SAP Business One is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suite which is geared to small to medium-sized businesses that want to grow their business with a scalable solution, without taxing their limited IT resources. Available since 2002, the product has matured over the years with capability and user experience enhancements and ongoing innovations including cloud and mobile application offerings. With over 40,000 customers, SAP Business One has been well-received within the manufacturing, retail, service, and distribution industries, and can address other vertical market needs.
SAP Business One is a single system which only requires one installation. It is offered in 41 country-specific versions and 27 languages on a single code line. The solution offers out-of-the-box functionality to manage core processes that a typical small business needs, including financials/accounting, CRM, inventory, purchasing, light production and operations. And it includes integrated business intelligence capabilities with SAP Crystal Reports software. For those companies that need to instantly analyze growing volumes of data and want even faster application performance, the solution can also be powered by SAP HANA, the vendor’s in-memory platform.
Through a global network of partners, there are also 550+ third-party applications available to extend the capabilities of SAP Business One. In addition, the Business One studio gives programmers the ability to interface external applications with SAP Business One or add custom functionality. The system also 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.