PROCESS DIRECTOR Accounts Payable 7.3 Service Pack 5

Release Notes

29 March 2017

This file contains important information about PROCESS DIRECTOR Accounts Payable 7.3 Service Pack 5.


Contents

New features and improvements

Accounts Payable

WORK CYCLE

Fixes with this release

Accounts Payable

Web Application

WORK CYCLE


New features and improvements

  • Accounts Payable

  • SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA compatible

    Gross amount not calculated on importing P-Card files

    Compatibility of Ariba 1.1 with PROCESS DIRECTOR Accounts Payable 7.4 and lower versions

    Enhanced flexibility in the "/COCKPIT/SARA_WRITE" report

    Adding several entries in "/COCKPIT/C13_DEACT"

    "/COCKPIT/REPETITOR" report can define maximum number of documents processed per run

    Improved performance of mandatory field check

    Bulk import of SAP invoices

  • WORK CYCLE

  • Sending workflow emails to locked substitutes

    Accounts Payable

    SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA compatible

    PROCESS DIRECTOR Accounts Payable now supports SAP HANA and the on-premise edition 1610 of SAP S/4HANA, including long material numbers. (EMEIC2790)

    Gross amount not calculated on importing P-Card files

    By using the new "Force calculation" parameter when importing P-Card files, it is now possible to enforce automatic calculation even though the "GROSS_AMOUNT", "NET_AMOUNT", "SHKZG", and "INVOICE_IND" fields are used in the mapping. (EMEIC2837)

    Compatibility of Ariba 1.1 with PROCESS DIRECTOR Accounts Payable 7.4 and lower versions

    Before installing the Ariba 1.1 transport for PROCESS DIRECTOR Accounts Payable, the corrections for the license check and the new origin of Ariba documents are now required to be implemented. (EMEIC2840)

    Enhanced flexibility in the "/COCKPIT/SARA_WRITE" report

    The "/COCKPIT/SARA_WRITE" report has been enhanced to be more flexible in the maximum number of documents processed in each run.

    Adding several entries in "/COCKPIT/C13_DEACT"

    Users can now add several entries in the "/COCKPIT/C13_DEACT" transaction.

    "/COCKPIT/REPETITOR" report can define maximum number of documents processed per run

    The "/COCKPIT/REPETITOR" report is now more flexible in that it can define the maximum number of documents processed per run.

    Improved performance of mandatory field check

    The performance of the mandatory field check has now been improved in that the "DD07V" table is buffered and read only once for each mandatory field in the "/COCKPIT/MAND_FIELD_CHECK" function module. (EMEIC2846)

    Bulk import of SAP invoices

    Using the new "/COCKPIT/SAP_DOC_IMPORT" program, it is now possible to import several SAP invoices at the same time.

    WORK CYCLE

    Sending workflow emails to locked substitutes

    It is now possible to configure whether workflow emails should be sent to locked substitutes or not.


    Fixes with this release

  • Accounts Payable

  • Standard code does not take document type into consideration for duplicates

    Partner bank type 000 not transferred during posting

    Item proposal for service purchase order with "Distribution by Amount" in multi-account assignment

    New tax mapping for Nota Fiscal documents

    Transfer of MM document with PO assigned results in too many entries in tax table

    Incorrect multi-account assignment for PO with invoice plan

    Failed withholding tax import from cluster table inside "/COCKPIT/IMPORT_WHT"

    ISR fields not displayed on deleting their values

    Possible to propose purchase order items even though field status is set to "display only"

    Calculating tax with "XTX" parameter ID and value of "x"

    Item proposal replaces tax code from User Exit 46

    Transferring INVOICES COLLECTOR invoices: PROCESS DIRECTOR Accounts Payable documents created, although invoice image not archived

    ABAP security scan

    Posting date incorrectly set as translation date

    "COLLECT_OVERFLOW_TYPE_P" short dump in item proposal

    Incorrect behavior of check follow-up flags on header level

    Counter in "/COCKPIT/API_DATA_DELETE_FINAL" does not reset

    Document type not transferred to "FB60"

