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What is an ERP system and what is SAP Business One?

What is an ERP system and what is SAP Business One?

When you search for “ERP” on the internet, it can be overwhelming and very confusing with all the large definitions you read. To get a better sense of how something can change your business for the better, it would be helpful if you understood what it is and how it works. Therefore, I’m going to try and explain ERP to you without blowing your mind.

Understanding ERP Software

ERP, better known as Enterprise Resource Planning, is a business process management software. To keep it simple, ERP combines all the functions inside a business to enable it all to work as a unit. Just think of ERP as the glue that binds the different computer systems in an organisation.

At the heart of ERP systems is a shared database which assists all business departments to do their job. A portal or a dashboard are the standard ERP features. These allow employees to quickly recognize the business’ performance by displaying a KPI.

To give you a very brief history lesson on ERP, the first ERP system to be developed was SAP. SAP is a software firm established in 1972 by five software engineers based in Mannhaim, Germany. Their goal was to link different parts of a business by sharing information gathered to help a company to operate better.

So… what is SAP Business One?

Simply, SAP Business One (also known as SAP B1) is a ERP designed for small and medium-sized businesses. It is used by over 60,000 customers worldwide including companies just like yours. This was created with the idea that SME’s need an ERP solution to help manage their business, but not the kind of ERP which giant complex companies use.

SAP Business One is a scalable ERP Software that provides complete visibility and control over all the main components inside your business. SAP B1 adds value which you can see and measure, making your staff more productive, your processes streamlined, and decisions more strategic.

How can SAP Business One help your business?

Here is just a few ways how SAP Business One will help your business to “Run Simple”:

  • It reduces stock holding by buying the right products for the right place
  • SAP Business One increases cash flow by picking and packing the right products to the right customer on time
  • It helps you to stay in control of expiring stocks

To find out more information about how SAP Business One can benefit your business please contact us directly by calling 01202 232268 or send an email to sales@b1systems.co.uk

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