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Procedure documentationEnabling Multiple Branches: Brazil Locate this document in the navigation structure


Caution Caution

Enabling the multiple branches feature is irreversible. After activation, you can manage transactions only on a branch level.

To ensure your add-ons work properly with multiple branches, you should run a test and, if necessary, modify the add-ons before you enable the multiple branches feature for production use.

End of the caution.


  • In the Document Settings window, on the General tab, you have selected the Manage Inventory by Warehouse checkbox.

  • In the General Settings window, on the Inventory tab, on the Items subtab, in the Set G/L Accounts By field, you have selected the Warehouse option.

  • In the Company Details window, on the Basic Initialization tab, you have done one of the following:

    • Selected the Use Perpetual Inventory and Manage Item Cost per Warehouse checkboxes.

    • Deselected the Use Perpetual Inventory checkbox.

      Note Note

      If the settings of some items contradict the configurations described above, you need to change the item settings first. For more information, see SAP Note 1691012.

      End of the note.


  1. From the SAP Business One Main Menu, choose   Administration   System Initialization   Company Details  .

  2. On the Basic Initialization tab of the Company Details window, select the Enable Multiple Branches checkbox.

  3. Choose the Update pushbutton.


  • A default main branch is created with the following data assigned to it:

    • Existing transactions, whether open or closed

    • Business partners

    • Warehouses

  • Existing branches of users and employees are automatically copied to the Branches — Setup window as disabled branches.

    Caution Caution

    If you enable the multiple branches feature for a new company, do not confuse the default main branch with the existing system branch named Main. By default, the default main branch uses the company name and is enabled.

    End of the caution.
  • The Users — Setup window no longer contains the Branch field. Instead, you need to assign users to at least one branch. For more information, see Assigning Users to Branches: Brazil

  • The Branch dropdown list in the Employee Master Data window contains the branches in the Branches — Setup window, but no longer has the Define New option.