SAP Business One Architecture for It Managers

Easy to manage server architecture

The SAP Business One application resides on servers that are part of the Microsoft® Windows® Server platform.

The server architecture includes security, back-up and network access protocols. Access can be granted to users through wide area network (WAN) Terminal Services or Citrix XenApp technology to anywhere your organisation requires. The SAP Business One environment uses standard database back-up procedures, eliminating the need for saving and transferring the database to another machine while providing immediate access to critical business information. The streamlined SAP Business One architecture supports the Microsoft® SQL Server database.

Simple, supported integrations with SAP Business One Integration Technology (B1i)

SAP Business One Integration Technology enables rapid and easy integration with components of the SAP Business Suite, SAP NetWeaver® technology platform or even other external applications. SAP Business One Integration for SAP NetWeaver is a best fit for customers who want to seamlessly integrate SAP Business One with components of the SAP Business Suite. This scenario typically arises in cases where the smaller business that runs SAP Business One is a subsidiary, branch office, vendor or other business affiliate of the larger entity with which it wishes to integrate. Seamless integration of SAP Business One with SAP solutions is a key part of the vision for SAP Business One, and alignment with the SAP NetWeaver strategy is essential for achieving this goal.

The SAP Business One API Layers

SAP Business One is equipped with an application programming interface (API) that is based on Component Object Model (COM) technology. You can use this API to enhance the functional scope of the solution or adapt it to meet your specific requirements. Developers can access the COM objects using programming languages, such as Visual Basic, C/C++, and Java. Two different APIs are provided: one for the data interface and one for the user interface.

Data Interface API (DI-API)

The SAP Business One DI-API provides developers with an interface to the business logic and data access layers of the application thereby enabling them to enhance and extend it. This also provides opportunities to integrate SAP Business One tightly with other applications.

User Interface API (UI-API)

The SAP Business One UI-API provides objects and procedures for accessing the user interface of the application. This enables developers to extend existing parts of SAP Business One and create their own new functionality within the framework of the application.

Data Transfer Workbench (DTW)

The data transfer workbench tool migrates master and transaction data from legacy systems into SAP Business One. Pre-defined data file templates, provided in Microsoft Excel format; simplify the preparation of data for import.

Microsoft Outlook Integration

SAP Business One is fully integrated with Microsoft Outlook, enabling seamless communication that can span your organisation and business functions. Departments can share contacts, appointments, and tasks.

Integration with SAP Business Suite

SAP Business One is seamlessly integrated with SAP Business Suite solutions, and because it has an open architecture, it can be easily integrated with solutions from other software vendors. This open architecture allows you to realise all the extensive benefits of SAP software.

Key benefits

  • Ability to interface seamlessly and rapidly with an SAP (or other system) environment
  • Ability to take advantage of the on-going development of SAP Business One, SAP NetWeaver, SAP BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence and SAP Business Suite components
  • SAP’s ability to pre-develop integration content for out-of-the-box usage, so that related costs will be reduced dramatically

SAP Business One Flow Diagram for IT Managers