10 Reasons why SAP Business One needs to be on your ERP shortlist

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have been around for a while; yet there is still the understanding that ERP systems share the same features as accounting systems.

April 25, 2013

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have been around for a while; yet there is still the understanding that ERP systems share the same features as accounting systems. Further to that understanding, many companies believe that if their books are in order there is no need for an ERP solution.

But, Warwick Hopcroft, Sales Director of Bluekey Software Solutions, the SAP Business One ERP solution specialists in Africa, says that even though accounting is core to all businesses, it is not what differentiates it from competitors or gives them a competitive edge.

“Without systems and business functions that are integrated, accounting software only offers reactive reporting and insights. But, there are so many other factors, besides what happened in the past, that influence the future and direction of your business,” he adds.

Here are some of the reasons why you need to add SAP Business One to your ERP shortlist:

1. SAP Business One is affordable for SMEs
SAP Business One gives you a highly functional ERP system that is low-cost, easy to implement, requires little training and customisation – and that fits into your existing business infrastructure.

2. SAP Business One is designed for small and mid-sized businesses
SAP Business One is not a restricted or ‘cut-down’ version of SAP ERP. It is designed from the ground up to meet the very specific business needs and requirements of SMEs.

3. SAP Business One provides fully integrated functionality across all your business functions
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.

4. SAP Business One is from the world leader in business applications – SAP
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.

5. SAP Business One gives you a fast return on your investment
Once SAP Business One is installed, you should expect to see a fast return on your investment. SAP Business One has delivered quantifiable business benefits to thousands of organisations across the globe.

6. SAP Business One is very easy to use and learn
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.

7. SAP Business One’s future development is assured
SAP spends approximately 2mil EURO’s a day on research and development. By purchasing a solution from this world-leader means stability and longevity of support and product development for your business.

8. It is supported by Bluekey – Africa’s largest SAP Business One Partner
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.

9. SAP Business One grows with your business
It’s 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.

10. SAP Business One is Global
If you are already running an international business – or you plan to cross borders in the future – you need a system that can meet the challenging needs and requirements. SAP Business One is available in 25 languages and 75 countries to ensure your system can meet your every demand.