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Are there any advantages of SAP S4 HANA over SAP Business One (SAP B1) apart from the cost?

Hello community, I'm trying to figure out whether there are any advantages of SAP S4 HANA over SAP Business One (SAP B1), apart from the cost? 

Please share your insights. 

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Real User
Top 5
Aug 19, 2021

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 complete.

I like that it has a simple and intuitive interface. Searching and managing documents is intuitive and user-friendly. However, it lacks drag-and-drop functionality, which would be a nice feature to see. It would be good also to have payroll and advanced reporting as part of the product.

The localization feature is one of the best advantages of Sap Business One because it allows for localization across all countries.

SaP S4Hana, on the other hand, provides a digital core to simplify business operations by analyzing data at high speed. It is powerful and built for high performance, especially finance, material management, and human resources.

I like that the tool is very customizable, but it has a steep learning curve if you want to make the most of the solution. The scalability of the software makes it ideal for cloud deployments.

Unlike previous versions, the system simplifies processes by reducing the number of necessary steps. The reporting is also very fast. I find that for SAP users, this is the logical option since it integrates seamlessly.

SaP S4Hana could use more DevOps capabilities, though. It is also difficult to learn and implement. The technical support could use some improvement as well.


For a medium or small business, SAP Business One offers simplicity of implementation. It is the better solution for managing budgets, projects, and accounting processes. Large organizations looking for performance may benefit more from SAP S4HANA. While the functionality of SAP S4HANA is impressive, I like the easy implementation and use of Business One.

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SudhakarJha - PeerSpot reviewer
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Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Jul 6, 2022

SAP S/4HANA is a suite of applicable on HANA DB. It is an improved version of the SAP legacy ERP system (ECC). It is more suitable for complex business processes with a high volume of data processing. It takes care of all the leading processes such as OTC, P2P, EWM, etc. Also, MRP run and forecasting options are available.

SAP Business One is a cloud-based business management application built for small/mid-size businesses. It is not suitable for the industry where there are complex processes and systems involved.

Eneas Rodrigues - PeerSpot reviewer
Partner - IT Consultant at Lozinsky Consultoria
Jul 6, 2021


In my last analysis, I highlighted the following points in the comparison between S4H and B1 

Few functionalities for advanced WMS distribution and no EWM integration

Complexity for multi-company operation

No integration with Hybris


Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Community Manager
Jun 27, 2021

Hi @EmanEl Bakry, @VenkataM, @Shahzad-Islam ​, @Shankar Agarwal ​and @Carlos Guzman. Can you help to answer this question?

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Hi all within SAP there are two products:  SAP Business One and SAP S/4 HANA SAP Business One as per SAP is for Small and Medium Enterprises and SAP S/4 Hana - is for Large enterprises SAP Business One (as per SAP) is an entry-level product with limited functionality like sales, purchase, AR, AP, MRP, Inventory Production and project management and the rest of the functionality is done through customization wherein  SAP S/4 Hana has a full-blown module related to large organization MM (Material Management), FICO (Finance and Costing), PP (Production Planning),  PS Project system and can be customized as per the requirement with large user login. Cost for both systems has a big difference: Business One is approx. starting at $160K for 10 users and SAP S/4 Hana starts at $ 700K for 10 users. Hope that answers the query.
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