What is SAP Business One?

SAP Business One is business management software (ERP) designed for small and medium-sized enterprises. As an ERP solution, it aims to automate key business functions in financials, operations, and human resources. From financials and accounting to inventory and customer relationship management (CRM), all your key business areas are integrated to provide clear visibility into your entire business. By capturing data into a single centralized location, you can access critical real-time information to make fast, informed decisions. SAP Business One is a scalable, proven solution available on-premise and in the cloud powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). SAP Business One has the functionality to help you transform your business by leveraging information to maximize efficiency, reach new customers and drive profitable growth.

There are several different options available for running SAP Business One for your business:

  • SAP Business One can be run on Microsoft SQL Database Server.

  • For more analytical power, you can run SAP Business One, analytics on SAP HANA - which combines a system running on the Microsoft SQL Database Server with an analytics server running on the SAP HANA in-memory database.

  • You can run SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA – in which both transactions and analytics run directly on the SAP HANA in-memory database.

  • If you would rather not maintain your own on-premise solution, you can choose SAP Business One Cloud - SAP’s new cloud-based platform for SAP Business One.

  • Lastly, there is the SAP Business One integration scenarios for integrating SAP Business One running in subsidiaries of a large enterprise with an SAP solution.

SAP Business One is based on a two-tier client/server architecture. Most of the application resides on the client.

Figure 1 : The architecture of SAP Business One, version of SAP HANA