What’s new in SAP Business One 9.0?

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According to the defined Roadmap , SAP has released its next version of SAP Business One ERP- 9.0. Preview version of SAP Business One 9.0 is already available, a Ramp Up Version is promised to be release on early Q1 2013 and after that the version will be released for General Availability probably at the end of same quarter.

This blog will take a sneak peak at what enhancements we are able to locate in the new Preview Version of SAP Business One 9.0.

Feature update in SAP Business One 9.0

Bin Locations

Now warehouse can be setup (optionally) to maintain bin locations. Four sub-levels are available to setup required hierarchical structure in any warehouse of SAP Business One. If this functionality is activated then several forms will be available to maintain bin location master data within SAP Business One. In marketing documents the bin-location column (in content tab) will be appeared if any item, which is related to any bin location, is used. Additional column is introduced in the marketing documents’ database records, which might be mandatory to update on each transaction.

Bin Location Set Up in SAP Business One 9.0

Bin Location Set Up in SAP Business One 9.0

Inventory Counting

Inventory Counting feature has been extended by adding more cycles and counting options. Dedicated and separate forms and menus are now available to manage inventory taking processes. Analytics for inventory counting is also introduced to assist inventory counting.

Inventory Counting in SAP Business One 9.0

Inventory Counting in SAP Business One 9.0

Multiple Units of Measure

In SAP Business One 9.0 multiple units of measures can be used in various inventory related transactions to automate the pricing and quantity calculation within UOM groups. Multiple barcodes can also be maintained for each UOM for any inventory item. But for this extension no additional column is introduced in the marketing documents’ database records.

Multiple UOM in SAP Business One 9.0

Multiple UOM in SAP Business One 9.0

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Purchase Requests

The starting point of document flow in purchase cycle of SAP Business One has been enhanced by adding Purchase Request document. Now branches and departments can place purchase or procurement requests through SAP Business One and the organization can have better control over purchase cycles. We also know this document as Purchase Indent.

Purchase Request in SAP Business One 9.0

Purchase Request in SAP Business One 9.0

Price Lists & Discounts

Price Lists and Discount Groups have been enhanced to support validity period, UOM wise price, prices in additional currencies, and more types of groups. New reports are added to work better with the new pricing enhancements in SAP Business One.

Price List and Discount in SAP Business One 9.0

Price List and Discount in SAP Business One 9.0

Payment & Deposit Cancellation

Cancellation of documents in SAP Business One was an important area of improvement. Now with SAP Business One 9.0 cancellation of payments with deposited cheques and automation around it is available.

 

Marketing Document Cancellation

Now the marketing documents can be cancelled whenever something happened wrong on document creation. The relevant accounting, fiscal, financial and inventory transitions are completely reversed in one step. Now credit memos or returns need not to be created unnecessarily to cancel any billing or logistics documents. An option “Display Cancelled and Cancellation Marketing Documents in Reports” is also introduced in the document settings in this context.

Document Cancellation in SAP Business One 9.0

Document Cancellation in SAP Business One 9.0

GL Account Determination

With the introduction of advanced GL determination rules in SAP Business One 9.0 now multi GL determination can be done with priority settings. So not only in areas like Sales, Purchase, Inventory, etc. but also GL settings available for items, item groups, warehouses, BP groups, federal tax ID, ship-to country, ship-to state.

GL Account Determination in SAP Business One 9.0

GL Account Determination in SAP Business One 9.0

 

Fixed Assets Integration

Fixed assets management is no longer dependent on the Fixed Assets add-on of  SAP Business One. Fixed assets management functions are now incorporated in the core product with the advent of  SAP Business One 9.0. Multiple accounting standards (like local, IFRS, etc.) can also be supported in parallel.

Fixed Assets in SAP Business One 9.0

Fixed Assets in SAP Business One 9.0

Drop Ship

In SAP Business One 9.0 Drop Ship process supports serial and batch managed items. Now we can setup or allocate serial numbers and batch managed items by activating “Manage Serial Numbers and Batches” in the Warehouse – Setup window for drop ship warehouses.

Drop Ship Enhancements in SAP Business One 9.0

Drop Ship Enhancements in SAP Business One 9.0

Landed Costs

In SAP Business One 9.0 Landed costs can now be created directly using the “Copy From” function from an AP invoice without the need of a Goods Receipt. This supports a more streamlined procurement process without goods receipts, saving processing time and increasing efficiency.

Landed Cost Enhancement in SAP Business One 9.0

Landed Cost Enhancement in SAP Business One 9.0

Item Cost on A/R Returns & Credit Memos

In SAP Business One 9.0 the item cost for an item that has been returned via an A/R Returns or A/R Credit Memo can be updated if it has no base document. This feature is activated by checking “Allow changing Inv. Cost for Doc. Without Base Document in the Document Settings (per document tab) window. A “Return Cost” field has been added to the A/R Returns and A/R Credit Memo documents to update the inventory cost at an item level.

