Platform Extensibility

App Framework for Custom Development:

-Empower SAP Business One ecosystem to build easy to extend, lightweight, web-based, analytical applications providing business insights.

– Enrich traditional add-ons by web-based analytical applications on the new light-weight framework.

– Leverage the built-in strengths of SAP HANA to develop apps at low cost of development on a lean stack with big data processing.

– Optimize the efficiency of business processes.

-Run directly on SAP HANA appliance with minimized TCO and excellent performance.

Service Layer:

– Equivalent Business Object coverage to DI API
– SAP HANA views can be queried to retrieve all necessary data at once
– Built on core protocols such as HTTP and Odata
– Implement server-side JavaScript extension hosted in Script Engine
– Highly scalable (parallel-processing)
– High availability (load balancing)

Semantic Layer:

-Pre-delivered and ready-to-use content for reporting and analytical purposes.
– Basis for adaptation and enhancements
– Facilitate and speed up implementation

Includes models for these areas:

– ADM
– AP (purchasing)
-AR (sales)
– CRM (opportunities)
– Banking
– Financials
– Stock

Analytics

Pervasive Analytics: Embedded Dashboards in transaction screens or in Cockpit. Enable front line employees to see data needed to take business decisions on the spot. Reflect transactional activity as it happens with real-time analysis. Predict future behavior with forecasting capabilities.

Customer 360°: New advanced dashboard provides a 360° customer view. It provides key facts on customers at a glance, containing numerous KPIs and key customer data.

Interactive Analysis: Helps users explore more information before making decisions. Improves productivity by putting the user in control of information. Leverages familiar MS Excel pivot tables to make analysis work quick and simple.

Excel Reports: Reporting tool based on MS Excel. Utilizes SAP Business One Semantic Layer (SAP HANA views) as data source. The Excel Report Designer tool is delivered as MS Excel add-on.

Sales Recommendation: Product recommendations are displayed in the sidebar of sales order and sales quotation for a customer. Recommendations are based on association rules generated from the buying history of the given customer and similar customers.

• “Recommendations for this customer” suggests products which might be interesting for this customer in general.

• “Customer who bought this item also bought” recommends products based on current items in the sales order / quotation .

Embedded Real-time Apps

Cash Flow Forecast: You can gain a complete, accurate and timely picture of your cash flow. You can also Include optionally open documents like POs and sales orders in calculations.

Advanced Available to Promise (ATP): Obtain real-time inventory transparency and minimize costs by re-scheduling sales orders. Aggregate inventory on hand, promised and desired dynamically.

Intelligent Forecast: Provides Statistical forecast with built-in models, incorporating trends and seasonal factors. SAP Business One automatically selects the best algorithm. Forecast results can be used in MRP wizard.

Delivery Schedule Management: Stay on top of your scheduled deliveries, changing quantities on the fly. See scheduled delivery date and quantity of:

– Sales orders with positive quantity

– A/R reserve invoices with positive quantity

– Inventory transfer requests

– Production orders

– Purchase orders with negative quantity

– A/P reserve invoices with negative quantity

SAP Business one HANA delivers Superb User Experience

Customized online Cockpit: • Personalized work center to view, search, organize, and perform your regular work. It also simplifies access to information and Improves user experience.

Enterprise Search: • Google like search, search in to your ERP any field any data.
• Access the most relevant SAP Business One data with freestyle search.
• Locate business information just as you would do a search on the internet and enjoy a seamless user experience. You can also search templates, filter on dates and sort results.

Analytical Portal:
• The analytical portal gives you the ability to publish and share documents like Crystal Reports and MS Excel documents. Documents can be run on different devices and they can also be scheduled and sent via mail or downloaded in different formats.

SAP Business One Sales Mobile Native App:
A mobile solution that is tailored for handling sales activities anywhere at any time. It also gives you the insight to customers, deals and predictability in sales operations.