    Value of "Functional Area" field not displayed from purchase order

    Importing reversed documents with invoice reduction

    EMEIC2762 results in double entry in audit trail

    Rejection indicator changes on adding attachment when sending message

    Message informing about locked state of a document is not accurate

    Item proposal duplicates lines for delivery note and entry sheet reference

    Tax rate missing after transfer

    Wrong VAT due date taken if VATDATE field is empty

    Attachments not available in SAP standard if automatic parking is used

    Nota Fiscal update function module does not correctly handle old 5-character format

    Missing translations in "/EBY/ICIV_ACCRUAL_REPORT"

    Incorrect archive entries

    Accrual Report excludes FI documents with no account lines

    All multi-account assignment lines changed

    Accrual Report not displaying WBS Element from purchase order

    Incorrect format for "WBS Element" in Accrual Reports

    Error message (AM053) on check or post action

    Search help for "Payment terms" field not available

    Purchase order number not populated if line item has PO item number

    Button for item proposal not displayed correctly in German

    Runtime error upon item proposal for POs with large GR/IR history

    Line item text missing on using item proposal

    Misleading error message for permitted bulk actions

    Incorrect determination of payment terms

    Very restrictive mandatory note check on bulk workflow start

    Tax jurisdiction code removed after posting via BAPI

    Shortcut for running new item proposal

    Parameter not set in /COCKPIT/API_MIRO_CALL

    Accrual Report: Item purchase order number ignored when adding items

    Line item text missing on using item proposal

    Invoice reduction ignores user print options

    Deactivating User Exits is possible for only the current user

    "Functional Area" field not populated

    Reversal reason description is not cleared

    Message about missing barcode displayed, even though barcode setting is not active

    Error message displayed if invoice posted against PO with Service Entry

  • Web Application

  • Cannot create invoice without vendor

    Invalid data in header fields due to missing validation checks

    Collection calculation of line item values does not run correctly

  • WORK CYCLE

  • Wrong language for some settings in "/cockpit/wi4"

    Unauthorized workflow processor can set or delete follow-up flags

    Invalid user can be workflow processor

    "New Recipient (not the current processor)" setting does not work if current user is substitute for recipient

    Incorrect SAP GUI selection screen in WORK CYCLE history

    Evaluation of configurable workflow step conditions

    General text formatting tags ignored in workflow emails

    New WORK CYCLE users cannot be created because of EMEIC2725

    Workflow note format after upgrading to SAP HANA

    Very restrictive mandatory note check on bulk workflow start

    Wrong account assignment data displayed for items in item approval workflow

    Invalid user can be workflow processor

    Workflow history does not show all the documents of a user

    Sending emails to locked substitutes

    No account check in "/COCKPIT/WC" transaction before workflow approval

    Accounts Payable

    Standard code does not take document type into consideration for duplicates

    For country code Argentina, if the document types are different, you are allowed to post two documents with the same reference number.
    However, the system did not previously take the document type into consideration for duplicates, which resulted in duplicate documents getting posted. This issue has now been resolved. (EMEIC2875)

    Partner bank type 000 not transferred during posting

    Resolved an error in which the partner bank type value of 000 was not transferred during posting. (EMEIC2798)

    Item proposal for service purchase order with "Distribution by Amount" in multi-account assignment

    Resolved an issue in which if a service purchase order had "Distribution by Amount" in its multi-account assignment, then the item proposal function did not work for that purchase order. (EMEIC2859)

    New tax mapping for Nota Fiscal documents

    Resolved an error in which for Nota Fiscal documents, it was not possible to perform a full mapping between the tax and item tables. Also, the tax check now includes a tolerance of 0.01. (EMEIC2810)

    Transfer of MM document with PO assigned results in too many entries in tax table

    Resolved an issue in which during the transfer of an MM document that had a PO assigned, additional tax lines were added to the tax table (on the header). Those lines had the tax codes from the PO items, and the tax codes were different from the tax codes that were transferred as the original ones in the tax table. (EMEIC2854)

    Incorrect multi-account assignment for PO with invoice plan

    Resolved an issue in which for a PO with an invoice plan, the multi-account assignment was incorrect. (EMEIC2825)

    Failed withholding tax import from cluster table inside "/COCKPIT/IMPORT_WHT"

    Resolved an issue in which the importing of the withholding tax from the cluster table inside the "/COCKPIT/IMPORT_WHT" transaction failed. (EMEIC2783)

    ISR fields not displayed on deleting their values

    Resolved an issue in which deleting the values in the "ISR Reference" and "ISR Number" fields resulted in the fields themselves being completely deleted from the GUI. (EMEIC2811)