Item Cost on Sales Returns in SAP Business One 9.0

Item Cost on Sales Returns in SAP Business One 9.0

System Currency Reconciliations

Internal reconciliation functionality in SAP Business One has been extended to support SC management. New posting accounts have been added to enable automatic SC postings when performing any type of internal reconciliation.

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Narottam Das

8 years of progressive experience. Consulting in SAP Business One for over 5 years. Love to Implement ERP Systems and improve business productivity.

  • Ry Tic

    Questions on Purchasing Concepts

    Review Questions

    1. What are the 3 main documents used in the purchasing process?

    2. What master data must be entered into every purchasing document? PURCHASING AP

    3. What row types are available in the marketing documents used in purchasing?

    4. What does the Item/Service Type field control?

    5. Which document in the purchasing process is the only mandatory document? Why?

    6. What are the advantages of using Copy from?

    7. What are the advantages of using Copy to?

    8. What is the main purpose of a purchase order? How does it affect inventory reporting?

    9. What is the main purpose of the Goods Receipt PO? How does it affect inventory and accounting?

    10. What is the main purpose of the A/P Invoice? How does it affect inventory and accounting?

    11. What happens if you create an A/P Invoice without creating a Goods Receipt PO? How are the journal entries different for an A/P invoice created without referencing a goods receipt PO compared to an A/P invoice which references a goods receipt PO?

    12. Where can you view inventory status information?

    13. Which purchasing documents are used for purchasing services?

    14. What information must be entered on the row when purchasing services?

    15. What documents are used to correct issues in the purchasing process?

    16. Give an example of when you would use each of these documents.

    17. What are examples of reports used in purchasing?

    “Extend your knowledge” application questions:

    1. How should you create your purchase order if you want to purchase both a service and related non-inventory items?

    2. How would this be different from a situation where you planned to purchase a capital item with a service contract?

    3. What procurement process steps would you suggest be used for a company that typically purchases all items on the internet or by phone?

    4. How can an A/P clerk research if a goods receipt PO has already been created when he receives a bill from the vendor?

    5. What happens if you forget to reference a purchase order when creating a goods receipt PO?

    6. What are possible options to correct a situation where someone enters a goods receipt for the wrong purchase order?

    7. What is the best way to deal with a situation where you need to return items to a vendor even though you’ve already paid the vendor for those items?

    8. What happens in the system if the vendor invoice has a different price than that on the purchase order?

    could anyone help me with these things please?

  • Pravin J

    Is there any option for making production order which having Multi level BOM?

  • Alfred55

    Has gross price list support been added as per the published roadmap? Thank you.

  • Alfred55

    Has gross price list support been added as per the published roadmap? Thank you.

  • Keyforup

    Hi, we are an italian Value Added Reseller of SAP Business One and we want to thank you for writing this post. Here in Italy, SAP Business One 9.0 is going to the ramp up program, so we don’t have a lots of informations about new features and functionalities at now (work in process).

    We can see the new user interface (very nice!) and some important new features, like marketing document cancellation and the definitive fixed assets integration. But our Country Product Specialist previously introduced to us one brand new Workflow functionalities…

    Do you heard about it? Do you know anything more?

    Thank you for your post, very interesting.

    Key for Up S.r.l. (Italy)

    • insyncsolutions

      Workflow in SAP B1 9.0 is to support customization of business process. Now, the required document flow can be visually designed in SAP B1. End users can be guided through the Work-lists (as per workflows) to perform various tasks in SAP B1 according to various business process criteria.

      In SAP B1 8.8 family also you can find some document flow visualization (Relationship map), similar to Workflow feature, but that is reactive in nature. On the other hand Workflow is proactive in nature.

  • Keyforup

    Hi, we are an italian Value Added Reseller of SAP Business One and we want to thank you for writing this post. Here in Italy, SAP Business One 9.0 is going to the ramp up program, so we don’t have a lots of informations about new features and functionalities at now (work in process).

    We can see the new user interface (very nice!) and some important new features, like marketing document cancellation and the definitive fixed assets integration. But our Country Product Specialist previously introduced to us one brand new Workflow functionalities…

    Do you heard about it? Do you know anything more?

    Thank you for your post, very interesting.

    Key for Up S.r.l. (Italy)

    • insyncsolutions

      Workflow in SAP B1 9.0 is to support customization of business process. Now, the required document flow can be visually designed in SAP B1. End users can be guided through the Work-lists (as per workflows) to perform various tasks in SAP B1 according to various business process criteria.

      In SAP B1 8.8 family also you can find some document flow visualization (Relationship map), similar to Workflow feature, but that is reactive in nature. On the other hand Workflow is proactive in nature.