Supported functions:
• Managing activities
• Check-in location of sales activities
• Customer data management
• Viewing items and inventory
• Managing sales documents
(opportunities, quotation, order)

SAP Business One Service Mobile Native App:
A mobile solution to manage and fulfill service activities anywhere at any time. You can Access data and get insights about, customers, service calls and history, resolutions, attachments and sales orders.

Benefits of  SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA

Leverage the power of SAP HANA in-memory computing to transform your business to run smarter, faster, and simpler in a digital world.


Agile
: Get real-time business information at the moment you need it so that you can clearly define and focus on the right priorities.

Insight: Leverage a single platform for analytics and transactions to get unprecedented insight-to-action capabilities. Take advantage of real-time apps.

Efficiency: Empower employees with information search capabilities and interactive analysis tools to help them become more productive and independent of IT staff.

Value: Maintain a simplified IT landscape with a solution priced for small businesses and designed for scalability.

Benefits of SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA

User Experience

– Fiori-Style Cockpit

– Enterprise Search

– Analytical Portal

– SAP Business One Sales Mobile Native App

– SAP Business One Service Mobile Native App

– Embedded Real-time Apps

– Cash Flow Forecast

– Advanced Available to Promise (ATP)

– Intelligent Forecast

– Delivery Schedule Management

– Analytics

– Pervasive Analytics

– Customer 360°

– Interactive Analysis

– Excel Reports

– Sales Recommendation

– Platform Extensibility

– App Framework for Custom Development

– Service Layer

– Semantic Layer

 

 

Predictive Analytics and Pervasive analysis

 

SAP HANA dramatically reshapes the underlying structure and capability of your IT landscape. Undergoing an SAP HANA upgrade transforms your IT from the ground up to provide better performance, flexibility, and analytics.

The most obvious SAP HANA benefits come from the speed boost that transformation provides. Traditional databases can only keep a small portion of data in memory at once. The system is constrained by the time it takes to read data off the hard drive into memory, creating a performance bottleneck. HANA solves this problem by keeping everything in memory, which allows your system to access and operate on data much more quickly.

That improves everything from customer transaction speed to complex reporting and analytics. Other innovations in the underlying structure of the database provide even better speed — particularly for complex queries and processes. But the more profound benefits of SAP HANA come from the way its new capabilities are harnessed within your industry, use case, and organization.

Overall SAP HANA Benefits

The HANA speed boost isn’t just good for things like productivity and customer satisfaction — it also qualitatively transforms what you can do with your database. Real-time analytics aren’t really an option on traditional relational databases, because digging up data and crunching the numbers takes too long and uses up too many resources. Complex reports can take days to process, which imposes work flow constraints.

That means you can’t simply model a new financial strategy, or game out a new way of organizing logistics at will — someone else needs that bandwidth at the moment. This tends to limit the kinds of questions you can ask, and makes your organization slower to react to changing market conditions.

SAP HANA benefits customers by changing the rules that govern how you can use information. You can access your data in real time, use predictive modeling and flexible queries to get answers to complex questions, and evaluate options that would have been too computationally intensive.

SAP Business One HANA includes Pervasive Analytics, Forecasting, Cash Flow modeling, Excel reporting, and a “ton” of widgets to configure your cockpit with dashboards that make sense to your business.

 

Analytics at your fingertips

SAP HANA is the in-memory computing platform for SAP Business One that supercharges the application performance for speed and allows you to analyze massive amounts of data in real time. SAP Business One powered by SAP HANA eliminates layers of complexities and unnecessary business costs found in legacy IT architectures so your business can run smarter, faster, and simpler.

With SAP Business One powered by SAP HANA, your business can expect:


Real-time data access:

Real-time access to trusted data across your entire operation.

Improved responsiveness:

Dramatically improved responsiveness in planning,

sales, production, and financial processes.

Out-of-the-box functionality:

Out-of-the-box capabilities, including pre-built reports and dashboards.

Interactive reports:

Generate interactive reports in seconds for informed decision-making.

Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO):

Reduced TCO with less hardware and maintenance than traditional database solutions.

