SAP Business One Mobile 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 Business One 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:

· Sales Catalog (only available for iPad) – View, search for, compare, and create sales quotation or sales order on the fly for sales items, using visual and appealing display layout.

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

· Approvals and alerts – Get alerts on specific events – such as deviations from approved discounts, prices, credit limits, approved or rejected documents, or targeted gross profits – and view approval requests waiting for your immediate action. Drill into the relevant content or metric, including draft documents, before making your decision.

· Business partners – Access and manage business partner’sinformation including addresses, phone numbers, and contact details wiew historical activities and special prices; create new business partners and new activities and contact or locate partners. In addition, you can synchronize contact persons phone numbers, email and other details with the Contacts app on your device.

· Inventory and price lists – Monitor inventory levels, access detailed information about your products, including purchasing and sales price, available quantity and view price lists.

· Sales documents (Sales quotation, Sales order, and Delivery) – Create, view, update, and search for sales quotations and sales orders, and submit drafts of sales quotations and sales orders for approval. In addition, you can create, update, view, and close activities related to sales documents, as well as to view deliveries.

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

· Service contract and service call – View and edit service contracts; process and close service calls, create and view solutions, and look up related service calls from service contracts or customer equipment cards.

· Reports – Refer to built-in reports created with SAP Crystal Reports software, version for the SAP Business One application, that present key information about your business. You can add your customized reports and easily share them.

· Dashboards – View predefined dashboards (sales analysis, cash flow, and purchase quotations) in normal and full-screen mode and share them via e-mail.

· Online Help – Displays either a standard or a customer-specific help document.

· Attachments – View, download, and upload attachments to business partners, items, activities and sales.

 

Material requirements planning

Through the material requirements planning (MRP) functionality in SAP Business One, you can maintain an optimum production plan for multilevel production processes. This support replaces informal, ad hoc production scheduling with a structured process using data from various sources to create an accurate picture of your production and supply chain.

 

It adds resource information to requirements planning so you can incorporate machine  capacity. Sources of data include:

• Bills of materials

• Inventory data

• Input from scheduled production and  purchase orders

• Demand derived from actual and  forecasted orders Using the MRP wizard, you can specify timelines, stock, and data sources to be considered in planning.

SAP Business One uses this data to make recommendations concerning your material needs – what you’ll need and how much and when, as well as your resource needs. Once these recommendations are  reviewed, you can generate the production and purchase orders needed to manufacture a final product in the quantity and time specified by the production schedule. This takes into consideration all requirements for product components and resources. The software also helps you plan the purchase of non-BOM items based on sales  forecasts, minimum and maximum quantity  levels, and demands made through the  warehouse.

BOMs and production orders

SAP Business One supports all your basic requirements for production activities by  enabling you to manage BOMs, production orders, and material requirements accurately and efficiently.

The application simplifies the definition  and management of BOMs for production, assembly, and sales. In addition to items,  you can include resources in all BOM types.  A resource might be equipment, enabling you to record capacity, or text, such as specific  instructions. For example, with a production BOM, you can document the type, quantity, and price of materials needed to manufacture the final products; the key resources needed; and specific routing instructions as well as quantity available. Once BOMs have been  defined, production orders can be created and released. Component and resource needs, costs, and materials availability are automatically added to your work orders.  This provides for accurate allocation of raw materials and resources to products and support for volume control.

You can initiate and track the production process and move the materials used in the process through your organization. For example, once a production order is released to the shop floor, SAP Business One can automatically issue transactions for components needed to produce the parts.

Efficient management of stock movements

SAP Business One records goods receipts and issues in any warehouse and allows you to track your stock transfers from one warehouse to another. The application can integrate individual item prices or price lists, updating inventory valuation at the same time. It also fully  integrates inventory and accounting trans- actions. As a result, when stock levels are  adjusted, inventory accounts are immediately credited or debited, and applicable inventory variances are accounted for as soon as a stock movement is posted.

