SAP has continued to invest in extending the core functionality of SAP Business One across a number of different business functions and has made available its first major release in the Release Family 9, SAP Business One version 9.0.
By introducing a centralized implementation framework and extending the current implementation tools, SAP Business One 9.0 makes SAP Business One easier to implement, and with improved integration, a number of SAP Business One extensions are now fully integrated into the core product offering.
SAP Business One 9.0 is easier to customize and extend, offering new development tools, the SAP Business One Studio Suite, including key technical infrastructure enhancements supporting better performance and security compliance. Workflow in SAP Business One is a new platform in SAP Business One 9.0 enabling users to define, customize and execute workflows for key business processes, providing greater process flow transparency, standardization and control across SAP Business One. SAP Business One 9.0 is proudly implemented and supported by Africa’s largest and most successful SAP Business One Partner, Bluekey.
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Below you will find more in-depth descriptions of the updates and added functionality of SAP Business One Version 9.0:
SAP Business One 9.0 provides a flexible and centralised system to manage inventory G/L account determination. With the advanced G/L determination rules, you can assign inventory G/L accounts by item groups, items, warehouses, business partner groups, ship-to countries, and various combinations of all the above criteria.
Deferred Tax Enablement in Manual JE
SAP Business One 9.0 enables you to manage deferred tax in manual journal entries, journal vouchers, posting templates, and recurring postings
SAP Business One 9.0 allows you to manage fixed assets using a fully integrated solution. In addition to the functions provided by the Fixed Asset Solution in SAP Business One 8.82, the fixed assets functionality implemented in SAP Business One 9.0 enables you to do many things that were out of reach with previous versions of SAP Business One.
In order for you to better manage your fixed assets in SAP Business One, SAP Business One 9.0 has also enhanced some functionality from the add-on, such as the use of the ‚ ‘Declining Balance‛‚ ‘Special Depreciation‛, and ‘Multilevel‛ depreciation methods, depreciation forecast, depreciation run, asset history sheet, and so on.
The internal reconciliation functionality has been enhanced to support the following system currency aspects:
Cancellation of Sales and Purchasing Documents
You can now cancel most sales and purchasing documents that normally trigger postings. Upon cancelling such a document, a corresponding cancelation document is created to reverse the associated accounting, tax, and inventory changes. The base documents belonging to the cancelled documents are reopened with balances due restored. You can now copy these base documents to new documents.
Adjusting Total Freight in Goods Receipt POs Based on A/P Reserve Invoices
SAP Business One 9.0 supports adjustment of the total freight when creating a goods receipt PO based on A/P reserve invoices under the following conditions:
Adjusting Item Cost in Non-Based A/R Return and A/R Credit Memo
The item cost in non-based A/R return and an A/R credit memo is determined by item cost at the time of the document creation. Starting from SAP Business One 9.0, the user can adjust the item cost in these documents. This enhancement applies only to items managed by Moving Average Price or FIFO methods.
Payment, Cheque, and Deposit Cancellation Improvements
With SAP Business One 9.0, you are able to do the following:
SAP Business One 9.0 enables you to manually reconcile, fully or partially, a payment of down payment request with an invoice (regular invoice or reserve invoice, correction invoice is not supported).
Bin Location Related Documents
After you enable the bin location function for intended warehouses, you need to record bin locations in those warehouses for all receipts and issues of inventory, including the processing of the following documents or transactions:
During the receipt, issue, and transfer of goods, SAP Business One 9.0 lets you automate the process of allocating goods from and to bin locations. You also can perform the allocation manually.
Inventory in Bin Locations
To better manage the inventory in your bin locations, SAP Business One 9.0 enables you to do the following:
Bin Location Management
To facilitate the management of bin locations, SAP Business One 9.0 supports the generation, update, and deletion of bin locations in batches.
Serials and Batches
SAP Business One 9.0 lets you maintain serials and batches in your bin locations. When you issue serials and batches from bin locations, you can decide whether you want to pick the items according to their bin locations, or their serial and batch information.SAP Business One 9.0 lets you maintain serials and batches in your bin locations. When you issue serials and batches from bin locations, you can decide whether you want to pick the items according to their bin locations, or their serial and batch information.
Receiving Bin Locations
SAP Business One 9.0 allows you to designate certain bin locations as receiving bin locations. When you receive goods, these goods can first be automatically placed in receiving bin locations.
SAP Business One 9.0 provides a high degree of flexibility to your management of products in multiple units of measurement (UoM). The Multiple UoM feature enables you to sell, purchase, receive and ship products in any UoM that your business needs, and to define default UoMs for various types of transactions. All sales and purchasing documents support items with multi-UoM definitions.The highlights of this new feature are as follows:
Note that production transactions are processed in a single inventory UoM.
Price List and Discount Enhancements
In SAP Business One 9.0, the price list and the discount-groups functionality has been enhanced to improve efficiency and to support specific business processes. Using the enhanced price list function you can now do the following:
In addition, you can now decide whether to remove un-priced items from the database in order to reduce the database size and impact on performance when running applications on the database.Using the enhanced discount groups function you can now do the following:
You can get an overview of all prices and discounts using the following reports:
These reports are also available from within marketing documents, enabling the user to track the source price and discount of each item during document creation.
Serial and Batch Items in Drop Ship Warehouses
SAP Business One 9.0 now lets you manage serial and batch items in drop ship warehouses. After you enable the serial and batch management for your drop ship warehouses, you can do the following:
In addition, if your serial items in drop ship warehouses are delivered, SAP Business One can create customer equipment cardsautomatic
ally for these items in the same way as for the items in non-drop ship warehouses.
SAP Business One 9.0 provides new capabilities for running a complete inventory taking process. It starts with cycle counting alerts and continues with well-structured tasks and innovated reporting.Major enhancements include the following: