SAP Business One: Perfect for small/medium distribution companies
Updated April 08, 2015

SAP Business One: Perfect for small/medium distribution companies

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Software Version


Modules Used

  • Accounting and Financials
  • Operations and Distribution
  • Administration and Reporting

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Business One

  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
  • 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
  1. Much cheaper, faster and easier to implement and maintain than its big brother SAP ERP
  2. Rapid learning curve for existing and new employee (simple GUI, ability to export to Excel easily, simple master data...)
  3. Fits well in small organizations with "Jack of all trades" users
  4. Easy to support (well known MS SQL database, runs well on Windows platforms...)
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.

Using SAP Business One

15 - Finance/Controlling, Sales, Customer Service, Supply Chain

SAP Business One Reliability

SAP Business One Implementation