The pick-and-pack manager function lets you create pick lists rapidly and pull the listed items from the inventory. You can perform cycle counts while orders are received and shipped, so business activity does not have to be  delayed to perform stocktaking. If the cycle count shows a level below the minimum stock point or a stock level discrepancy, the software notifies those in designated roles and purchasing managers.

The inventory count functionality allows you  to record initial quantities, perform inventory tracking, and post stock differences by warehouse, item, vendor, or any custom-defined property. Stocktaking forms are generated  and printed using the print layout designer  or the SAP Crystal Reports® software in  SAP Business One.

Comprehensive available-to-promise functionality

 

With SAP Business One, you can perform instant availability checks and track item stock levels with real-time visibility of the inventory you have “available to promise.”  The software provides you with quantity  details, adjusted by what is already committed to other customers, incoming purchases, and production orders.

Thanks to the power of SAP HANA, available-to-promise (ATP) checks occur in real time. You can propose new delivery schedules, control delivery quantities, and reschedule deliveries on the fly. And before you put your plans

in action, you can simulate the impact of any planned adjustment.

The ATP function takes into account items that move inventory out of your warehouse, such as:

• Sales orders with positive quantity

• Accounts receivable reserve invoices with positive quantity

• Inventory transfer requests

• Production orders

• Purchase orders with negative quantity

• Accounts payable reserve invoices with negative quantity

 

Sophisticated inventory tracking and costing

SAP Business One provides comprehensive support for inventory tracking and valuation. It supports multiple unit types, so you can purchase and sell your inventory in different units – such as buying in cases and selling in individual bottles. You can set up warehouses in zones, managing inventory by its bin location in each warehouse.

The application lets you create an unlimited number of price lists, integrate multiple currencies, preassign prices to specific customers, and define discount rules that are automatically applied to transactions with vendors and customers. Special pricing tools allow you to manage discounts based on volume, cash, or customer accounts.

The software supports both serial and batch number management. You can generate  and assign serial or batch numbers to items  received from vendors and draw from available batches when items are released. You can integrate bar coding to pick or transfer items between locations.

Costing methods – such as FIFO, moving  average, serial and batch, and standard price – are fully integrated to give you a deep  understanding of your item costs, letting you  accurately define prices and item discount.

 

Optimized inventory and production processes

The SAP Business One application helps streamline your inventory and production management processes. It can help manage detailed warehouse data, optimize stock locations, track and record stock movements, and execute production orders.

The software’s warehouse and inventory management features provide reliable information about inbound and outbound shipments as well as current inventory levels so you can cost-effectively manage your supply chain and increase customer satisfaction. You can keep track of product inventory, quantity at each warehouse, movement history, and stocking status from your desktop or mobile device.

An integrated application, SAP Business One reliably synchronizes your inventory, order, and financial accounting data. The software automatically values each goods movement and cost and price change, eliminating any need for manual interaction and reducing associated errors and their costs.

Using the application’s integrated production functionality, you can manage various types of BOMs and link your warehouses with your order processing and production operations. Additionally, you can plan material and  resource requirements for multilevel production processes and maintain an optimum  level of inventory.

Real-time inventory and production management

Inventory represents one of the largest expenses for many small and midsize businesses. Balancing accurate inventory management with cost-effective production is crucial for delivering on promise and keeping customer satisfaction high. The SAP Business One® application offers best-practice functionality to help you meet your inventory and production management requirements.

In order to improve on-time delivery and reduce shortages without maintaining surplus inventory, businesses need an integrated application to manage inventory accurately across multiple warehouses and locations. The application should provide several inventory valuation models and support consignment and drop shipping. It should facilitate core production planning, including material requirements planning and production orders management, and provide multiple types of bills of materials (BOMs). 

It should give you real-time access to accurate information on inventory and production orders from your desktop or mobile device, whether you are in the office, at the warehouse, or at a remote location.

SAP Business One provides exactly this kind of support, and powered by the SAP HANA® platform, it provides the latest in in-memory computing technology at a price you can afford. Available in the cloud or on premise – the choice is yours.

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