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"We have been satisfied with the technical support.""I like analytics, dashboard, and KPIs a lot. It is very helpful when I need to check balances and financial statements.""So there are a lot of features included with the ERP system.""Its usability is the most valuable. It is very intuitive and user-friendly. In terms of functionality, it has all the basic functionalities for ERP, such as CRM, sales, and manufacturing. These are the functionalities that we typically use for all SMEs. In terms of localization, SAP Business One is the best. It has got localization across all countries, which is an advantage. No other solution has such localization.""Sales CRM and Financials are most valuable.""It's simple to use and very direct.""Less complicated than other similar solutions.""The ability to link documents to accounts, partners and events via the Golden/Yellow Arrow feature is very useful."

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"The guidance SAP offers for implementing the product is clear and the online resources are great.""It is stable and scalable. In the S4HANA plain version, they have new dashboards and things like that.""The tool selection is really robust and scalable for multiple scenarios.""The solution links everything and allows us to integrate into our entire supply chain."

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"It is limiting in terms of the in-between communication for manufacturing. We are suffering from a lot of issues in production. We are now considering S/4HANA, and we are also looking for some customized tools to integrate with SAP Business One.""There are possibilities to extend its functionality. Things such as Quality Management System (QMS) and Payroll are currently not a part of the product. These things are needed.""Lacks ability to integrate with other tools.""The installation process could be easier. They should have better tools to improve the effectiveness of the installation.""Lacks an advanced HR model with payroll.""I am not sure if it has an HR and Payroll functionality, but it would be helpful and make it a more complete ERP if they could put the HR and Payroll functionality in it.""Our business has grown beyond the capabilities of Business One. We need a bigger ERP solution, and therefore we are moving away.""SAP could improve the performance of the business alignment with other products."

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"They can improve the interface. It has a client-server kind of interface, which is kind of old.""The initial setup can be complex, depending on the environment.""There have been some pain points in moving from SAP to S/4HANA, but the company seems to be staying on top of those issues.""When it comes to the SAP PM material's module, it would be nice to see the inclusion of predictive analytics."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We compared the Microsoft solution with Oracle NetSuite, as they have a price decrease. It is, however, not that much cheaper, and the price is comparable to SAP.""Its licensing model is good. There is a one-off payment for the software license, and after that, you only need to pay the annual maintenance fee. Compared to other cloud-based systems, this cost model is quite reasonable for SMEs.""We are on a perpetual license for SAP Business One and the price it should be less expensive when comparing it to other solutions.""We feel that the licensing fees are a bit on the higher side.""Its price is reasonable. People are able to spend that much.""We pay annually. It is around 800 a month.""Its price is reasonable. We have about 200 licenses. We have to pay every year for the license.""Business One is reasonable considering the functionality."

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"I feel the solution is expensive when it comes to what can be obtained with open source software.""The pricing is competitive with other products at that level in that category."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: SaP Business One is a complete solution for business management. The software applications are broad, ranging from accounting to project management and human resources. It is very versatile and… more »
Top Answer: SAP Business One vs. SAP S/4HANA Out of a total of 3,539 decision criteria spread across the eight sub-modules that form the comparison matrix, SAP S/4HANA offers noticeably better coverage of ERP… more »
Top Answer: For us, the most useful feature of Business One is Material Requirements Planning (MRP).
Top Answer: The tool selection is really robust and scalable for multiple scenarios.
Top Answer: The cost of the solution depends on the licensing agreement between SAP and the company and that changes all the time. It can vary.
Top Answer: The initial setup can be complex, depending on the environment.
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The SAP Business One application offers a way to manage your entire business – from accounting and financials, purchasing, inventory, sales and customer relationships, and project management, to operations and human resources. SAP Business One helps you to streamline processes, gain a greater insight into your business, so that you can act fast and make decisions based on real time information, to help you drive profitable growth.

SAP S/4HANA stands for SAP Suite 4 HANA. It is a next-generation integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is designed for businesses of all sizes, in all industries, that require deep and broad functionality combined with a high degree of flexibility. SAP S/4HANA was launched in 2015 and been adopted by more than 3,200 customers over a period of sixteen months. SAP S/4HANA is materially different from anything SAP has done before and represents the company’s biggest innovation since SAP R/3.

SAP S/4HANA is intended to provide a digital core for an organization. It is fully architected for the most advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and is designed on the most modern design principles with the SAP Fiori user experience to create a personalized and simple feel on users’ device of choice (tablet, laptop, mobile). SAP S/4HANA aims to simplify an organizations’ system landscape and reduce total cost of ownership by shrinking the data footprint while at the same time improving productivity levels in the form of higher throughput. Timelines for cloud deployments average around six months.

SAP S/4HANA is designed to drive business innovation by connecting people, devices, and business networks in real time to support the development of new business models. It will also help accelerate the adoption of, and connection to, the Internet of Things and Big Data. SAP S/4HANA can analyze big data at unprecedented speed allowing users to access real-time information from anywhere, any way they’d like and thus help managers make truly insightful decisions. The simplified data model allows customers to reimagine their IT, helping to drive lower costs and deliver IT efficiency. This, coupled with the SAP S/4HANA prediction and simulation capabilities allow it to anticipate the impact of business outcomes. By doing all the above, SAP S/4HANA aims to provide ultimate sophistication in the simplest possible manner.

To learn more about SAP S/4HANA, visit http://go.sap.com/product/enterprise-management/s4hana-erp.html

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Sample Customers
Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty. Ltd
La Trobe University, Carrefour Comércio e Indústria Ltda, Delaware Consulting and Corning Inc.
Top Industries
Manufacturing Company33%
Healthcare Company17%
Mining And Metals Company8%
Outsourcing Company8%
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider25%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Financial Services Firm4%
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company5%
Company Size
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise25%
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SAP Business One is ranked 5th in ERP with 19 reviews while SAP S4HANA Cloud is ranked 3rd in Cloud ERP with 4 reviews. SAP Business One is rated 7.8, while SAP S4HANA Cloud is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SAP Business One writes "A tool that serves many business needs to help enhance productivity and workflows". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S4HANA Cloud writes "This complete cloud-based business suite solution competes for the top spot among similar products". SAP Business One is most compared with SAP S4HANA, SAP ERP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Oracle ERP Cloud and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, whereas SAP S4HANA Cloud is most compared with SAP Business ByDesign, NetSuite ERP, Anaplan, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Ramco ERP.

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