SAP Business ByDesign Supplier Invoice Attachment Extraction

With SAP Business ByDesign you can store many attachments against business documents and master data; in fact as far as we are aware SAP doesn’t put a limit on the number of attachments that you can save in the system. When reviewing a business document or some master data, such as a product, you can view the attachments simply by selecting them and clicking download.

However, what if you need to extract these attachments in bulk?

This may be the case because you are being audited, are switching to another ERP system or just need an offline backup. Whilst it is relatively simple to extract master data via the Data Extraction feature and transactional data via reports there is no easy solution available as standard for attachments. The only recourse for attachments is, aside from manually downloading them one by one, an incident to SAP support to extract them for you and make them available to download. This is fine, but SAP will take some time to complete your request and if you then need some more you have to raise another incident and wait again.

There is now another way for supplier invoice attachments!

We have developed an application for downloading supplier invoice attachments in bulk. Our application allows you to load in a simple list of invoice numbers and, when you run the application, it will check each invoice in turn and download any attachments saved to the invoice to a folder which is named with the invoice ID.

In order to make the application cost effective we offer it hard coded to a particular tenant at a cost of £200 per tenant. We believe this is incredible value to money as it enables you as a ByDesign customer to download supplier invoice attachments whenever they are required as often as you require without needing support from SAP or paying somebody to download them manually. If you are a ByDesign partner doing this on behalf of your customer then our application will save you enormous amounts of time and mean you are able to offer a more cost and time efficient service.

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You may also be interested in our customer invoice extraction tool as well - please click here to view more information.

SAP Business ByDesign Supplier Invoice Attachment Extraction