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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. The application has over 30,000 customers and is sold, implemented, and supported through a global network of local resellers.Small Company Implements SAP Business OneWe use SAP B1 9.3 for our entire procure to pay process. We're a small company that has been able to benefit from the use of an ERP system like SAP B1. After several years of using SAP B1 we are still working on process improvement however we've experienced strong company growth in the past 3 year. We are confident we chose the correct platform as it has allowed for our growth.,Flexibility in reporting and form development Easy adaptability to third party applications For a small company it has been easy to manage technically,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.,8,First goal was to gain better control and visibility of our finances,Vision33 is our partner. We have continued the relationship beyond the initial implementation, we are very satisfied with their services. We will continue partner with Vision33 for our future upgrade and integrations. Over time we have been working with them through small projects to grow and learn the capabilities of SAP B1 and apply them to our business needs. We recently have begun a WMS project with Vision33.,Being that we were small our processes we simple and straight forward therefore implementation wasn't a huge hurdle. Not knowing what we didn't know. We were moving from have a simple paper focused process to an ERP process. We didn't know what to expect, what to ask or even where to begin. Vision33 assisted with getting us there. It was a challenge to wrap out minds around an ERP process. Challenge wing part was getting everyone on the same level of understanding. It was slow and pain to begin with but happy we implemented it when we did. Today we are grateful we are using SAP B1,8,Epicor ERP and Microsoft Dynamics AXGreat All-Around SolutionWe are using SAP Business One across the organization. It does an incredible job at synthesizing the different aspects and functions of each department and make them viewable in one area. It offers greater control and clarity of the different functions of what's going on and a detailed view of each unit's operating costs.,Control. Usability. Interface. Support Team.,The price is very high. Reporting is clunky. Project management could be improved.,7,Greater clarity in business development. Greater forecasting power. Cost accounting improvements.,We partnered SAP Business One with advanced business Consulting GmbH. We were very happy with the services they provided. The partner knew our business well and knew how to support us. They were very helpful in implementing the program too and were there each step of the way.,The initial startup was smooth. Training went fairly well. Billing was a challenge at first.,7,A1 Business, AccountMate and Demand Works ForecastingSAP B1 for the winSAP B1 took the three software systems we were using and integrated them all into one ERP. This made our productivity increase and made us much more efficient in all aspects of our business. Everything was located within one ERP and made reporting much easier for us. We were able to integrate other third-party solutions into SAP to make our business run even more smoothly.,Reporting: out of the box reporting was good, it helped us manage at a high level and see what we needed to see. Financials: financial reports were easy to pull and review. They allowed us to quickly see any areas of concern. Search option: the search capability within the system was great; if you weren't able to find something the search would always be the way to go.,In order to have the system do everything we needed, we had to pay for more third-party solutions. Out of the box, it did not solve all of our needs. Support: until we switched support companies, support was greatly lacking from our partner because they were too large. There were glitches that were never fixed from version to version such as pulling reports showing different years in the same report.,9,The ROI was huge for us in that it drastically cut down employee time generated reports, preparing invoices, etc.,Originally, we started with Vision33, but it seemed we got lost a lot in the shuffle. We switched to D1 Technologies and were much happier after our switch. They came onsite often to help us with tasks or issues.,No,Implementation went fairly well, it brought all of our data from the other systems into one place so the history was always there.,7SAP wasn't 100% right for our company, but it is an amazing tool that you should definitely consider.The business as a whole uses SAP Business One. We use it for every function of the company and in every department. We use SAP Business One for absolutely everything - from accounting and sales to inventory and contact lists. We also use it to organize our digital files by attaching them to documents within SAP.,Thoroughness of business partner information. SAP has a slot for anything and everything you might need to know about a business partner. Ease of Journal Entries. SAP makes it very easy to manually enter and adjust JEs. Chart of Accounts. SAP also makes it so easy to use the chart of accounts.,Being able to add attachments to more of the documents in SAP. Such as outgoing payments and journal entries. MacOS Compatibility. I have log in to a Microsoft Remote connection to use SAP. Given that it runs on open source software at its core, there really is no reason for it to require a Microsoft OS. Increased usability of project codes. The standard and custom reports only pull the project code information from the accounting tab of the document instead of the body of the document (where multiple codes are able to be entered.),8,Project costing is not super adequate for the types of projects we do. The accounting system lets you look all the way back to the beginning, so researching things is very easy. The invoicing system is super functional and more customizable than QuickBooks.,Vision33 implemented our product.,Yes,SAP does not work well with MacOS and we had to use auxiliary software to make it work.,8,QuickBooks Desktop EnterpriseTops on inventory managementOperations, Finance and Order management currently uses SAP B1 in our organization. It is great for our small hopefully scaling business and managing inventory needs.,Inventory Management Pulling data into Excel Add-on flexibility,Reporting capabilities Web access,8,SAP B1 has helped us keep tabs on our inventory SAP B1 has helped us maintain a proper record of accounting SAP B1 has helped us automate our monthly sales processing,We worked with Vision33 to implement this product, and we are very happy with the service they provided. Most of our issues with SAP B1 stem from our lack of time to learn the system.,I wasn't here for the implementation.,6,Oracle Enterprise ManagerExcellent budget ERP for Medium and Small BusinessesWe use the product for our complete sales and purchase process, meanwhile, it is fully connected with the finance module and it creates automatically a journal entry for every transaction that affects the general ledger. The reporting module has many options and is really customizable, and you can create your own reports once you get familiar with the structures of tables and fields in the database.,All the modules are connected. A document you post on the sales or purchase modules gets an immediate journal entry on the finance module. The system is very customizable. You can add extra fields to almost every document in the system. The reporting is very good. You can create your own report via the Query Manager and then even add some layouts to the reports.,The Software Development Kit (SDK) has some errors that haven't been solved from previous versions of the system. The Print Layout Designer (PLD) is somewhat tricky to work with. The cost of each user license could be pretty expensive for some companies.,9,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.,Microsoft Dynamics GP and Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne,Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Office 2016, Microsoft Office 365, Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management, Magic xpi Integration Platform, Magic xpa Application Platform, JDASAP is what every marketing company seeks to make your business profitableThe use of the tool allows to have an ERP which is implemented, in general, in all areas of the company, integrates in a coordinated manner in the areas of Marketing, Production, Marketing Channels, Inventories, Administration, Accounting, Finance, Portfolio Management of Customers, Accounts Payable and Charged. Allowing the control of all these functions in a single integrated application. It is ideal for small and medium businesses, since it is a complete application, with a good technical service, and with accessible costs for the benefits received.,It allows making a real follow-up of the state of the company, without the need to wait for periodic reports. This provides a corrective tool for situations that deviate from the standard. It prevents the business areas from working separately so the information is not duplicated and is managed effectively by all involved. thus avoiding conflicts and optimizing resources. It allows the proper management of the client portfolio, accurately projecting the inputs and outputs of resources, products, orders, and invoices. Therefore, the inventory and cash flow are properly managed. By correctly managing cash inflows and customer requirements, a real plan of goals can be established that is adjusted to the company's capabilities. It is a standardized program in its use, with a parent company with decades in the market and renowned, which provides adequate user support to the tool.,The learning curve is greater than other programs of its type. You need staff who previously worked with the tool. The learning time is going to be high. Being a more developed tool, the user requirements are high compared to other similar ones. Visually, it is a sober program. I believe that the presentation could be improved by adjusting it to the user level with which it is worked. In order to make it more user-friendly, we must not forget that a tool such as an ERP will be used by all areas of the company, which includes inexperienced personnel up to senior levels. They should improve the integration with other tools that do not belong to the SAP family. In today's world, emphasis should be placed on emails, social networks, mobile applications, applications of calls and messaging, as well as providing adequate storage access on the cloud. The implementation of the tool is in accordance with the type of program, however, for people who have not worked with programs of the SAP family, it will require more implementation time, as well as intensive user training courses.,8,The first impact we measured in the implementation of this tool was saving paper for printing, invoices and security paper, and savings in the issuance of reports that have allowed the reduction in 10% of administrative expenses. In the second chronological order, we have reduced the storage and transportation expenses by 8% because we can monitor the behavior of the client portfolio in an adequate manner, making an adequate use of the inventory, largely due to the sales forecasts made by the billing team. Reduction of 15% in accounts receivable, since a collection task has been carried out adjusted to each client, in the same way, we have reduced the banking leverage by improving our cash flow as we will only use the banks for investment in assets.,SAP Access Control,Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Microsoft Dynamics CRM),5,1,The inventory management, purchasing requirements, as well as the sales projection, allows for an adequate attention of the clients and needs. The accounting management, the tool is very robust in this aspect, allowing in real time to determine business needs. Provides data that allows designing sales plans, reducing costs, strengthening profitability strategy. Administratively it is a very strong program, it contemplates all the scenarios and administrative needs of the company. It is very well developed in this aspect.,Inventory management, markenting needs and planning promotion strategies for seasons and product lines. Appropriate accounting management of the company, as well as, adaptation to tax policies that may change, to avoid penalties or fines. Reports, graphs and tools for monitoring business management.,Integration of markenting tools, social networks and promotion. Integration with other sales force tracking tools, and mobile apps. Management of