Well-structured processes; clear hierarchy; four-eyes principle; chain of command, etc. Many methodologies are developed and implemented in organisations to ensure that decisions and actions are taken by the right people while taking into account the relevant considerations, consequences, and risks. When implemented correctly, these methods prove to be successful. Each step in the workflow leads to the following one, completed eventually to the required outcome.

But how about some flexibility? There may be some cases where strict processes could slow down the flow or cause a bottleneck. For example, when the authoriser returns a document to the originator with a query and the originator is not available. To enhance the approval process defined in your company, SAP Business One introduces a new option – Enable Authoriser to Update Document Draft in Pending Status:

Pending drafts

By using this ‘Update Document Draft’ functionality, unnecessary iterations can be skipped and documents in the approval process can be completed more efficiently.

Available in SAP Business One 10.0, and SAP Business One 10.0 version for SAP HANA. Please get in touch if you would like to upgrade to version 10.0.

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Source: Ari Schapira | SAP Business One – The Tip of the Week