SAPB1 Guy / Thursday, April 28, 2016 / Categories: SAP Business One SAP Business One Overview COMPLETELY INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS To grow your business, you need to devote time to more important things than piecing together information and operational details from disparate business systems. If your sales, accounting, and operational systems are not integrated, your productivity inevitably suffers. When you must search for critical business information such as customer records or inventory levels in different locations, you can’t make timely, sound decisions and meet customers’ needs quickly. Maintaining a competitive edge means having clear view of all aspects of your business. It means streamlining processes and always being able to get the information you need when you need it. If you can effectively track and access all customer-related information, for example, you can better service your customers at every point of contact, helping ensure repeat business. And if you can accurately monitor and manage revenue and expenses, you will be positioned to optimize cash flow, increasing your financial strength and the flexibility to respond quickly when business opportunities arise. The SAP® Business One application is an affordable, comprehensive solution that provides functionality for every core process you need to run your entire business. Unlike niche solutions, SAP Business One supports integrated management functions, including financials, sales, customers, inventory, and operations, without the need for separate installations and complex integration of multiple modules. Designed specifically for small businesses, it’s quick to install, and more important, straightforward to maintain and use. STREAMLINE YOUR ENTIRE BUSINESS WITH A SINGLE APPLICATION By integrating all critical business functions, SAP Business One supports sales, customer relationship management (CRM), purchasing, inventory, operations, financials, and human resources. Business information captured in a single system is instantly accessible across the organization, eliminating duplicate data entry along with related errors and subsequent costs. Workflow-based alerts trigger auto-response when important business events occur, so you can monitor and focus on those that are most critical. Freed from constantly reacting to day-to-day minutiae, you can spend more time driving your business forward. STRENGTHEN CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS AND LOYALTY SAP Business One enables you to manage sales, customer service, and support – all integrated with other business functions across the company. With the service call component in SAP Business One, you can effectively respond to customer service and support calls and find resolutions more quickly. Detailed service reports related to call volumes, durations, and response times allow you to assess progress and take necessary actions. With SAP Business One you can also analyze customers using data from sales, operations, and finance to identify ways to serve them faster and better. Freed from constantly reacting to day-to-day minutiae, you can spend more time driving your business forward. STRENGTHEN CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS AND LOYALTY SAP Business One enables you to manage sales, customer service, and support – all integrated with other business functions across the company. With the service call component in SAP Business One, you can effectively respond to customer service and support calls and find resolutions more quickly. Detailed service reports related to call volumes, durations, and response times allow you to assess progress and take necessary actions. With SAP Business One you can also analyze customers using data from sales, operations, and finance to identify ways to serve them faster and better. ACT ON INSTANT AND COMPLETE INFORMATION SAP Business One captures critical data across sales, customers, operations, and financials in a single application for immediate access and use. With the addition of the fully integrated Crystal Reports® software, it delivers compelling reporting functionality and information access that give you crucial insights into all parts of your business. With “drag-and-relate” and interactive drill-down functionalities, you can click through relevant data and get answers quickly. Employees can respond to customer needs faster, and your managers can track revenues, costs, and profit margins so they can assess business performance and determine how to improve it. “I’ve had extensive experience with five major manufacturing resource planning systems, and I can tell you that SAP Business One . . . stacks up very well against the best of them, even though it targets smaller companies. It is very flexible and is much more reasonably priced.” Lou Giovannone, Group Controller, Fagerdala USA Inc. ADAPT TO MEET YOUR CHANGING NEEDS SAP Business One is quick to set up and configure, allowing you to minimize the IT involvement (average implementation time is about two to eight weeks, depending on your circumstances). And as your business grows, you can adapt and customize the software to meet your changing needs. For instance, with its published software development kit and over 550 add-on solutions that have been built by our software solution partners, you can extend SAP Business One to meet your specific business and industry challenges. In addition, unlike many other small business solutions on the market today, SAP Business One provides worldwide coverage with 40 country-specific versions on a single platform, delivered and supported locally so you can confidently grow your business overseas. Drawing on more than 35 years of SAP business management software experience, SAP Business One is an affordable, award-winning product built exclusively for small businesses. As a complete, integrated software application, SAP Business One eliminates the cost and hassle of integrating multiple stand-alone applications. Its intuitive interface and vast configurability minimize IT complexities for implementation and ongoing maintenance. The latest release of the SAP Business One application offers significant enhancements to this already affordable and integrated business management software. BUSINESS CHALLENGES OF TODAY Find a fully integrated solution tailored to small business needs. Accommodate the demands of a changing market. Integrate software with partner applications and business services. Extend software as needs change. KEY FEATURES OF SAP BUSINESS ONE User interface makes using the software easier. Request-for-proposal functionality enables faster, more effective sourcing decisions. Integration with SAP Crystal Reports® software lets you design and deliver reports via the Web or embedded in enterprise applications. Universal code base for 40 countries supports different time zones and helps you comply with legal requirements. Upgrade wizard dramatically simplifies the upgrade process. Centralized authentication framework enables better protection of customer data. Enhanced infrastructure optimizes data archiving, transaction management, and memory governance. Remote support platform improves diagnostics and troubleshooting. Solution packager tool enables SAP partners to deploy add-on solutions more easily. Integration with on-demand Web services, cloud-based applications, and mobile devices provides anywhere, anytime access to tools and information. BUSINESS BENEFITS Higher productivity based on a new user interface and intuitive system messages Enhanced business control with features to simplify accounting processes and adapt software to your needs Simple reporting and business analysis with SAP Crystal Reports Fast execution through streamlined processes, application performance improvements, and a new data archiving tool Low total cost of ownership thanks to the remote support platform, upgrade wizard, and SAP Business One Software Development Kit Connectivity for rapid integration of headquarters, subsidiaries, divisions, and third-party locations. Previous Article SAP Business One Mobile App Next Article SAP Anywhere -- How does it matter? Print 4278 Rate this article: 5.0 Tags: SAP Business OneSAPB1SAP B1SAP Please login or register to post comments.