editable reports in real time by those involved, facilitating decision making,8,No,Product Features Product Reputation Prior Experience with the Product,Investigate in the written reviews of the program, make free tests of other similar programs, in order to determine which is the one that adapts to the size of the company. Involve the end users in system tests, evaluating their reaction, as well as, a survey to poll their impressions with the program if they have worked previously.,TIBCO professional services,The cost-benefit ratio. The technical requirements of software and hardware for the implementation of the system. The knowledge interviews with all the users, to be able to determine the training phases of the application by area. The integration tests between the different areas, as well as the issuance of the reports and documents.,7,9,No,The ability to develop modules that adapt to new fiscal, monetary, and tax policies to avoid problems of this nature for the company. In a fluctuating economy, with changing policies at the monetary, fiscal, and tax levels. With a legal framework that requires changes periodically, it is important to have experts who know this reality and adjust quickly.,It is a tool that gives you all the necessary information, the data you need to make the right decisions. The design is elegant and sober, offers a corporate image. It is a reliable and safe tool, giving guarantee of data integrity, also manages a good accessibility scheme by user profiles.,The user level learning curve is slow, especially if you have not worked with the tool before. It is a complete program, which can generate the feeling that it is not friendly, the interface is serious. Since there are many options and modules, it can generate confusion in the average users. User profiles, if they are not well designed, do not allow the handling of unauthorized parameters. Therefore, the Work Flow and all those involved in it must be handled very well, along with their functions. To avoid accessibility problems. The reports must be well defined, otherwise there is a risk of not presenting the desired data, since many reporting options are available.,No,7SAP BusinessOne - Highly Recommend!At my previous job, we used SAP Business One as the primary accounting and finance tool. There, I was entering journal entries, entering payments on account, reconciling accounts, and doing bank reconciliations. The whole finance department used Business One. It helped tremendously when it came time for the annual audits. Getting the necessary information for the auditors was as simple as a quick report export.,Posting Journal Entries Reconciling client accounts Generating invoices,I think the only issue I encountered was that sometimes things would function, i.e., the generation of invoices. And the next month (because we did it on a monthly basis), they would not. It also tends to freeze.,10,No negative impact on the business as far as I knew.,Adaptive InsightsReview of SAP B1 ConsultantWe are a SAP Business One Partner in the United Kingdom. We have implemented the product in various industries. It's an ERP which can handle all the aspects of a business including Finance, Operations and Reporting,SAP Business One version for Hana provides analytical reporting for management. With SAP Business One Mobile application you can monitor your business on your fingertips such as you can manage your approvals on mobile device. Controlling can be made more effective in SAP B1. You can configure authorisation for all the users. Also you can put up approvals on the document which are critical for the business aspect.,The production module is still a section where it is improving. Recently Routing have been introduced but there is still some more place for improvement. Remote support platform of SAP B1 need some improvement. Specially when backup are configured we need to make sure that RSP service doesn't get to stop automatically. Financial report such as VAT needs to be uploaded by the system itself which SAP is supposed to introduce in upcoming patch level.,10,ERP system implementation is an investment which yields return within a span of time. Due to more visibility of operation you can plan better which increases the business and later the returns. With better controls over business, it reduces the loss due to any malfunctions action.,,TallySpace, SAP Lumira, SAP ERPSAP B1- great tool for companies outgrowing QB and other entry level ERPsWe used SAP B1 to manage our sales pipeline. As a reseller, I also used it to demonstrate and sell to companies in manufacturing and distribution.,Manages items through BOM, tracking serialized components and batch/lot traceability Manages many aspects of the business; manufacturing, inventory, sales, distribution, service, etc Audit trails, detailed logs of all system activity by the user. Sox compliant.,At times, the on-premise deployment can be a tad slow Not the cheapest price option Maybe too much software for true small business,10,Great tool for companies looking for a more robust option than QB or Sage Great for companies that need rigid & accurate procedures to meet compliance standards (gov’t, pharma, etc) Bring automation to companies that overspend on manual data entry,Sage 50 Accounting, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions and NetSuiteHow SAP Business One helps companies to growSAP Business One is used by the whole company for financial, services, CRM, and accounting, and is integrated with the company satellite tracking platform, and an online payments platform. The main focus is to get a centralized point of reference for all the company data and get all the internal processes tracked and saved into the ERP and get all the reports from a single data source.,Accurate, real-time reports Streamlined business operations and sustainable growth,Project planning Service module Integration with other platforms,10,SAP Business One provides full visibility into all areas of the business Templated reports deliver a full snapshot of company performance,SAP HANA, Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and SAP Crystal,SAP HANA, SAP Crystal, SAP Lumira,7All-in-one ERP Solution!We worked with a certified reseller of SAP B1 trying to adjust the solution to small companies' needs. As a developer, I also used it to provide informative reports via the reporting module that provides many options and is really customizable. The system provides a centralized point of reference for all the company data with great documentation so once a user gets familiar with the database fields, it is easy to look for all the information needed in a single source.,Customized Reports to fit the companies' special configuration and needs. Individual interfaces for many aspects of the business; manufacturing, inventory, sales, distribution, service, etc. Each department can have its own space. All the modules are connected and can interact with one another.,Not the cheapest price option, especially for a small-sized business. Too many options for small businesses, a lot of modules remain unused Not enough infrastructure for project planning,8,Bring automation to companies that overspend on manual data entry Great Reporting and Logging Effective communication between different departments,Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SAS Advanced Analytics and Microsoft Project,Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, Apache Solr, Azure SQL DatabaseOverall a fair program.SAP Business one was a replacement for an older CRM that was used prior. We used it to have a clean streamline from our Clients and our Vendors. The main problem that is possessed is the consulting portion. I feel that the management that implemented the optimization for our company did a poor job to hit the main focus of SAP.,Creating Vendor Accounts Using their invoices feature. The speed of SAP to access potentially archived information. Their ability to quickly view vendor payments and clients payments.,SAP might be excellent, but I feel that the manager who spoke with the developers to optimize SAP did a horrible job and did not take advantage of the full functionality of the program. SAP could move a little more smoothly when loading information, it is fast, but it's sometimes inefficient. I believe the company that I worked for that did this caused us to have unnecessary steps when adding vendors to be paid on client invoices.,7,Allocation of records from the previous system Everything is at a glance, but too compact. Could use more feature to work with non-warehouse clients.,,Zendesk, Zopim by Zendesk, ZipRecruiterSAP Business One- Best for medium segmentsWe are an implementation partner. A few clients use it department wise while others are using across the organization. It covers almost everything related to finance and logistics, a bit lacking in the production and human resources part. It needs further improvement on Production, Human Resource and Project management. It is quite user friendly as compared to other software.,One of the best Inventory management programs Very user friendly Easy to customize,Production Human Resources Project management,9,Positive,Microsoft Dynamics GPSAP Business One - from a 12 year veteran implementerAs a consultant for SAP Business One I recommend, sell and implement it for many companies, the majority of which are in distribution and manufacturing. SAP B1 addresses the business processes required to manage inventory - straightforward distribution inventory, and complex manufacturing environments. Examples of companies that are using SAP B1 include: a capital equipment company in Woodstock Ontario that has BOMs that are 11 levels deep and average 3,000 components / sub-assemblies; a distribution company in Toronto with 6 distribution locations and salesmen throughout North America; a steel stamping company in Toronto making complex file cabinets and desks that are sold throughout North America; an automotive aftermarket distributor in Florida supplying parts to large retail chains such as Autozone; a manufacturer in Indiana that captures labor by operation in real time on the floor. While these companies have different specific needs, the individual SAP B1 implementation is tailored (using SAP tools) to their individual needs.,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.,No payroll module. The initial implementation of the dashboard is overly complicated. Once it is set up it functions well, but it takes more effort than it should to get operational. And it takes lots of computer expertise to get operational. Few customers use the Outlook integration with SAP. The ease of use between Outlook and SAP B1 could be improved. Few customers use the CRM module heavily. Mostly this is because of the Outlook integration and the discipline it takes to use it properly.,10,As a consultant implementing SAP B1, I can only give examples of SAP B1's affect on clients. Capital equipment company heavy user of manufacturing functions: full cost rollup functionality eliminated errors in knowing the full cost of a machine (11 level BOM, 3000 plus parts). Let to proper pricing of end products and improved profitability. Automotive aftermarket company - using SAP enabled them to quickly add and manage 600+ parts to their product mix for a major retail customer - doubling their business with that customer. A manufacturer of arts and crafts products integrated SAP to Amazon and generated an incremental $60,000 in revenues per month. A distributor with sales employees all over North America integrated the sales employee portal to SAP and now allows these employees to have up to the minute real time information on orders, invoices, stock, etc. - on their i-Pads, while at the customer.,,2,1,I am a consultant, so internally I am using SAP Business One for accounting. My expertise is in inventory - manufacturing and distribution. This entails detailed use of the product with sales order processing, purchasing and all aspects of inventory control. Combining my knowledge of the customer's business processes with the capabilities and extended capabilities of SAP Business One to make a more flexible and user friendly implementation.,Integration of SAP Business One with 2 label programs - Bar Tender from Seagull Scientific and P-Touch editor from Brother. Allows users to automate & control the production of labels at various points in the workflow. Included are a couple of label systems that are integrated with automated packaging systems - direct to SAP delivery orders. Integration of SAP Business One to meet Automotive EDI requirements. Addition of a performance measurement program to allow SAP users to review a vendor's on time delivery and fill rates. Same program also show how you are doing with