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SAP Business One

Overview

What is 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.

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Customization: Users consistently praise the software's customizable nature for adapting to various business processes, making it a …
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SAP Business One is #1

10 out of 10
April 27, 2021
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SAP Business One is being used by my organization within both the sales and administrative departments. It helps us manage our inventory, …
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Popular Features

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  • Accounts payable (43)
    9.3
    93%
  • Accounts receivable (42)
    9.3
    93%
  • Inventory tracking (42)
    8.6
    86%
  • Standard reports (42)
    7.5
    75%

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Pricing

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Limited

$99.00

Cloud
per month

Starter

$110.00

Cloud
per month

Pro

$132.00

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Product Demos

SAP Business One Demo

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Step 9 - Installing SAP Business One on SQL Server

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The SAP Business One WOW demo

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SAP Business One Demo

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Features

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

10
Avg 7.1

Customization

This addresses a company’s ability to configure the software to fit its specific use case and workflow.

9
Avg 7.2

Security

This component helps a company minimize the security risks by controlling access to the software and its data, and encouraging best practices among users.

8.7
Avg 8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Users can report on and analyze usage, performance, ROI, and/or other metrics of success.

7.1
Avg 7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Financial management solution, including capabilities for general ledger and configurable accounting

5.6
Avg 7.6

Inventory Management

The ability to track and manage the flow of goods or materials into and out of an inventory.

8.2
Avg 7.8

Order Management

The ability to process orders, and track them from quote to cash.

5.9
Avg 7.7

Subledger and Financial Process

Revenue management solution including capabilities for subledgers and financial processes

6.8
Avg 7.4

Project Financial Management

Project financial management solution including capabilities for project budgeting, cost control, billing and contract management.

7
Avg 7.6

Project Execution Management

Project execution management solution including capabilities for project scheduling, resource management, and team member task management.

7.9
Avg 6.8

Grants Management

Grants management solution for higher education, public sector, or non-profits with capabilities for managing financial awards for program and project funding

7.7
Avg 7.4

Procurement

Procurement management solution with capabilities for sourcing, contracting, procure-to-pay and supplier management

8.1
Avg 6.9

Risk Management

Risk management solution with capabilities for managing controls, assessing control effectiveness, certifying controls, and addressing deficiencies

7.7
Avg 6.4

Logistics

Logistics solution with capabilities for transportation planning, transportation execution, trade compliance, customs management, warehouse management and warehouse workforce management.

6.5
Avg 6.7

Manufacturing

Manufacturing solution for managing manufacturing processes and costs.

6.1
Avg 7.4

Supply Chain

Supply Chain Planning solution with capabilities for planning, performance monitoring, change responses and execution.

7.2
Avg 7.0

Product Lifecycle Management

Product Lifecycle Management solution with capabilities for innovation management, product development

8.9
Avg 7.1
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Product Details

What is SAP Business One?

SAP Business One is an ERP system ideal for small to midsize businesses. It is sold only through SAP partner companies, and offers both on-premise and cloud deployment options. Users have access to core accounting features such as journal entries, AP/AR, cash flow management, fixed asset management, bank reconciliation, and financial reporting and analysis. SAP Business One also includes a host of other ERP features including procurement, production planning, warehouse and inventory management, CRM and sales process management, and business intelligence tools. Vertical-specific features for manufacturing, retail, and wholesale distribution are available as well.

SAP Business One Integrations

SAP Business One Competitors

SAP Business One Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Sage 100 are common alternatives for SAP Business One.

Reviewers rate Pay calculation and Benefit plan administration and Direct deposit files highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of SAP Business One are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Customization: Users consistently praise the software's customizable nature for adapting to various business processes, making it a reliable option tailored to their specific needs.

Streamlining Capabilities: The MRP feature is appreciated for effectively handling stocks and enabling inventory audits by warehouse, streamlining document approval processes with ease.

Useful Features: Many users find the Relationship Maps feature helpful as it visually displays the entire process from start to finish in a single screen, enhancing accountability and efficiency in billing, payment processes, and reporting. These features significantly contribute to user satisfaction and operational effectiveness by providing tailored solutions that streamline tasks and enhance visibility across workflows.

Limited Reporting Options: Some users have expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of common reports, such as sales by category, which they find to be missing from the current reporting features. They feel that more standard reports would greatly enhance their reporting capabilities and decision-making processes.

Complex Customization Process: Users have mentioned difficulties in customizing additional reports due to the system not being easy enough to tailor for their specific needs. This lack of customization options has hindered their ability to generate specialized reports crucial for their business operations.

High Pricing and Escalation Costs: Reviewers have criticized the quick escalation of pricing, especially when adding enterprise solutions modules and users, making it costly for long-term use. The high prices associated with upgrades and additional modules deter some users from fully utilizing the software's capabilities.

