SAP today announced the latest version of SAP Business One, its business management software suite designed to meet the needs of small and medium-size businesses (SMBs).
SAP Business One is an integrated software solution that manages all aspects of a business, including sales, finance, purchasing, inventory, and manufacturing. The new version enables faster installation, sports a more intuitive user interface, incorporates global trade features, and offers Microsoft Excel-based reporting and analytics.
The improved user interface allows users to filter information and get easier access to the data they need to run their businesses. Tool tips enable better navigation. There's also improved ease-of-use working with attachments and online help. Business One's new implementation tool, Copy Express, allows SAP partners to easily copy custom reports, queries, user settings, and other configurations from one installation to another.
New global trade features include support for multiple languages of documents such as invoices, quotes, and purchase orders. An embedded user dictionary allows translation of items, remarks, and documents. Additionally, the new version includes enhancements to address local and regional requirements, such as tax declaration and sales reports for European Union countries and other individual markets.
The XL reporter embedded in SAP Business One allows users to utilize an Excel-style interface to report on live data drawn from a variety of sources, including general ledger, receivables, payables sales, purchasing, and inventory software. Because the reporting and financial analysis tool is completely integrated, users can create reports easily and access dashboards that display snapshots of key performance indicators such as sales bookings, year-to-date revenue, accounts receivable, open orders, or other data from the system.