The SAP Business ByDesign Release 2002 includes innovations in the following areas:


Project management

  • Change of delivery date in projects and project orders
    • You can now change the delivery date in project orders and projects to accommodate changing schedules. The changed delivery date is taken into account in the respective customer requirements:

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    • Details in the blog post
  • Project management – KPIs
    • Effective billing rate
      Project managers can view the average billing rate achieved for all resources in the company, as well as the billing rate achieved per time written for each resource and project.
    • Projects with a critical schedule and projects with critical overruns
      Project managers gain insight into their project portfolio and can easily identify projects where the projected work or projected finish dates exceed the target set in the baseline.
    • Net value depreciated percentage
      Project managers can monitor the percentage of the work done by their project staff that could not be billed to customers.
    • Number of projects supported
      Project managers can identify the number of projects that you are not responsible for and that your direct contributors are responsible for.

Supply chain management

  • Three new KPIs and reports and two new data sources ensure more transparency in supply chain management:
    • Delivered completely on time according to the order item: Report and KPI
    • Production orders and quantities: Report and KPI Number of production orders:
    • new KPI for Monitoring committee
    • The aggregated view of the List of offers and requirements was improved
    • A new data source for Warehouse requirements is aviable.
  • Details in the blog post

Customer Relationship Management


  • Switzerland – Electronic VAT reporting
    • In Switzerland, companies subject to VAT have the option of filing their regular VAT returns electronically. You can now generate an XML file in order to upload the sales tax statements as an XML file to the ESTV SuisseTax portal.

This post is based on Kristof Schneider’s English blog post on the official SAP blog, available at

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