deliveries to your customers. Added a 'remanufacturing' functionality to SAP Business One to allow users o 'repair' drive shafts, pumps, engines, etc - items that are brought in for repair and the same item is shipped back to the customer. Added a surcharge handling function to a customer that has a high percentage of copper within their product (solenoids). Added hand held units to collect physical count information and pass this to SAP Business One - eliminating the need to hand write the data and face transposition errors. In plant data collection for production work orders.,Many ways - I am a consultant, so whatever the next customer requires.,10,10SAP Business One - All in OneI started working on SAP Business One implementation and support with many clients since its early release. It is normally used by whole organizations of small/medium size companies. SAP Business One provides a sturdy financial accounting backbone with standard reports that meet most companies’ requirements. The financial data is obtained from an integrated system of sales, purchase inventory and production, which gives business owners’ visibility to inventory and financial data any time during the whole logistics cycle. This is a reason that many clients move to SAP Business One.,Cost Effective: even with add-ons from a third party, SAP Business One still wins in terms of cost compared to larger ERP providers such SAP All in One. Stable Accounting module. Financial accounting is no stranger to users who use any other ERP systems, it provides standard reports and operations. The core financial accounting function is stable and accurate. Flexibility to Customize. Users can customize by creating user defined fields, alerts, approvals to define thier own workflow. The UI form can be edited by hiding or moving field. The Query Generator is easy to use, even by a user who is not familiar with SQL. Users can create a customized report. Strong Support. Strong SAP support, a wealth of training materials that are easy to obtain. SAP continuously improves on new functionality. Recently SAP added new functionality such as allowing users to define the bin location for inventory items, define dimensions in cost accounting, add resources in production module etc. Availability of in depth solution via Integration with third party add-on. Add-ons are available in various areas including WMS, project management, POS, and web portals.,Improvement in Human Resource module. The employee master data in the Human Resource module can be linked with other modules such as Production in order to directly record time to calculate salary. Improvement on technology infrastructure. The B1 Mobile and Dashboard has been causing a lot of issues at the time it is installed and during use afterwards. A user needs a technology background or help from a consultant to set it up. However after setup, the program tends to error out for any network or technology reason. The same problem happens with inter-company add-ons. Integration with a third party add-on adds more problems from a support point of view, since some issues need knowledge from both sides to troubleshoot, which puts higher requirement on support.,7,SAP Business One provides all accounting and tax data accurately, records sales and purchases, and quickly allows for inventory analysis. The ROI on these modules is positive. While Add-on integration causes problems, and involves support from internal staff as well as external consultants constantly, overall it speeds up processing of orders, and improves inventory management.SAP Business One in production environmentWe currently utilize SAP Business One company wide for sales, financials, purchasing, and service. Business Partners are tracked utilizing B1 where we are able to attach pertinent documentation to their records as it relates to tax-ability, etc. We are also able to generate real-time reporting using the "Drag and Relate" functionality. This has benefied IT by enabling users to collect report data without burdening IT with basic reporting requests.,Custom reporting in SAP Business One is particularly easy due to the SQL back end. With SQL experience, and adequate documentation, it is a generally painless process extracting relate-able data and meeting reporting needs. Relational documents are easily produced. Utilizing the "relationship map" on any document will show all other related documents. For example, clicking "relationship map" on a sales order will bring up the quote, purchase order, and invoice for that particular sales order. Process flow is logical and understandable. Forms customization is fairly easy. Utilizing Crystal Reports for many forms allows the end user to modify the forms to meet their particular needs.,Taxing and tax exemptions are not particularly strong. Luckily, there are 3rd party add-ons that address these deficiencies, but it would be nice to have something out-of-the box that works well.,9,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.,Sage Pro,16Professor Markley's Review of SAP Business OneWe use SAP Business One in our Management Information Systems and Accounting Information Systems courses at Saint Vincent College. We offer 60 to 80 students hands-on access to SAP Business One every semester. Additionally, we run an independent study course allowing students to train to be SAP Business One consultants upon graduation.,SAP Business One is very easy to use and new users can be trained in hours not days or weeks. SAP Business One is a great product for a simple to moderate discrete manufacturer. Additionally, there are a number of add-ons that give continuous manufacturers a strong solution SAP Business One offers strong sales and purchasing functionality. SAP Business One is tightly integrated with Microsoft Office SAP Business One is tightly integrated with Crystal Reports,The financial reporting capabilities of SAP Business One are not robust. However, the product is integrated with Crystal Reports and a number of Software Solutions Providers (SSPs) offer financial reporting add-ons. SAP Business One does not have robust manufacturing routing capabilities.,9,Our institution was using SAP ECC, and our students were struggling with the complex navigation. Now that we are using SAP Business One, students are using the solution in a single class period.,,10,Implemented in-house,8,8SAP Business One ERPSAP Business One was selected to be the ERP system to manage the sales locations in the entire company worldwide. The system is used to manage sales, finance and production at all the sales offices and it addresses the concern the organization had about standardizing their processes globally. We have integrated it with our mills so that the transfer of information is real time and minimizes data entry as well as with a data warehouse for reporting purposes.,Strong database structure: All documents are interconnected which helps navigate from different documents to financial or inventory information. Also it allows you to have more visibility of the complete process from quote to invoice. Easy to Use: Modules are very self explanatory and windows based software, as you enter data into documents several information comes up automatically as long as it has been setup in the master data records. Ability to customize: SAP Business One has the ability to be customized through add-ons on almost every module.,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.,10,Efficient reporting on sales, finance and Inventory. Better customer service due to an interconnected database where you can find information quickly. Allowed the use of EDI with vendors and customers which allows real time data for incoming/outgoing inventory.,5,10SAP Business One ReviewSAP Business One is used throughout the organization and by managing all the information in a central platform, we are able to access the relevant information about our customers and operations anytime, from anywhere. It helps internal communication and improves overall customer satisfaction. Also, being in sales I make extensive use of the CRM functionalities to make sure I never miss a sale.,SAP Business One has a awesome user interface. It makes it easy to access all the information and modules I need. SAP Business One is easy to customize. We can recreate the business processes that makes us unique. SAP Business One is simple but very powerful. You can rely in in depth reporting available in seconds.,SAP Business One has to be configured to meet the needs. Sometimes more preconfigured features could help implementation.,10,Reduction of time waisted on double entry and information searching manage by the exceptions instead of validating all data improved customer service and satisfactionSAP Business One - The ONE system for your businessSAP is being used by our entire organization that solved a variety of business system problems such as inventory control, managing price lists, and banking. It also helped our business to better handle our G/L accounts and made account reconciliation much easier. Although we have just tapped the surface of its abilities, SAP Business One is a great asset to our company.,Inventory Management - provides many different entry fields to help keep track of all the inventory essentials, and makes finding a product through enterprise search very easy. User Customization - SAP allows users to customize their "cockpit" to fit their specific department, which makes it easy to navigate to your most used operations. Business Partners - Keeping track of each individual business partner is now much easier to maintain.,Posting payments - if trying to post payments for a prior date, it always puts back the actual date of the time you deposit. This makes it much more tedious if posting checks from a previous date. Start-up time - start-up time can be very slow if you do not have a large amount of ram in your computer to keep up with SAP's massive size. Crashing - depending on how many add-on's you have, SAP can have a tendency to crash. It should be more add-on friendly.,9,Employee efficiency - sales reps can easily find customer accounts, order numbers, and invoices within a reasonable time frame. More productivity - makes finding inventory location, amount in stock, and serial numbers extremely fast and simple instead of having to check your inventory manually to find out. Also, can do majority of all business transactions such as fixed asset management all in one system instead of having another program making it faster and easier to track during the period. Better customer service - Finding customer information on the phone in a timely manner is very important, which is easily done through SAP's simple navigation.,SAP Business One: Perfect for small/medium distribution companiesERP for small/medium (about 20 employees) subsidiariesSupports business processes related to finance (A/P, A/R, accounting, taxes), controlling, sales, distribution, supply chain Includes master data ( customer, material, pricing, vendors, sales representative...) and reporting (profitability, commissions, rebates...) Doesn't support warehousing (typically managed by interfaced 3PL partner),Appropriate functional coverage Easy to use - Quick learning curve Easy, fast and simple to deploy and maintain,Manufacturing module lacks ability to break an item into components Cost of product manufactured cannot include the cost of components wasted Difficult to report on license usage,8,Increased service level through accurate inventory visibility and pro-active supply chain Simplified month end reporting from a single system Efficiency improvements thru simple but accurate reports,,15,1,Implemented in-house,9More Cons than Pro's for our type of industry.It is used across the entire organization for Oilfield Services. It does not have the functionality necessary for the business needs, and because we are on 8.82 currently.,It has extensive functionality for small businesses for financials, customer relations, and basic workflow. It can be customized to fit the detailed needs of your business. Cost effective and easy to implement as opposed to other softwares Has wide range of partners and add-ons to fit business needs.,P2P process difficult in 8.82 because some of the functionality not there unless you upgrade to a new version. Not enough functionality for Field Services for time management. No Payroll functionality in B1.,5,Has negative impact on our business due to not enough functionality Bad implementation which has required extensive clean up and re-implementing of new processes and procedures Has increased some employee efficiency and alleviated quite a bit of manual work that was previously being done outside the system,,4,200
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May 07, 2019