    Possible to propose purchase order items even though field status is set to "display only"

    Resolved an issue in which for posted and non-posted invoices in workflow, it was possible to propose purchase order items, as well as assign the line items, even though the field status had been set to "Display invoice items only" in the "/COCKPIT/C23" transaction. In addition, it was not possible to select and sort items and accounts in the display mode. (EMEIC2860)

    Calculating tax with "XTX" parameter ID and value of "x"

    Resolved an issue in which the option for calculating the tax, using the "XTX" parameter ID and a value of "x", was not functioning as in the standard SAP "MIRO" or "FB60" transaction. (EMEIC2779)

    Item proposal replaces tax code from User Exit 46

    Resolved an issue in which the item proposal function always replaced the tax code from User Exit 46. (EMEIC2833)

    Transferring INVOICES COLLECTOR invoices: PROCESS DIRECTOR Accounts Payable documents created, although invoice image not archived

    Resolved an issue in which while transferring INVOICES COLLECTOR invoices, although the invoice image could not be archived, the corresponding PROCESS DIRECTOR Accounts Payable documents were still created, and no error message was displayed. (EMEIC2856)

    ABAP security scan

    A number of ABAP security issues have been fixed.

    Posting date incorrectly set as translation date

    Resolved an error in which the posting date was incorrectly used as the translation date for planned delivery costs. (EMEIC2871)

    "COLLECT_OVERFLOW_TYPE_P" short dump in item proposal

    Resolved an issue in which if a purchase order had many goods receipts and account assignments, a short dump (COLLECT_OVERFLOW_TYPE_P) occurred during item proposal. (EMEIC2870)

    Incorrect behavior of check follow-up flags on header level

    Resolved an issue in which the behavior of the check follow-up flags on the header level was not functioning correctly. (EMEIC2823)

    Counter in "/COCKPIT/API_DATA_DELETE_FINAL" does not reset

    Resolved an issue in which in the "/COCKPIT/API_DATA_DELETE_FINAL" transaction, the counter did not reset after reaching 100 documents. (EMEIC2851)

    Document type not transferred to "FB60"

    Resolved an issue in which if the document type was manually changed and was different from the default document type maintained in the "T003D" table, it was not correctly transferred to the "FB60" transaction during the "Perform" action. The standard document type was displayed instead. (EMEIC2809)

    Value of "Functional Area" field not displayed from purchase order

    Resolved an issue in which in the "Account Assignment for PO item" popup, the value of the "Functional Area" field was not displayed from the purchase order. (EMEIC2855)

    Importing reversed documents with invoice reduction

    Resolved an issue in which on importing a reversed document with invoice reduction, the system displayed a balance. This was caused by incorrect values in the debit or credit indicator and the posting key. (EMEIC2814)

    EMEIC2762 results in double entry in audit trail

    Resolved an issue in which after implementing EMEIC2762, the system duplicated the audit log messages related to the PROCESS DIRECTOR Accounts Payable document update from the SAP document. (EMEIC2848)

    Rejection indicator changes on adding attachment when sending message

    Resolved an issue in which on adding an attachment when sending a message, the "Reject document" check box changed its behavior. (EMEIC2844)

    Message informing about locked state of a document is not accurate

    Resolved an error in which the message displayed for providing information about the locked state of a document was not accurate. (EMEIC2832)

    Item proposal duplicates lines for delivery note and entry sheet reference

    Resolved an issue in which if both the delivery note number and entry sheet references were in the item proposal popup, the proposal function duplicated those lines. (EMEIC2799)

    Tax rate missing after transfer

    Resolved an issue in which after an invoice had been transferred to PROCESS DIRECTOR Accounts Payable, the tax rate was missing. (EMEIC2820)

    Wrong VAT due date taken if VATDATE field is empty

    Resolved an issue in which if the VAT due date did not exist, the incorrect VAT date was used because it was taken from the previously posted document. (EMEIC2878)

    Attachments not available in SAP standard if automatic parking is used

    Resolved an issue in which if the automatic parking function was used, attachments were not available in the SAP standard. (EMEIC2842)

    Nota Fiscal update function module does not correctly handle old 5-character format

    Resolved an error in which for Nota Fiscal documents, the "/COCKPIT/NOTA_FISCAL_REF_UPD" update function module did not correctly handle the old 5-character format. (EMEIC2830)

