Figure 1-1: SAP Business One provides comprehensive integration
Companies often acquire multiple point solutions to meet specific needs as business expands; for example, an accounting application to manage general ledgers and invoices, or a warehouse management solution to keep track of inventory. Keeping this combination of applications up to date, integrated, and running smoothly can be a challenge. To get a picture of what is happening in every part of the business takes a lot of work and requires information to be extracted and reconciled across many systems. While such applications may serve for a time, ultimately your business needs a more flexible and integrated solution.
SAP Business One meets the challenges of small and midsize businesses because it is designed to do so, as shown in Figure 1-2.
Figure 1-2: SAP Business One meets the challenges of small and midsize businesses
While most business software is focused on automation, few software companies, if any, approach the challenge of creating software in the same way as SAP. Most of the time, a software vendor picks one area, such as accounting or CRM, and builds a product to support the particular processes related to that area. How these processes work with the other fundamental processes of other areas is a question left unanswered. SAP Business One is the answer to that question.
SAP Business One takes a “single solution” approach to business management and process automation. Sales, CRM, financials, and operations are all supported and automated in SAP Business One. The automation of each process is integrated, as sales orders flow into the accounting software and become requests to manufacture products, which may require materials to be withdrawn from inventory. The historical boundaries between applications do not exist in SAP Business One.
The broad scope of SAP Business One helps you streamline and automate your entire business from end to end, including CRM, accounting, warehouse management, and manufacturing. Furthermore, when an important business event occurs, automatic responses can be executed as needed. This management-by-exception paradigm increases productivity by reducing information overload and inappropriate actions, allowing users to intervene in the automated process as needed.
Having all business data stored in a single integrated application like SAP Business One means critical business information is simply a few clicks away in a configurable dashboard or through intuitive drill-down reports. Since SAP Business One works primarily in real time, changes are recorded instantly, without delay. You can get the state of the business whenever you need it through a variety of different reporting mechanisms, including Microsoft Office applications, mobile devices and Crystal Reports.
SAP Business One is designed to be easily configured, integrated, and extended. Through its integration with Microsoft Office, SAP Business One unifies business applications and desktop productivity applications. Through SAP’s global network of certified solution partners, SAP Business One can be adapted to meet the specific needs of local markets and vertical industries. The adaptability of SAP Business One means that the software grows with your business and can be modified easily to meet your changing business needs.
SAP Business One is a new breed of business management software built from the ground up exclusively for small and midsize businesses like yours. It draws on SAP’s more than 30 years of experience in creating business applications that serve the needs of more than 12 million users worldwide.
As the worldwide leader in business management software, SAP is committed to bringing comprehensive business management solutions to meet your current and future business needs. Helping you run your business smoothly is one of the most important jobs of SAP and its global network of certified SAP Business One partners.
Figure 1-2: SAP Business One Standard Modules
Each SAP Business One user benefits from a free Mobile App
manage contacts, and handle sales and service activities
resulting in higher productivity.
A significant part of the production process involves the consumption of resources.
To facilitate this, a new resource master data concept is introduced in version 9.1.
This enables a resource to be managed by the system and for capacity to be assigned to
This version also includes other important enhancements such as:
These enhancements allow you to manage additional production scenarios for light
manufacturing in SAP Business One.
The benefits of these enhancements include: