Through this ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) series we’ve discussed topics including how to determine your business needs, finding the right partner to implement and deciding on your new mid-tier ERP. In this last blog, we suggest SAP Business One is a strong, perhaps the strongest ERP, choice for your new ERP.
The proliferation of SAP Business One has been remarkable. Within the past decade, SAP deployments have grown from a small number of companies to over 80,000 worldwide. This is due to several factors, chief being that SAP is a company that understands how to develop, support and improve ERP software. After all, SAP is the world’s largest business software company with an excellent track record.
About SAP Business One – SME (Small Medium Enterprise) target
SAP Business One isn’t a scaled-down version of SAP’s large enterprise applications – it’s a full-featured, integrated business management solution priced for the SME space. SAP Business One integrates critical business areas into a centralized location, providing clear visibility into all your data and offering real-time metrics for fast, informed decision-making.
Trusted worldwide, SAP Business One is the solution you need to transform your business by maximizing efficiency, reaching new customers, and driving profitable growth.
One-stop shop’ for all your business needs
SAP Business One is a single application that handles your diverse business functions: Administration, CRM, Financials, Opportunities (aka lead generation), Sales, Purchasing, Business partners, Banking, Inventory, Resources, Production, Project management, Material requirements planning, Service
If you require other applications, SAP Business One also ‘plays nice’ through its advanced service layer. SAP Business One integrates with Microsoft Office, e-commerce platforms, CRM solutions, WMS and EDI services, just to mention a few.
Flexible Usage Options
You can deploy SAP Business One on premise or in the cloud. SAP also offers mobile apps for both Android and iOS users, so you can access your data anytime, anywhere, on any mobile device and empower your sales team to manage information, while on the move.
Ability to Scale/ Product Roadmap
SAP Business One grows as you grow, with no user restrictions or storage limitations – it can support several users and handle thousands of transactions. You don’t have to worry that you’ll outgrow the software. Your deployment can be small or large, as you need it to be. SAP also publicly publishes a product roadmap that depicts planned improvements for the product over a five-year window. They deliver on those improvements, putting your maintenance dollars to work for you.
Extensive partner ecosystem/support network
Unlike companies who back other ERP packages, SAP understands and values implementation and integration partners. This network of business partners offer unparalleled support. SAP requires certification of all partners and offers extensive tools for enabling those partners to provide excellent service. Acuity is a North American partner serving US accounts in 8 northeast states.
SAP Business One has the largest ecosystem of third-party providers that have built solutions in their open and extensible architecture to cover nearly any industry in any country. You can take advantage of extensive industry-specific functionalities, best practices, and processes with over 500 add-on solutions.
At Acuity, we've passed SAP Business One's value on to many clients. Many have moved off older ERP’s that are no longer competitive. Our experience with the platform and close relationship with SAP enables us to provide great service and highly trained staff that can help you get the most out of SAP. Client satisfaction is extremely high.
Acuity and SAP Business One
Ultimately SAP Business One is the best mid-tier enterprise resource planning (ERP) package there is. Acuity Consulting Group is proud to be an SAP Business One partner for over 15 years. We're well positioned to support existing and new customers for the foreseeable future.