SAP Business One, Brazilian Subsidiary & Multinational Corp.

By: Andrew Karasev

As we see it, based on decade long ERP consulting practice, the decision is not an easy one.  First of all – if you look at the USA ERP market – here Microsoft Great Plains / Dynamics GP has very strong positions among midsize public corporations.  Plus it has very good opportunities to automate large corporate businesses.  However if you look at Microsoft Business Solutions strategy in Brazil, especially localization (localized ERP/MRP) – Microsoft doesn’t promote Great Plains in Brazil, instead it promotes its international favorite: Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Navision.  In 2006 Axapta should be also available in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and all the Brazilian states (localized version).  In this small article we will discuss the options for Brazilian plant for USA, Australia, New Zealand and UK corporation, committed to Microsoft Great Plains platform on the corporate level.

  • Multilanguage/English/Portuguese in one company.  Yes – SAP Business One localized version allows you to switch languages with the hit of the buttons
  • Tax Code/Audit.  SAP Business One has over 7,000 implementations Worldwide, including USA and Europe.  SAP Business One is very recently designed system and it is really user friendly.  SAP BO is localized for Brazilian market
  • Transaction Consolidation to Corporate ERP.  Well, again this is where tough decision making is happening.  SAP Business One would be very nice solution, it has transaction integration feature to MySAP or high-end SAP
  • Multicurrency.  This is real concern for Latin American subsidiaries.  They are business entities in their local countries and they have to report their P&L in their local currencies: Peso, Real, Cordoba, or whatever it is.
  • Competitors.  If you thing globally then your should check on Microsoft Navision, Axapta and Oracle E-Business Suite/Oracle Financials/Oracle Applications
  • Conclusion.  SAP Business One should be considered as a good option for non-SAP business and the transaction integration should be used as the highway to move transactions from SAP Business One front end to your US or Europe based ERP

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