Review: "Small Company Implements SAP Business One"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use SAP B1 9.3 for our entire procure to pay process. We're a small company that has been able to benefit from the use of an ERP system like SAP B1. After several years of using SAP B1 we are still working on process improvement however we've experienced strong company growth in the past 3 year. We are confident we chose the correct platform as it has allowed for our growth.
  • Flexibility in reporting and form development
  • Easy adaptability to third party applications
  • For a small company it has been easy to manage technically
  • 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.
I wouldn't recommend SAP B1 for everyone. For it won't fit many companies our size due to the expense of implementing and maintaining. Simple financial operations would not really need it. It is good for companies that recognize future growth and need for flexibility B1 is not recommended for companies with large and complex manufacturing processes.
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July 13, 2019

SAP Business One Review: "Great All-Around Solution"

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We are using SAP Business One across the organization. It does an incredible job at synthesizing the different aspects and functions of each department and make them viewable in one area. It offers greater control and clarity of the different functions of what's going on and a detailed view of each unit's operating costs.
  • Control.
  • Usability.
  • Interface.
  • Support Team.
  • The price is very high.
  • Reporting is clunky.
  • Project management could be improved.
SAP Business One is well suited for a large organization with several units or departments. If the higher tiered administrators desire a greater level of control and accountability in their organization, this is an excellent solution. If your business is smaller or has fewer employees, this may be overkill for your company.
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July 12, 2019

SAP Business One Review: "SAP B1 for the win"

Score 9 out of 10
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SAP B1 took the three software systems we were using and integrated them all into one ERP. This made our productivity increase and made us much more efficient in all aspects of our business. Everything was located within one ERP and made reporting much easier for us. We were able to integrate other third-party solutions into SAP to make our business run even more smoothly.
  • Reporting: out of the box reporting was good, it helped us manage at a high level and see what we needed to see.
  • Financials: financial reports were easy to pull and review. They allowed us to quickly see any areas of concern.
  • Search option: the search capability within the system was great; if you weren't able to find something the search would always be the way to go.
  • In order to have the system do everything we needed, we had to pay for more third-party solutions. Out of the box, it did not solve all of our needs.
  • Support: until we switched support companies, support was greatly lacking from our partner because they were too large.
  • There were glitches that were never fixed from version to version such as pulling reports showing different years in the same report.
SAP B1 is great for a small to medium sized company to use as their all in one ERP. It gives a company a way to have all areas of the business within one system.
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July 10, 2019

SAP Business One Review: "SAP wasn't 100% right for our company, but it is an amazing tool that you should definitely consider."