    Missing translations in "/EBY/ICIV_ACCRUAL_REPORT"

    Resolved an issue in which some German, French, and Spanish translations were missing in the selection screen of the "/EBY/ICIV_ACCRUAL REPORT" report. (RSPDN5824)

    Incorrect archive entries

    Resolved an issue in which when entries were created in the "TOA01" transaction without any archive document ID, and in some cases, without any archive ID, incorrect archive entries were created. (EMEIC2869)

    Accrual Report excludes FI documents with no account lines

    Resolved an error whereby the Accrual Report excluded the FI documents that had no account lines. (RSPDN5848)

    All multi-account assignment lines changed

    Resolved an error whereby even if a change was made for only one invoice item, the multi-account assignment lines for all the items were changed. (EMEIC2861)

    Accrual Report not displaying WBS Element from purchase order

    Resolved an issue whereby the Accrual Report did not display the WBS Element information from the purchase order items. (RSPDN5622)

    Incorrect format for "WBS Element" in Accrual Reports

    Resolved an error whereby the "WBS Element" was displayed in an incorrect format in Accrual Reports. (RSPDN5674)

    Error message (AM053) on check or post action

    Resolved an issue whereby the "Specify either address number or address handle" (AM053) error message was displayed on checking or posting a document. This did not allow any further processing of the document. (EMEIC2787)

    Search help for "Payment terms" field not available

    Resolved an issue whereby in the "Terms of payment from SAP" pane, the search help for the "Payment terms" field was not available. (EMEIC2853)

    Purchase order number not populated if line item has PO item number

    Resolved an issue whereby when a line item had the PO item number and the "item proposal" functionality was used, the purchase order number was not populated in the resulting item proposal popup. (EMEIC2827)

    Button for item proposal not displayed correctly in German

    Resolved an issue whereby the button for item proposal was not displayed correctly in German.

    Runtime error upon item proposal for POs with large GR/IR history

    Resolved an issue whereby a runtime error (short dump) occurred upon item proposal for POs with large goods receipt/invoice receipt histories. (EMEIC2785)

    Line item text missing on using item proposal

    Resolved an error whereby on using line item proposal in the "/COCKPIT/1" transaction, the item text from the purchase order was not taken into account. (EMEIC2786)

    Misleading error message for permitted bulk actions

    Resolved an issue whereby for actions that are allowed to be performed on multiple documents, an incorrect error message stating that only a single entry should be selected, was displayed. (EMEIC2791)

    Incorrect determination of payment terms

    Resolved an issue whereby if a purchase order had no payment term, but had the due date and discount percentage entered in their respective fields, MIRO displayed all that information correctly, but PROCESS DIRECTOR Accounts Payable did not. (EMEIC2792)

    Very restrictive mandatory note check on bulk workflow start

    Resolved an error whereby the mandatory note check on the starting of bulk workflows was too restrictive. (EMEIC2801)

    Tax jurisdiction code removed after posting via BAPI

    Resolved an issue whereby after posting an invoice via the BAPI, the document's tax segment was updated, which rearranged the sorting of the tax lines and also resulted in the tax jurisdiction code being removed. (EMEIC2784)

    Shortcut for running new item proposal

    Resolved an issue whereby the shortcut for running the new item proposal was changed from the F8 key to the Enter key. It has now been changed back to F8, which is the SAP standard. (EMEIC2827)

    Parameter not set in /COCKPIT/API_MIRO_CALL

    Resolved an issue whereby the "CTU_PARAMS-NOBINPT" parameter was not set in the /COCKPIT/API_MIRO_CALL function. (EMEIC2802)

    Accrual Report: Item purchase order number ignored when adding items

    Resolved an error whereby the Accrual Report displayed incorrect information about items in documents that had more than one purchase order document assigned. (RSPDN5297)

    Line item text missing on using item proposal

    Resolved an issue whereby when line item proposal was used, the purchase order data displayed the wrong short text field. (EMEIC2786)

    Invoice reduction ignores user print options

    Resolved an issue whereby while using invoice reduction, the SAP spool ignored the "Output immediately" and "Delete after output" print options. (EMEIC2808)

    Deactivating User Exits is possible for only the current user

    Resolved an issue whereby when deactivating User Exits, a processor different from the current user could be entered, which resulted in an error message. (EMEIC2834)

