SAP Business One vs. SAP ERP

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SAP Business One
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
SAP Business One is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small and medium-sized businesses, The product encompasses functionality around sales, customer relationships, inventory, operations, financials and human resources.
$99
per month
SAP ERP
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
SAP ERP is an enterprise suite comprising Financials (A/P, A/R, accounting, reporting, risk management, etc.), Human Capital Management (HR and Payroll), and Operations (procurement, manufacturing, sales & service). This is an enterprise level product designed for large organizations.N/A
Pricing
SAP Business OneSAP ERP
Editions & Modules
Limited
$99.00
per month
Starter
$110.00
per month
Pro
$132.00
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SAP Business OneSAP ERP
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
SAP Business OneSAP ERP
Considered Both Products
SAP Business One
Chose SAP Business One
Many other ERP do not include end to end business operation module. And it's an renounced ERP due to which you get the value for money in term of support.
Chose SAP Business One
  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
Chose SAP Business One
SAP B1 does not have the same functionality that SAP ERP has, which would be more beneficial for the type of business we are in, but because we are not large enough, it would not be cost effective. Upgrading to SAP All in One would eventually be a better functional solution for …
SAP ERP

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
SAP Business OneSAP ERP
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
10.0
9 Ratings
30% above category average
SAP ERP
7.9
25 Ratings
7% above category average
Pay calculation10.08 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.07 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.08 Ratings8.121 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
5.1
34 Ratings
36% below category average
SAP ERP
7.6
35 Ratings
4% above category average
API for custom integration5.233 Ratings8.035 Ratings
Plug-ins5.132 Ratings7.128 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.5
38 Ratings
3% above category average
SAP ERP
9.2
43 Ratings
11% above category average
Single sign-on capability8.831 Ratings9.237 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.238 Ratings9.242 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
6.7
39 Ratings
8% below category average
SAP ERP
8.0
42 Ratings
9% above category average
Dashboards5.135 Ratings7.734 Ratings
Standard reports5.939 Ratings8.342 Ratings
Custom reports9.335 Ratings8.242 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
5.2
40 Ratings
38% below category average
SAP ERP
8.6
42 Ratings
12% above category average
Accounts payable7.540 Ratings9.242 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.639 Ratings9.242 Ratings
Global Financial Support7.525 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers7.325 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations6.132 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting4.330 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.435 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.2
39 Ratings
3% above category average
SAP ERP
8.7
38 Ratings
9% above category average
Inventory tracking8.439 Ratings9.337 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.328 Ratings8.633 Ratings
Location management8.136 Ratings8.234 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.4
37 Ratings
5% below category average
SAP ERP
8.6
38 Ratings
10% above category average
Pricing8.336 Ratings9.036 Ratings
Order entry8.437 Ratings8.838 Ratings
Credit card processing8.522 Ratings8.425 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.237 Ratings8.334 Ratings
Order Orchestration7.729 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
6.4
34 Ratings
15% below category average
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Billing Management6.529 Ratings00 Ratings
Revenue Recognition3.724 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management4.326 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management8.821 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting3.125 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close8.131 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.3
19 Ratings
4% below category average
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting7.217 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing7.316 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture7.316 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management7.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance7.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition6.516 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
9.0
15 Ratings
29% above category average
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling7.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Candidate Search10.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Talent Profiles10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Absence Management10.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.7
15 Ratings
4% above category average
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management7.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Spending Control7.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Indirect Cost Management7.812 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.2
16 Ratings
18% above category average
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared9.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees9.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring7.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Renewal Automation7.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Repository8.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated8.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management7.112 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.0
8 Ratings
23% above category average
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Risk Repository8.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management8.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments7.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Detection8.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification7.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.3
19 Ratings
5% above category average
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization6.913 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management6.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management7.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management6.715 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management7.113 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.3
19 Ratings
9% above category average
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Production Process Design8.217 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.218 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management7.713 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution8.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs8.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.8
22 Ratings
5% above category average
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Forecasting7.721 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.322 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring8.916 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
9.8
14 Ratings
29% above category average
SAP ERP
-
Ratings
Proposal Management10.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management8.812 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
SAP Business OneSAP ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(45 ratings)
8.6
(50 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.6
(9 ratings)
9.5
(6 ratings)
Usability
7.4
(11 ratings)
8.1
(15 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(6 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(16 ratings)
7.8
(16 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.7
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
4.5
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
4.9
(47 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
SAP Business OneSAP ERP
Likelihood to Recommend
SAP
SAP Business One would be more useful if it contained tools to acommodate the growing need of online sales. A more complete shipping module which handles tracking numbers with the common couriers would be great. A built in warehouse management system would be great designed to be used with barcode scanners
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SAP
The availability of the leading and non-leading ledgers meets our financial reporting requirements and helps us fulfill both the stock exchange requirements at the parent company level and country-specific requirements at the operating entity level. In addition, the Open Item Managed Account feature ensures that reporting teams optimize their efforts on subsystem-driven accounts to achieve accounting concurrency.
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Pros
SAP
  • SAP Business One is more suitable for small and medium scale enterprises
  • SAP Business One is : analytics, mobile technologies, cloud technologies
  • SAP Business One has exceptional performance in handling business functions such as purchasing and operations and customer relationship management
  • An important key features of SAP Business One is Reporting and Analytics.
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SAP
  • Organizational resource management and integration of different departments with each other as a software automation
  • We have Access to all insights and analytics data from anywhere
  • It doesn't matter how big your organization is, it supports everything from small companies to giant high-tech organizations, and they all have access to data at very high speeds.
  • If you use the web and cloud version, the initial costs will be greatly reduced and even a small start-up small company can enjoy the benefits of SAP ERP.
