SAP Business One vs SAP ERP comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Aug 31, 2022

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SAP Business One
Ranking in ERP
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Ranking in ERP
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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the ERP category, the mindshare of SAP Business One is 4.2%, down from 7.3% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of SAP ERP is 18.0%, down from 23.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Sajith Morais - PeerSpot reviewer
Jul 19, 2023
Caters to the company's B2B business model and highly stable solution
I have seen some limitations. For example, in Sri Lanka, I implemented SAP Business One in the fashion industry, specifically the footwear industry. Currently, the system does not support creating size-wise items with a size grid, which would be a beneficial feature to have. Additionally, in some areas, particularly in budget preparation and cost accounting, there are certain limitations that could be improved. Specifically, the budgeting side needs enhancement. When comparing SAP Business One with Netsuite and Microsoft Dynamics, Netsuite has a feature that allows easy integration with email, whereas SAP Business One lacks this capability. Users need to log in to the SAP Business One application separately to access emails, unlike Netsuite. These minor features make a difference, and if SAP Business One can include and improve such aspects, it would become the ideal product for SMEs. One another thing is SAP Business One consumes a lot of network resources and bandwidth, especially when accessing the web solution, B1 Web Access. While NetSuite is a completely cloud-based solution that can be accessed via a web browser, SAP Business One has this facility but faces some constraints, especially in terms of top performance and speed at the browser level. However, in the network, there are issues regarding application slowness. This could be a major concern with SAP Business One. These are some areas of improvement for me.
Harish Golla - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 13, 2023
Helpful system integrations, flexible, and high availability
We are using SAP ERP for typical ERP use cases. The solution can be deployed on the cloud and on-premise The solution has helped organizations with the integration of other systems. The most valuable features of SAP ERP is the flexibility and functionality. It is one of the best ERPs I have seen…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"I like the monthly order management features."
"The solution is user-friendly in comparison with Oracle."
"This is the most efficient ERP that is in the market right now."
"It's simple to use and very direct."
"The solution is scalable."
"The most valuable feature of SAP Business One is all the functionality of the modules together. It is a full-featured solution."
"It's user-friendly and comes with comprehensive manuals. So, it is easy to learn to use SAP Business One"
"The most valuable feature of this solution is Financial Management."
"ERP can help manage all enterprise resources. It brings them together and provides some analytical data to inform management decisions."
"From a long-term perspective, I can say that the solution can offer a return on investment, but it may take around three to four years for our company to experience it."
"Finance view across functions is valuable."
"The solution can easily be standardized across processes."
"I have found all the modules related to finance valuable, such as account management and HR. The entire suite is very useful."
"SAP is more reliable in terms of data quality than other systems."
"The transactional integration of operations is the best-recommended feature of this product. It provides integration of all operational modules."
"Well-integrated multilingual technology."