    "Functional Area" field not populated

    Resolved an issue whereby for Purchase Order account assignments, the "Functional Area" field was not populated if its value was longer than 4 characters. (EMEIC2800)

    Reversal reason description is not cleared

    Resolved an issue whereby the description that was populated on entering the reversal reason was not cleared even on reopening the reversal dialog. (EMEIC2822)

    Message about missing barcode displayed, even though barcode setting is not active

    Resolved an issue whereby after the reversal of cross-company code documents, a barcode-related error message was displayed, even though the barcode setting had not been activated. (EMEIC2819)

    Error message displayed if invoice posted against PO with Service Entry

    Resolved an issue whereby an error message was displayed if an invoice was posted against a purchase order with a Service Entry. (EMEIC2781)

    Web Application

    Cannot create invoice without vendor

    Resolved an issue in which because of EMEIC2611, it was not possible to create an invoice without a vendor. (EMEIC2803)

    Invalid data in header fields due to missing validation checks

    Resolved an error whereby missing validation checks allowed a user to enter invalid data in the header fields. (EMEIC2806)

    Collection calculation of line item values does not run correctly

    Resolved an error whereby when there were header fields that required some calculation of values from the corresponding line items, that collection calculation did not run correctly. (RSPDN6013)

    WORK CYCLE

    Wrong language for some settings in "/cockpit/wi4"

    Resolved an error whereby in the "/cockpit/wi4" transaction, some of the settings were in German, instead of in English.

    Unauthorized workflow processor can set or delete follow-up flags

    Resolved an issue whereby an unauthorized workflow processor could set follow-up flags in a document, or even delete existing ones. (EMEIC2788)

    Invalid user can be workflow processor

    Resolved an issue whereby an invalid user could be entered as the recipient of a workflow. (EMEIC2821)

    "New Recipient (not the current processor)" setting does not work if current user is substitute for recipient

    Resolved an issue whereby the "New Recipient (not the current processor)" recipient setting did not work correctly when the current processor was a substitute for the recipient. (EMEIC2818)

    Incorrect SAP GUI selection screen in WORK CYCLE history

    Resolved an issue in which for a numeric or date field, when setting additional selection criteria fields for the WORK CYCLE history in the SAP GUI, if the field was set as a range, then both the "From" and "To" fields had to be populated (instead of just the "From" field) to return search results. (EMEIC2867)

    Evaluation of configurable workflow step conditions

    Resolved an error in which the configurable conditions for the workflow steps defined in the "/COCKPIT/WI4" transaction do not work correctly in the HANA system. This was because the conditions were not always evaluated properly as they were read from the table in the wrong order. (EMEIC2835)

    General text formatting tags ignored in workflow emails

    Resolved an issue in which the general text formatting tags were ignored in workflow emails. (EMEIC2866)

    New WORK CYCLE users cannot be created because of EMEIC2725

    Resolved an error in which after the implementation of EMEIC2725, it was not possible to create new WUM users in the new SAP systems (EHP6 and higher) because "ls_logon_data-policy" was used as the password policy. (EMEIC2876)

    Workflow note format after upgrading to SAP HANA

    Resolved an issue whereby after upgrading to SAP HANA, the workflow note format was incorrect. (EMEIC2782)

    Very restrictive mandatory note check on bulk workflow start

    Resolved an error whereby the mandatory note check on the starting of bulk workflows was too restrictive. (EMEIC2801)

    Wrong account assignment data displayed for items in item approval workflow

    Resolved an error whereby when an MM document was in an item approval workflow, incorrect account assignment data was displayed. (EMEIC2804)

    Invalid user can be workflow processor

    Resolved an issue whereby an invalid user could be entered as the recipient of a workflow. (EMEIC2821)

    Workflow history does not show all the documents of a user

    Resolved an error whereby the workflow history did not show all the documents of a user; it incorrectly displayed only the ones approved by that user. (EMEIC2831)

    Sending emails to locked substitutes

    Resolved an issue whereby workflow emails were sent to locked substitutes too. (EMEIC2826)

    No account check in "/COCKPIT/WC" transaction before workflow approval

    Resolved an error in which no account check was performed in the "/COCKPIT/WC" transaction before workflow approval. (EMEIC2839)