As part....

The objective of this blog post is to explain changes made recently to the US ACH CCD file format and how to use it for payments in SAP Business ByDesign. The National Automated Clearing House Association (Nacha) developed the Automated Clearing House (ACH) format Cash Concentration and Disbursement (CCD) to facilitate electronic funds transfers for corporate entities.....

Read how the North American (NA) Partner Ecosystem Success team share their extensive hands-on implementation experience Let me introduce myself, my name is Andy Cannon, and I am an SAP Business ByDesign product expert, and part of our SAP Partner Solution Centre here in North America.  I have 15 years’ experience with the SAP Business....

And why maybe you should too. After a career in IT and owning a small international business, I woke up one day with the idea to combine the two. I was lucky to have been made aware by a friend of the existence of a SAP solution called Business ByDesign, which, as it turns out....

Wish you a very Happy New Year! We are now live with the preliminary version of What’s New for SAP Business ByDesign, February 2022. Please access the What’s New Preview here. You can also access the same from the Help Center and our Product Page. Happy reading!

In this blog post, I introduce you to the new Inventory Ageing Report in SAP Business ByDesign. Warehouse Managers want to know how long the products remain in the warehouse to identify the slow mover products for which inventory costs might be high. For this, we offer now new inventory ageing reports – one for....

Please scroll down for an English version Dieser Blog Post erklärt, wie die Regelungen zum One-Stop-Shop (OSS) in SAP Business ByDesign umgesetzt sind. Mit der Umsetzung der 2. Stufe des Mehrwertsteuer-Digitalpaktes der Europäischen Union, treten am 01. Juli 2021 die Regelungen zum One-Stop-Shop in Kraft. Um die entsprechende Funktionalität nutzen zu können, sind die folgenden....

In our last release 2102, we enabled the change of planned output and component quantities of already started production orders. With our new release, 2105, we now also allow to add new components to started production orders. This will be supported for activities that belong to not yet finished production tasks. When adding the component in the....

Intelligent Invoice Scanning enhancements 2105 In this blog post I will have a closer look at the new ‘Intelligent Invoice Scanning’ enhancements, introduced with release 2105. For an overview of the ‘Intelligent Invoice Scanning’ please also have a look at the following blog posts: https://blogs.sap.com/2020/07/31/intelligent-invoice-scanning/ Already with release 2102 we have started to incorporate new....

Customer in the Sales Order documents in sales scenario would need a GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) / UPC (Universal Product Code) – bar code for the Kit Header Product as it needs to be charged for the overall kit and scan that UPC rather than the individual products. the Blog covers the following aspects: Maintain GTIN in Kit Header Master Data Create Sales Order document using....

After the successful beta pilot in 2102 release, SAP Business ByDesign for Microsoft Teams  is released as general availability (GA) in 2105 release.  This app is public available in Microsoft Teams app store. Notes: In order to use this app, you must have an active subscription to SAP business ByDesign. The major changes in 2015....

INTRODUCTION The following article provides insights into the backup policy for SAP Business ByDesign customer landscape. BACKUP SERVICES The backup services for SAP Business ByDesign provide regular data and archive log backups. The backups are stored in offsite disk and commercially reasonable efforts to restore productive tenants from backups as soon as practicable in case....

Introducing Business Ecology Management: Carbon Footprint Accounting Made Easy Sustainability. The topic we all hear about every day, yet no one seems to fully understand. Despite this lack of understanding, the business landscape is continuing to evolve with no intention of slowing down. Governments are cracking down on carbon emissions and consumers are demanding now....

During an initial implementation as well as in a roll-out project for several reasons (add new companies, countries etc.), often the question came up, how many of each User Type needs to be purchased on top. In the past, often estimates has been made and sometimes those guesses have not reached the origin goal and....

Dear SAP Partners In our effort to provide SAP Partners with a one-stop-shop for enablement consumption you will be thrilled to hear that both SAP Business One and SAP Business ByDesign now offer role-based learning paths for six roles each. Whether you are in Sales, Presales, Consulting, Development, Customer Engagement or Marketing, you can now easily navigate your learning....

With release 20.08 of SAP Business ByDesign Cloud ERP marketing, sales and service employees can more flexibly analyze the sales forecast based on quotes and manually add a reference to presales and service documents. This allows more accurate sales forecasting on sales quotes with our without quote versions and to depict the relation to presales....

With the 20.08 release of Cloud ERP SAP Business ByDesign marketing employees can segment target groups by using reports and refresh for periodic execution of campaigns. Here is a quick demo: Here is the list of steps you need to do: Define report view with selection and filter criteria Save definition as bookmark to make the combination of....

How to create versions of a sales quote In this blog I am going to explain how to work with quote versions in ByDesign. With release 2008 we are delivering the possibility to create versions for an existing quote. You can also take a look into this video Use Case When doing business with customers very....

As standard there is no default proof of delivery process for SAP Business ByDesign but it is possible to design this process in a simple way for your organisation or customers. Here is a suggested process for achieving the proof of delivery process:  Proof of Delivery Process To implement this you need to ensure that....

How we connect has changed so quickly in our personal lives over the last 30 years – we are a connected, global community. But how we communicate in the Supply Chain did not evolve at that same pace. SAP acquired Ariba in 2012 with a simple idea to help solve that problem – to connect....

In this blog post, I will have a closer look at the ‘Intelligent Invoice Scanning’ feature, introduced in SAP Business ByDesign with release 2008. There are two key differentiators compared to the existing scanning solution: It is now sufficient to only upload PDF documents; a TXT document is not needed anymore. Scanning of the PDF....

In this blog post, I will have a look at the ‘Obsolete’ status for production master data, that was introduced with SAP Business ByDesign Release 2008. Product life might come to an end, or the way how products are manufactured, might change significantly over time. To better organize your production master data, to simplify master....