Here is a new overview guide of what’s new in the upcoming release of SAP Business One 8.8 scheduled for Q1 2010.
Highlights include:

  • Full native SAP Business Objects Crystal Reports Integration
    • All built in forms are now Crystal Based
    • Most built in reports are Crystal Based
    • Custom reports can be created and added in seemlessly
    • Reports provide the ability to drill back into source SAP Business One Transaction screens
    • Available to Promise (ATP) is available during order entry
    • A new Accountings Receivable Aging and Accounts Payable Aging Report
    • Support for embedded Crystal Xcelsius views
    • An option for a new fresh Look and Feel in the GUI.  Users can choose between the classic and new views.
    • Data Archiving is now available to copy outdated history to reportable tables.  This will speed up daily activities since they don’t have to hash through long outdated information.
    • Changes have been made to the SDK that should allow add-on products to run faster

This version can directly upgrade 2005A/B and 2007A/B installs.  The new version is now one version for all localizations which should simplify future upgrades and third party development.
Click What’s New in SAP Business One 2008 for the document.