Small Company Implements SAP Business One
May 07, 2019

Small Company Implements SAP Business One

John SCOTT Livingston | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Other

Modules Used

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

Overall Satisfaction with SAP Business One

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.
  • First goal was to gain better control and visibility of our finances
Understanding an ERP process is key combined with knowing the capabilities of SAP Business One. Without those two it is difficult to begin. The third element is know your own process and where you see growth in that process down the road. This will help you identify the gaps to implement.
Trust in size of SAP and the partner network they've built. It was ultimately Vision33 that made the difference for us. We also liked the feature fit to our manufacturing needs.
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.

SAP Business One Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
8
Accounts receivable
9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Not Rated
Journals and Reconciliations
10
Configurable Accounting
9
Standardized Processes
9
Billing Management
8
Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Cash and Asset Management
Not Rated
Travel & Expense Management
Not Rated
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Not Rated
Period Close
10
Inventory tracking
9
Automatic reordering
8
Location management
8
Pricing
7
Order entry
8
Credit card processing
5
Cost of goods sold
7
Order Orchestration
7
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Dashboards
Not Rated
Standard reports
8
Custom reports
7
API for custom integration
8
Plug-ins
10
Role-based user permissions
10
Single sign-on capability
10
Award Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Spending Control
Not Rated
Indirect Cost Management
Not Rated
Budgeting and Forecasting
Not Rated
Project Costing
Not Rated
Cost Capture
Not Rated
Capital Project Management
Not Rated
Customer Contract Compliance
7
Project Revenue Recognition
7
Project Planning and Scheduling
Not Rated
Task Insight for Project Managers
Not Rated
Project Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Project Candidate Search
Not Rated
Definable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Talent Profiles
Not Rated
Absence Management
Not Rated
Bids Analyzed and Compared
8
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
8
Contract Authoring
7
Contract Repository
8
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
9
Supplier Management
6
Contract Renewal Automation
7
Risk Repository
Not Rated
Control Management
Not Rated
Control Efficiency Assessments
Not Rated
Issue Detection
Not Rated
Remediation and Certification
Not Rated
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Not Rated
Transportation Execution Management
Not Rated
Trade and Customs Management
Not Rated
Fulfillment Management
6
Warehouse Workforce Management
Not Rated
Production Process Design
7
Production Management
7
Configuration Management
Not Rated
Work Execution
Not Rated
Manufacturing Costs
Not Rated
Not Rated
Forecasting
Not Rated
Inventory Planning
Not Rated
Performance Monitoring
Not Rated
Proposal Management
Not Rated
Product Master Data Management
Not Rated