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SAP Business One

As we have already described, it is an ideal tool for small and medium companies, with a well designed ERP system and adjusted to the reality of the business. It is a sober, reliable tool with extensive experience in the development of administrative tools. The cost-benefit ratio is appropriate for companies of this size. The points of improvement are the integration with other platforms and the visual interface for average users.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

SAP Business One
7.9
Pay calculation
SAP Business One
8.3
Benefit plan administration
SAP Business One
8.0
Direct deposit files
SAP Business One
7.3
Salary revision and increment management
SAP Business One
7.8
Reimbursement management
SAP Business One
8.3

Customization

SAP Business One
8.4
API for custom integration
SAP Business One
8.4
Plug-ins
SAP Business One
8.5

Security

SAP Business One
9.3
Single sign-on capability
SAP Business One
9.3
Role-based user permissions
SAP Business One
9.4

Reporting & Analytics

SAP Business One
9.2
Dashboards
SAP Business One
9.5
Standard reports
SAP Business One
9.0
Custom reports
SAP Business One
9.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

SAP Business One
6.5
Accounts payable
SAP Business One
9.1
Accounts receivable
SAP Business One
8.5
Global Financial Support
SAP Business One
8.7
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
SAP Business One
8.6
Intercompany Accounting
SAP Business One
8.8
Localizations
SAP Business One
8.6
Journals and Reconciliations
SAP Business One
9.0
Enterprise Accounting
SAP Business One
8.3
Configurable Accounting
SAP Business One
8.0
Centralized Rules Framework
SAP Business One
8.1
Standardized Processes
SAP Business One
8.8

Inventory Management

SAP Business One
9.0
Inventory tracking
SAP Business One
9.4
Automatic reordering
SAP Business One
9.0
Location management
SAP Business One
9.1
Manufacturing module
SAP Business One
8.6

Order Management

SAP Business One
9.0
Pricing
SAP Business One
9.6
Order entry
SAP Business One
9.4
Credit card processing
SAP Business One
8.7
Cost of goods sold
SAP Business One
9.0
Order Orchestration
SAP Business One
8.6
End-to-end order visibility
SAP Business One
9.4
Order exception Resolution
SAP Business One
8.7

Subledger and Financial Process

SAP Business One
8.6
Automated Invoice Processing
SAP Business One
9.1
Shared Services Payments
SAP Business One
8.3
Billings Management
SAP Business One
8.3
Customer Receipt Applications
SAP Business One
8.8
Customer Collections
SAP Business One
8.7
Revenue Recognition
SAP Business One
8.7
Cash Management
SAP Business One
8.7
Asset Management
SAP Business One
8.7
Travel & Expense Management
SAP Business One
8.5
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
SAP Business One
8.0
Period Close
SAP Business One
8.8
Transactions Tax
SAP Business One
9.2
Subledger Reconciliations
SAP Business One
8.8
3rd Party Accounting Systems
SAP Business One
8.2

Project Financial Management

SAP Business One
8.4
Budgeting and Forecasting
SAP Business One
8.7
Project Costing
SAP Business One
8.6
Cost Capture
SAP Business One
8.6
Capital Project Management
SAP Business One
7.9
Customer Invoicing
SAP Business One
8.6
Customer Contract Compliance
SAP Business One
8.5
Project Revenue Recognition
SAP Business One
8.4
Project Financial Performance Analysis
SAP Business One
8.0
Project Financials Dashboard
SAP Business One
8.5
Real-time Financial Reporting
SAP Business One
8.9
Embedded Business Intelligence
SAP Business One
8.2
Project Planning Collaboration
SAP Business One
8.0

Project Execution Management

SAP Business One
7.0
Project Planning and Scheduling
SAP Business One
7.0
Project Manager Dashboard
SAP Business One
7.5
Resource Manager Dashboard
SAP Business One
6.4
Task Insight for Project Managers
SAP Business One
6.3
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
SAP Business One
6.2
Team Member Task Collaboration
SAP Business One
7.4
Team Member Mobile Functionality
SAP Business One
6.7
Project Candidate Search
SAP Business One
6.4
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
SAP Business One
7.2
Defineable Resource Pools
SAP Business One
7.0
Defineable Resource Pools
SAP Business One
6.6
Talent Profiles
SAP Business One
8.0
Real-Time Project Reporting
SAP Business One
7.2
Absence Management
SAP Business One
8.0
Product Lifecycle Management
SAP Business One
7.0

