SAP for small business – YES. SAP Business One is SAP for a small business solution. SAP Business One offers a complete business management solution for small businesses. Most of us know that SAP offers ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solutions for larger businesses (Fortune 500 companies), but did you know that SAP is one of the largest providers of business management solutions for SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprise)? In fact, more than 80% of SAP customers are SMEs. SAP Business One – the SAP for sme is used in more than 150 countries by more than 43,000 customers.

Some of the questions we are commonly asked by small companies about SAP Business One include:

Is my business too small for SAP Business One? The team at Leverage Technologies has implemented SAP Business One for small businesses – with a turnover as low as AUD 5 million per annum and two named users. Even smaller businesses can use the SAP Business One starter pack – for an initial low cost of ownership.

What functionality does SAP Business One offer? SAP Business One offers a complete business management software solution – finance, customer relationship management, inventory control, purchasing, planning, workflow, manufacturing, reporting, services and mobility.

At what point will my company outgrow SAP Business One? The team at Leverage Technologies has implemented some large implementations of SAP Business One – up to several hundred users. Functionality like SAP HANA (in-memory computing) allows even greater analysis and reporting for large data volumes in SAP Business One. The SAP Business One functional footprint can be easily extended to include complimentary solutions for various market verticals – food, distribution, non-profit and more. Over the past ten years, since SAP Business One was released in Australia, we have seen some SAP Business One customer businesses grow exponentially – and SAP Business One has been there every step of the way – offering a scalable solution. Let’s not forget that if you do ever require a solution beyond what SAP Business One has to offer – there are other mid-range and tier-one solutions in the SAP portfolio.

What does it cost to implement SAP Business One? Our recent blog – What does it cost to Implement SAP Business One – has the answers

How long does it take to implement SAP Business One? Our recent blog will answer this question….

Can I have business one in the Cloud or on-premise? The great news is that you can decide – Cloud or on-premise for SAP Business One is a decision that you, the customer, can make based on your specific requirements.

Does SAP Business One offer “out-the-box” reporting for small businesses? Yes – SAP Business One offers hundreds of standard reports and you can also design your own reports using SAP Crystal or multiple other reporting tools

Can I make changes to SAP Business One to suit my requirements as my business grows and my requirements change? Yes – SAP Business One offers multiple capabilities for expanding and enhancing the SAP Business One system – from small changes to user-defined fields and tables to major system developments using the SAP Business One SDK (Software Development Kit) and SAP B1 integration framework.

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SAP Business One is a widely used and supported solution for small to medium-sized businesses – from 2 users to a hundred or more users – truly scalable. With SAP Business One user get big company functionality at a fraction of the price.