"We would like a mobile version of this for sales exhibits, etc. We would also like more personalization features to personalize it for our organization."
"There are issues with inventory management and quality management."
"The solution needs to have comprehensive visibility into the entire sales-to-purchase cycle, enabling businesses to monitor SO-PO relationships, track order progress, and generate insightful reports."
"The production scheduling, manufacturing, and planning could improve in SAP Business One. Additionally, the projection management module could improve. These functionalities are important in the construction industry we are working in at the moment."
"There is no dependency, the integration between the other applications."
"Areas for improvement are the operating mechanisms, authorization of the production process, and sales cycle automation."
"Our customers often request concurrent licensing, which is not available with SAP Business One. Adding this option would be beneficial."
"SAP Business One could improve by automatically inputting exchange rates in the software. We currently have to enter them manually to find the appropriate exchange rates from a website. If it could be done with one click it would be helpful and more straightforward."
"The power of ABAP Development Tools is the main valuable feature in the SAP ECC system. Every couple of years SAP upgrades ABAP technology significantly, which facilitates developers' work."
"When evaluating the current version I am using now, the SAP GUI is old-style and needs to be replaced with something more modern and easy to use. However, the SAP GUI is very optimized for connection networks and is extremely good. Many people would like to have a WebGUI or something else to have access in a different way. Additionally, there could be some drag and drop functionality added because these features are normally in any website that this solution does not have."
"This solution could be made more user-friendly for development teams."
"ERP could use better integration with other systems."
"It is not easily integrated with outside products."
"SAP ERP could improve by having better integration with other platforms."
"One thing that is lacking in ERP is a good user interface. It is currently very clumsy and complex. Another thing is that reporting capability of SAP ERP is customizable, but it is not very good. Its development time is also very high if you require specialized technical services. If you want to do any changes to the report or develop a new report, you need people with specialized skills. Business processes are very straightforward and standardized as per the industry standards. However, the way it works is a bit complex, and you need to know a lot of things. There are different things that can be complex for a general user. A lot of information is being provided in ERP. A general user doesn't require all this information, and it creates a lot of confusion. Its learning curve is very high."
"The problem with SAP is that whenever there is a modification, or if a new field needs to be added, they charge tens of thousands, hundreds, or even two hundred thousand dollars. That is not anything in which I am really interested. For instance, consider a single-use case. I have to enter the root causes for a certain operation or failure. That option does not exist anywhere in SAP, not in manufacturing, not in logistics, not in anything. It is completely missing. The root cause analysis is very common across industries, yet SAP does not offer this option. A line field or a metaparticle, for example, was delayed. If you have the choice to input the warehouse operator or if the person who submitted the document has the opportunity to enter, this has been postponed for N, X, Y, or Z reasons."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The price of SAP Business One is not expensive for the features and the benefits it provides."
"We are on a perpetual license for SAP Business One and the price it should be less expensive when comparing it to other solutions."
"I would rate Business One's pricing five out of five."
"The price of SAP Business One is high for smaller businesses to afford. The currency plays a large part in the fluctuation of the solution's price when we convert the USD to our local currency. $1,400 is for a limited license and $3,700 is for a professional license."
"There is a license to use this solution and the price is good."
"Its price is reasonable. People are able to spend that much."
"Business One's prices are really high."
"I rate the price of SAP Business One a seven out of ten."
"I rate the product's price a nine on a scale of one to ten, where one is cheap or affordable, and ten is really expensive. The solution is expensive."
"It is less expensive than its competitors."
"This is a costly product."
"My company makes early payments towards the licensing costs attached to the product. There are no additional costs apart from the charges paid toward the subscription-based license offered by SAP."
"Some components are available at an additional cost, depending on the type of contract that you have."
"SAP ERP is expensive."
"There is a license needed to use this solution."
"I don't know the price, but I know its licensing is on a yearly basis."
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Top Industries

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Questions from the Community

Are there any advantages of SAP S4 HANA over SAP Business One (SAP B1) apart from the cost?
SaP Business One is a complete solution for business management. The software applications are broad, ranging from accounting to project management and human resources. It is very versatile and com...
What do you like most about SAP Business One?
It's user-friendly and comes with comprehensive manuals. So, it is easy to learn to use SAP Business One
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SAP Business One?
It's not cheap but offers good value, particularly for medium-sized enterprises. We suggest a minimum budget of around 30,000 dollars.
Is Anaplan better than SAP ERP?
There are different aspects of both Anaplan and SAP ERP that I like and dislike. Anaplan improves forecast accuracy and drives up the quality of analytics. Rather than spending all of their time co...
What do you like most about SAP ERP?
The solution has made the most significant impact on our human resources function, specifically in HR operations and HR analytics. One feature of SAP ERP that I found most valuable is its use of co...
What needs improvement with SAP ERP?
The product can be a little slow when dealing with thousands of employee data.



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Sample Customers

Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty. Ltd
B&G Manufacturing, Unilever, Life is good Inc., Joy Global Inc., City of Cape Town, Bhopal Municipal, Corporation (BMC), adidas Group, Butcher & Packer Supply Company, Franklin Valve L.P., Evoshield, Prime Meats, a Norsan Group company, EMC Corporation, Varian Medical Systems Inc., FC Bayern Mªnchen AG, AkzoNobel Chemicals B.V., T¾V Rheinland, Pacific Drilling S.A., Fire & Rescue New South Wales, University of Amsterdam, Pa_alon S.A.
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