SAP has continued to invest in extending the core functionality of SAP Business One across a number of different business functions and has provided details into the second release in the Release Family 9, SAP Business One version 9.1. The features present in SAP Business One 9.1 build on the features introduced in the major release upgrade, SAP Business One 9.0.

By introducing a centralized implementation framework and extending the current implementation tools, SAP Business One 9.1 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 9.1 also includes a number of SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA upgrades and feature enhancements.
Bluekey SAP Business One 9.1

SAP Business One 9.1 – Overview

Enhanced Production Module

New Resources Module
Enhancements

  • New module to manage and plan resource capacity
  • Ability to capture machine, labor or other resources with associated costs
  • Linked to fixed assets and employee data
  • Accounts to be used defined in advanced account determination

Benefits

  • Visibility of available capacity to avoid bottlenecks and optimize production plan
  • Resource costs are included in the final product cost


Bill of Materials (BoM)
Enhancements

  • New line item types in BoM: resource, text
  • Option to group line items based on process flow
  • Option to mass update BoMs: add/remove lines
  • Values in identical UDFs carried over from BoM to production order
  • Benefits
  • Process orientated BoM structure
  • Easy maintenance of BoM


Production Process

Enhancements

  • Possibility to edit production order to match the production process flow
  • Additional line types inherited from BoM
  • Option to include additional quantities e.g. required for production process setup
  • Ability to define WIP account on row level

Benefits

  • Tailored production order structure reflecting production process
  • Precise WIP data
  • More accurate planning data
  • Ability to share instructions via production order


Inventory Item Cost Valuation

Based on serial and batch

Enhancements

  • New valuation method available for serial numbered and batch-managed items
  • The cost of an item is managed on the serial or batch number level

Benefits

  • Cost variances can be reflected in the product profitability
  • Profitability can be calculated for a specific serial number or batch


Multiple Branches
Manage Business by Branches in one Database/Localization
Enhancements

  • Ability to create transactions for separate branches in one database.
  • Centralized stock management per branch.
  • Bank transactions can be managed from the same database with centralized payment capability.
  • All financial transactions will be separated by branches.
  • Option to have different document numbering per branch.
  • Separate accounting setup and G/L account determination per branch within one chart of accounts.
  • Customer receivables aging and vendor liabilities aging per branch.
  • Possibility to assign branches to business partners.


Benefits

  • Manage business by branches, in one DB/Localization e.g. product lines, business units, market segment, stores
  • Increased transparency


MRP
Additional Data Sources
Enhancements

  • Introduction of field Component Warehouse in Item Master Data, Planning Tab
  • Possibility to select Component Warehouse for make items in Item Master Data, Planning Tab
  • Additional selection criteria for documents to be included in MRP
  • Option to set Inventory Level to Maximum if inventory quantity is less than minimum
  • Option to select multiple MRP forecasts for MRP recommendations > selection screen will open
  • In addition, MRP forecasts support zero-quantity items
  • Option to change the Order Type in the Order Recommendation


Benefits

  • Ability to more flexibly optimize MRP execution
  • More possibilities to optimize the MRP process


Blanket Agreement Enhancements
More Selection Criteria
Enhancements

  • Possibility to run the blanket agreement fulfillment report by: item group, item properties, vendor group, vendors properties
  • Authorizations moved to sales AR and Purchasing AP – scope expanded
  • Option to select payment method in the blanket agreement – applied when drawn


Benefits

  • Better usability
  • User role based access control


Advanced G/L Account Determination
User Interface Improvement
Enhancements

  • Ability to export the preview display of the ‘Advanced G/L Account Determination Rules’ form to Excel
  • Added Determination Criteria button to the Advanced G/L Account Determination rules form


Benefits

  • Easier investigation, reading and cross checking of the expected rules before migration


Maximum Weight Allocation Restriction
In Bin Locations
Enhancements

  • Postings of goods to bin locations can be restricted by weight
  • A maximum weight can be defined for each bin location
  • The weight per UoM is be defined per item


Benefits

  • Control weight restrictions of bin locations
  • Avoid weight overload and risk of accidents


Weight Factor for Unit Conversion
For Simplified Unit of Measure Setup
Enhancements

  • New weight field for UoM conversion in item master inventory tab
  • UoM conversion can use item weight
  • Use case example: If a company sells several items by weight, but manages them in a different UoM in the inventory, the UoM Group definition can be simplified
  • Further, UoM Conversion can use an item UDF in the same way


Benefits

  • Reduced effort with a simplified UoM setup


Price List Enhancements

Copy Price Reduction on Unit of Measure level

Enhancements

  • Possibility to mass update prices in price list
  • UoM items in a price list can be copied to UoM items in any other price lists

Benefits

  • Easy management of pricing updates


Pick and Pack Enhancements
For Optimized Pick Processes
Enhancements

  • Generate and view pick lists via context menu in A/R reserve invoices, inventory transfer requests, and production orders
  • Additional parameters for splitting in the Pick List Generation Wizard


Benefits

  • Start picking process directly from document
  • More flexibility to handle pick processes


Fixed Assets
Cost Center Support
Enhancements

  • Cost center information supported in A/R documents and fixed assets sales documents
  • Cost center and project information automatically populated in documents from fixed assets master data
  • Ability to cancel depreciation runs
  • Transfers within an asset class – possibility to select between zero out postings and no postings


Benefits

  • More easily track internal costs for your fixed assets
  • Automate the recording of cost information


Extended Tax Reporting
Advanced Solution to Tax Reporting
Enhancements

  • BAS Codes Setup offers a range of options in designing structure and rules for specific tax declarations
  • Existing functionality enabled in more localizations (CY, FR, AT, IT, PA, JP, PL, HU, CH, SE, DK, KR, FI, NO, SE, ZA, CN)


Benefits

  • Automatically includes new postings in reports you have created and saved
  • Offers users and partners the capability to build financial and tax reports from scratch by referring to financial objects such as tax codes, G/L accounts, ad-hoc manual inputs and formulas
  • Provides easy & precise tracking of documents reported to authorities
  • Can be used as a base for electronic reporting



 

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