Grants Management

SAP Business One
7.7
Award Lifecycle Management
SAP Business One
8.6
Spending Control
SAP Business One
7.0
Indirect Cost Management
SAP Business One
6.8
Billing
SAP Business One
8.4

Procurement

SAP Business One
8.0
Sourcing Team Collaboration
SAP Business One
7.6
Sourcing Analysis
SAP Business One
8.5
Bids Analyzed and Compared
SAP Business One
7.9
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
SAP Business One
7.4
Contract Authoring
SAP Business One
7.9
Contract Compliance Management
SAP Business One
7.9
Contract History
SAP Business One
8.1
Contract Renewal Automation
SAP Business One
8.6
Contract Repository
SAP Business One
8.5
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
SAP Business One
7.5
Electronic Signatures
SAP Business One
6.8
Invoice Automated Matching
SAP Business One
8.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
SAP Business One
7.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
SAP Business One
9.0
Spend Compliance Management
SAP Business One
7.5
Supplier Assessment
SAP Business One
8.4
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
SAP Business One
8.1
Supplier Management
SAP Business One
8.9
Supplier Portal
SAP Business One
8.5

Risk Management

SAP Business One
9.2
Risk Repository
SAP Business One
9.5
Control Management
SAP Business One
9.0
Control Mapping
SAP Business One
9.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
SAP Business One
9.5
Automated Control Assessments
SAP Business One
9.5
Assessment Capture
SAP Business One
9.5
Issue Detection
SAP Business One
8.3
Automatic Notification
SAP Business One
8.7
Remediation and Certification
SAP Business One
9.5

Logistics

SAP Business One
8.1
Transportation Planning and Optimization
SAP Business One
8.1
Transportation Sourcing Management
SAP Business One
8.4
Transportation Process Integration
SAP Business One
7.7
Transportation Execution Management
SAP Business One
8.1
Freight Payment Automation
SAP Business One
8.4
Trade Management
SAP Business One
7.6
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
SAP Business One
7.9
Customs Entry Management
SAP Business One
8.1
Customs Document Management
SAP Business One
8.2
Customs Document Collaboration
SAP Business One
7.8
Fulfillment Management
SAP Business One
8.3
Inventory Visibility
SAP Business One
9.1
Warehouse Workforce Management
SAP Business One
8.1

Manufacturing

SAP Business One
7.9
Production Process Design
SAP Business One
7.7
Supply Chain Business Flows
SAP Business One
7.8
Production Management
SAP Business One
8.1
Contracted Manufacturing Management
SAP Business One
7.7
Configuration Management
SAP Business One
7.4
Work Definition
SAP Business One
7.6
Work Execution
SAP Business One
7.9
Advanced Fulfillment
SAP Business One
7.7
Manufacturing Costs
SAP Business One
8.7

Supply Chain

SAP Business One
8.8
Forecasting
SAP Business One
8.8
Inventory Planning
SAP Business One
9.3
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
SAP Business One
9.0
Performance Monitoring
SAP Business One
8.2

Product Lifecycle Management

SAP Business One
8.2
Ideation Management
SAP Business One
8.5
Requirements Management
SAP Business One
8.0
Proposal Management
SAP Business One
7.9
Innovation Portfolio Management
SAP Business One
7.6
Product Master Data Management
SAP Business One
7.9
Vendor Portal
SAP Business One
9.0
Project Portfolio Management
SAP Business One
8.2

