9.0 Localization Updates – How will they Affect You?

At Blue Ocean Systems, we are committed to delivering relevant and useful information about SAP Business One – for existing as well as new clients. We have introduced some of the major updates to SAP Business One Version 9.0, including business logic improvements and supportability and technology.

This week we look at the localization updates and the specific benefits they can bring to you and your organisation.



Localization Updates

Intrastat Integration

What are the enhancements?

Whilst the existing intrastate functionality is maintained, SAP 9.0 brings several updates and new features, including:

  • New configuration form (Intrastat -> Configuration Tool)

  • New tab added to Item and Business Partner Master Data for Intrastat Relevant Items and Business Partners (Intrastat Settings)

  • New Intrastat Declaration Wizard

There are also updates to the importing and filtering options as well as enhanced capabilities to store reported data. All EU localizations are also included.

What are the benefits?

  • Overall improved functionality and usability

  • Reduces data duplication

  • No need for extra addon

Payment Wizard and Correction Invoices

What are the enhancements?

The payment wizard supports your finance and account teams by enabling Correction Invoices to be processed to the bank file. Localizations are available in CZ, SK, HU, PL and RU.

What are the benefits?

  • Enables country-specific compliance

  • More flexible banking processes


Deferred Tax on Journal Entries

What are the enhancements?

The deferred tax (VAT) can now be posted in a manual Journal Entry document. The updates also include Journal Vouchers, Recurring Postings and Posting / Transaction Templates. The automatic tax calculation has been enhanced and the updates are available in CT, FR, IT, GT, MX, ZA and ES localizations.

What are the benefits?

  • Enables country-specific compliance for VAT filing

  • More customized accounting processes


Financial Reporting

What are the enhancements?

With SAP Business One Version 9.0 users will be able to prepare reports using specific subsets of G/L accounts (and save the selection criteria). Users are also able to save their selection for different reporting area (e.g. GAAP, IFRS) as well as group reporting and legal requirements.

What are the benefits?

  • Flexibility for finance team to save recurrent settings

  • Varied range of reports available to meet compliance requirements


G/L Accounts Search Enhancements

What are the enhancements?

The ‘find’ function for selecting G/L accounts has been expanded and the list of G/L accounts will now display in the standard form. Users can also add columns for G/L accounts according to user’s individual needs.

What are the benefits?

  • More flexibility in and volume of financial reporting
  • Easier search function for relevant G/L accounts


Manual Reconciliation of Down Payment Requests

What are the enhancements?

SAP Version 9.0 will enable more consistency between the standard Down Payment process and the Manual Internal Reconciliation functionality. Additionally all localization needs, including specific tax postings are part of this enhancement.

What are the benefits?

  • Greater flexibility within the Down Payment processing function

  • More customer specific processing capability

  • Enables cross-localization standards compliance

As you can see, the updates are substantial and will have significant impact on the way your organization works, across many levels. Next week we move deeper into the SAP 9.0 Extended enhancements by reviewing the B1 Studio.

If you would like to know more about how SAP Business One Version 9.0 can help your organization, contact the Blue Ocean Systems team of experts today.

If you would like to know more about how SAP Business One Version 9.0 can help your organisation, contact the Blue Ocean Systems team of experts today.


About Arun Devan, Managing Director

I lead a team of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experts to provide tailored SAP Business One solutions for a wide variety of industry sectors with specialised functions and accessibility tools.

My proven track record of zero defect implementations, leveraging 25 years of expertise in SAP R/2, R/3 and B1 deployments ensures each and every client benefits from an efficient implementation of their SAP Business One solution to enhance their operational capacity and growth immediately. Blue Ocean Systems Singapore implements and integrates customised SAP Business One Solutions to help our clients increase profitability and improve operational efficiencies.

Specialising in the implementation and support of SAP enterprise applications for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), we combine extensive experience and an unblemished history to deploy the right solution quickly for immediate improvements.

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