SAP Business One Software


 

SAP Business One is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suite which primarily serves small to medium-sized businesses with up to one hundred employees and less than $75 million in annual revenue. SAP Business One was originally developed by Israel-based TopManage Financial Systems, which was acquired by SAP in 2002. This move was a bold signal that SAP intends to serve businesses well downmarket and an acknowledgement that a new, specialized product was needed to address the requirements of those companies. SAP Business One has been well-received within the manufacturing, retail, service, and distribution industries, and can address other vertical market needs as well.

SAP Business One Financials Management offers applications for general ledger, journal entries, project cost accounting, budget management, financial reporting, multi-currency support, and other functions. Business One is a single system which only requires one installation. Through a growing network of partners, there are now over 450 third-party applications available to extend the capabilities of SAP Business One.

SAP Business One is deployed on-site and runs on Windows operating systems. It is designed for deployments with between one and thirty users. The system offers a remote support platform that can perform automatic system health checks, scheduled database maintenance operations, upgrade eligibility checks, and automatic fixes for detected issues. In addition, the Business One Software Development Kit gives programmers the ability to interface external applications with Business One or add custom functionality.

 

SAP Business One - SAP Business One
 
  • SAP Business One - SAP Business One
    SAP Business One
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic)

30 Reviews of SAP Business One

 
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from Third Coast Terminals
Specialty: Chemicals
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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I am using SAP for several of our customers to do transactions directly in their systems. SAP is relatively easy to learn and has a lot of features and options for customization. Each of our customers have a different way of processing the same type of transaction so for an outplant user it can end up being a lot to keep track off.
There is a lot of traceability so finding and correcting issues is easy and takes minimal research.

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Highly customizable, many features, works for all areas of the company, fully customizable reporting options.

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Many steps to each transaction, will almost always need to be customized.

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SAP is good for large corporations and plants. I would not recommend it for smaller companies that needs more flexibility and short turn around times.

 
 

from Cisco
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

Does absolutely everything it advertises.

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Highly customizable. It is affordable, and easy-to-implement business management solution.It provides on-demand access to critical real-time information through customer relationship management, management control capabilities, etc. I could definitely say SAP Business One does absolutely everything it advertises.

 
 

from Fidelity Investment
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

Easy to use and user friendly!

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SAP Business One makes multitasking very easy and simplify your life at work. The documentaion provided by SAP is amazing. A very user friendly software which you can customize fully as per your need. There is nothing to hate about this software though the interface can be improved,

 
 

from Lime Tree
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Great Software!

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It is an ideal, fully integrated with lots of features and perfect for small and medium growing companies. You can possibly configure everything according to your requirement. It allows us to see real time result by connecting it to other systems. User interface is amazing and simple to use.

 
 

from New York University
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

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A user-friendly ERP system. A very good software with many functionality. SDK makes 'add-on' functionality 100% transparent to the user. It is really a value for money software.

 
 

from Capgemini
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

Amazing Software

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SAP Business One is an awesome fit for distribution wholesale companies as well as project management and manufacturing. The system can be customized to fit the needs.

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Amazing user interface.
Very Powerful.
Easy to use.

Cons

Startup time is slow.
No Payroll functionality in B1.

 
 

from TCS
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

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SAP Business One allows us to eliminate errors and redundant data entry and speeds up the business processes and helps us focus on what's really important. The software is used to manage work orders within the work area.

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It handles multiple organization and multiple currency. I like the posiblity to configure almost everyrhing in a simple way. Also the costs and the implementation time are usually afordable by a small company.

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Interface needs some improvement.

 
 

from New York University
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

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Sap business one is a management software designed for midsize companies. It is an automation tool which magnifies the work of different departments such as financial, human resources and operations.

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You could customize your functions according to your requirement.
It has automatic alerts feature
Database management is very efficient

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1.It is very complicated
2. It is less flexible
3. No payroll

 
 

from gallium industries limited
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

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SAP Business One provides a single solution for managing your entire business, including financials, sales, customer relationships and operations. Perfect for for growing small and medium sized businesses.

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Lots of features.
Can be connected to multiple systems.
Documentation is really amazing.
Database allows for complex business analytics.

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Complex initial configuration.
Price is little high.
Complex.

 
 

from New York University School of Engineering
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

SAP Business One - Overall a good product!

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SAP Business One lets multitask and simplify the work by letting the use connect to multiple data sources at the same time. It has good features and flexibility overall. I like the posiblity to configure almost everyrhing in a simple way.

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Excellent documentation
Extensive customization available
Database allows for complex business analytics
Can handle multiple currencies

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Complicated User Interface

 
 

from Linden Lumber, LLC
Specialty: Lumber / Forest Products
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

SAP is number ONE for business!

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SAP One for business is what everyone needs in their manufacturing to keep up with inventory, production, shipping, and financials. It is an all-in-one integrated system and the best yet...it is available via the cloud. It will reduce your risk and make the "high ups" appreciate you a lot more.

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Intuitive reporting portal and availability in a cloud solution. No server aches or pains!

