Easy to use with almost complete functionality
Easy-to-use ERP System with not-so-complicated functionalities.
SAP Business One is an ERP System that is designed for Small and Medium Entities.
With a highly interactive Graphical User Interface (GUI), it allows users to easily navigate the system within a few minutes of using it.
Another good feature of SAP Business One is how it divided the different business functions by modules which allow a point-and-click capability to users.
Unlike its more complex counterpart, SAP All-in-One, SAP Business One removed the need to use T-codes which is a huge advantage for users who are not particular in memorizing hundreds of codes to process transactions.
With that in mind, SAP Business One still covers almost all of the fundamental business process of entities along with the capability to be customized using Table and Fields Management Queries.
Considering that it is an ERP Software, the adaption of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles is not fully maximized. Users that are particular in accounting might notice that some of the journal entries are not in accordance with the applicable standard in their country. This is due to the fact that there's only a limited option when it comes to the Chart of Account to be used as well as the customization of accounts.
The best RP in the market
I was the Admin that set up this software in a small business (up to 50 persons) and I don't have any issues with the software, I program some modules apart and connected it to SAP BO without problems
This is an easy to use ERP, cheap and designed accordingly to small business (10 - 100 peoples) without any problems, Is a low-cost efficient software.
It is a little bit difficult to understand it at the beginning, but when you familiarize yourself with the System all is good with it.
Has a few issues with the 10.0 Desktop version
Resposta do eNoah
Great. Thanks for the positive feedback.
Wonderful Upgrade in Performance
The customer service team has been responsive and timely in fixing most of our issues. They do charge for things that one would think would come as part of the set up package, such as working out kinks after go-live.
We switched from Quickbooks to this system. It is easier to track documents, provides more legitimacy (nothing can be deleted, thus bookkeeping is far more reliable), and allows tracking of changes of documents by user so I can easily look at a document and see every person who has made changes and what they were.
Searching for business partners (customers, vendors) is not as fluid as I'd like. You have to go into a couple different screens to see a full list or do a search but nothing is immediately visible. When saving documents (invoices, sales orders, etc) if two people are creating at the same time there is no warning as to who gets the document number, so you have to double check your number after saving; it is inconvenient.
Overall my experience has been good but I would expect much more from this software
I usually use the bank management module is very friendly when creating seats and visualize movements in bank, to register suppliers or customers is great because it links the information of the RIF directly with the seniat platform so there is no error at the time of creating a new client, what I like about the system is that it is not integrated like others that have an administrative system and another accounting system that has it all in one single and at the moment of making a record they can be visualized in the reports .
What I liked the least about this software is that it does not have the necessary support by the company that implements the system, they do not have timely answers to some questions which makes it difficult to work, on the other hand when creating seats if There was an error in the project if you let the change, however, the same thing does not happen with the distribution rule. I feel that it should not happen because it does not cause more impact, as it would be to modify the amount and / or the date of the seat.
Solid mid tier ERP, with solid ecosystem, but likely needs add-ons or heavy customisation
As a hand on, technical lead / developer SAP B1 can be moulded to you needs and generally functions well. It has a good community and SAP seems to be investing in the platform for the long term.
Well featured and good fit for most businesses, even manufacturers. Has good functionality of the box. Good ecosystem and a wide variety of add ons and extensions. SAP is improving it integration capabilities and tools finally as well. Can work well cloud or on prem. Generally usable and appreciated by users. Good online support network of users, experts and partners.
SAP has its own way of doing things. This product was a acquired by SAP and has slowly been absorbing / adopting more of the SAP culture and ways of working. Can be expensive to do simple things, and additional licensing can ad up. Partner model can let it down. Partners need to be well vetted as bad projects and consultants can hold you back. Software can be slow if badly customised, processes are poor or data model is wrong.
SAP BUSINESS ONE
it was good , our day to day financial and procurement activities were able to managed and reporting was made easier
Sap business one gives vast range of options , benefits and operations for low cost and for Small/medium enterprises , so that they can automise and digitise their business or moved up from other sources such as Tally etc
the Fact there are lot of different licenses for Business one which restricts the features you want to use it or apply to your system
stable and functional economic system
I am an economist at the company, so I am completely dependent on SAP, from the point of view of accounting, we have never had a problem, only the warehouse management had to be fine-tuned according to the relevant legislation. The vast majority of company managers are satisfied with reports and management reports.
The program has a good price-performance ratio compared to local programs.
It is used all over the world, so I do not have a problem with certain implementations with foreign suppliers.
Thanks to strong product support, it is possible to adapt the program to local conditions and requirements within one country.
I lack a more distinctive user interface, but SAPU programmers are able to customize them for you.
