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A single, integrated and affordable ERP solution for small and mid-sized businesses

More than 60 000 SMEs run their businesses better using SAP® Business One.

SAP Business One

Easy to install, easier to use

SAP® Business One Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) by Seidor is an affordable, comprehensive solution that provides functionality for the core processes you need to run your entire business. 

Unlike niche solutions, SAP® Business One supports integrated management functions, including financials, sales management, CRM, inventory management, production, reporting and more, without the need for separate installations and the complex integration of multiple modules.

It’s quick to install and straightforward to maintain and use.

The SAP® Business One Difference

Four steps to success

Access your critical business information anywhere, anytime

SAP® Business One Mobility was designed in response to today’s technical advances, which have created a new way of doing business – and a growing need for connectivity and information accessibility, 24/7.

Your customers expect you to always have up-to-date information at your fingertips. They would like to know what’s available, how much it costs, and when you can deliver it. 

To stay on top of things, people and businesses are increasingly turning to smart phones. With the SAP® Business One Mobility for iPhone, iPad and Android, SAP empowers you by providing immediate access to the most relevant information to enable you to run your business from any location, at any time. You can manage customer and partner data, process pending approval requests, view reports, and much more.

The SAP® Business One Difference

Currently, SAP® Business One has more than 60 000 customers that are serviced by 1 500 certified SAP® Business One partners, covering more than 25 different industries in 120 different countries. 

Our ERP solution has worked for many companies just like yours. Support and development are a priority when it comes to providing solutions and services that are of the highest standard, which is why SAP® Business One is a modular solution designed to cater specifically for the unique needs of SMBs like you.

We answer all of your Frequently Asked SAP® Business One ERP questions here.

SAP® Business One FAQs

Find all the answers to your SAP® Business One questions with our frequently asked questions and see how SAP Business One can maximise your business’s potential.

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are not new, yet there is still some confusion surrounding how ERP systems are different from accounting systems. 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 on SAP® Business One, as well as key reasons why you should add SAP® Business One to your ERP shortlist when considering your next ERP software solution.

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.

What our clients have to say

Drawing upon 35 years of experience in developing business management software, SAP built SAP Business One from the ground up – exclusively to meet the changing and industry-specific needs of SMBs.

Although Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have been around for quite some time, there is still a common misconception that they’re one and the same as accounting systems. And, there are still companies which believe that if the accounts are in order, there’s no requirement for ERP.

As your business grows, so do the challenges associated with managing its financials. Without an integrated and automated financial management solution, increased business complexity can overwhelm your existing financial and accounting processes, giving rise to inefficiencies and inaccuracies.

Acquiring new customers is important for business success, but maintaining customer relationships is just as crucial and can be integrated into your daily operations. You need tools to turn prospects into customers, grow customer profitability and sales, and increase customer satisfaction.

Purchasing management is a core function of the SAP Business One ERP and business management application. It enables you to manage your entire procurement process from purchase order creation to supplier invoice payment.

Closing business, turning leads into sales, is the lifeblood of your company’s revenue stream. You have to monitor all the leads to view the sales stream as a whole and tend each lead as if it were your only sale.

Material Resources Planning (MRP) helps you determine how much should be purchased for a purchase item and produced for a manufactured item at a particular point in time.

Many small businesses struggle with the complexities of generating accurate and timely financial reports from company data. Few report generation tools have both the ability to gather the correct financial data and the flexibility needed to put that data into a useful format.

SAP Business One includes numerous customization features and configuration options. With the SAP Business One Software Development Kit (SDK) and SAP Netweaver B1iSN, you can easily tailor the solution further to meet your particular needs.