SAP Business One can be operated via various concepts. In addition to the mouse, the computer keyboard is of course available. The keyboard layout for SAP Business One is flexible.

In SAP Business One, the TAB key is an important part of the operation. It is used to jump between the fields of document windows or journal entries. By default, the handling of the TAB key corresponds to the Windows standard. However, since the release of SAP Business One Release 9.2, it is possible to customise the SAP Business One keyboard layout and to complement the TAB key with the ENTER key of the numeric keypad.

SAP Business One Shortcuts

For a customised SAP Business One keyboard mapping, three Settings be made:

  1. Checkbox "Use enter key on numeric keypad as tab key" This setting allows the ENTER key of the numeric keypad to take over the function of the TAB key. Especially users who work a lot with the numeric keypad can move the cursor more efficiently with this SAP Business One keyboard mapping.
  2. Checkbox "Use comma key on numeric keypad as separator on display tab" With this setting, the dot key on the numeric keypad can take over the function of the comma. Entering amounts can thus be done more quickly and efficiently.
  3. Checkbox "Enable document processing (Add, Update, OK) by mouse only" Normally the input focus in SAP Business One windows is on the button at the very bottom left of the window. For example, to update a purchase order, the Update button at the bottom left must be clicked. The TAB key usually allows this button to be clicked without using the mouse. This setting suppresses the use of the TAB key and requires mouse operation. This avoids adding transactions or data objects by mistake.

More efficiency through individual SAP Business One keyboard layout

Efficiency can be increased by customising the SAP Business One keyboard. Especially users who enter a lot of transaction data such as journal entries, payments, purchase and sales documents can benefit from customisation. It is worth trying out all three settings and finding the ideal combination. For a AccountantFor example, if you are a buyer who creates journal entries, a different setting may be the right one than for a buyer who processes a large number of orders every day.