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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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SAP standard import features

Let's take a look at the available data exchange features in SAP. SAP provides two main tools for data migration. The first option is to use the available menu in the SAP Business ONE client interface to exchange data. The other option is to use the Data Transfer Workbench (DTW).

Standard import/export features—walk-through

You can reach the Import from Excel form via Administration | Data Import/Export. As you can see in the following screenshot on the right top section of the form, the type of import is a drop-down selection. The options are BP and Items. In the screenshot, we have selected BP, which allows business partner information to be imported. There are drop-down fields that you can select based on the data you want to import. However, keep in mind that certain fields are mandatory, such as the BP Code field, whereas others are optional. The fields you select are associated with a column as you can see here:

If you want to find out if a field is mandatory...