Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with SAP Business One.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
The solution could improve by providing HR payroll, quality control, and maintenance. These are the missing features which we have to use add-ons solutions to provide the functionality.
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. It should have SCM and the payroll process for workers.
The installation process could be easier. They should have better tools to improve the effectiveness of the installation.
We aren't overly satisfied with the solution. We are moving away from it. The solution needs to be implemented properly, otherwise, a company will not be able to get the full benefit of the product. They need to do more with, budget planning within the solution, in terms of financial budgeting. Right now, we can only input values at our sales target, however, we can't input numbers. The solution also needs to look at the monthly balance. There will need to have some type of maintenance in there. Yet, there is no model for maintenance. If you buy it you need to go and find another solution for your maintenance however, if they can do a maintenance solution within this solution that that would be a wonderful thing.
I would like to see some shortcuts. Sometimes, you find that you have used some ERPs and other systems that make use of external data from applications such as Excel. If you have some information in Excel and you want to easily customize it for entry for SAP then this is an area that is a problem. If you want to do this then it becomes difficult. I know that there are avenues where it can be done, but it becomes difficult. It is much more difficult when you compare it with what I have experienced with some other systems. 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 company is expanding to different countries, and business is growing. We feel that it is not good enough for the huge volume of the business. On-premises setup is not good enough for the overseas office. We have our onsite premises in Hong Kong, but we have a major sales office in the US. We are looking for a more efficient setup to fulfill our requirements and needs. It can have portals for vendors, suppliers, and customers. I know that they have this feature in version 10, but it still has space to improve.
SAP could improve the performance of the business alignment with other products.
If I compare it to bigger ERPs, I'd like to see some more time management options and maybe some better expense management features. In terms of business processes, the production could use improvement. There could be more maintenance fields. In some places, there are still many areas that could be enhanced.
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.
It would be ideal if the reporting and dashboards were improved upon. There are some analytics that could be more robust and the business intelligence portion is lacking. There are some aspects that are lacking, meaning that clients need to go to third-party services in order to get viable results. The product does have some scalability limitations, depending on how you need to scale.
In the next release, I would like to see the inclusion of cloud features.
The billing functionality and the integration of one department to other departments are areas that need improvement. The price for AMC should be optional for those who do not use it. There is no dependency, the integration between the other applications. For example, if I implement any third party, the integration will be a little bit complex. The scalability of the data load and other aspects will also be complex. If you login to SAP S4HANA, it takes you a maximum of 20 seconds and with SAP Business One it will take a least one minute. Bandwidth needs improvement. I would like to see production integration included in the next release.
The solution lacks ability to integrate with other tools.
We would like to see more options in terms of the product module. It requires more details for production because it is very basic. There are only a few standard reports available and if you want more then they either have to be downloaded or built. Having more standard reports available would be an improvement.
This product could be improved the most in the user interfaces. Most of the new generation users are looking for drag-and-drop functionality, which SAP does not have. Also the SAP WEB Browser access is limited to some functionalities. It would be better if a higher portion of the software is compatible with web browser.
Hello community, I'm trying to figure out whether there are any advantages of SAP S4 HANA over SAP Business One (SAP B1), apart from the cost?
Please share your insights.
I work for a mid-sized AEC company.
We currently use an older version of BST Enterprise. Which ERP systems do you recommend that would be the most compatible?
Thanks! I appreciate the help.