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SAP Business ByDesign 20.08 is now ready!

SAP Business ByDesign 20.08 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 20.08.
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 20.08, please go to the What's New document.


  • Dynamic target groups
    Marketing employees can now segment target groups by using reports and refresh for periodic execution of campaigns. So, customers are enabled to leverage business transactions as trigger for marketing and customer communication (Blog).

  • Insight-to-Action: Set ABC classification for customers & suppliers
    Marketing, Sales and Service employees can now directly change ABC classification from a report (Blog). 

  • Extended sales quote forecasting and predecessors
    Marketing, Sales and Service employees are enabled to manually add a reference to presales and service documents  (Blog).

  • Sales quote analytics with and without quote versions
    Sales and Service employees can create sales quote versions and do sales quote analytics for master version and versions. (Blog). 

  • Maintain Absolute and Percentage based Overall Discounts in CRM documents
    Sales Representative are now able to maintain fixed value and percentage based overall discounts in CRM documents like sales, service and invoice documents (Blog). 

In total customer improvement requests with 214 votes were delivered for the Customer Relationship Management area in 20.08.

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

Human Resources

  • Resource Management based on Planned Work in Project Task
    As a resource manager, I can see the resource availability of the employee based on the planned work under the project task. The project task, service as well as period plans are taken into account (Blog).

  • Time Administrator can block updates to old time entries
    As a time administrator, I can restrict updates of old time entries from the Employee self service time sheet. Project time approvals, updates by a manager or time administrator are allowed (Blog).

  • Rehire with New Employment: Employee Central – SAP Business ByDesign integration
    The Employee Central – SAP Business ByDesign Integration now supports the Rehire with New employment option in Employee Central (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with 118 votes were delivered for the Human Resources area in 20.08.

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

Supply Chain

  • Obsolete status for production master data
    In case Bill-of-Materials (BoM) or Bill-of-Operations (BoO) are not used anymore in production, e.g. because of end of product life cycle or adjustments in manufacturing procedure, they can now be set to obsolete (Blog).

  • Pre-Delivery Project Stock Orders from 3PL-Site
    Project stock order items for pre-delivery is now enabled to be send from a site operated by a third-party logistics provider (3PL) (Blog).

  • Include Attachments in Output for Outbound Deliveries
    If you have important attachments in your outbound delivery, you can now send the attachments together with the Advanced Shipping Notification per Email or print it together with the Delivery Note (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with 234 votes were delivered for the Supply Chain Management area in 20.08.

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


  • Intelligent Supplier Invoice Scanning
    Users can now scan of PDF documents by using SAP’s Intelligent Document Extraction Service. This provides a simplified and more efficient way of processing supplier invoices in high quality. (Blog).

In total customer improvement requests with 105 votes were delivered for the Supplier Relationship Management area in 20.08.

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


  • India
    Legal change for TCS
    In India as per recent law change, From 1st Oct 2020 onwards, TCS will be applicable for all the goods after the total transaction with a supplier exceeds 50L.
    Debit Note in GST
    The Debit Note can be created as a follow-up document with its own separate numbering format and document type for a selected invoice. This offers customers a convenient and legally compliant solution for paying their enhanced tax liability in their returns (Video).

  • Italy
    Posting Date relevant change in Tax Returns
    In Italy, as per the recent law change, companies may post invoices with tax due date different than the posting date. (Video).
    Warning for Wrong Combination of Tax code
    In Italy, it's legally required that VAT relevant numbers should be in sequence.To prevent the choice of a wrong and inconsistent combinations  of tax code and supplier/Customer, now system will show warning message for inconsistent combinations (Video).

  • Japan
    Net Tax Difference Zero Posting from Summary Invoice
    It is now possible that a monthly invoice can now post a product tax correction in case the net tax difference is zero (Video).
    Invoice Validation during Posting and new Capabilities with Summary Invoice run
    The validation of customer or supplier invoice for existing summary invoice takes place during creation of invoice itself, rather than during summary invoice creation.
    In addition, an existing summary invoice run can now be copied to a new one and the fields within Summary invoice run are disabled after activation of run (Video).

  • Mexico
    Enhancement of Selection Parameters for E-Accounting report
    Two new fields are introduced in the form of Customer ID and Supplier ID. So foreign customers and  suppliers can be uniquely identified.(Video).
    Payment description in the output file of E-Accounting report
    The payment run description for the payments executed will appear in the description field for the journal entries and line items in the E-Accounting report output file (.xml). So, the description field will no longer show ‘Sin description’ for the entries generated from automatic payment run (Video).

  • South Africa
    Customer Account Statement, Include Journal Entry Vouchers
    The customers are now able to view the Journal Entry Vouchers in addition currently displayed documents such as Customer invoices, Credit memos, Down payments , Payments, Bank fees, Customs duty invoices.

  • South Korea
    South Korea made Generally Available
    South Korea country has been made generally available for user selection from Business Configuration in SAP Business ByDesign (Video and Blog).
    E-Tax Invoice, Update ASP Status Handling
    It is now possible for customers to maintain ASP specific status for each E-Tax Invoice (Video).
    Statement of the Costs of Goods Manufactured
    The new analytical report Statement of Cost of Good Manufactured for South Korea is a corporate tax report, which supports the Cost of Goods Sold figures on the income statement which also includes balance sheet section for inventory WIP and inventory RAW.
    Income Statement & Cost of Goods Sold
    The analytical report helps the South Korean customers to manage their annual financial reporting by providing the legal structure of: Profit and Loss Statement.

  • Spain
    Spain External system document number
    In Spain, most of the companies have 3rd party system to create Customer Invoices. When these invoices come to SAP Business ByDesign, they get SAP Business ByDesign document number and this number was getting reported in SII return. It is now possible that SII return can report the external system generated document number (Video).

  • Switzerland
    QR Bill in Customer invoicing
    By end of June 2020, new Swiss QR-bill was introduced to replace all currently used Swiss payment slips (Video).

Solution Extensions

  • All for One Steeb: eInvoice Integration
    All for One Steeb – eInvoice Integration enables an automated transformation of the XML file from SAP Business ByDesign into the desired XSLT Xinvoice format (Blog).

  • Projexia: Multi-Project Resource Scheduler
    MPRS is an SAP Business ByDesign add-on that boosts its project management capabilities by allowing project managers and resource planners to quickly assign several services and resources to different project tasks and get full visibility on their resources’ workload and availability (Video).

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