That SAP Business ByDesign Release 21.02 is now available and includes innovations in the following areas:

Customer Relationship Management

Cross Topics & Mobile

  • Microsoft Teams © for SAP Business ByDesign
    SAP Business ByDesign users can now access functions of the SAP Business ByDesign system (e.g. opportunity or account list) directly from Microsoft Teams.

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  • Intelligent and mobile scanning of expenses
    With the new release, users can scan a receipt on the go, which is converted into an expense in the expense report report.
  • End session and unlock documents
    With immediate effect, key users can display users who are logged in with one or more sessions and terminate them if necessary.

Financial management

  • 1099 NEC Withholding Tax Return for Non-Employee Payments
    The new tax report type 1099-NEC is now available for reporting non-employee compensation in the United States. With this type of tax report it is possible to generate both the 1099-NEC form and the 1099-NEC file. This type of income has been removed from the 1099 MISC report.
  • Enhancements in leasing accounting
    With the new release, the options for leasing accounting have been expanded, for example, concluded leasing contracts can be reopened if the right of use has not yet expired.
  • Web services for bank statements
    The new functions enable partners and customers to mass upload account statements using the ManageBankStatementIn web service.

Human resource management

  • Service order confirmations in the employee time sheet
    When an employee makes a service confirmation for a service order, the hours used in the service confirmation are automatically taken into account in the employee’s time recording.
  • Partner enablement for the resource calendar
    A new business object structure is available in the public solution model that can be used to integrate a partner add-on with the employee resource calendar.

Supplier relationship management

Supply chain management

  • Change quantities of started production orders
    It is now possible to adapt production plans, e.g. B. due to a changed demand or supply situation or to take into account resource overload or unavailability situations.

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

All statements without guarantee.