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Cons
SAP
  • Following a bench mark process - this seems contradicting to flexibility however we have wished we could follow more of an industry benchmark. Our challenge as a small company has been knowing how to properly use the system. We have discovered that we have set up the system wrong based and are using it improperly which has cause a lot work to correct.
  • Better live reporting options - current we are on prem SQL. Yes SAP is moving to HANA however smaller companies like ourselves are not ready for that. We need to be able to maintain our existing SQL DB. We also have a demand for live BI Reporting. It has been difficult to do this with our current set up.
  • Error handling - have found it very difficult to troubleshoot. Errors are not always clear and answers are hard to find.
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SAP
  • SAP sometimes gets slow whenever most of the people in the company simultaneously use it
  • Hopefully they would extend background job processing to all tables in SAP since it sometimes goes time out whenever extracting large historical data (ex. 5 years expense data)
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Likelihood to Renew
SAP
As I said before, it is a first level tool, well developed, and with very strong development support, although the learning curve, its implementation, the cost-benefit ratio, the price and the user experience is not the most suitable for small and medium-sized companies. It is a company with extensive experience, market positioning, technical support and expanded use
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SAP
The cost of SAP as an ERP is quite high and the switching costs associated with ERP systems are even higher. That being said moving from one ERP to another only happens once in a great while for large organizations. Those switching costs include retraining, IT hardware requirements, outside consultants and more
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Usability
SAP
I would like to give 8 out of 10 rating for SAP Business One because SAP Business One is a good choice for the mostly used business management solutions for the small and medium-sized companies. SAP Business One can help in optimizing the existing business process and enables streamline business processes for the daily activities for all users across the entire organization. The importance realization of SAP Business One implementation is based on the selection of the good reputation partner and its approach for the entire implementation. SAP Business One is a user-friendly and easy to use Enterprise system that the organization can benefit its features and functionalities by utilizing it.
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SAP
It is worth my time as far as my concern I just loved the product and it has saved me from many problems that I used to [deal] with earlier overall it has [enhanced] my work efficiency that is why I am happy to give this rating to this product Also I loved the features and worth my working skills.
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Reliability and Availability
SAP
The SAP Business One software is up and running every time
you need it as it was planned. In more than 6 years that we have been
using the product, it has never been unavailable and if it ever was, it was because of a planned maintenance window scheduled in the company.
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SAP
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Performance
SAP
SAP Business One performance depends mostly on the speed of your internal servers, should you have the solution on premise as we do. Sometimes the system tends to be a little slower for some users when others are executing really big reports of performing some batch loads, but generally, the performance is acceptable to all the users.
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SAP
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Support Rating
SAP
I rate my experience with SAP Business One's support team as excellent (10). They are easy to contact and effortless to work with on any issue or concern. I like the support SAP provides for any of their products. SAP has a great backing and I would recommend them to any of my colleagues.
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SAP
Well, I've had several scenarios where it was evident that they simply buy time. At the same time, their Product Support and Implementation teams are most likely not in sync. What's said by a member of implementation may not hold good when you refer the same thing with a member of the support team.
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In-Person Training
SAP
The training I get was a consultant level training, so it's basically a 6 weeks training covering every aspect and every module of the system. It covered most common use cases and exercise training so you can get along with the software, as well as examples so there culd be a better understanding.
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SAP
There are online courses available from SAP called openSAP courses which can be used as a learning tool. Apart from it, SAP trainers can be arranged at an additional cost to train in person.
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Online Training
SAP
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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SAP
Self explanatory online videos are available for everyone’s access.
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Implementation Rating
SAP
These implementations are not easy. Even a standard implementation can be difficult. With a never-been-done-before implementation, the implementation team and the user team need to be thorough with planning, make a decision on key points, and stick to them before any design happens. Our biggest challenge was not from StellarOne, rather it was from the mid-implementation decisions from our internal team. StellarOne did a great job warning us, implementing our decision, and then helping us adjust our SAP to handle the new direction we took.
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SAP
Implementation of SAP ERP is actually taken up with phases, and every phase has a business purpose. Mostly every implementation goes well with the Golive, and support during HyperCare ensures that all issues raised post golive are fixed before going into Maintenance mode
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Alternatives Considered
SAP
SAP provides the most robust solution, with modules available for all department managers and even options for customization according to the company's special needs. We especially used the Crystal reports options to provide reports for each module. Overall, even if it's not the least expensive option, it has the best value for money.
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SAP
SAP is totally integrated as are many of its greatest competitors, but the level of detail in the integration between modules puts SAP heads and shoulders above all others. Granted, the SAP implementation can be much more difficult to perform, but in the long run, the amount of effort you put in will result in excellent usability. After using Oracle's E-Business Suite for over 20 years, we did a due diligence search that lasted over 18 months before making a decision to go with SAP. This was a result of our Oracle system being made "un-upgradeable" due to a custom module that Oracle Consulting actually built for us. We were stuck in an old version of their database that would not work upon patching to the next version.
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Scalability
SAP
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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SAP
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Return on Investment
SAP
  • Employee efficiency has definitely increased with SAP Business One. This is attributed in a lot of ways to information visibility. Our employees are able to gather the data they need, quickly, and effectively.
  • Identifying inconsistencies in pricing has also been accomplished through use of reporting off individual tables. Previously, we weren't able to access our data in such a way as to enable us to write custom reports in-house.
  • We have also benefited greatly from having a single source of all business information. We utilize SAP Business One exclusively in-house. All documentation is attached to specific orders and Business Partners, as well as serialized equipment that has been sold.
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SAP
  • SAP has helped in transparency across different business unit and single financial view of the company that previously did not exist.
  • The cost of supporting the solution is slightly higher than the previous ERP and the consulting solutions cost more.
  • Overall SAP has brought in positive ROI and uniform business practices across the organization
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