The reach that SAP Business One has across languages and localizations contributes to success for certain, but perhaps more impressive, and the real reason for the success, is the commitment to cutting-edge technology.
From early introduction, SAP Business One made claim to uncommon ground. The ability to extend the application to address industry-specific requirements, and even the needs of individual businesses with niche processes; this has convinced tens of thousands that SAP Business One was the right choice.
Still the question persisted in some regions, “How committed is SAP to perpetuating SAP Business One long into the future?”
First ERP Solution on SAP Hana
At my count over the past ten years or so there have been approximately 250 plus new features and functions added to the core functionality.
This alone is an amazing demonstration of commitment from SAP. The development resources required to create and maintain this code base on a global level is also demonstrative of the long-term belief that SAP has in the SMB marketplace and their SAP Business One customer base.
"Did you know that Business One was the first SAP ERP application to be fully operational on Hana? Don’t feel alone. Most did not."
With SAP commitment to the Hana in-memory database as a part of their own long-term growth plans, it should give every SAP Business One customer great comfort in knowing that when aiming into the future SAP led with Business One.
Leading the Digital Transformation
Many Business One Customers are today deploying their Business One solutions in private cloud-based systems hosted by a wide variety of cloud providers such as SAP, Amazon, Microsoft, and others.
More impressive is that significant numbers of highly verticalized customers are deployed together on multi-tenant cloud-based systems, sharing resources and driving down costs, while enjoying the early benefits of these cloud environments.
(…) significant numbers of highly verticalized customers are deployed together on multi-tenant cloud-based systems, sharing resources and driving down costs (…)
There may remain a need for the traditional client for system administrators, but today most customers are looking to deploy using the web client. This new web client drives down IT costs, delivers platform neutrality and serves up mobility on a grand scale.
Angry Birds for ERP
Our daily jobs are highly focused and for many repetitive. The need to operate a fully operable client to access everything the software can do is not needed and simply adds a level of complexity to the user experience.
"SAP Business One may not be as simple as Angry Birds just yet, but it will be very, very soon!"
Sales personnel will spend more time with customers face-to-face with instant access to precise and accurate information about inventory and pricing.
We are fast on the way forward as the partner network for SAP Business One is busy creating solutions that move SAP Business One quickly and impressively into the cloud based future.
You can find a demonstration of the new SAP delivered Web Client for SAP Business One here. If you are interested in finding out what partners in the Business One community are capable of doing, you can find more information here and here.
I personally have refered to SAP Business One as “Angry Birds” for ERP in the past. Angry Birds, as most know, is a simple application anyone can download and play on their smart phone or other mobile device. Access is easy and learning it is simple – even a child can do it.