SAP Business ByDesign 21.05 is now available. In addition, the SAP Business ByDesign What’s New blog gives you an overview of the most important new features of SAP Business ByDesign in the 21.05 Release.

Customer Relationship Management


Start and End Date for Contract

In contracts, customers are now able to see the start and end date of each billing item. This is especially important for subscription business (Blog).

GTIN for KIT header product and Support them in Sales Order documents

Customer in the Sales Order scenario can now use a GTIN/UPC (Global Trade Item Number) for the kit header product as it needs to be charged for the overall kit and scan that UPC rather than the individual products (Blog).

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

Cross Topics & Mobile


Microsoft Teams® for SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign users can now easily access features (e.g. opportunity or account list) of the SAP Business ByDesign system directly from Microsoft Teams (Blog).

Intelligent Mobile Expense Scanning

With the new release, users can scan a receipt, which will be then converted as an expense within an expense report (Blog).

Mobile Time Recording & Mobile Push

Employees and managers can now use the Business ByDesign Mobile app for time recording and can see push notifications for approvals (Blog).

  1. SAP Enable Now Web Assistant for SAP Business ByDesign
    SAP Enable Now Web Assistant is available in addition to the Help Centre to display context-sensitive help and learning content. (Blog).
  2. Configure to use general actions in Analytical Reports. 
    The customer can now control the use of the general actions like Download, Send and Add Fields in the analytical reports (Blog).
  3. OData API for Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
    Customers can now access and extract Key Performance Indicator (KPI’s) data using OData service to extract data from SAP Business ByDesign (Blog).
  4. Event notification and pushing data to external application
    Administrators can now configure events that will push data to external applications based on events in ByDesign.

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

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

Financial Management

Financial Management


With the implementation of the 2nd stage of the VAT digital pact within the European Union, the One-Stop-Shop (OSS) regulations will come into force on July 1st, 2021 (Blog).


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

Human Resources

HR Management

Service Confirmation and Timesheet Integration: Additional features

When an employee performs a service confirmation on a service order, the hours consumed in the service confirmation automatically reflect in the employee’s timesheet. This feature is now available for Service Agents (Blog ).

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

Supplier Relationship


Intelligent Supplier Invoice Scanning Enhancements

With this release, the supplier invoice scanning capability has been enhanced to reduce manual effort further and increase flexibility (Blog).


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

Supply Chain


Adding Components to Started Production Orders

Due to short-term planned changes, components could need to be added to already started production orders, which is now possible (Blog).

Analytical insights in Supply Chain Management

Two new reports are available for the Supply Chain Management area that enable better analytical insights for the production manager and the warehouse manager:

  • Production Order/Lot: Dates and Quantities’ and underlying data source provides you with the actual production duration and the delay (Blog).
  • Inventory Ageing shows the stock quantity for a product/site combination grouped into ranges of age in days for which the stock remains in the warehouse or site (Blog)
  • Customer Consignment
  • Customers can now get an overview of the consignment stock at, to and from the customer’s location (Blog).

In total, customer improvement requests with 178 votes were delivered for the Supply Chain Management area in 21.05.

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




Expense Reporting – Mileage Accumulation
With the new release mileage accumulation based on vehicle class in expense, reporting is now possible (Video).


Bank Statement Format MT940
The customer can generate bank statements based on the file content provided by the bank (Video).


TCS Threshold Amount Check
The seller can now mark a particular customer as TCS relevant, based on the threshold amount warning message thrown during the creation of customer invoice (Video).


VAT on Sales by Cash Receipts
Documents created with the new tax code 591 will be reported in the aforementioned tax returns as per Law DL nr. 127 05/08/2015 Art. 2, published by the Tax Authority in Italy (Video).
Journal Report – Page Number Sequencing
Customers will now generate multiple PDFs outputs for a given run with progressive page numbers (Video).


Correction Invoice in VAT Return
With the new release correction, Invoices created for the original invoices will now be part of normal VAT return (Video).

South Korea

Income Statement – Comparison Report
Customers can now compare income statements of two years or between different periods of the same year (Video).

Statement of the Costs of Goods Manufactured – Comparison Report
Customers can now compare the cost of goods manufactured report of two years or between different periods of the same year (Video).
Credit memo handling in E-Tax Invoices
The credit memo documents will be considered for E-tax invoice generation for both Standalone and Aggregate invoice scenarios (Video).


Partner Tax File Generation
VAT Return files can be formatted and generated by Partners. Existing VAT Return files can be also be independently changed (Video).

United Kingdom

B2C Shipment
GB Domestic sales of goods will be determined for the shipment cost less than £135.00  (Video).



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