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SAP Business ONE Implementation

By : Wolfgang Niefert
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SAP Business ONE Implementation

By: Wolfgang Niefert

Overview of this book

SAP Business ONE brings the power of the SAP ERP platform to small and mid-size companies. It offers fast-growing companies the same ERP capabilities used in world-wide conglomerates and major corporations. SAP Business ONE is powerful, and to fully harness it takes careful planning. This book will provide you with a guide to install and implement SAP B1 in your business. It starts with the basic tasks of installing and configuring, but moves at a fast pace and goes on to cover topics such as advanced CRM, e-commerce, and modern Distribution Center configurations for inventory optimization and Warehouse Management. The book is divided into two main sections. The case study starts out in section one with an ad-hoc implementation of a simple Lemonade Stand business. This section is focused on getting SAP B1 up and running quickly. In the second section the Ad-Hoc Implementation is taken to the next level , and we professionally expand this idea and develop a Beverage Distribution Center with outsourced production. This includes advanced inventory optimization. The workflow is optimized using existing functionality and also using Add-Ons to expand the standard functionality and transform the generic SAP Business ONE business engine into an Industry Solution. The book is full of examples with detailed step-by-step explanations. We will be implementing a complete SAP Business System including add-ons as part of a case study. Finally we connect SAP to the Web and introduce a solution that presents SAP features in a web interface with real-time integration. The book is completed with a chapter focusing on growth. Franchise architecture for SAP Business ONE is introduced and applied to the case study to help you learn how to get started with this. Each chapter has a section that assists you with applying knowledge for your own project. You will have your business set up and ready to go by the time you complete this book.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
SAP Business ONE Implementation
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User-defined fields

User-defined fields (or UDFs) are a simple way to add custom fields to the SAP Business ONE forms. For example, we may want to collect specific information that is not presently accounted for in SAP. It is then possible to easily add a custom field which will allow us to collect the designated information. It is a simple feature that has a great value. In most systems, we need to write a custom program to modify an existing form. I have worked with many accounting and business management solutions, and during the years it has become clear that there is great risk in programmatically changing an ERP system. It basically renders the system non-compliant to any updated or maintenance patches released. Therefore, I recommend the use of programming to implement custom features with caution. The SAP way of using UDFs for simple form adjustments is a good feature because it allows us to make changes without programming. Therefore, the system is still release-ready. This means...