Sap Business One Implementation: Simplicity, Flexibility

By: Andrew Karasev

SB1 ERP was originally designed in Israel and later on purchased by SAP as solution for small businesses. It was successfully localized for major countries around the globe and current version 2007 is available in USA since the end of April 2008. SAP BO covers broad functionality, but rather with simplified approach, meaning that it has just major features of such logics as Production, MRP, HR, Purchasing, Sales, Service, CRM, Financials, Inventory. This accounting application is at this time on the rise it its ERP life cycle, as we can estimate
1.Simple ERP. Imagine that you are small or mid size business and then tell if you know small business oriented ERP package, where discrete manufacturing is available as the feature. SB1 has both production module, which is discrete manufacturing oriented, plus it has MRP in the form of MRP wizard

2.Disassembly Production Order. This is often needed functionality and again it is very rarely seen for small business ERP systems. Disassembly order allows you to receive manufactured item back as return and then disassemble it and place parts back on their bins

3.Customer Vendor Consolidation. SB1 treats customers, vendors and prospects as business partners and it allows you to settle payments from customers with payments to vendors, where customer and vendor are the same entity. Of course Business Partner should be duplicated as customer and vendor, however reconciliation works in B1 as customer vendor consolidation

4.Flexibility. SB1 often offer alternative logic in its standard flexible way. This in turn means for you that you should first try to invent the procedural way to implement your possibly custom logic in SB1

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