Score 8 out of 10
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The business as a whole uses SAP Business One. We use it for every function of the company and in every department. We use SAP Business One for absolutely everything - from accounting and sales to inventory and contact lists. We also use it to organize our digital files by attaching them to documents within SAP.
  • Thoroughness of business partner information. SAP has a slot for anything and everything you might need to know about a business partner.
  • Ease of Journal Entries. SAP makes it very easy to manually enter and adjust JEs.
  • Chart of Accounts. SAP also makes it so easy to use the chart of accounts.
  • Being able to add attachments to more of the documents in SAP. Such as outgoing payments and journal entries.
  • MacOS Compatibility. I have log in to a Microsoft Remote connection to use SAP. Given that it runs on open source software at its core, there really is no reason for it to require a Microsoft OS.
  • Increased usability of project codes. The standard and custom reports only pull the project code information from the accounting tab of the document instead of the body of the document (where multiple codes are able to be entered.)
SAP Business One (B1) is great for accounting. It has so much functionality and really does everything you need. Honestly, it does hundreds of things most businesses don't really need. Ha ha! I only gave it an 8 because it's not very appropriate for small businesses. It has caused more than one situation for us where the extra functionality was inefficient. Though, I do believe the vendor advertises SAP B1 to be used by companies much larger than ours.
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April 23, 2019

SAP Business One Review: "Tops on inventory management"

Score 8 out of 10
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Operations, Finance and Order management currently uses SAP B1 in our organization. It is great for our small hopefully scaling business and managing inventory needs.
  • Inventory Management
  • Pulling data into Excel
  • Add-on flexibility
  • Reporting capabilities
  • Web access
It's been really good for helping us manage inventory. We struggle a bit with getting data out of the system at times, but that could be because we've transitioned staff recently and prior management was database management focused not reporting focused.
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December 04, 2018

SAP Business One Review: "Excellent budget ERP for Medium and Small Businesses"

Score 9 out of 10
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We use the product for our complete sales and purchase process, meanwhile, it is fully connected with the finance module and it creates automatically a journal entry for every transaction that affects the general ledger. The reporting module has many options and is really customizable, and you can create your own reports once you get familiar with the structures of tables and fields in the database.
  • All the modules are connected. A document you post on the sales or purchase modules gets an immediate journal entry on the finance module.
  • The system is very customizable. You can add extra fields to almost every document in the system.
  • The reporting is very good. You can create your own report via the Query Manager and then even add some layouts to the reports.
  • The Software Development Kit (SDK) has some errors that haven't been solved from previous versions of the system.
  • The Print Layout Designer (PLD) is somewhat tricky to work with.
  • The cost of each user license could be pretty expensive for some companies.
The license cost per user is a little expensive, and then annually you have to pay approximately 20% of the total cost of your licenses for the support from SAP, but what you get in return is totally worth it. You get a world class ERP for your company and the support is really good. The main benefit of the system is that you have all the departments in your company connected in real time.
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August 07, 2018

SAP Business One Review: "SAP is what every marketing company seeks to make your business profitable"

Score 8 out of 10
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The use of the tool allows to have an ERP which is implemented, in general, in all areas of the company, integrates in a coordinated manner in the areas of Marketing, Production, Marketing Channels, Inventories, Administration, Accounting, Finance, Portfolio Management of Customers, Accounts Payable and Charged. Allowing the control of all these functions in a single integrated application.

It is ideal for small and medium businesses, since it is a complete application, with a good technical service, and with accessible costs for the benefits received.
  • It allows making a real follow-up of the state of the company, without the need to wait for periodic reports. This provides a corrective tool for situations that deviate from the standard.
  • It prevents the business areas from working separately so the information is not duplicated and is managed effectively by all involved. thus avoiding conflicts and optimizing resources.
  • It allows the proper management of the client portfolio, accurately projecting the inputs and outputs of resources, products, orders, and invoices. Therefore, the inventory and cash flow are properly managed.
  • By correctly managing cash inflows and customer requirements, a real plan of goals can be established that is adjusted to the company's capabilities.
  • It is a standardized program in its use, with a parent company with decades in the market and renowned, which provides adequate user support to the tool.
  • The learning curve is greater than other programs of its type. You need staff who previously worked with the tool. The learning time is going to be high. Being a more developed tool, the user requirements are high compared to other similar ones.
  • Visually, it is a sober program. I believe that the presentation could be improved by adjusting it to the user level with which it is worked. In order to make it more user-friendly, we must not forget that a tool such as an ERP will be used by all areas of the company, which includes inexperienced personnel up to senior levels.
  • They should improve the integration with other tools that do not belong to the SAP family. In today's world, emphasis should be placed on emails, social networks, mobile applications, applications of calls and messaging, as well as providing adequate storage access on the cloud.
  • The implementation of the tool is in accordance with the type of program, however, for people who have not worked with programs of the SAP family, it will require more implementation time, as well as intensive user training courses.
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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November 24, 2018

SAP Business One Review: "SAP BusinessOne - Highly Recommend!"

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At my previous job, we used SAP Business One as the primary accounting and finance tool. There, I was entering journal entries, entering payments on account, reconciling accounts, and doing bank reconciliations. The whole finance department used Business One. It helped tremendously when it came time for the annual audits. Getting the necessary information for the auditors was as simple as a quick report export.
  • Posting Journal Entries
  • Reconciling client accounts
  • Generating invoices
  • I think the only issue I encountered was that sometimes things would function, i.e., the generation of invoices. And the next month (because we did it on a monthly basis), they would not.
  • It also tends to freeze.
  • It's great when you need to access information at the drop of a hat.
  • Very user-friendly for the most part.
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December 17, 2018

SAP Business One: "Review of SAP B1 Consultant"

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We are a SAP Business One Partner in the United Kingdom. We have implemented the product in various industries. It's an ERP which can handle all the aspects of a business including Finance, Operations and Reporting
  • SAP Business One version for Hana provides analytical reporting for management.
  • With SAP Business One Mobile application you can monitor your business on your fingertips such as you can manage your approvals on mobile device.
  • Controlling can be made more effective in SAP B1. You can configure authorisation for all the users. Also you can put up approvals on the document which are critical for the business aspect.
  • The production module is still a section where it is improving. Recently Routing have been introduced but there is still some more place for improvement.
  • Remote support platform of SAP B1 need some improvement. Specially when backup are configured we need to make sure that RSP service doesn't get to stop automatically.
  • Financial report such as VAT needs to be uploaded by the system itself which SAP is supposed to introduce in upcoming patch level.
SAP Business One is highly suitable for SME's
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April 02, 2018

