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2014502 - Multi-Step Approval Of Expense Report Is Not Released for Business ByDesign


Multi-step approval (MSA) of expense reports is not released for SAP Business ByDesign 1402 and all further release.


The multi-step approval functionality for expense report is only available for SAP Cloud for Travel and Expense 1402. Due to technical reasons, it is also visible in the Business Configuration. However, it is not officially released for Business ByDesign and will not be released for Business ByDesign. Hence, the use will be at own risk. The cloud support team will not support any enquiries related to the multi-step approval functionality for expense report.


You can keep the same approval process effective as applied in older releases as 1308 or 1311.

Please check whether your approval process is as below. Or if you have already configured multi-step approval process, please change to the same as below.

  • There is only one step.
  • The work distribution is Approver of highest costs or Line Manager of Employee.
  • The condition has to be Expense Report Approval Configuration Equal to Yes.

See Also

2543238 - How the Approval Process for Expense Reports is Determined in the System and How To Change the Same

1944022 - Change Default Approver Determination For Expense Reports

1874937 - How to Update Existing Expense Report Approval Process


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