Below you can find a short description of the main changes delivered in Coresuite 8.00.
As we announced in September 2022 in the article Supported SAP Business One Versions From Q2 2023, Coresuite 8.00 is the first release created as only 64-bit and only SAP Business One 10.0 FP 2011 (and newer) is supported from now on.
For all changes delivered in Coresuite 8.00, please see our Release Notes.
IMPORTANT: Due to the changes and performance improvements delivered in Coresuite 7.90, if you have not upgraded to Coresuite 7.90 (or Coresuite 7.95) yet, the full Coresuite add-on needs to be upgraded!
Designer: Digital Signature on PDF documents
A digital signature is one form of electronic signature that is like an electronic “fingerprint.” It offers additional verification of the identities of individuals signing documents by providing an encrypted stamp of authentication and digital ID to confirm information originated from them. A digital signature securely associates a signer with a document in a recorded transaction using a standard, accepted format, providing the highest levels of security and universal acceptance. The signature is used to create a unique, tamper-evident “digital certificate” that associates a signer with a document and guarantees that the electronic document is authentic.
For this purpose, we are using a Personal Information Exchange (.pfx) File. This file is a password-protected file certificate commonly used for code signing your application. It derives from the PKCS 12 archive file format certificate, and it stores multiple cryptographic objects within a single file:
- X.509 public key certificates
- X.509 private keys
- X.509 CRLs
- generic data
You can configure your digital signature as follows:
1. Administration → Add-Ons → coresuite designer → Configuration → tab Document Signing.
2. Tick the "Digitally Sign PDF" field.
3. Chose your certificate in the "Certificate Store" field and enter the password to open the certificate in the "Certificate Key" field.
4. Click on "Update".
Once the certificate is used, you can see the signature e.g. in Adobe Acrobat Reader in the Signature Panel.
With this improvement, you can deploy 1 signature per database and it is used for all documents, however, the functionality will be improved in future releases.
The planned (not guaranteed) improvements are to implement:
- A field where a drawn signature/picture will be placed on the layout
- Option to decide which documents should be signed
- Use multiple signatures, etc
Enterprise Search: Unification of functionalities “Indexed Search” and “Free text search”, and performance improvements
You can search for documents or any entries within SAP Business One in Enterprise Search in two different ways. Either you start typing and then select an object from the drop-down list or you hit Enter button (so-called “Indexed Search“), or you start typing the term you are looking for and click on the “Search” button (“Free text search”). These two different functionalities served different purposes and performance or results were not equal. With recent performance improvements in Coresuite and also the unification of these 2 functionalities in Enterprise Search we are now delivering additional changes to ensure results from both searching functionalities are equal.
Performance improvements address databases containing a lot of items, where results should be displayed much faster (our testing shows 80% improvement) and thus improving the experience also for the other users working in the same database.
SwissPayment: [Import Incoming Payment] Incoming payments with foreign currency
Following the QR implementation, we are now improving the processing of CAMT bank files to accept also other than CHF currencies
Swiss Payment: ISR Wizard Interim Account for Incoming payments
The house bank definition allows the definition of an interim G/L account. This means that a payment is posted first to the interim G/L account and then later to the G/L account.
An interim account is used to get an overview. E.g. cash which is logged to the bank account, but not yet credited. Incoming cheques which are logged, but not yet credited to the bank account, etc. Or direct debits which can be still rejected by the bank of the customer's bank.
You can activate the usage of an Interim Account in:
1. Administration → Add-Ons → swissPayment → Configuration → tab Incoming Payments.
2. Tick the "Use interim account from the selected house bank".