Users will be able to access their SAP Business One via a web browser for the first time in the new features introduced in Version 9.2.
With 48 new major functional enhancements and modifications added to this latest version, an improvement to the log-in process is just one of them. Other significant new tools include the ability to manage and analyse projects effectively and more accurate production cost management.
In the Administration module users will now be able to import additional types of data from Excel into SAP Business One. Data ownership has also been extended to Business Partners.
There’s improved efficiency when managing Fixed Assets thanks to a new virtual asset concept. Accounting enhancements according to the IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) have also been introduced.
New Sales and Purchasing tools include the ability to re-open the sales/purchase order when reserve invoices are in use to reflect real business scenarios. Marketing documents on the A/R side can be generated electronically for editing purposes, and there’s also the option to define a gross freight amount that includes tax calculations.
Users accessing the Business Partner module will find enhanced campaign management functions to run initiatives without having to re- enter specific key details.
Enhancements in the Banking module include the ability to set authorisation for the different functions within the cheques payments section.
Businesses will also be able to restrict bin locations according to units of measurement in new Inventory tools. There’s also new price list update wizard functionality and greater flexibility when picking items.
The MRP & Production module has tools to create and maintain forecasts for items per warehouse. Production Orders now provide start and end dates at line level for use in MRP, resource capacity and ATP.
For greater convenience there’s the addition of a business partner tab in the service call dashboard to avoid users having to navigate to the BP
master data record. Additionally, there are new ways to support suppliers in the Service module.
SAP is currently undertaking a preview program for Version 9.2 with its partners ahead of its ramp-up programme, which is planned to commence at the end of November 2015. A full general release is expected in May 2016.
Get in touch with us if you want to find out more about SAP Business One Version 9.2 or are interested in upgrading your solution to take advantage of the new functionality