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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
Credits
About the author
About the reviewers
Preface
Index

About the author

Wolfgang Niefert studied Wirtschafts-Informatik at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany. The international management program focused on Business Management, Information Systems, and Economics. He has more than fifteen years of experience with international SAP implementations. With a certification for the SAP Production Planning PP module with the SAP academy in London, he is able to relate larger SAP solutions to SAP Business ONE. Wolfgang has worked in Germany, Switzerland, UK, USA, Poland, Russia, and Saudi Arabia.

A certification for the Aris Toolset by IDS Scheer in Switzerland completes his system-independent perspective on processes and modern business engineering. In Europe, his work with NIEFERT GmbH has lead to multiple project solutions, including quality control systems with SAP integration. These systems are live today with 24x7 worldwide operation. As part of high-availablity projects, he acquired certifications in Hewlett-Packard Cluster Design. Wolfgang provided training for cluster systems with Oracle Failsafe in Europe and the USA.

Wolfgang is the managing director of NIEFERT Certified Solutions (NCS, LLC) in San Diego, CA.

NCS LLC is an SAP Channel Partner and recognized SSP (Software Solutions Partner) for SAP.

He designed the N2ONE Portal solution which integrates with SAP Business ONE in real time. NCS LLC is also a Microsoft Certified Solution Partner and publishes the Momentum Reporter for Excel. This solution allows the visual design of database queries and retrieves query results directly in Excel.

As a true renaissance consultant with a broad knowledge and skillset in multiple fields, Wolfgang provides a 360-perspective on modern business solutions. Orchestrating project areas, and translating visions into realities, is his core competency. Keeping complex tasks simple and down-to-earth can be a challenge. However, Wolfgang's key philosophy is that only simplicity holds the power for growth. A solution that starts out simple has a chance to be simple in the end.

In his spare time, Wolfgang has established a recognized portfolio of Black and White Large Format landscape and portrait photography.