FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
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Many companies believe that if their books are in order there is no need for an ERP solution, and yet a business management system is so much more than keeping track of financials.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions you might need answered.
SAP Business One FAQ's
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an integrated internal and external management system. This means it combines the information produced across an entire business with information drawn from outside the business (such as customer information). Typically, an ERP system will integrate finance, accounting, manufacturing, project management, sales and services.
ERP systems should facilitate the flow of information between all of the functions inside an organisation. It also manages connections and information flow between the business and external stakeholders such as customers.
ERP systems operate in real time. They are based on a common database that supports other applications and there is a consistent look and feel throughout the different modules that make up the entire system.
ERP systems offer a host of advantages to businesses, including real-time information available throughout the organisation, order and revenue tracking, sales forecasting, a history of every transaction, data standardisation and accuracy (combating the costs of bad data), matching costings with purchase orders and bringing legitimacy and transparency to the entire business.
SAP has built a range of products designed specifically for different businesses. SAP does provide business solutions for very large organisations, but SAP Business One has been expertly designed and developed from the ground up to meet the specific needs, requirements and budgets of small to mid-sized businesses.
SAP has developed a product specifically for small to mid-sized businesses, called SAP Business One, which meets and exceeds expectations with regards to price, functionality and flexibility. SAP Business One is easy to implement and requires little training and customisation. It has also been built specifically with SMB budgets in mind.
SAP Business One is an ERP software solution for SMBs that integrates all core business functions across your entire company – including financials, sales, customer relationship management, inventory and operations. Unlike many other small business solutions on the market today, SAP Business One is a single application, eliminating the need for separate installations and the complex integration of multiple modules. Read More
Yes, SAP Business One is an extremely easy-to-use ERP solution for smaller businesses. Central to SAP Business One’s low total cost of ownership is its ease-of-use. For companies that do not have the time or the resources to embark on an extensive training programme, SAP Business One ERP provides a very effective solution.
Unless your ERP solution is agile and responsive enough to grow with you, it is common for companies to outgrow their business solutions. As your business requirements become more complex and more employees join your team, you will see how the sophistication of your internal processes grows. You will find out that SAP Business One is ready to meet those challenges and grow with you as your business evolves.
As SAP Business One caters for businesses into the medium enterprise space, there is a lot of room for your business to grow before you experience any restrictions. More often than not, your SAP Business One partner would advise you of what your ERP future holds with SAP Business One and if there are any possible restrictions that may arise in future, which is extremely rare.
This is standard functionality within SAP Business One and no costly customisation is required to get your business functions to talk to each other. When you can integrate all your critical business functions into a single application, you can connect all your employees and business units, giving you a 360-degree view of your entire business and increasing controls. This is what SAP Business One allows you to do.
SAP dominates the market for enterprise business applications world-wide. They have millions of ERP users across the globe and draw extensively on this experience to deliver the right solution for your business. Currently, SAP Business One has more than 60 000 successful implementations world-wide, and with that number on the rise is steadily becoming one of the leaders in SMB ERP software.
Yes, there are various modules and add-ons that are available for the iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. These have been designed specifically for SAP Business One so you can access all your business data, whether you’re on holiday in the Bahamas or going to a meeting.
The average ROI period our clients experience is between 18 and 24 months, with some even having enjoyed a full return on the implementation and software costs in under one year.
Your relationship with your SAP Business One partner is vital to the overall success of your implementation and can be the difference between your ERP solution’s success or failure.