More investment in hardware is needed.
Popular and powerful ERP for SMB
We are currently on the implementation process of SAP Business one, but it will cover all of our operation needs. We needed a tool that could fully integrate our operations. Rather than having multiple software we now have a fully integrated solution to cover our needs.
It has everything you need to run your small and medium business. Out of the box it comes with all the functionalities you will find on any ERP but it also comes with extras like an integrated CRM. It is also designed to be easily integrated with third party apps.
If you have a very robust or rapidly changing business environment with different variables, I wouldn't recommend as this is design for small and medium businesses. Maybe you would require the higher tier from SAP ERP.
Does the job but not easily
we are able to connect all of our systems together
I like that it is very technical in recording the day to day movements of the business. It makesit easy to print things for the customer.
The process is confusing as hell, and even people who have been using the product for years still struggle with understanding its methodology.
Strength & Weaknesses
SAP business one is good for a mid size business. However, in my opinion, still strengths of the product has not been properly transferred to customers.
Relationship Map provides a great trace-ability of a document. not limited to that, since each transaction has a link to other, transaction auditing is very easy.
Project Management Module does not gives a value to the business. It can handle only an activity list. Cannot maintain a Project stage wise BOQ & stage wise billing.
12 year SAP Business One veteran
SAP pours a lot of R&D into this product. I have worked with it for 12 years - as an implementation consultant. Its capabilities, performance and reliability has changed dramatically during this period. Technologically, it is head and shoulders above the crowd. The capability to tailor the product and features to meet a customer's requirements is outstanding.
The ERP functionality is complete - from accounting to service functions, to distribution and manufacturing functions. It comes with mobile apps available as part of the system. Dashboards are included with the system. Functions such as email alerts, approvals and workflows are embedded in the product.
I also develop add-ons for SAP Business One. The software development kit (SDK) provided by SAP makes 'add-on' functionality 100% transparent to the user - they don't know which screens or popups are SAP's and which are the add-ons. And there are hundreds of programmers available to produce add-ons.
SAP Business is complex to install. It takes a staff of people with up to date IT experience to perform the install. It's not a long process (8 - 10 hours), just complex.
SAP Business One is a well featured and extensible ERP but with some signigant gaps
Over all very good, it is easy to get to grips with, it is open (at least more so on SQL server), and there is lots of support out there if you want to build capability in house.
SAP Business One is simple to get to grips with for users, with some exceptions. It has most common functionality required for most businesses and can pretty much be configured to do anything you can think of. If it doesn't come as standard there are ways to do by creating you own fields and adapting processes. There is a vibrant add on economy that allows you extend the product into new verticals and functional areas. However, be careful as it you can easily create technical debt if it is not managed carefully.
There is incomplete guidance and capability between on premise and cloud deployments in our experience, although that is changing fast. The software can be expensive and you need a partner, fingers crossed you find a good one. It is easy to proliferate add ons and make your environment more complex. WMS functionality sucks and demand planning is super basic. There is basically very little production planning stuff out of the box, so if you are a manufacturer make sure you assess this carefully as you'll probably need add ons.
Integrated Supply Chain to Omni-Channel Sales ERP
Wholesale trade companies need a global product to expand operations with minimal in-house costs. SAP's continued investment in the Business One ERP product extends functionality across 60+ countries, developing a best of breed product for companies of many sizes.
SAP Business One is designed to be affordable for both small companies and global subsidiaries who need real-time visibility across sourcing, manufacturing and distribution locations. The way the system handles lite production (especially kitting), connects Sales Orders to relevant Purchase Orders, facilitates dynamic Demand Planning and manages multiple warehouses simultaneously; it is the most affordable concept-to-cash solution of its class. Integration to industry specific apps and company websites maximize the usability and adaptation of the system. Allowing for a complex software package to be just the right fit; not too complex, not too large (or small!) and not too expensive.
If you like cloud applications with simple URL logins, this couldn't be any further from that. Business One ERP is a traditional software installation product which has been proven in a hosted environment however, its best installed on the company's onsite server. Remote desktop allows for off-site users to access the system but again, it's not your easy-peasy SaaS experience.
Best for Small Business
Middle of the road. It is much better than QuickBooks and others of that ilk. It can work well if you don't have 500 SKU's and a lot of production and order volume. You can make it work but it really needs outside help to get the most out of it.
It has some of the functionality of the higher level SAP offerings. It is excellent at a smaller transactional quantity. In other words, if you have a single order for $100,000 as opposed to ten orders for $10,000 it works really well. Many of the ancillary processes and features are very limited in the program itself and for any real "power" you need to purchase bolt on systems to really get the best use. Some examples are Warehouse management, production management.
