The Electronic Document Service (EDS) is a key component in SAP Business One that facilitates the management, processing and communication of electronic documents and reports. By efficiently processing electronic documents and reports, adapted to local and business requirements, EDS provides an indispensable interface especially in scenarios where the Electronic File Manager (EFM) is used.
EDS runs on both Windows and Linux operating systems and operates in the background, using the EDS dashboard user interface and the DI API is controlled. By collecting data via the System Landscape Directory (SLD) and the service layer, EDS ensures that electronic receipts are efficiently sent to the relevant authorities and written to the SAP Business One database.
At the heart of EDS is the ability to configure individual document processing settings. These settings can be found in SAP Business One under Administration -> System Initialisation -> Voucher Settings and must be done in single user mode. After making changes to the voucher settings, a restart of the SAP Business One client and EDS is required to make the changes effective.
A special feature of EDS is the flexibility in defining export paths and file names for electronic documents. This flexibility is particularly useful when specific authorities or access points require specific structures for file names for validation. These definitions can be found under Export Electronic Documents ? Definition in the document settings.