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.

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.