Here are some of the most commonly asked questions …
A : For many years, SAP specialised in solutions for large enterprises. However, SAP Business One was a new product, which was developed using the knowledge gained through thousands of implementations. As a result, SAP Business One has inherited business process capabilities from these implementations, enabling smaller businesses to operate like larger businesses. More importantly, SAP Business One gives small businesses the opportunity to grow and develop into significant businesses in their market sector.
A : No. SAP software represents excellent value for money. SAP's reputation for expensive software implementations originates from the SAP R/3 product which is a huge piece of software that enabled complex business processes to be mapped directly to the software. Further these projects often involve massive changes in business processes which are costly to specify and re-engineer. However, dependent on your existing business processes and incumbent software, SAP Business One can be installed in a matter of days and provide a return on investment in weeks if that is what is required. If you would like more information on the benefits that running SAP Business One could bring to your organisation, please call us on 08454 674727 for an informal chat about your requirements, or complete our enquiry form.
A : SAP Business One is used in organisation of varying sizes from 1 or 2 users up to 100 plus users. The solution and functionality can be scaled up as the needs of the organisation change. In terms of complexity, it is often perceived that larger organisations require more complex systems. Whilst this true to a degree, smaller organisation often have complex requirements in certain areas. Take for example pricing, small businesses often gain their competitive advantage by creating unique pricing structures for customer or product combinations, whereas larger organisations may utilise a standard price list. SAP Business One is able to meet both requirements, providing a simple interface for many day-to-day processes, yet has the capabilities to handle more complex requirements in many areas. Click here for more information.
A : The time taken to implement a new solution is often not related to the software itself. SAP Business One can be implemented very quickly if the goal of the project is to replace an existing system without re-engineering business processes. However, if business processes are to be changed, or third-party applications integrated, the time will increase. If you would like to understand more about the process of implementing SAP Business One and obtain indicative costs, please call us on 08454 674727 for further information and an informal chat.