06 Apr Why upgrade from Sage 50 to SAP Business One?
Sage 50 is a popular accounting software choice for small companies at the early stages of operation. It’s great for managing day-to-day accounting needs such as invoicing, banking and cash flow.
As business continues to grow, it’s likely there will come a time when Sage 50 is no longer fit for purpose. A more complete solution is needed to keep processes running as smoothly and efficiently as possible – and, crucially, to help facilitate more growth.
Have you outgrown Sage 50?
People often ask themselves ‘have we outgrown Sage 50?’ You may have just automated the business with so many manual systems and sometimes not realise that you require an integrated system. In other cases, it’s clear that your requirements have changed and that a more advanced, all-round solution is required. Sometimes you might just be aware that operations seem more complex and time consuming.
So how do you know you have outgrown your systems? Here are some key signs that you have outgrown your current software:
Multiple systems – As business has grown you will probably have added software systems to assist with operations other than accounting. These could include Excel spreadsheets, T-Card, Whiteboard and various bespoke databases. Having lots of different systems is a sure sign that you have outgrown Sage and need to upgrade.
Data duplication – You could be wasting resources on inputting the same data into your various software systems and then having to cross-reference and visit different programmes and documents to extract the data you want. As a result, it takes a long time to find anything.
Lack of accurate reports – As your business grows, you’ll need a more global view of what’s happening within all aspects of your company. If you need a more sophisticated analysis of your business, with real business information, in real time, then it’s time to upgrade.
Reasons to upgrade to SAP Business One from Sage 50
SAP Business One was specifically designed for small to medium-sized businesses and is the natural progression from Sage 50. It provides a comprehensive accounting and business management solution that is affordable, flexible and can be easily configured to the specific needs of your business.
The benefits of SAP Business One are vast and have the overall function of providing the perfect platform for facilitating growth in your company.
Here are a few of the more common reasons why businesses might progress from Sage 50 to SAP Business One:
- You need software that can facilitate more than 100,000 transactions and manage the needs of your business as it continues to grow
- You want to manage your business and stock across multiple locations
- You need a three-tiered accounting system to cover all ledgers
- As well as detailed accounting software, you would like additional functions such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM), stock control and manufacturing
- Ideally you would like a solution that can be optimised for your business and delivered with the support of a business partner
Data migration from Sage 50 to SAP Business One
Migrating data from Sage 50 to SAP Business One is a critical part of the upgrade process and is often what businesses worry about most.
While it is tedious and time consuming, the process itself is actually quite straightforward – if you know what you are doing. The good news is you only have to migrate the data once and then never think about it again. However, it does pay to get it done right first time.
Working with the right partner makes it possible to import data in a way that is most efficient for you. If you’ve got good data, you will start to realise the benefits of SAP Business One quicker and therefore your return on investment will be quicker.
Why choose B1 Systems?
B1 Systems was SAP’s first SAP Business One services partner in the UK and we have almost two decades of experience in implementing SAP Business One. As many of our customers are upgrading from Sage 50, we are experts in the migration of data from one system to the other. We have the skills and experience to configure SAP Business One to help transform your business.
To find out more information about how upgrading from Sage 50 to SAP Business One can benefit your business please contact us directly by calling 01202 232268 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org