November 07, 2023

5 Common SAP Business One Myths—Debunked

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When you started your small business, you bought off-the-shelf small business accounting software that did the trick for payroll, bookkeeping, sales, and expenses.

However, your small business isn’t so small anymore.

That’s a good thing—and so is recognizing you’ve outgrown your small business accounting software.

Whether you’re adding new entities, unveiling new products and services, purchasing warehouse space, or building an eCommerce site, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is the logical next step.

You don’t switch business systems every day, so it’s critical to separate fact from fiction when researching an ERP solution like SAP Business One.

And you’re in the right place.

In this post, Vision33 is on a mission to dispel five common myths about SAP Business One.

But why take our word for it?

Because we’re a trusted, multi-award-winning SAP partner who has lived and breathed SAP Business One for over 20 years. We work hand in hand with our customers to help them get the most value out of SAP Business One with ongoing training, integration solutions, exclusive technologies, and our flagship TOTAL Care support program.

Here are five of the most common SAP Business One myths—debunked.

Myth #1: SAP Business One Isn't a Cloud Solution

Reality: While SAP Business One can be deployed on-premises for companies that prefer to use their own networks, most deploy SAP Business One in the cloud.

Why? Because the cloud is affordable, low maintenance, and more secure.

Powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and supported by tier 1 technology like CrowdStrike, Vision33’s cloud hosting platform is trusted by over 1,000 SAP Business One users worldwide.

Whether you choose public or private cloud hosting, you’re covered by a robust combination of technologies and services that protect, optimize, and support your SAP Business One solution.

Myth #2: SAP Business One Is Only for Large Enterprises

Reality: SAP Business One reigns supreme as the go-to ERP solution for small and midsized businesses (SMBs). In fact, about 80% of SAP ERP users are SMBs.

With SAP Business One, SMBs can run their operations per their unique requirements. The affordable, easy-to-use ERP solution uses best practices to enhance efficiency while adapting to your processes.

SAP Business One gives your SMB every module it needs, including finance, customer relationship management (CRM), sales, purchasing, business partners, banking, inventory, production, material requirement planning (MRP), service, and reporting.

With one integrated system, your SMB can level the playing field with automated processes and real-time information for fast, effective decision-making.

Myth #3: It's Too Hard to Move From Entry-Level Software to SAP Business One

Reality: Growing SMBs grow fast. It’s easier to move from small business accounting software like QuickBooks to SAP Business One than it is to keep spending time and money on software that can’t grow with you.

Vision33 partners with growing businesses that have outgrown small business accounting software—and over 80% of our customers who experienced growing pains moved from QuickBooks to SAP Business One.

And if you’ve heard horror stories from your peers about ERP implementations gone wrong, consider this: If an ERP implementation fails, it’s likely due to a lack of upfront planning or an inexperienced partner.

An experienced, reputable SAP partner with a proven, formalized ERP implementation methodology will ensure a smooth transition—and will support you well beyond go-live.

Myth #4: I Can't See SAP Business One in Action Without Talking to a Consultant First

Reality: You’re invited to Vision33’s live SAP Business One demo.

Our certified consultants offer a demo every other Friday, so it’s easy to find one that works for you.

Sit back, relax, and watch how SAP Business One will help you:

  • Gain clear visibility and complete control over your business
  • Grow your business without adding headcount
  • Optimize inventory management
  • Automate critical business processes
  • Manage your supply chain from quote to delivery
  • Improve reporting and business intelligence with a single source of truth

We welcome your questions at the end of the demo. Then, if you’d like to chat with a consultant, we’re all ears. We can even arrange a more in-depth, industry-specific demo for you.

Myth #5: SAP Business One Is an Older Solution

Reality: SAP Business One is a tried-and-true ERP solution with a bright future.

With over 77,000 companies and over 1.2 million users running it in 170 countries, SAP Business One is at the forefront of innovation.

SAP invests significantly in research and development and establishing best practices so it can enhance SAP Business One’s ever-evolving features.

Rainer Zillow, senior vice president at SAP, recently gave Vision33’s SAP Business One customers an overview of the solution’s latest innovations, including:

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