The objective of this blog post is to explain the Strict Dual Control functionality in SAP Business ByDesign.
The Strict Dual Control is one of the most used control mechanisms. Once activated, it affects all the following transactions and cannot be activated selectively:
Journal Entry Vouchers
Intercompany Journal Entry Vouchers
Recurring Journal Entry Vouchers
Manual Tax Entries
It ensures, that a user who created or edited a manual posting can only Save it but is not allowed to Post it. The Post action must be executed by a second user.
Setting in Business Configuration > Scope
The Strict Dual Control can be activated and deactivated in the solution scope at any time.
When an accountant now creates for example a Journal Entry Voucher, he can just Save it:
When a user tries to post a Journal Entry Voucher or Tax Entry which he created or edited, an error message appears.
A second user can now post the Journal Entry Voucher in the General Ledger work center, or in case of a Tax Entry in the Tax Management work center. The posting can be done either in Edit mode of the document, or directly in the Journal Entry Vouchers list:
This short introduction of strict Dual Control functionality shall help you to start using the new capabilities in SAP Business ByDesign.