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Software Review: SAP's BusinessOne

SAP has packaged its core applications in a flexible, capable product that makes sense for small and medium businesses struggling to make the best use of their business information. While BusinessOne isn't cheap -- $3,750 per user -- it delivers strong value for the price.

SAP's accounting applications are installed in thousands of businesses around the globe. They are used in large, complex organizations, and the general view among small businesses is that SAP is beyond their needs and their means.

At the same time, programs like QuickBooks dominate very small businesses, but as those businesses get larger, these accounting programs' capacities and features can be stretched beyond their intended use. SAP wants to step in to fill the middle ground with its BusinessOne package, and the product makes a compelling case.

BusinessOne is a full-featured application intended for small- to mid-sized businesses. I tested version 6.50.52, which is new this year to the U.S. market, though SAP has been selling it for some time in the European market.

SAP has packaged its core applications in a flexible, capable product that makes sense for businesses struggling to make the best use of their business information. While BusinessOne isn't cheap -- $3,750 per user -- it delivers strong value for the price when the features, integration, and depth of capabilities are taken into consideration.

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anon6401030375
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7/17/2014 | 1:18:00 PM
re: Software Review: SAP's BusinessOne
Also is PLM integrated with Sap business one or is it an add on ? 
JJINGO000
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JJINGO000,
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2/21/2012 | 11:50:54 PM
re: Software Review: SAP's BusinessOne
You are kidding, right? SAP B1 replace Quickbooks? The notion is laughable. Aside from cost, SAP is vastly more complicated than Quickbooks, and vastly more expensive to implement. I've been in the ERP channel for decades and, while SAP is attempting to appeal to the small-medium space, they are over-priced and still intellectually vacant respective of the needs of SMBs in terms of price-performance. Of course, if they could ever get their ASP program to actually function, it might be worth a look.

Quickbooks is meant for small companies, under 20 users. No company that small is going to pay SAP's price. I've been in this market for 29 years...it's not going to happen.
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