SAP Business One ERP software is nothing like other SAP products because it was especially designed to meet the requirements of SMBs. It is available at an affordable initial cost and it comes with all the basic modules. It can operate under Microsoft Windows and it can also use SQL server. SAP Business One has a very affordable initial cost and implementation is not too long. The producer company proudly announces that you won't need more than 25 days to implement the product. It can be possible, if you adopt all the business process according to SAP B1. To map with your requirement it may take more time to implement.
The customer relationship management is integrated in the system and does not come as a separate module, like it does in other similar software. The module for financial management makes SAP Business One ERP suitable for project based companies also. A slight problem might occur when it comes to the manufacturing module. The reason why it is called light manufacturing module is because it only has features that deal with MRP. In order to benefit of more features for manufacturing companies, the product needs to be integrated with N'ware. The distribution module is more comprehensive than the manufacturing one and it has features that enable group pricing, flexible pricing, multiple price list and warehouse management. Unfortunately, there are no features than enable time period view of stocks.
SAP Business One ERP also provides a purchasing module, allowing operations concerning the management of purchase order, of contracts to vendors, of stocks, of returned products and of payments from customers. This module enables the user to also calculate the price of imported materials.
SAP Business One uses the services of a third party, Vision, for designing reports. Reports can also be designed using Crystal Reports. They can be generated for every business process including sales, customers or bookkeeping. The product is very easy to use when it come to the user interface and tool allowing drag and relate were included for making things easier. SAP Business One ERP also allows customization and extra fields and tables can be added.
SAP Business One ERP is very easy to be integrated with other SAP products and it doesn't raise any problem in what concerns up gradation either. Its price is especially established in order to be affordable for mid-sized companies, but even though the initial cost might seem very low, the total cost of having the product might become pretty expensive. Other disadvantages of SAP Business One might include the fact that the initial version that was released on the market doesn't allow intercompany transactions and for accessing it from a remote area the user needs to use the services of a third party, Citrix.
This SAP Business One ERP review has covered all the major features, advantages and disadvantages of using this software.