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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
About the author
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The "international language of ERP"

Now that we have a strategy in place, we need to find out if an ERP in general, and specifically SAP Business ONE, can do the job. We now need to put the available functionality in SAP to the test. How can we do that? The obvious way is by just opening SAP Business ONE and clicking through the available screens. However, this may not be sufficient because a screen is only meaningful when used in a business context. It may otherwise be meaningless to the outsider. In addition, by just looking at the available fields on the screens in the inventory section, an inventory employee may get some information about how the system maintains inventory. However, that may not satisfy the information requirements of the C-level managers. C-level managers are CEOs, CFOs, etc.

SAP uses a method called an EPC (Event-driven Process Chain) concept to address this situation. It consists of very basic symbols. This notation solves the problem we have when only looking at...