SAP Business One Overview

SAP Business One is built for small to medium sized businesses that have outgrown their accounting-only or legacy systems and are looking for a single, integrated solution to manage their entire business. SAP Business One provides executives and managers with instant access to critical business information so they can confidently make informed business decisions, and offers more than just accounting. SAP Business One is a comprehensive solution that covers virtually all aspects of your business including finance, logistics/operations and customer relationship management. Currently, SAP Business One has more than 46,000 customer that are serviced by 1500 certified SAP Business One partners, covering more than 25 different industries in 120 different countries. This is evidence that SAP Business One has worked for many companies just like yours, and that support and development is a priority when it comes to providing solutions and services that are of the highest standard.

 

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SAP Business One is a Comprehensive Business Management Solution

SAP Business One supports every critical business function, allowing you to stay on top of your business and grow profitability. Non-technical users have the power to make critical changes on their own, and the system can easily accommodate new functionalities when required. You have access to precise, up-to-the-minute information and can quickly access accurate, relevant and complete business information from the desktop with an easy-to-use user interface that allows you to get answers fast. You work more efficiently and proactively. The unique Drag&Relate™ feature instantly places information and transactions in understandable formats and drill downs into the information to answer questions and perform what-if analyses. Seamless integration with Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and Outlook is guaranteed.

With SAP Business One Decision Makers Are Instantly Notified

SAP Business One automatically keeps you on top of issues that require decisive action through workflow-based alerts to monitor and take action on specific business events. The information therefore finds the correct person at the correct time. Managers are no longer required to run reports to obtain mission critical management information. The system runs the reports at the pre-defined times and the reports are sent to the relevant recipients. With workflow-based alerts SAP Business One monitors and takes action on specific business events. Exception management automatically detects, logs, and reports on exceptions.

SAP Business One is Flexible and Adaptable

Users can specify their preferences for fields, data type, policies, queries and reports without time-consuming IT involvement. Changes go into effect immediately across all relevant areas, so you can adapt the application to fit the way you do business. Various levels of customisation make it easy to add unique business processes to a standardised system. Integration capabilities offer flexible integration between external systems and SAP Business One.

Integrated CRM with SAP Business One

  • Uniform sales cycle and standardised customer engagement process
  • Ability to track opportunities with existing or new customers
  • Apply the customer’s specific business rules to your own organisation that are then enforced when dealing with the customer
  • Sales representative activity planning and tracking
  • Affordable and Easy-to-Implement Solution

Business Management with SAP Business One

Drawing upon 35 years of experience in developing business management software, SAP built SAP Business One from the ground up – exclusively to meet the changing and industry-specific needs of SME’s.

SAP Business One ERP

Although Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have been around for quite some time, there is still a common misperception that they’re one and the same as accounting systems. And, there are still companies which believe that if the accounts are in order, there’s no requirement for ERP.

Accounting & Financials

As your business grows, so do the challenges associated with managing its financials. Without an integrated and automated financial management solution, which is offered by SAP Business One, increased business complexity can overwhelm your existing financial and accounting processes, giving rise to inefficiencies and inaccuracies.

Purchasing Management

Purchasing management is a core function of the SAP Business One ERP and business management application. It enables you to manage your entire procurement process from purchase order creation to supplier invoice payment.

Sales Management

Closing business, turning leads into sales, is the lifeblood of your company’s revenue stream. You have to monitor all the leads to view the sales stream as a whole and tend each lead as if it were your only sale, which SAP Business One covers as standard.

Inventory Management

SAP Business One allows for accurate and streamlined inventory management and increases your ability to deliver on promise, as well as to maintain customer satisfaction and inventory cost control.

Production Management

SAP Business One supports all your basic requirements for production activities by enabling you to accurately and effectively manage bills of materials (BOMs), production orders, and material requirements.

MRP

SAP Business One Material Resources Planning (MRP) helps you determine how much should be purchased for a purchase item and produced for a manufactured item at a particular point in time.

Reporting with SAP Business One and Crystal Reports

Many small businesses struggle with the complexities of generating accurate and timely financial reports from company data. Few report generation tools have both the ability to gather the correct financial data and the flexibility needed to put that data into a useful format. SAP Business One provides consolidated and accurate reports through Crystal Reports.

Integration and Customisation

SAP Business One includes numerous customization features and configuration options. With the SAP Business One Software Development Kit (SDK) and SAP Netweaver B1iSN, you can easily tailor the solution further to meet your particular needs.

Accelerated implementation times ensure that you quickly realise the full benefits of SAP Business One through such features as:

  • An intuitive user interface and a Microsoft Windows environment to significantly reduce the learning curve
  • A simple server architecture that runs the entire SAP Business One solution
  • Simplified administration capabilities that streamline operation and maintenance and significantly lower on-going costs
  • Quick time to benefit, which the solution ensures through reduced modification and maintenance costs and shortened upgrade cycles

Useful online resources:

The official SAP Business One website

SAP South Africa

SAP Business One Community Network Portal

The SAP Africa Press Office on ITWeb

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