SAP Business One Version 9.0: Supportability and Technology

In recent blog posts, we introduced some of the key enhancements SAP Business One Version 9.0 will bring, including business logic improvements. This week we take a closer look into the supportability and technology aspects and how these enhancements can benefit you and your organisation.


UI API Object Level Events

What are the enhancements?

SAP Business One Version 9.0 brings with it a much simpler way for the UI API to handle events using Object Level Events.

What are the benefits?

  • Simpler and easier maintenance and development of new code


UI API Column Setting

What are the enhancements?

The functionality of fixing columns in SAP Business One has been extended to the UI API.

What are the benefits?

  • Enables users to leverage this feature in the SDK


DI API Exposure

What are the enhancements?

Several DI API objects have been exposed in the latest SAP Business One version.

What are the benefits?

  • Enables the addition of User-Defined Fields (UDF) on ServiceType Objects (eg: Activities, Accrual Type, Cost Center Type etc.)

  • External Reconciliation: Execute or cancel an external reconciliation

  • Attachment for Documents: A new interface Attachment Entry is available for you to add attachments to the Documents object.

[Source: SAP B1 9.0 Delta Training]



System Landscape Directory

What are the enhancements?

The new SLD service for security configuration and server management has been added to the Server Tools installation and replaces the current security configuration process. This is also compatible for partner add-ons.

What are the benefits?

  • More secure data management
  • Central location for security and server management


Single Sign On

What are the enhancements?

The SSO log in options have been expanded to allow users to login using their Windows account (as long as Windows and B1 session are both open).

What are the benefits?

  • Integration with Windows allows easier access for users to complete daily tasks across multiple platforms


64bit Support for SAP Business One

What are the enhancements?

With Version 9.0, the native 64bit support for SAP Business One utilises all of the available memory on a client system. The 64bit client is released together with the 32bit edition.

Additionally the supports have been improved to provide:

  • 64bit DIAPI and UIAPA
  • SAP addons – Payment Engine, Outlook, EFM
  • SDK for addon migration

What are the benefits?

  • Enables smoother high memory transactions (e.g. database upgrades, revaluations report)

  • Bigger cache
  • Improved performance when pulling large reports

  • Supports a greater range and more powerful partner solutions and addons

  • Improved server side processing via 64bit DI API

  • Integration with other 64bit applications (e.g. Microsoft Office suite)

  • Resolves some size, crash and error issues due to greater memory


Security Compliance and Data Privacy

What are the enhancements?

SAP Business One Version 9.0 supports dynamic keys and user passwords and all administration and configuration changes can be stored in a log file for auditing purposes.

What are the benefits?

  • Improved audit and compliance capabilities
  • Greater safeguarding against attacks and security breaches


Different Database User for each Company Database

What are the enhancements?

The new ‘database user per company’ credential is installed for each new SAP Business One company database. There is greater control over database access and use across common databases as well as different company databases.

What are the benefits?

  • More control and visibility for management over various database access levels


Accessibility Standard

What are the enhancements?

The access to SAP Business One Version 9.0 will greatly improve the accessibility levels for all users including those with specific needs or disabilities. This is in alignment with SAP’s ‘Product Standard Accessibility’ requirements enforced by the Product Innovation Lifecycle (PIL) process.

What are the benefits?

  • Enables organisations to become more inclusive and provide better opportunities for their employees


Data Structure Length for Monetary Reporting

What are the enhancements?

SAP Business One Version 9.0 allows greater data structure length for certain monetary fields in reports such as the Trial Balance report.

What are the benefits?

  • Supports currencies with large decimal place requirements
  • Allows more accurate financial reporting

As you can see, the changes are substantial and we at Blue Ocean Systems are excited to help new and existing clients work through the changes for their organisation. If you would like to view SAP 9.0 in action, watch these informative videos.

In next week’s post on the SAP Business One Version 9.0 enhancements we will be looking at the localisation updates.

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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