SAP Business One vs. SAP S/4HANA Cloud

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 S/4HANA Cloud
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a modular cloud ERP software designed for every business need – powered by AI and analytics. SAP S/4HANA Cloud enables users to run mission-critical operations in real time from anywhere, introduce new business models in an industry, and expand globally. It can be deployed either on premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid combination for quicker time-to-value.
$0
per month FUE users*
Pricing
SAP Business OneSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Editions & Modules
Limited
$99.00
per month
Starter
$110.00
per month
Pro
$132.00
per month
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Custom Pricing
per month FUE users*
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SAP Business OneSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details* FUE = Full user equivalent, which allows flexible customer choice among: 1 Advanced user, 3 Core-users, or 30 self-service users per FUE. Minimum purchase is 35 FUEs.
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Community Pulse
SAP Business OneSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Considered Both Products
SAP Business One

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SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Chose SAP S/4HANA Cloud
We have benefited from the in-memory application and high-speed processing. Also, real-time sales data and other reports are helping our executives.
Chose SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Oracle Cloud ERP and SAP S/4HANA Cloud are in the same price and market range. Oracle Cloud ERP has a good vertical infrastructure with JAVA, MySql, and all the expertise of Sun Microsystems that they acquired years ago. However, I think the SAP S/4HANA Cloud database design …
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
SAP Business OneSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
10.0
9 Ratings
31% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.8
163 Ratings
6% above category average
Pay calculation10.08 Ratings7.9148 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.07 Ratings7.5136 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.08 Ratings7.7134 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
4.5
34 Ratings
46% below category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.6
243 Ratings
5% above category average
API for custom integration4.533 Ratings7.8230 Ratings
Plug-ins4.532 Ratings7.4214 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.5
38 Ratings
4% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
8.5
279 Ratings
4% above category average
Single sign-on capability8.831 Ratings8.6262 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.138 Ratings8.5273 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
6.1
39 Ratings
16% below category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
7.7
278 Ratings
7% above category average
Dashboards4.035 Ratings7.6263 Ratings
Standard reports4.939 Ratings7.7274 Ratings
Custom reports9.335 Ratings7.7251 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
5.0
40 Ratings
42% below category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
8.3
268 Ratings
8% above category average
Accounts payable7.240 Ratings8.2267 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.339 Ratings8.4256 Ratings
Global Financial Support7.225 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers7.125 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations5.532 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting3.630 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.235 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.1
39 Ratings
2% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
8.2
231 Ratings
3% above category average
Inventory tracking8.239 Ratings8.3225 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.128 Ratings8.2194 Ratings
Location management8.136 Ratings7.7185 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.0
37 Ratings
10% below category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
8.3
249 Ratings
7% above category average
Pricing8.136 Ratings7.8235 Ratings
Order entry8.237 Ratings8.6242 Ratings
Credit card processing8.522 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.137 Ratings8.4229 Ratings
Order Orchestration7.329 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
6.1
34 Ratings
20% below category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Billing Management6.229 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management3.626 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management8.821 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting2.525 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
7.1
19 Ratings
7% below category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting7.117 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing7.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture7.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management7.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance7.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition6.216 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
9.0
15 Ratings
28% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling7.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers10.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality10.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.7
15 Ratings
3% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management7.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.2
16 Ratings
17% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared9.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring7.511 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 S/4HANA Cloud
-
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
7.0
19 Ratings
2% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization6.413 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management6.411 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management7.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management6.315 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management6.513 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 S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Production Process Design8.217 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.218 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management7.613 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
7.6
22 Ratings
2% above category average
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Forecasting7.321 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.222 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 S/4HANA Cloud
-
Ratings
Proposal Management10.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management8.812 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
SAP Business OneSAP S/4HANA Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(45 ratings)
8.7
(307 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.6
(9 ratings)
7.3
(4 ratings)
Usability
7.2
(11 ratings)
8.5
(234 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(6 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(16 ratings)
8.8
(64 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
4.5
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
4.3
(47 ratings)
7.3
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
SAP Business OneSAP S/4HANA Cloud
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
Well suited scenarios - The standard processes are working fine in the system with big benefits in the area of finance and general supply chain requirements. Analytics operations on data collection is excelled by SAP S/4HANA. All we get is the integrated clout platform with all set of tools under one platform like database, analytical tools, development solutions. Not Suited scenario - Cost associated with the SAP cloud is comparatively on higher side so small scale organizations would rather prefer to maintain and perform same operations on local server.
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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
  • Leave management application, we build using SAP to achive the leave automation process.
  • For employee Onboarding and Offboarding application, we tried to use all the privileges of SAP S/4HANA Cloud to achieve this.
  • Insurance Automation process, to settle all the insurance claims.
  • Health care system for past patient information.
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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
  • It gives the option to process the data in many ways, but sometime results don't match with each other
  • Not very complicated but you need little expertise to use most of the SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  • They should make their price a little pocket friendly
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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
Currently we have to discover all possibilities we have with SAP S/4HANA Cloud. So at the moment the is no need to renew our use of SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
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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
SAP S/4HANA Cloud utilizes the SAP Fiori user interface, which is designed to be intuitive, responsive, and user-friendly. It provides a consistent look and feel across devices, making it easier for users to navigate and perform tasks.SAP Fiori offers role-based work centers, meaning that users see only the information and tasks relevant to their specific roles. This can improve efficiency and reduce the complexity of the user interface.
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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
No answers on this topic
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
SAP S/4HANA Cloud support is again from various channels. Primarily provided by the implementation and support partner and then further extended by SAP's own support layer for critical or complex issues. Also during implementation, SAP S/4HANA Cloud has well defined max attention service also to help the organizations a risk-free implementation go-live.
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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
No answers on this topic
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
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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 was as expected. We had minor issues with our Z* transactions, but nothing special. Some tables were extended and needed regeneration. Overall satisfactions is good.
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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
In my perspective, SAP S/4HANA Cloud enforces the standardization that we were looking at as a corporate premise. Whereas other products allow much more flexibility that ended up being detrimental to the objective. Therefore we reconsidered, in spite of costs, that the SAP solution was, in fact, more aligned with the group's needs.
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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
  • Positive impact would be overall customer satisfaction with close process.
  • A positive impact would be the ease of using the application with the new FIORI advancement.
  • The negative impact would be for the developers and configurators to be provided with more documentation of the product.
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ScreenShots

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Screenshots

Screenshot of the Order to Cash Dashboard - For the management of the order-to-cash process more efficiently across revenue streams and business models - including sales of physical and digital goods, services, subscriptions, projects, and bundles.Screenshot of Sales Management Overview - Helps ensure sales reps meet their goals with an overview of orders and key sales performance metrics, with status tracking for each order in real time for the early detection of potential issues.Screenshot of Purchasing Spend Dashboard - For weighing various aspects of purchasing spend through quick access to clear, complete, and real-time data, with less risk, and without opening different reports and transactions.Screenshot of Operational Supplier Evaluation - Provides a transparent overview of suppliers. Users can approve the most reliable vendors and get the right mix to serve business needs while reducing risk.Screenshot of Inventory Management - Provides visibility to manage supply chains, to mitigate risk, avoid unnecessary costs, maximize efficiency, and fulfill customer orders on time.Screenshot of Inventory Processing - Enables real-time supply chain visibility and provides meaningful metrics, with customizable dashboards and reports that display real-time inventory that track the status of inbound and outbound deliveries.