Simplified IT landscape:

Simplified IT landscape – a single system for transactions and analytics.

 

Benefits of an integrated solution


SAP Business One helps you streamline your inventory and production management processes to optimize operational efficiency and productivity. With the software that can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud, you can manage detailed warehouse data, track and record stock movements, and execute production orders accurately and efficiently.

 

With the visibility SAP Business One provides across key functions of your business, you can reduce shortages without needing to carry surplus inventory, thus reducing inventory costs while improving customer service. Because it’s an integrated application, it reliably synchronizes your warehouse management, production, sales, and financial accounting data. It automatically values every goods movement and cost and price change, eliminating the need for manual interaction with its associated errors and costs. The software’s MRP feature helps you plan material requirements for complex, multi- level production processes and maintain an optimum inventory level. Incorporation of resource data into BOM data provides insight into production requirements, improves production costing and accounting, and can help identify bottlenecks.

 

Data is updated in real time, so the reporting functions yield accurate insights, enabling you to meet customer demand and expectations. Summary Accurate inventory management and cost- effective production is crucial to an organization’s ability to deliver on promise. Inventory and production management tools in the SAP Business One® application help manage detailed warehouse data, track and record stock movements, and plan and release production orders based on your material requirements planning.

 

Objectives
• Manage inventory across multiple warehouses and locations
• Track and record stock movements
• Ensure raw materials and parts are ordered and available for production when needed
• Avoid shortages and ensure timely delivery without maintaining surplus inventory
• Access real-time, accurate information from your desktop or from your mobile device

 

Solution
• Inventory management based on diverse costing models
• Support for multiple units of measure and pricing, goods receipts, and tracking of stock transfers
• Enablement of consignment and drop-shipping orders
• Efficient management of bills of materials and material requirements planning
• User-friendly, up-to-date reporting Benefits
• Greater efficiency through automated processes
• Improved customer service thanks to on-time delivery and fewer shortages
• Lower inventory costs
• Keener business

Production and warehouse reports

 

Reporting functionality in SAP Business One, including SAP Crystal Reports software,  supports the generation of a comprehensive set of reports to meet your warehouse, inventory, or production management reporting needs.

You can choose from a variety of  report formats – including PDF, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel – to display as standard reports or compile report information into dashboards. Detailed reports on stock transactions and inventory valuations, inventory counts, BOMs, production planning, and material requirements provide the information necessary to make quick and effective management decisions. And with interactive drill-down functionality, you can click through relevant data and get answers quickly.

 

Thanks to the speed of SAP HANA,   SAP Business One gives you powerful  reporting functions that enable data-intensive analyses to be run in seconds. Ad hoc reporting features let employees run through  what-if scenarios leveraging the familiar  Microsoft Excel interface, no longer needing the assistance.

SAP Business One Mobile Sales App.

 

Included in your SAP Business One licensing you can find several mobile solutions available for you right now. One of them is the SAP Business One sales app. With the SAP Sales app you can work with activities, view business content, manage customer data, monitor sales opportunities, run a complete sales process and much more. Are you ready to learn more about this app?

 

Key features: 

 

·       Activities – View, add, edit, close, and create follow-up activities of the user who is currently logged on to the mobile app.

 

·       Customers – Access and manage customer information including addresses, phone numbers, and contact details; view historical activities and special prices; create new customers and new activities; and contact or locate partners.

 

·       Items – Monitor inventory levels and access detailed information about your products, including sales price, available quantity, product specifications, and pictures.

 

·       Sales documents – Create, view, update, and search for sales quotations and sales orders. In addition, you can create, update, view, and close activities related to sales documents.

 

·       Sales Opportunities – Create, view, and search for sales opportunities; view, add, and edit stages of sales opportunities.

 

·       KPI and Dashboards – View predefined KPIs and dashboards (sales analysis and recommendations) in normal and full-screen mode.

 

·       Attachments – View, download, and upload attachments (photos) to customers, items, activities, sales opportunities, and sales documents.