SAP Business One Overview
SAP Business One was created and continues to be enhanced for small and medium sized organisations. In New Zealand, this typically means that the number of users can be between two and two hundred. SAP helps managers of over 50,000 organisations to see what is happening in every corner of their business, to make the right decisions and to lay the foundation for growth or other improvements.
Typically, SAP Business One, a single, integrated business system, is on the radar of organisations wanting to move away from legacy systems or have outgrown their existing accounting systems. SAP Business One can confidently be classified as a true ERP system with a clear roadmap for the future. In assessing ERP systems, small to medium businesses rate ease of use, flexibility to address changing business needs and ease of implementation as the top three selection criteria (2014 ERP Solution Study, MJ). SAP Business One rated the highest in these categories. It was also recognised that SAP Business One encapsulated modern business process methodologies as well as the latest technologies.
All of the functionality that you would expect to see in an ERP system, such as Financials, Logistics, Inventory Management, Production, Supply Chain and CRM, are inclusive in SAP Business One.
SAP presents its Business One software with two different technologies and converging functionality. These options include a traditional relational database or an in memory processing option, with the latter being particularly suitable for large volumes of data or when complex analytics are required. Business requirements dictate the appropriate technology.