SAP Business One Review: "SAP B1- great tool for companies outgrowing QB and other entry level ERPs"

Score 10 out of 10
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We used SAP B1 to manage our sales pipeline. As a reseller, I also used it to demonstrate and sell to companies in manufacturing and distribution.
  • Manages items through BOM, tracking serialized components and batch/lot traceability
  • Manages many aspects of the business; manufacturing, inventory, sales, distribution, service, etc
  • Audit trails, detailed logs of all system activity by the user. Sox compliant.
  • At times, the on-premise deployment can be a tad slow
  • Not the cheapest price option
  • Maybe too much software for true small business
Companies that have many aspects of their operations would be a good fit, great step up for companies that have outgrown QuickBooks.
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March 22, 2018

Review: "How SAP Business One helps companies to grow"

Score 10 out of 10
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SAP Business One is used by the whole company for financial, services, CRM, and accounting, and is integrated with the company satellite tracking platform, and an online payments platform. The main focus is to get a centralized point of reference for all the company data and get all the internal processes tracked and saved into the ERP and get all the reports from a single data source.
  • Accurate, real-time reports
  • Streamlined business operations and sustainable growth
  • Project planning
  • Service module
  • Integration with other platforms
Long supply chain logistics and less appropriate for service companies.
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April 18, 2018

SAP Business One Review: "All-in-one ERP Solution!"

Score 8 out of 10
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We worked with a certified reseller of SAP B1 trying to adjust the solution to small companies' needs. As a developer, I also used it to provide informative reports via the reporting module that provides many options and is really customizable. The system provides a centralized point of reference for all the company data with great documentation so once a user gets familiar with the database fields, it is easy to look for all the information needed in a single source.
  • Customized Reports to fit the companies' special configuration and needs.
  • Individual interfaces for many aspects of the business; manufacturing, inventory, sales, distribution, service, etc. Each department can have its own space.
  • All the modules are connected and can interact with one another.
  • Not the cheapest price option, especially for a small-sized business.
  • Too many options for small businesses, a lot of modules remain unused
  • Not enough infrastructure for project planning
SAP B1 is a great tool for medium-sized companies that wish to manage their information efficiently using one single platform. That being said, it can be hard to use, as it provides a lot of options and modules that can confuse users. However, there's the option to customize the system, the reports provided and the modules in order to get only the information needed. That solution requires an expert but can lead to the very efficient use of the system. So even though the license cost per user is a little expensive what you get in return is totally worth it.
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June 20, 2018

SAP Business One Review: "Overall a fair program."

Score 7 out of 10
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SAP Business one was a replacement for an older CRM that was used prior. We used it to have a clean streamline from our Clients and our Vendors. The main problem that is possessed is the consulting portion. I feel that the management that implemented the optimization for our company did a poor job to hit the main focus of SAP.
  • Creating Vendor Accounts
  • Using their invoices feature.
  • The speed of SAP to access potentially archived information.
  • Their ability to quickly view vendor payments and clients payments.
  • SAP might be excellent, but I feel that the manager who spoke with the developers to optimize SAP did a horrible job and did not take advantage of the full functionality of the program.
  • SAP could move a little more smoothly when loading information, it is fast, but it's sometimes inefficient.
  • I believe the company that I worked for that did this caused us to have unnecessary steps when adding vendors to be paid on client invoices.
I think SAP is more suited for warehouses and drop shipping clients, not a fan of SAP for other clients services where there could be room for improvement. I think the note taking feature needs to be more compatible with invoices, especially when there is room for client dispute. The note feature on SAP was also not able to show the full details of the conversation. I believe they should adopt note taking from Zendesk.
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November 02, 2017

Review: "SAP Business One- Best for medium segments"

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We are an implementation partner. A few clients use it department wise while others are using across the organization. It covers almost everything related to finance and logistics, a bit lacking in the production and human resources part. It needs further improvement on Production, Human Resource and Project management. It is quite user friendly as compared to other software.
  • One of the best Inventory management programs
  • Very user friendly
  • Easy to customize
  • Production
  • Human Resources
  • Project management
If you want to manage your sales, purchase, finance and inventory then i would highly recommend you to go for SAP Business One as it provides the best solution for these services. If you have medium segment production then production provided by SAP Business One is more then enough for your organization.
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March 16, 2016

Review: "SAP Business One - from a 12 year veteran implementer"

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As a consultant for SAP Business One I recommend, sell and implement it for many companies, the majority of which are in distribution and manufacturing. SAP B1 addresses the business processes required to manage inventory - straightforward distribution inventory, and complex manufacturing environments. Examples of companies that are using SAP B1 include: a capital equipment company in Woodstock Ontario that has BOMs that are 11 levels deep and average 3,000 components / sub-assemblies; a distribution company in Toronto with 6 distribution locations and salesmen throughout North America; a steel stamping company in Toronto making complex file cabinets and desks that are sold throughout North America; an automotive aftermarket distributor in Florida supplying parts to large retail chains such as Autozone; a manufacturer in Indiana that captures labor by operation in real time on the floor.
While these companies have different specific needs, the individual SAP B1 implementation is tailored (using SAP tools) to their individual needs.
  • 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.
  • No payroll module.
  • The initial implementation of the dashboard is overly complicated. Once it is set up it functions well, but it takes more effort than it should to get operational. And it takes lots of computer expertise to get operational.
  • Few customers use the Outlook integration with SAP. The ease of use between Outlook and SAP B1 could be improved.
  • Few customers use the CRM module heavily. Mostly this is because of the Outlook integration and the discipline it takes to use it properly.

Since I mostly implement distribution and manufacturing systems, let me address those areas. In those companies the accounting functionality of SAP B1 is very complete and there are no holes.

Inventory handling of bins, warehouses and items is superb. The system handles serial controlled items (1:1), batch controlled items (1:many) and normal stock items. The number of SKUs is not an issue - I have one customer with 150,000 SKUs. Hand held devices for data collection are third party add-ons, but there are several options available. The inventory is set up for discrete parts handling. There are few distribution industries where SAP B1 would not be a good fit.

The manufacturing functionality was weak until the latest release of SAP B1 in 2014. Now the BOMs support routers and processes - as they should have. Plants making discrete products that follow specific routing steps are excellent candidates for SAP B1. The MRP functionality is very good and allows for quick creation of POs and production orders from the results. New functionality in SAP 9.1 allows for import of transaction data to most SAP processes - so integration to data collection functions on the floor have been streamlined.

