SAP Business One vs. Shopify Plus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SAP Business One
Score 7.9 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
Shopify Plus
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Shopify Plus is an eCommerce solution built for enterprise-level companies that enables them to sell online and offline across social channels like Facebook , Pinterest, and marketplaces like Amazon and eBay.N/A
Pricing
SAP Business OneShopify Plus
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 OneShopify Plus
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
SAP Business OneShopify Plus
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
SAP Business OneShopify Plus
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
10.0
10 Ratings
34% above category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Pay calculation10.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
9.0
37 Ratings
22% above category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
API for custom integration9.235 Ratings00 Ratings
Plug-ins8.835 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.7
41 Ratings
8% above category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Single sign-on capability8.533 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.041 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.1
42 Ratings
2% above category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Dashboards5.437 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports7.542 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports8.338 Ratings00 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
5.6
43 Ratings
30% below category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Accounts payable9.243 Ratings00 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.242 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Financial Support7.527 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers8.628 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations8.535 Ratings00 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.833 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes8.638 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.2
42 Ratings
6% above category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Inventory tracking8.642 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic reordering7.129 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management9.039 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
5.9
40 Ratings
26% below category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Pricing7.739 Ratings00 Ratings
Order entry8.340 Ratings00 Ratings
Credit card processing2.023 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold7.539 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.431 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
6.8
36 Ratings
8% below category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Billing Management8.431 Ratings00 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management8.728 Ratings00 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management6.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.127 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close9.433 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.0
19 Ratings
8% below category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Budgeting and Forecasting7.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing7.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture7.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management7.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance7.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition6.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.9
16 Ratings
15% above category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling7.915 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers7.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality1.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools5.09 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
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management7.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.1
17 Ratings
16% above category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring7.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Repository8.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated8.213 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management7.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.7
9 Ratings
18% above category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Risk Repository7.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management8.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Detection8.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification7.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
6.5
22 Ratings
3% below category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization7.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management6.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management6.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management5.517 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management2.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
6.1
20 Ratings
19% below category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Production Process Design2.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.218 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management2.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution4.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs5.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
7.2
25 Ratings
3% above category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Forecasting7.023 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.625 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring7.019 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
8.9
16 Ratings
22% above category average
Shopify Plus
-
Ratings
Proposal Management5.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management7.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
-
Ratings
Shopify Plus
8.3
35 Ratings
7% above category average
Product catalog & listings00 Ratings9.333 Ratings
Product management00 Ratings7.934 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings5.831 Ratings
Branding00 Ratings8.632 Ratings
Mobile storefront00 Ratings9.533 Ratings
Product variations00 Ratings8.633 Ratings
Website integration00 Ratings8.330 Ratings
Visual customization00 Ratings8.833 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings8.132 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
-
Ratings
Shopify Plus
8.5
34 Ratings
10% above category average
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings7.433 Ratings
Checkout user experience00 Ratings9.533 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
-
Ratings
Shopify Plus
9.7
33 Ratings
15% above category average
eCommerce security00 Ratings9.733 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
-
Ratings
Shopify Plus
7.9
34 Ratings
3% above category average
Promotions & discounts00 Ratings7.733 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings7.528 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings8.533 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP Business One
-
Ratings
Shopify Plus
8.1
33 Ratings
2% above category average
Order processing00 Ratings8.933 Ratings
Inventory management00 Ratings6.632 Ratings
Shipping00 Ratings8.232 Ratings
Custom functionality00 Ratings8.932 Ratings
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User Ratings
SAP Business OneShopify Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(48 ratings)
8.6
(35 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.6
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.7
(12 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(11 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
4.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
2.9
(24 ratings)
-
(0 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 OneShopify Plus
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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Shopify
Any business that needs to keep track of orders and payments would benefit from Shopify Plus. Customers information, orders, and payments are all saved and available for reference. You are able to refer to past orders to review trends and offer future purchase suggestions. Shopify Plus is also easy to use so it does not take long to train employees how to use this system.
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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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Shopify
  • Scales incredibly well. Forget about hardware concerns, load balancing, downtime, etc. and focus on eCommerce. We've seen merchants go from a few thousand dollars per month to having million dollar days, all on Shopify without having to worry about performance or scaling systems.
  • Great new features consistently being added, ahead of the curve on almost everything
  • Solid API to build on and work with, a few annoying quirks here and there for super complex use cases but overall very well documented and works well
  • Most Merchant Success Managers are good and genuinely want to be helpful
  • A fantastic user interface, very logical and easy to use
  • Tons and tons and tons of out of the box integrations. Easily the best integration marketplace of the e-commerce platforms. There's an app for that.
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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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Shopify
  • The Account Managers/Reps have become more scripted and seem like they are busier and handling more clients than before. It doesn't seem as personal and special anymore like when we first upgraded to Plus.
  • Shopify still has missing features in their software that might not have an app in their app marketplace available that fills this void.
  • The 24/7 support doesn't seem as dedicated as they once were.
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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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Shopify
No answers on this topic
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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Shopify
Again, it is the ease of creating new customers, new items, new shipping rates, and processing these quickly. Once you have set up a new price list or B2B customer, orders can be easily processed and the staff do not need to remember who is and who is not a trade customer. A lot of time is saved
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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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Shopify
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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Shopify
No answers on this topic
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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Shopify
Always are quick to answer our questions and help us find a solution
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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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Shopify
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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Shopify
No answers on this topic
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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Shopify
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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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Shopify
Shopify had the quickest go-to-market and most robust API among the products we compared. CommerceCloud required a VERY LONG integration phase that we just didn't have time for. BigCommerce fell short on the number of features and API coverage that we needed. Overall Shopify gave us the most bang for the buck.
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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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Shopify
No answers on this topic
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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Shopify
  • Shopify Plus has been a very cost effective solution for us.
  • As our business grows, it's easy to train new hires on how to use Shopify Plus.
  • What we've lost in the missing features of Shopify we've made up for in the other areas.
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ScreenShots

Shopify Plus Screenshots

Screenshot of The home screen of your Shopify admin, including proactive home cards and reporting and live view insights.Screenshot of Your Shopify Plus store is ready for mobile commerce. Customers can browse and buy from your store with an optimized experience on device.Screenshot of Editing products across sales channels.Screenshot of Easily edit colours, typography, settings, and drag and drop sections for each of your store's templates with the theme editor.