SAP Business One 10: FP 2011 has been released
PL04 for SAP Business One 10.0 has been released under the name “FP 2011”. FP stands for “Feature Package” and 2011 indicates the release date: Year: 2020, month: 11 (November). Similar to the Patch Levels, Feature Packages are released on a quarterly basis. They contain new features as well as corrections and legal changes.
Relevant changes in FP 2011 are:
- Personal Data Management Wizard
When blocking personal data in the Personal Data Management Wizard, no warning message appeared when the account balance was not 0. This issue has been resolved.
- Journal Entry
Reference fields (Remarks, Ref. 1, Ref. 2, Ref. 3, UDFs) now can be modified even if the relevant posting period is closed. To implement this change, you have to make the following setting once:
> Administration > System Initialization > Document Settings. In the “Per Document” tab, select “Journal Entry”. At the very bottom, tick the option “Allow Updating of References, Remarks, and UDFs on Journal Entries with Locked Posting Periods”.
- Consolidating Business Partner
When creating a document, the consolidation type and consolidating BP were copied from the business partner and could not be viewed in the document. With this version, you are able to view and even modify the consolidation type and consolidating BP in the Accounting tab of the document before adding the document. In documents that have already been saved, those fields can only be viewed, not modified.
- Last Prices Report
The new FP2011 enables you to open the Last Prices Report by right-click in the Item Master Data.
- Duplicate Document as Reference to Original Document
When duplicating a document, a dialog opens: “Do you want to create a reference between the original and duplicate documents?” If you create a reference, you can view it in the “Accounting” tab of the document, in the new field on the right, “Referenced Document”.
- Improvements in Bank Statement Processing: Distribution Rule, Control Account, Starting Balance
In the form “Bank Statement Row – Details: Expanded“, you can now define distribution rules for bank statement rows whose posting method is “Business Partner from/to Bank Account”. The rules will be taken to the payments created upon finalizing the bank statement.
NOTE: For sales or purchase orders, the distribution rule information will not be taken to the payments.In the “Bank Statement Details“ window, for bank statement rows whose posting method is “Business Partner from/to Bank Account”, and for which you haven’t selected any document, that is, the case of payment on account, you can now define the control account. It will be taken to the payments created upon finalizing the bank statement.
- In the “Bank Statement Row – Details: Expanded“ window, for bank statement rows whose posting method is “Business Partner from/to Bank Account”, you can now add sales orders and purchase orders using the “Add Open Documents” window. BSP will create down payment invoices or requests based on the orders.
To enable those, go to > Administration > System Initialization -> Document Settings. In the “Per Document” tab of the “Document Settings” window, select a value in the “Create Down Payment in Bank Statement Processing” dropdown list for sales and purchase orders.
- In the “Bank Statement Details“ window, for bank statement rows whose posting method is “Business Partner from/to Bank Account”, you can now add sales orders and purchase orders using the “Add Open Documents” window. BSP will create down payment invoices or requests based on the orders.
Cash discount is not supported for sales or purchase orders, so for sales or purchase orders, you cannot edit the “Discount Amt – Payment Currency” and “Applied Amt – Payment Currency” fields in the “Bank Statement Row – Details: Expanded” window.
- In the “Bank Statement Details“ window, payment on account is not supported for orders.
- In the “Bank Statement Details” window, order currency must be the same as the local currency.
- Authorization to use “Copy Table“ function
In tables, content can be copied by right-click on “Copy Table”. Now there is a new authorization available to allow or restrict this function.
To set this authorization, go to > Administration > System Initialization > Authorizations > General Authorizations. The new authorization can be found under > General > Copy Table. The default setting after upgrade is “Full Authorization”. New users have “No Authorization“ set as default.
- Improved Search in Form Settings
In the Form Settings, the “Find Next” option now searches for fields that include the search term. When you click on “Find Next” again, the next entry is displayed. Until now, the application searched for the rows that only matched the first words, and did not search for the rows with the search term in the middle.
- Add Queries to Menu
You can now add queries to the menu. To make the setting, go to the menu at the top and select > Tools > Queries > Query Manager. Select a query and click on the new button “Assign to Menu”. Specify where the menu item is to be displayed. You can view the query only if you have the authorization. Queries are opened for view only and cannot be edited at this point.
- Hide License Information for 90 Days
Every time you log on to SAP Business One, at the bottom right the license information pops up for two minutes unless you click the logo to hide it. In the “Services” tab under > Administration > Setup > General > Users, you can deactivate the option “Show License Information at Startup”. The license information will reappear after 90 days or after performing an upgrade. You are free to deactivate it again.