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Not really a con, but make sure you have the available bandwidth to handle out sourcing SAP Business One to the cloud. You will regret your decision if you have a ton of people accessing it at the same time.

Advice to Others

Make a calculated game plan if you are moving your ERP system to SAP Business One. Also, make sure that you have an implementation manager that has proven themselves before with other migrations. It will save you some headache.

 
 

from JF Lighting
Specialty: Other specialty retailer
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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Very nice product. Takes some time to get used to. Easy to use Lots of things to learn. Slow at times. Consider a large server to handle capacity

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Easy to use Lots of things to learn.

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Slow at times. Consider a large server to handle capacity

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Have a robust server to handle the flow of traffic

 
 

from Voltas Material Handling
Specialty: Industrial Machinery
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

Used at Voltas Manufacturing facility

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I like the software...specifically user point of view...the software is not complicated as the perception was...and the only problem with the software was u can't pick the module selectively...but that was not the case for our factory so it works out best..

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Go for it..

 
 

from Avantel Ltd
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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SAP business one is an easy to use , flexible software with a rich UI and functions.

 
 

from 80 Plates
Specialty: Food / Beverage

Very helpful in a small business use!

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I love how simple this product is and how easy it is to navigate; It is very convenient that this software can merge with 100s eCommerce websites and makes it just so time consuming.

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Of course, every software has its pros and cons - and honestly I don't find many cons within this software other than there is so many functions and it takes lots of time to get to a comfortable level when using this software.

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I recommend to carefully view each function and sort of play around with the software, by doing that you might save yourself lots of time in the future.

 
 

from AWS
Specialty: Manufacturing

SAP Works for me

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SAP is very versatile one thing I like is SAP reporting has the ability to have your SAP data automatically converted to an Excel pivot table report. You can also easily use SAP for payroll it works well with other programs.

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In the beginning it difficult to learn and takes some trial and error but it is worth it once you learn.

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Use the help guides and or online tutorials. If you have any question you can call customer service they can
help. I have they are very helpful.

 
 

from National Energy & Light, Inc.
Specialty: Other goods

A well rounded distribution software

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This product comes with a lot of different tools for manufacturing, inventory management and accounting. It offers a lot of information about your business. My favorite part is that you can select an item and diver deeper into details about that item. SAP is a powerful tool for data capturing and offers reports from Crystal Reports

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I did notice that while using this product there were a number of instances where we had to call an IT specialist in order to correct issues with the program. 19 times out of 20 the software will behave as expected but every so often something wont update or the software behaves unexpectedly. I am not sure what the specialist did to correct this but it did not seem to be an operator error.

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This is a really great all in one product for inventory, manufacturing and accounting. Be sure to take advantage of any training available for this product as it can be tough to learn at first because the screen is busy with massive amounts of information. Limitations can be set on users to keep them from seeing information that they shouldn't.

 
 

from Zafar Projects, Inc
Specialty: Manufacturing

Great fit for a small business

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I love that SAP Business One communicates with so many other software and freight carriers. We needed a sofware to have all in One such as accounting, logistics, manufacturing ect and Business One has it ALL!!! Recommend!

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I love the product fully, however I think for most people is a little hard to learn it, it does take time because of so many functions it has but other than that I love the software!

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I recommend to purchase technical support option and those guys will be there for you whenever you need help.

 
 

from digad solutions
Specialty: Distribution

Integrated Supply Chain to Omni-Channel Sales ERP

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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.

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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.

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Split your evaluation into two parts. First consider the functional requirements that the platform offers your inventory, order management and integrated financials.

Separately, evaluate your revenue streams and plans for growth. Do you need to integrate to your website and/or remote sales teams? The APIs and add on partners have created some robust options here. Will you need to implement additional offices in other countries?

Picking the right implementation partner is more critical than the software itself! You'll want a partner that has knowledge and experience in your industry so they can recommend best practices. If you're going to need global resources to repeat your implementation using HQ installation as a template, then confirm the partner's resources by talking to them. The ability to provide a hybrid installation (some cloud, some on premise and consolidation at HQ) is a competitive advantage to companies using this product.

 
 

from ECL (UK) Ltd
Specialty: Utilities

SAP Business One - Ideal for SMEs

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We were lucky enough to select an exceptional partner to implement SAP B1. They assisted us from ID& Assess phase and helped achieve our timeline objectives for the entire duration of the implementation.
We adopted a virtualised environment with IBM brand new server array with was matched very well to the performance required by SAP B1.
In B1, I personally liked the opportunity to customise the product to our requirements. Although it is not a complete bespoke solution it has flexibility designed it to allow a vaster customisation compared to other COTS out there.

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Prices were higher than competition, both for the vendor and the software. I feel in the end it was money well spent so no regrets.

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I think it is imperative to do your homework BEFORE choosing a system/ hardware.
The MOSCOW exercise (Must Have, Could Have, Should Have) to properly identify functionalities and requirements is of paramount importance to avoid pain and expenses at a later stage. Many a projects I have seen have run into trouble because the full set of requirements were not clearly mapped out from the beginning, and recursive modifications made the final financially tally balloon.

 
 
 
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