Pros

  • SAP B1's technology is superb. SAP provides user tools to quickly add fields to a screen, re-arrange fields on a screen for optimal user interface, and create SQL queries to verify data as it is entered.
  • SAP B1 is tightly integrated. This is a product developed for this millennium - all of the modules are tightly integrated and the flow from one module to another. Even third party add-on products use the same technology platform for development -- making it seamless integration.
  • SAP B1 has integration to phone technology as an integral part of the software, allowing user's access to their data not just from their office but from anywhere they have network access.
  • The look and feel of the software is the same no matter what module you are using. Training is simplified - if you are trained on the sales order --> shipper --> invoice process, the same user could easily manage the purchase order --> PO receipt --> A/P invoice process because the screens are so similar.
  • SAP's education is superb. They have literally hundreds of hours of on-line training available for their customers. If you need to brush up on a process or train a new employee, you simply direct them to the appropriate video and they can learn at their own pace.
  • The software is robust. There are many 'wizards' included in the software. For instance their is an A/P payment wizard that leads you through the payment process.
  • SAP includes approval processes as an integral part of their software. For instance, if purchasing requests could be entered by any user but all (or some) could require approval by the head of purchasing.
  • There are alerts for out of condition processes. For instance, you can define an alert for the sale of any item below 10% margin, or an alert whenever a major client shipment is near to missing on time delivery. The alerts are all SQL queries that look for conditions that you define as requiring an alert.
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Cons

  • Production Module: Allow batches to be reserved for production and expand the functionality more so it is not so basic.
  • Reserve items in sales documents, more specifically Batch Number reservation.
  • When an invoice is credited, it should open the previous sales order to continue with the process rather than keeping it closed.
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Likelihood to Renew

SAP Business One8.0
Based on 5 answers
Our institution is a member of the SAP University Alliance. We have chosen to use SAP Business One in our Management Information Systems and Accounting Information Systems classes for seven years, because the students can use the product quickly and come to understand the functionality and integration that an ERP system has to offer.
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Usability

SAP Business One7.0
Based on 1 answer
Being a high profile tool, a user level with specific experience and skills is required to use the program. Which deserves special attention in the junior staff, requires a good management of the administrative part to develop all the benefits of the program. For young and inexperienced people the interface is not flashy. Although it is a very complete program.
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Reliability and Availability

SAP Business One8.0
Based on 2 answers
We recently upgraded SAP Business One from version 8.8 to version 9.1 and had a few issues initially. We have now resolved those issues, with SAP assistance, and SAP Business One seems very stable!
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Support

SAP Business One8.0
Based on 2 answers
It is a tool developed by a parent company with extensive experience in the sector, has specialists in each area, as well as a long career. It guarantees the technical quality based on the practice of years of attention to the user requirements, which makes them very competitive in this aspect.
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Online Training

SAP Business One8.0
Based on 1 answer
Over the past two years SAP has added a great deal of new SAP Business One on-line training for version 9.0 and 9.1. Most of the training is very strong, but some is difficult to understand and follow. Additionally, SAP still has a few holes in their on-line training around Production, Bill-of-Materials, MRP and Service.
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Implementation

SAP Business One7.0
Based on 1 answer
Conduct interviews with the administrative and accounting areas, ask about the experience with the tool, make free test modules to detect the possibilities of use, as well as, validate the necessary investment for the implementation of the program with the system area, to determine if it is the most viable option
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Alternatives Considered

  1. Much cheaper, faster and easier to implement and maintain than its big brother SAP ERP
  2. Rapid learning curve for existing and new employee (simple GUI, ability to export to Excel easily, simple master data...)
  3. Fits well in small organizations with "Jack of all trades" users
  4. Easy to support (well known MS SQL database, runs well on Windows platforms...)
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Scalability

SAP Business One9.1
Based on 1 answer
For most small businesses, the only way you outgrow SAP Business One is if the nature of your business changes radically. Going from 1 to 50 users is quite easy with SAP B1. Going beyond 50 may require moving to the Hana SAP B1 platform to maintain or improve performance, but the path is there.
Add-ons to SAP B1 can also be added as specific needs are encountered that are not closely met by the standard product. These may be required early in the product life because of the nature of your business, or as you expand the use of SAP B1.
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Return on Investment

  • SAP Business One dramatically reduces the time of communication between the departments in the company.
  • The possibilities for the users to make their own reports (at least the simple ones), reduces the cost of the consulting you will need, although some consulting will always be needed at the start of the project if you don't have an in-house team.
  • All the processes in sales and purchase departments are greatly improved in our company, so users can spend more time analyzing information and scenarios, and less time doing routinary work and data input.
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Pricing Details

SAP Business One

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details