In a move to better meet the needs of even the smallest of companies, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the availability of starter packages for the SAP Business One solution.


SAP channel partners now can offer a fixed-price, small-scale option for companies needing to equip only one to five users with business software.


Offered at a reduced price, the SAP Business One Starter Package comprises the basic finance, sales, purchasing, customer relationship management and inventory functionality databases that small companies need to run their businesses. The software is ideal for those that need more than standard accounting or non-integrated business software and understand the benefits of a fully integrated business management solution. When they eventually grow and need to add more users, customers simply can upgrade to the standard edition of SAP Business One at any time, without having to reconfigure the software.


“With SAP Business One, we now have a complete solution that covers our entire business operation, and will scale with us as we grow,” said Klaas Scheffer, managing director, VenloPack. “As for return on investment, we expect to see that in only six months.”


The starter package is available for all countries and languages supported by SAP Business One and is initially offered as a pre-packaged solution for specific countries. Additional countries are planned to be added during 2011.


Depending on the scope of the project, the starter package can be implemented between 10 to 15. SAP is launching the packages based on feedback from channel partners that were seeing strong response to similar scaled-down offerings in several of these regions, especially among start-up companies. The starter packages also can create new opportunities for software solution providers (SSPs) to help value-added resellers (VARs) expand sales.


Sold in over 80 countries and available in 40 country versions and in 25 different languages, SAP Business One is delivered and supported through the extensive network of authorized SAP channel partners, and is trusted by thousands of customers worldwide.