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SAP Business ByDesign 1902 release is now ready to be consumed!

SAP Business ByDesign – What’s New 1902

The SAP Business ByDesign What’s New blog gives you an overview about the most important new features of SAP Business ByDesign 1902.
These are the so called Focus Topics (). For these Focus Topics there is additional information (blogs and videos) available. Just click the link next to the Focus Topic to access the related blog and / or video.

To get an overview about all new features of SAP Business ByDesign in 1902, please go to the What's New document.

Financial Management

DATEV Extract
A new option has been added to enable the output of net amounts plus tax posting line in addition to existing behaviour (gross amounts with tax sign) (Blog).

IFRS 15 – Set SSP via PDI or API in CRM
It is now possible to set the Standalone Selling Price in CRM (Blog).

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

Supplier Relationship

There is no Focus Topic for the Supplier Relationship Management area in 1902.

There are several new features for example

  • Set Default Invoice Template

  • Product ID as Approval Condition Type

  • Product Category Condition for Shopping Cart Workflow Rules added

Delivered Improvement Requests

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


Change Project Task Assignment of Time Confirmations
A project lead needs to prepare a project invoice request. The project task assignments of some time recordings need to be adjusted and the project team members are not available (Blog).

Delivered Improvement Requests

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

Built-in Analytics

Consume / Monitor and Manage Corporate Dashboards

  • Business user can consume dashboards shared with them via business roles

  • Key users can define dashboards centrally (VideoBlog).

Interactive Analysis Options
New Analysis Options in Charts and Tables (VideoBlog).

Simplification for KPIs and KPIs Variants
Interactively create KPI Variants for monitoring (VideoBlog).

Enhanced Formula Calculations/Simulations
Formulas can now include dynamic Inputs and date calculations (VideoBlog).

For detailed information about What's New in the Built-in Analytics area, please click here.

Cross Topics

Google Search Integration
You can now use Google Search within SAP Business ByDesign (Blog)

Customer Language Adaptation Tool
The tool enables you to translate selected Work Centers (Blog)

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

Managers and employees in marketing, sales, & service can see and create follow-ups for customers and use self-services for analytics and leave requests on the smartphone (Blog).

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


Automatically block usage of natural persons data
Data privacy officers can block the usage of data stored for natural persons to avoid that data can be used for new business processes (Blog).

Supply Chain

New Product Availability Check Scope
Additional Availability Check Scope to differentiate between purchase orders and purchase acknowledgements in the availability check (Blog).

Confirm Count Task from Microsoft Excel®
Alternative option to save count results in physical inventory (Blog).

Extensibility in Production (Header)
Enablement of extension scenarios from the production proposal to the production confirmation

Delivered Improvement Requests

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


Subscription-business with SAP Subscription Billing & CPI
Sales employees can configure, sell and invoice subscription services using out of the box integration to SAP Subscription Billing (Blog).

Pricing Exclusion
Business user can exclude the price components discount, surcharge and freight (Blog).

Copy Invoice Schedule to Open Invoice Schedule Items
You can now copy all the information from selected open invoice schedule item to other open invoice schedule items (Blog).

Delivered Improvement Requests

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

Human Resources

Employee Central Integration: Phased Approach
Inbuilt point-to-point integration with Employee Central for the scenario where Business ByDesign Personnel Administration was initially used for Employee Maintenance (Blog).

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


  • USA

Enhancements in Integration with External Tax Providers – Vertex and Avalara
Since the United States has wide range of Jurisdictions and therefore tax rules, a seamless integration with an external tax provider makes the task of getting accurate taxes much easy (Video).

  • United Kingdom

Making Tax Digital
Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT becomes mandatory for businesses with turnover above the VAT threshold (£85,000) from April 2019 (Video).