Expensive. Complicated. Hard to Use. These and there are many more (mis) perceptions that people have about SAP Business One, an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Here are some unknown facts about SAP Business One that would help you clear the myths and know the real value of the solution.
Myth 1: SAP? Only big companies can afford it!
Fact: SAP Business One is designed specifically to meet the demands of small and medium enterprises. It fits the budget and the needs of a growing business and scales with it.
Myth 2: It will not absorb data from my current system!
Fact: SAP Business One mingles with other third party apps easily and also it is easy to transfer and integrate all your data from your current smaller systems.
Myth 3: It is too complex.
Fact: Well, it is not! With a browser based interface you can easily navigate the system. You can view and switch between multiple menus easily and get a complete view of all your data in a single place.
Myth 4: Implementation time is very long and it costs a bomb.
Fact: Implementation time depends on a lot of factors, including how important it is for you! If all the teams work in tandem on a well-defined plan, SAP Business One implementation can be completed in as quick as 20 days!
Myth 5: The functionality doesn’t work after going live.
Fact: SAP Business One is one of the smoothest functioning ERPs – all you have to ensure is that you follow the best practices and guidelines to the T. It is a system that brings standardization to your daily operations and helps you work in a seamless way.
Myth 6: I need a huge team to manage SAP
Fact: No. SAP Business One can be managed very easily. All you need is a good implementation partner and then you can run the system with even just one in-house resource. The cloud solution of SAP has added even more flexibility to the system.
Myth 7: SAP Business One works only if all modules are implemented together.
Reality: One by one implementation of SAP Business One modules is feasible, is easy and less risky too! You can go step by step depending on your business priorities and then expand on the core business processes.
Myth 8: SAP Business One cannot be customized.
Fact: The standard system comes in with some ready-customizations for different industries. Moreover, you can implement different add-ons or custom modules to meet your specific needs on top of the standard modules.
Myth 9: I will always have to be on the system
Fact: With real time email and SMS alerts you can get notified and even view reports on the move. SAP Business One also has apps that let you stay in complete control of your business even when you are away from office.
Myth 10: SAP Business One always costs more than planned.
Fact: SAP Business One projects mostly come under budget and are completed on or before time. It just needs right approach and guidance. ERP takes time to settle in and people need time to get used to it. Rolling it out phase wise in a planned way, per the given guidelines can help you save both, time and money.