Industries

SAP Business One - Industries

 

An Application For Your Needs

 

Every small business is unique, with its own set of industry-specific practices and its own strategies for success. And whether you're a retailer, manufacturer, or service provider, SAP can provide comprehensive business management software that helps you stay on top of your business. The affordable, easy-to-use SAP Business One application allows you to manage practically all of your core operations, including:

 

Customer relationship management
Inventory and distribution
Ordering and delivery
Purchasing and merchandising
Production and manufacturing
Employees and human resources
E-commerce
Financial and accounting

Industry-Specific Functionality

 

SAP Business One can meet the unique, fast-changing needs of small businesses in the retail, wholesale- distribution, discrete manufacturing, and professional services industries.

 


Wholesale Distribution

 

As a wholesale distributor, you face unrelenting competitive pressure to keep prices low and increase supply, which means that you have to constantly look for ways to improve margins and grow revenue. This requires greater focus on reducing operating expenses and cutting costs throughout the order-to-cash process. You need to manage inventory more efficiently and integrate yourself more tightly with your customers and suppliers.

 

The SAP Business One application can help you manage this balancing act by streamlining your entire order-to-ship process and providing clear visibility into inventory levels, order status, supplier schedules, and customer demand.

 

Besides running your core business functions such as sales and financials, SAP Business One can help you:

 

Optimize inventory management—Track inventory levels and stock movements in real time to minimize "stock-out" situations, increase goods availability, and reduce inventory-carrying costs. Also manage price lists, special pricing, and quotes.

 

Anticipate customer demand—Provide full past-transaction data so you can analyze customer buying behavior to predict demand more accurately and balance inventory levels accordingly.

 

Streamline the order-to-cash process—Automate key processes to improve efficiency across the order-to-cash cycle including order creation, stock-level updates, delivery, invoicing, and accounts receivable.

 

Tighten partner integration—Provide online self-service capabilities for customers and suppliers so they can view inventory availability, the status of orders and deliveries, and billing information.

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Discrete Manufacturing

 

 

Manufacturing is a fiercely competitive business. Not only do you have to work with fluctuating customer demand and shrinking product life cycles, you also have to adapt to increasing global competition and comply with strict regulations. You're under a significant amount of pressure to increase efficiency, differentiate products, and keep up with regulatory mandates.

 

The SAP Business One application can help you gain greater control over manufacturing operations by increasing visibility into the supply chain, automating key production processes, tracking compliance, and making it easier to focus on innovation and speed to market.

 

Besides running your core business functions such as sales and financials, SAP Business One can help you:

 

Focus on manufacturing efficiency—Streamline the entire manufacturing process from production scheduling to purchasing and logistics so you can outperform the competition.

 

Streamline production and planning—Manage material requirements for multilevel production processes; create manufacturing resource planning scenarios to forecast demand; and generate automatic replenishment orders to avoid production-material shortages.

 

Optimize inventory management—Track inventory levels and stock movements in real time to minimize out-of-stock situations, increase goods availability, and reduce inventory-carrying costs.

 

Meet regulatory mandates—Track, manage, and report on compliance with government mandates and industry guidelines.

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Retail

 

As a retail expert, you know that the retail business isn't just about selling a product at the lowest price. It's about finding ways to create unique shopping experiences that attract new customers and strengthen the loyalty of the customers you already have. At the same time, you need to keep your finger on the pulse of trends and make sure you have the right inventory on hand to meet demand.

 

The SAP Business One application can help you do just that—manage both traditional and online sales, coordinate loyalty programs, track inventory, monitor customer demand, and view supplier schedules, all in a single system.

 

Besides running your core business functions such as sales and financials, SAP Business One can help you:

 

Strengthen customer loyalty—Track all customer contacts and purchasing preferences, and launch targeted promotions, offers, and campaigns that keep customers coming back to buy more.

 

Anticipate customer demand—Analyze complete past-transaction data to predict what customers will buy; check inventory availability in real time; and balance stock levels to match demand.

 

Optimize inventory management—Manage your inventory level to match anticipated demand and track all stock items and movements with full visibility into real-time inventory availability.

 

Grow your online presence and sales—Design and manage online stores and seamlessly integrate them with back-end inventory management, order processing, shipment tracking, and payment systems.

 

How SAP Business One made a difference to one of the Retail companies "BON TON Opticians"

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Professional Services

 

When you're selling services—not products—your business and margins depend on the quality of your service and your responsiveness to client demands. You need clear visibility into your projects so you can manage people, resources, and client expectations more effectively. But if you've grown organically, this visibility can be elusive, especially if your data and processes are locked into multiple, isolated systems.

 

The SAP Business One application can provide a single view of operations, automate key project and resource management processes, and support time and expense management. It can help you meet customer demands, become more efficient, and increase profits.

 

Besides running your core business functions such as sales and financials, SAP Business One can help you:

 

Strengthen customer relationships—Track all customer-transaction histories, levels of customer satisfaction, and customer preferences, so you can use these insights to develop customer-driven service offerings and delivery models.

 

Drive profitable client engagements—Manage the entire life cycle of client engagements efficiently— from leads to service delivery and invoicing—and focus on building the most profitable relationships possible.

 

Recruit and retain the right talent—Attract, retain, and deploy staff resources in response to client demand with an integrated human resources system that captures all employee information.

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