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May 18, 2016

User Review: "SAP Business One - All in One"

Score 7 out of 10
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I started working on SAP Business One implementation and support with many clients since its early release. It is normally used by whole organizations of small/medium size companies. SAP Business One provides a sturdy financial accounting backbone with standard reports that meet most companies’ requirements. The financial data is obtained from an integrated system of sales, purchase inventory and production, which gives business owners’ visibility to inventory and financial data any time during the whole logistics cycle. This is a reason that many clients move to SAP Business One.
  • Cost Effective: even with add-ons from a third party, SAP Business One still wins in terms of cost compared to larger ERP providers such SAP All in One.
  • Stable Accounting module. Financial accounting is no stranger to users who use any other ERP systems, it provides standard reports and operations. The core financial accounting function is stable and accurate.
  • Flexibility to Customize. Users can customize by creating user defined fields, alerts, approvals to define thier own workflow. The UI form can be edited by hiding or moving field. The Query Generator is easy to use, even by a user who is not familiar with SQL. Users can create a customized report.
  • Strong Support. Strong SAP support, a wealth of training materials that are easy to obtain. SAP continuously improves on new functionality. Recently SAP added new functionality such as allowing users to define the bin location for inventory items, define dimensions in cost accounting, add resources in production module etc.
  • Availability of in depth solution via Integration with third party add-on. Add-ons are available in various areas including WMS, project management, POS, and web portals.
  • Improvement in Human Resource module. The employee master data in the Human Resource module can be linked with other modules such as Production in order to directly record time to calculate salary.
  • Improvement on technology infrastructure. The B1 Mobile and Dashboard has been causing a lot of issues at the time it is installed and during use afterwards. A user needs a technology background or help from a consultant to set it up. However after setup, the program tends to error out for any network or technology reason. The same problem happens with inter-company add-ons.
  • Integration with a third party add-on adds more problems from a support point of view, since some issues need knowledge from both sides to troubleshoot, which puts higher requirement on support.
Business with a straight process are best suited to SAP Business One. It is less appropriate if a business process needs to be redirected based on configuration; for example delivery should be based on a sales quota.
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August 19, 2015

Review: "SAP Business One in production environment"

Score 9 out of 10
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We currently utilize SAP Business One company wide for sales, financials, purchasing, and service. Business Partners are tracked utilizing B1 where we are able to attach pertinent documentation to their records as it relates to tax-ability, etc. We are also able to generate real-time reporting using the "Drag and Relate" functionality. This has benefied IT by enabling users to collect report data without burdening IT with basic reporting requests.
  • Custom reporting in SAP Business One is particularly easy due to the SQL back end. With SQL experience, and adequate documentation, it is a generally painless process extracting relate-able data and meeting reporting needs.
  • Relational documents are easily produced. Utilizing the "relationship map" on any document will show all other related documents. For example, clicking "relationship map" on a sales order will bring up the quote, purchase order, and invoice for that particular sales order.
  • Process flow is logical and understandable.
  • Forms customization is fairly easy. Utilizing Crystal Reports for many forms allows the end user to modify the forms to meet their particular needs.
  • Taxing and tax exemptions are not particularly strong. Luckily, there are 3rd party add-ons that address these deficiencies, but it would be nice to have something out-of-the box that works well.
For a small business that needs ERP software, I would recommend SAP Business One without any hesitation. I feel that it adequately meets all of our needs and does so much better than previous software we have used in the past. I also find that there is an active community of users that are ready toss ideas around and help out when you get stuck.
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September 30, 2015

"Professor Markley's Review of SAP Business One"

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We use SAP Business One in our Management Information Systems and Accounting Information Systems courses at Saint Vincent College. We offer 60 to 80 students hands-on access to SAP Business One every semester. Additionally, we run an independent study course allowing students to train to be SAP Business One consultants upon graduation.
  • SAP Business One is very easy to use and new users can be trained in hours not days or weeks.
  • SAP Business One is a great product for a simple to moderate discrete manufacturer. Additionally, there are a number of add-ons that give continuous manufacturers a strong solution
  • SAP Business One offers strong sales and purchasing functionality.
  • SAP Business One is tightly integrated with Microsoft Office
  • SAP Business One is tightly integrated with Crystal Reports
  • The financial reporting capabilities of SAP Business One are not robust. However, the product is integrated with Crystal Reports and a number of Software Solutions Providers (SSPs) offer financial reporting add-ons.
  • SAP Business One does not have robust manufacturing routing capabilities.
SAP Business One is a strong solution for discrete manufacturers with only a few locations. It is also a strong solution for subsidiaries or joint ventures of companies running SAP ECC. Additionally, there are many Software Solutions Providers (SSPs) who offer strong add-ons that complement SAP Business One.
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February 25, 2015

User Review: "SAP Business One ERP"

Score 10 out of 10
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SAP Business One was selected to be the ERP system to manage the sales locations in the entire company worldwide. The system is used to manage sales, finance and production at all the sales offices and it addresses the concern the organization had about standardizing their processes globally. We have integrated it with our mills so that the transfer of information is real time and minimizes data entry as well as with a data warehouse for reporting purposes.
  • Strong database structure: All documents are interconnected which helps navigate from different documents to financial or inventory information. Also it allows you to have more visibility of the complete process from quote to invoice.
  • Easy to Use: Modules are very self explanatory and windows based software, as you enter data into documents several information comes up automatically as long as it has been setup in the master data records.
  • Ability to customize: SAP Business One has the ability to be customized through add-ons on almost every module.
  • 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.
1. How many orders, invoices they handle?
2. Amount of Data Entry: this will allow you to know if you need EDI for your orders or not.
3. If there is a production process, are they special items for every customer or standard items? SAP Business One will work well with standard items where there is a bill of materials but it is not very friendly when using special items specifically if they are customized on a per customer basis.
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March 28, 2015

"SAP Business One Review"

Score 10 out of 10
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SAP Business One is used throughout the organization and by managing all the information in a central platform, we are able to access the relevant information about our customers and operations anytime, from anywhere. It helps internal communication and improves overall customer satisfaction. Also, being in sales I make extensive use of the CRM functionalities to make sure I never miss a sale.
  • SAP Business One has a awesome user interface. It makes it easy to access all the information and modules I need.
  • SAP Business One is easy to customize. We can recreate the business processes that makes us unique.
  • SAP Business One is simple but very powerful. You can rely in in depth reporting available in seconds.
  • SAP Business One has to be configured to meet the needs. Sometimes more preconfigured features could help implementation.
SAP Business One is an awesome fit for distribution wholesale companies as well as project management and manufacturing. The key is understanding the implementation partner's experience in your industry. The system can be customized to fit the needs but working with industry expert will save time and money. An experienced reseller will be able to provide you with guidance on the best practices.
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March 27, 2015

Review: "SAP Business One - The ONE system for your business"

Score 9 out of 10
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SAP is being used by our entire organization that solved a variety of business system problems such as inventory control, managing price lists, and banking. It also helped our business to better handle our G/L accounts and made account reconciliation much easier. Although we have just tapped the surface of its abilities, SAP Business One is a great asset to our company.
  • Inventory Management - provides many different entry fields to help keep track of all the inventory essentials, and makes finding a product through enterprise search very easy.
  • User Customization - SAP allows users to customize their "cockpit" to fit their specific department, which makes it easy to navigate to your most used operations.
  • Business Partners - Keeping track of each individual business partner is now much easier to maintain.
  • Posting payments - if trying to post payments for a prior date, it always puts back the actual date of the time you deposit. This makes it much more tedious if posting checks from a previous date.
  • Start-up time - start-up time can be very slow if you do not have a large amount of ram in your computer to keep up with SAP's massive size.
  • Crashing - depending on how many add-on's you have, SAP can have a tendency to crash. It should be more add-on friendly.
SAP is well suited for businesses with a large amount of inventory to track, businesses with a massive customer/vendor database, etc. However, SAP Business One can be a little pricy, and for very small companies I would not recommend it. Potential buyers should ask questions about importing information from a prior system because this process can take a long-time to switch from an older system.
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April 08, 2015

Review: "SAP Business One: Perfect for small/medium distribution companies"

Score 8 out of 10
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  1. ERP for small/medium (about 20 employees) subsidiaries
  2. Supports business processes related to finance (A/P, A/R, accounting, taxes), controlling, sales, distribution, supply chain
  3. Includes master data ( customer, material, pricing, vendors, sales representative...) and reporting (profitability, commissions, rebates...)
  4. Doesn't support warehousing (typically managed by interfaced 3PL partner)
  • Appropriate functional coverage
  • Easy to use - Quick learning curve
  • Easy, fast and simple to deploy and maintain
  • Manufacturing module lacks ability to break an item into components
  • Cost of product manufactured cannot include the cost of components wasted
  • Difficult to report on license usage
Well suited for small/medium distribution entities. Interfacing ( EDI, 3PL, custom ) and localizations ( taxes, regulations... ) well supported by various SAP partners. Not appropriate for companies with a strong manufacturing focus. Is manufacturing ( including costing ) in scope? Is warehousing in scope? Not appropriate for large companies having business processes sliced into small chunks across multiple departments.
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November 18, 2014

SAP Business One Review: "More Cons than Pro's for our type of industry."