Attribute Ratings

Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is currently being used for accounting and finance and will also be used by manufacturing when we get to that stage. Entire organization will use it. SAP consolidates everything onto one platform and will help us manage our inventory and manufacturing processes better than QuickBooks.
  • The user interface is easy to navigate.
  • Reports are easily created in order to analyze data.
  • Inventory is tracked in an efficient manner.
  • SAP doesn't allow for there to be updates to inventory items once they have been created. It would be ideal if updates to items could be made.
SAP Business One is well suited for a small to mid-sized company that has inventory and manufacturing processes.
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting (7)
51.42857142857143%
5.1
Accounts payable
90%
9.0
Accounts receivable
N/A
N/A
Global Financial Support
N/A
N/A
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
N/A
N/A
Journals and Reconciliations
90%
9.0
Configurable Accounting
90%
9.0
Standardized Processes
90%
9.0
Subledger and Financial Process (5)
18%
1.8
Billing Management
N/A
N/A
Cash and Asset Management
N/A
N/A
Travel & Expense Management
N/A
N/A
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
N/A
N/A
Period Close
90%
9.0
Inventory Management (3)
60%
6.0
Inventory tracking
90%
9.0
Automatic reordering
N/A
N/A
Location management
90%
9.0
Order Management (5)
N/A
N/A
Pricing
N/A
N/A
Order entry
N/A
N/A
Credit card processing
N/A
N/A
Cost of goods sold
N/A
N/A
Order Orchestration
N/A
N/A
Payroll Management (3)
N/A
N/A
Pay calculation
N/A
N/A
Benefit plan administration
N/A
N/A
Direct deposit files
N/A
N/A
Reporting & Analytics (3)
86.66666666666666%
8.7
Dashboards
80%
8.0
Standard reports
90%
9.0
Custom reports
90%
9.0
Customization (2)
N/A
N/A
API for custom integration
N/A
N/A
Plug-ins
N/A
N/A
Security (2)
90%
9.0
Role-based user permissions
90%
9.0
Single sign-on capability
90%
9.0
Grants Management (1)
N/A
N/A
Award Lifecycle Management
N/A
N/A
Project Financial Management (6)
N/A
N/A
Budgeting and Forecasting
N/A
N/A
Project Costing
N/A
N/A
Cost Capture
N/A
N/A
Capital Project Management
N/A
N/A
Customer Contract Compliance
N/A
N/A
Project Revenue Recognition
N/A
N/A
Project Execution Management (4)
N/A
N/A
Project Planning and Scheduling
N/A
N/A
Task Insight for Project Managers
N/A
N/A
Project Mobile Functionality
N/A
N/A
Definable Resource Pools
N/A
N/A
Procurement (5)
N/A
N/A
Bids Analyzed and Compared
N/A
N/A
Contract Authoring
N/A
N/A
Contract Repository
N/A
N/A
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
N/A
N/A
Supplier Management
N/A
N/A
Risk Management (5)
N/A
N/A
Risk Repository
N/A
N/A
Control Management
N/A
N/A
Control Efficiency Assessments
N/A
N/A
Issue Detection
N/A
N/A
Remediation and Certification
N/A
N/A
Logistics (5)
N/A
N/A
Transportation Planning and Optimization
N/A
N/A
Transportation Execution Management
N/A
N/A
Trade and Customs Management
N/A
N/A
Fulfillment Management
N/A
N/A
Warehouse Workforce Management
N/A
N/A
Manufacturing (5)
N/A
N/A
Production Process Design
N/A
N/A
Production Management
N/A
N/A
Configuration Management
N/A
N/A
Work Execution
N/A
N/A
Manufacturing Costs
N/A
N/A
Supply Chain (3)
30%
3.0
Forecasting
N/A
N/A
Inventory Planning
90%
9.0
Performance Monitoring
N/A
N/A
Product Lifecycle Management (2)
N/A
N/A
Proposal Management
N/A
N/A
Product Master Data Management
N/A
N/A
  • It has allowed us to track inventory efficiently.
Yes
The initial phase included accounting, finance, and inventory modules. The end phase will include the manufacturing module.
The team provided great support and continues to assist with any questions we have with SAP.
SAP business one provided a more complete solution since all modules are included in their package. Other ERP providers charged extra for each module that was implemented. SAP was more economical than other providers.
  • in-person training
We had a couple of classroom style trainings and a couple of one-on-one trainings.
I have not used the online training offered.
We had live training.
When we needed to add additional account determinations in the set up. They walked me through the process over the phone.
No
Timely and accurate support all of the time.
  • Integration of purchase orders to goods receipt to invoices
  • Set up of the account determination. You really need to know what to do here since this set up drives a lot of the transactions in SAP.
It has a nice interface that is easy to use.
3
Accounting
Finance
Purchasing
We use Stellar One Consulting for any SAP support needs.
  • SAP has a well developed Accounting module
  • We are still waiting to fully implement SAP (Production module). That is the area that we will see how SAP helps our organization.
  • When we have sales, we will see how SAPs service module functions along with warranty tracking on products sold.
We will definitely renew SAP.
Yes
SAP replaces QuickBooks. We needed a more robust software for inventory tracking and production of products.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
The features available was the single most important factor. We wanted a solution that offered everything in order for us to use these modules as we expand our business.
Wouldn't change it.
No
Don't require it now. Maybe in the future when we open up the production module.
Robert Markley, Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
  • 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.
I have personally worked with Oracle, JD Edwards, QuickBooks and Made2Manage. SAP Business One is MUCH easier to use than Oracle and JD Edwards, far more robust than QuickBooks and Made2Manage does not have the support of a company like SAP. I would strongly recommend SAP Business One for a company that is less than $50 million in revenue.
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.
Our institution is a member of the SAP University Alliance. We have chosen to use SAP Business One in our Management Information Systems and Accounting Information Systems classes for seven years, because the students can use the product quickly and come to understand the functionality and integration that an ERP system has to offer.
We recently upgraded SAP Business One from version 8.8 to version 9.1 and had a few issues initially. We have now resolved those issues, with SAP assistance, and SAP Business One seems very stable!
  • Implemented in-house
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