SAP Business One Basics - Part 3

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This is the final article in our series taking an in-depth look at some of the SAP Business One basics. The solution is now used by more than 70,000 SMEs worldwide. It's estimated that more than a million users rely on this end-to-end application to make their jobs easier on a daily basis. 

After our first article looking at some of the basics around the system, and our second installment looking at some of the reporting and financial features within the system, this time around its all about the production and warehousing tools. 

Don't forget, if you'd like to get a closer look at SAP Business One, we'd love to show you around the system. Arrange a demo today with one of our solution experts, who will give you a guided tour of the solution. 

SAP Business One Basics

Production in SAP Business One

The production tools in SAP Business One have been enhanced and added in recent major releases. Found under the production module, there’s a host of features to help SMEs complete everyday production activities. This means users can accurately and effectively create and manage bills of materials, production orders and material requirements planning (more on that later).

Additionally, there’s also certain financial tools to ensure you’re maintaining your margins and goods receipt and issue control. When these all come together, SAP Business One provides a solution that helps SMEs to simplify, define and automate key manufacturing tasks.  

Material Resource Planning (MRP) in SAP Business One

The Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tool in SAP Business One includes a really handy wizard-based process that does all the hard work for you. I know that from speaking to end-users how important MRP is in helping SMEs to accurate forecast demand for products. The wizard analyses data within your system and then creates recommendations for purchase and production orders.

There’s a number of different scenarios that users can use as well. This helps small businesses to prepare for every eventuality and should avoid wasting money in unnecessary stock and missing out on potential sales.  

Inventory Management in SAP Business One

SAP Business One is the perfect solution to powerfully manage your inventory. Much like the production module, tools have been added over recent major releases to offer a comprehensive suite of inventory management tools. These help SMEs create, store and manage detailed data on inventory items, to get real-time stock movements and to accurately plan MRP.

Now organisations of any size can turn their warehouse digital with SAP Business One. Cut out human errors and never lose another goods-in receipt again by managing stock in SAP. Items can be managed individually, by group, using codes, SKUs or by supplier catalogue descriptions. There’s also serial number tracking, batch and lot tracking for greater transparency and traceability.

By managing everything digitally with a single source of truth, the inventory tools in SAP Business One help to reduce costs and provide real-time business insight on your warehouse activities. 

Workflows in SAP Business One

Automation of key tasks is one of the biggest benefits of deploying an end-to-end solution. It’s where most users see the biggest productivity gains compared to manual processes. The workflow tools in SAP Business One are no different.

Users can easily create, customise and execute workflows in SAP Business One for a number of key processes. This allows organisations to achieve greater process transparency and standardisation to increase productivity, collaboration and communication across internal teams. 

Want to take a closer look at SAP Business One? Get in touch with one of our solution experts today on 01932 212 777 to find out more and to arrange a demo. 

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