Score 5 out of 10
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It is used across the entire organization for Oilfield Services. It does not have the functionality necessary for the business needs, and because we are on 8.82 currently.
  • It has extensive functionality for small businesses for financials, customer relations, and basic workflow.
  • It can be customized to fit the detailed needs of your business.
  • Cost effective and easy to implement as opposed to other softwares
  • Has wide range of partners and add-ons to fit business needs.
  • P2P process difficult in 8.82 because some of the functionality not there unless you upgrade to a new version.
  • Not enough functionality for Field Services for time management.
  • No Payroll functionality in B1.
For the type of business we do in the oilfield industry, and the amount of employees and jobs that we run, the 8.82 version of B1 doesn't meet all our business needs. We would eventually need to look into upgrading to SAP All in One.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pay calculation (6)
8.5
Benefit plan administration (5)
8.1
Direct deposit files (7)
7.6
Salary revision and increment management (6)
8.1
Reimbursement management (6)
8.5
API for custom integration (16)
8.3
Plug-ins (16)
8.5
Single sign-on capability (15)
9.2
Role-based user permissions (17)
9.3
Dashboards (15)
9.5
Standard reports (18)
8.5
Custom reports (17)
8.9
Accounts payable (19)
8.9
Accounts receivable (19)
8.4
Global Financial Support (8)
8.7
Primary and Secondary Ledgers (9)
8.1
Intercompany Accounting (10)
8.7
Localizations (11)
8.5
Journals and Reconciliations (13)
8.7
Enterprise Accounting (13)
8.1
Configurable Accounting (12)
7.9
Centralized Rules Framework (12)
8.0
Standardized Processes (13)
8.7
Inventory tracking (18)
8.9
Automatic reordering (13)
8.7
Location management (17)
8.7
Manufacturing module (14)
8.4
Pricing (17)
9.3
Order entry (17)
9.1
Credit card processing (12)
8.6
Cost of goods sold (17)
8.8
Order Orchestration (11)
8.5
End-to-end order visibility (11)
9.3
Order exception Resolution (10)
8.8
Automated Invoice Processing (8)
9.1
Shared Services Payments (6)
8.4
Billings Management (11)
8.3
Customer Receipt Applications (10)
8.6
Customer Collections (12)
8.5
Revenue Recognition (10)
8.5
Cash Management (11)
8.7
Asset Management (11)
8.6
Travel & Expense Management (9)
8.6
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting (10)
8.1
Period Close (11)
8.6
Transactions Tax (11)
8.7
Subledger Reconciliations (9)
8.4
3rd Party Accounting Systems (5)
8.2
Budgeting and Forecasting (10)
8.6
Project Costing (10)
8.2
Cost Capture (9)
8.5
Capital Project Management (7)
7.7
Customer Invoicing (11)
8.7
Customer Contract Compliance (10)
8.3
Project Revenue Recognition (11)
8.3
Project Financial Performance Analysis (10)
7.8
Project Financials Dashboard (10)
8.3
Real-time Financial Reporting (11)
8.7
Embedded Business Intelligence (8)
8.3
Project Planning Collaboration (8)
8.2
Project Planning and Scheduling (9)
6.8
Project Manager Dashboard (8)
7.2
Resource Manager Dashboard (7)
6.5
Task Insight for Project Managers (8)
6.2
Project Manager Mobile Functionality (7)
6.1
Team Member Task Collaboration (7)
7.3
Team Member Mobile Functionality (6)
6.8
Project Candidate Search (5)
6.5
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis (5)
7.1
Defineable Resource Pools (6)
6.9
Defineable Resource Pools (5)
6.9
Talent Profiles (3)
8.1
Real-Time Project Reporting (6)
7.5
Absence Management (4)
8.1
Product Lifecycle Management (5)
7.5
Award Lifecycle Management (5)
8.5
Spending Control (6)
7.0
Indirect Cost Management (6)
6.8
Billing (9)
8.5
Sourcing Team Collaboration (4)
7.2
Sourcing Analysis (5)
8.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared (4)
7.6
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees (4)
7.6
Contract Authoring (5)
7.8
Contract Compliance Management (5)
8.0
Contract History (5)
8.1
Contract Renewal Automation (4)
8.0
Contract Repository (3)
8.1
Contract Standardization and Enforcement (3)
6.9
Electronic Signatures (4)
6.9
Invoice Automated Matching (6)
8.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management (4)
6.8
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated (6)
8.9
Spend Compliance Management (4)
7.8
Supplier Assessment (5)
7.8
Supplier Communication and Collaboration (5)
7.4
Supplier Management (5)
8.1
Supplier Portal (3)
7.6
Risk Repository (2)
9.5
Control Management (3)
9.0
Control Mapping (2)
9.0
Control Efficiency Assessments (2)
9.5
Automated Control Assessments (2)
9.5
Assessment Capture (2)
9.5
Issue Detection (3)
8.3
Automatic Notification (3)
8.7
Remediation and Certification (2)
9.5
Transportation Planning and Optimization (5)
8.5
Transportation Sourcing Management (5)
8.6
Transportation Process Integration (5)
8.1
Transportation Execution Management (5)
8.2
Freight Payment Automation (5)
8.5
Trade Management (5)
7.7
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management (5)
8.1
Customs Entry Management (6)
8.2
Customs Document Management (6)
8.3
Customs Document Collaboration (6)
8.0
Fulfillment Management (6)
8.4
Inventory Visibility (7)
9.1
Warehouse Workforce Management (5)
8.2
Production Process Design (8)
8.0
Supply Chain Business Flows (7)
8.2
Production Management (8)
8.5
Contracted Manufacturing Management (5)
7.9
Configuration Management (5)
7.8
Work Definition (6)
7.9
Work Execution (6)
8.2
Advanced Fulfillment (5)
8.1
Manufacturing Costs (5)
8.8
Forecasting (8)
8.8
Inventory Planning (8)
9.2
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning (4)
9.0
Performance Monitoring (5)
8.2
Ideation Management (6)
8.6
Requirements Management (6)
8.1
Proposal Management (6)
8.0
Innovation Portfolio Management (4)
7.9
Product Master Data Management (6)
8.0
Vendor Portal (2)
9.0
Project Portfolio Management (3)
8.6

About SAP Business One

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. The application has over 30,000 customers and is sold, implemented, and supported through a global network of local resellers.

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