It is difficult to write reports. Many functions that would streamline use for mid size companies, particularly in the warehousing, shipping and manufacturing worlds require bolt on systems.
Expandable ERP application for growing SMEs
We now have a centralised platform where all resources are streamlined in our organisation: logistics, accounting, service, ...
- Possibility to make your own addons to customize the ERP program.
- Drill down arrow buttons are very user friendly
- Steep learning curve, difficult to implement this is a very small SME
- support via local partner is not always fast
Can do almost anything, but it's not easy (or cheap) to learn or set up
I have used SAP in two previous jobs. I love what it can do, but a common issue I have seen are companies wanting what it offers, but balking at the cost to implement and/or maintain. A poor implementation can be a disaster - make sure the "experts" you rely on have a good track record. Also, lack of training and/or in-house experts (post implementation) can result in poor use of the system, excessively complicated processes, and offline processes (thus defeating much of the real value of the system).
Very powerful software, very reliable, very good documentation, good training courses available, and an extensive user group (very helpful to get involved with)
Not easy to just sit down and figure it out, training can be very expensive, implementation and on going in-house support are critical and can also be very expensive
All in one ERP!
This system allowed us to combine everything into one place. No longer did we have an order entry software, an accounting software, and an EDI software all separate. We were able to merge everything into one. We have used this for 8 or so years and are continuing to grow into the system and learn new things all the time.
Out of the box it's not 100% ready for a more complex company set up. We have had to purchase third party add ons to make it work the way we needed it to work. It's also so complex that even 8 years later we are still learning new things about how it works. Can take a while to learn.
Good for big companies
We designed a new vendor master data management system with SAP Business One and got awarded in 2019.
Every action that was done by users are saved and cannot delete anything which is good for checking the whole picture. Also can be accessed by many users in many different countries at the same time and gives vision for everyone and no mistakes on calculating taxes, rates, pricings etc.
Hard to be an expert, takes one year to kkow almost everything in just one module. And management reporting is the only weakness and needs to be improved.
Sap business one for SMEs
Low TCO. Easy to implement, easy to use and east to maintain. Reporting with SAP Hana is so very easy.
Some features are missing like discount cannot be accounted for. It's nets off the discount from selling price.
Accruals for charge backs, rebates cannot be accounted for at the time of AR invoice.
Serialization for track and trace to meet with US FDA requirement is though a challenge.
Pharmaceuticals quality management functionalities are not available in standard version however there are some add-on are available at extra cost.
SAP Business One will offer you total value for your money
SAP Business one if a very efficient ERP system for small l and medium-sized businesses. The biggest benefit I got from the software is the reporting module which offers reporting capability to pretty much aspect of the business.
What I like most about this software is the business reporting capability. The software makes it easy to generate financial reports. The other thing about this software is that is it an all in one solution to small and medium sized business. The all important modules like the finance, sales, purchasing, banking, accounting modules are all integrated in the software.
The only con about the software is that it is that the licence is a bit expensive for some small businesses to afford.
Why you should select sap
The software have all most all features of a ERP. good for medium and small scale business and this best software for rapidly growing business. system is capable taking care of functions such as manufacturing, finance and customer relationship management of an organization
user friendly screens and the flow of the modules which makes easy for users to use also with help of add on the customer are cable of developing their need in to the system
no petty cash and doesn't contain a good HR module ,but still can be integrated with 3rd party software
SAP BO empowering medium-sized businesses
SAP BO has allowed us to have better control over operations. More granular accesses and better automated authorization processes.
SAP BO allows operations to be improved, controlling the essentials in order to focus on data analysis.
When companies have very particular processes, they can generate delays in the implementation, so each process must be well analyzed from the beginning.
Review on SAP Business One
SAP B1 is a good ERP system to use for Small and medium size companies. It has flexibility to expand in future.
Its a 360 degree visibility about the operations in the organization. It is well integrated solution for all the departments. From Finance to Sales to Manufacturing, production etc.
Its HR module is not all country ready and production module is not for very complex manufacturing. But can still sort it with their Add On solutions.
Not for lazy people
SAP is my baby. As an Admin Asst, it made my job so much easier, competent, organized and effective, because it does everything for me from procurement, accounting, job cost assignment, even following up approvals with the top management! I can no longer go back to old school after SAP.
I guess the only thing I like the least is when everything you do is in SAP, you can't really do any work.
Good ERP system
As a QA , i'm testing add-on that creates to handle the customer requirements , so with current sap features will manage to handle it.
- Screens can be customized easily ( Layout design )
- using addons we can provide solutions to customers
- user friendly system
for some scenarios there are some limitations when we are doing customization ...
ex: Approval template - does not have all the form .. like production order ...