Run Better with the SAP Business One Starter Package
SAP Solution BriefSAP Solutions for Small Businessesand Midsize CompaniesSAP Business OneRun Better with the SAP®Business One Starter PackageStart Quickly and MaintainMomentum as Your Business GrowsRather than toiling withspreadsheets or being limitedby stand-alone business soft-ware, choose the starter pack-age for the SAP® BusinessOne application. Gain instantvisibility and control whileestablishing an integrated soft-ware foundation to manageyour business and supportyour evolving business needs.Maybe you’ve heard about the great thingsSAP® software can do to help companiesrun better, leaner, and smarter. Not justbig companies, but companies of all sizes.In fact, over 77% of SAP’s customers aresmall to midsize businesses like yours.Now, with the introduction of the starterpackage for the SAP Business One appli-cation, SAP has brought comprehensivebusiness management software withinreach of a broad range of small companies.The starter package provides a versionof the industry-proven SAP Business Oneapplication with the best features forsmall businesses, offered at a reducedprice. The software is ideal for companiesthat need more than standard account-ing or nonintegrated business softwareand understand the benefits of a fully inte-grated business management solution.Available through SAP channel partnersand designed for up to five software users,the SAP Business One starter packageis ideal for companies that want to achievegreater efficiency, visibility, and controlwithout the worry of having to switch soft-ware later as business needs evolve. Veryoften, the starter package is available asa fixed-price implementation from SAPpartners. Plan to grow over time? No prob-lem. You can upgrade to the full versionof SAP Business One at any time withouthaving to invest in new software.Ready to Use with Unlimited PotentialSAP Business One is widely used as asingle, affordable application for manag-ing business processes. It helps stream-line operations across finance, sales andpurchasing, customer relationship man-agement (CRM), inventory, light manu-facturing, light professional services, andoperations.The SAP Business One starter packageaddresses your fundamental businessrequirements with basic finance, sales,purchasing, CRM, and inventory function-ality. This functional scope is particularlysuited for companies in the wholesaledistribution, high-value-item retail, andlight professional services industries. It’savailable for all countries and languagessupported by SAP Business One and isoffered as a prepackaged solution for spe-cific countries. The table compares func-tionality between the starter package andthe full version of SAP Business One.Accounting and FinancialsThe SAP Business One starter packagehelps you manage your general ledger,journals, and accounts payable and receiv-able. You can conduct all your bankingactivities – including processing paymentsby check, cash, credit card, bank transfer,and bill of exchange – as well as recon-cile various accounts and create financialreports for profit and loss, cash flow,balance sheet, and aging. You can alsoupdate account postings at the exact timerelevant business events occur.Sales and Customer RelationshipsWith the starter package you can createquotes, enter orders, and provide bettercustomer service. You can also track salesopportunities and activities from first con-tact to the close of sale. The software alsolets you manage and maintain customercontacts with full Microsoft Outlook
synchronization, which results in increasedsales effectiveness and stronger customerrelationships.Purchasing and Supplier RelationshipsEvery small business needs a systematicapproach to managing the procurementprocess, from creating purchase ordersto paying vendors. The starter packagehelps manage the complete order-to-paycycle, including receipts, invoices, andreturns.Inventory and DistributionThe starter package also lets you readilymanage your inventory and operations,including delivery, and billing. You can per-form inventory valuation using differentmethods such as standard costing, mov-ing average, and FIFO. You can monitorstock levels and track transfers in realtime and across multiple warehouses. Inaddition, you can run real-time inventoryupdates and availability checks andmanage pricing and special pricing byautomatically applying volume, cash, andaccount discounts to transactions withvendors and customers.Reporting and AdministrationThe starter package provides powerfulintegrated analytic and reporting toolsto help you access the critical businessinformation you need. With fully integratedSAP Crystal Reports® software, you cangather data from multiple sources andgenerate timely and accurate reportsbased on critical company data acrossfinancials, sales, customers, inventory,and operations. The starter packageoffers additional functionalities such as“drag and relate” and the ability to drilldown through multiple levels of relevantdata to get complete information instantly.Functionality Starter package SAP® Business OneAccountingand financialsGeneral ledger and journal entries X XBasic cost accounting XBudget management XBanking and payment processing X XFinancial statements and reporting X XFixed assets add-on from SAP XSales andcustomerrelationshipmanagementOpportunities and pipeline management X XCustomer contact and activity management X XSales quotation to invoicing and crediting X XService contract management XService-call management entry and tracking XPurchasingand supplierrelationshipmanagementPurchase quotation XPurchase orders to invoicing and crediting X XBills of materials (BOMs) for production,sales, and assembly, and a BOM templateBOM for salesand templateXProduction orders XForecasting XMaterial requirements planning XInventoryand distributionItems management and item queries X XReceipt, release, stock transactions,transfers, and revaluationX XSerial number and batch management X XPrice lists and special pricing X XPick and pack XReporting andadministrationFully integrated with SAP Crystal Reports®softwareX XDrag and relate, drill downs, search assistance,and alertsX XApproval procedures XEmployee directory and time X XRemote support platform X XData migration workbench, data archiving X XCopy express add-on from SAP XUser-defined fields and tables X XSAP Business One Software Development Kit XMobilefunctionalityMobile applications for iPhone and iPad X XIntegration Subsidiary integration XAdd-on support SAP add-ons All except copyexpress and fixedassetsXPartner add-ons X XLicensingoptionsStarter package users XAll other SAP Business One user licensesincluding professional users, limited users,and indirect access users; data interfaceserver; and SAP Business One SoftwareDevelopment KitXMaximum users Up to 5 Unlimited
System Reliability and PerformanceSAP offers a remote support platformfor the SAP Business One starter pack-age to help you maintain your softwaresystem more easily and prevent poten-tial issues from impacting your businessactivities. With an automated monitor-ing tool, this remote support platformhelps identify system bottlenecks byenabling SAP support services to collectinformation on your system status andcheck the system against known sup-port issues. In addition, the tool providesseveral other services including auto-mated database backups, preupgradeevaluations, and system installationhealth checks.What to Expect When You’re Readyto Get StartedWhen you’re ready to work with an SAPpartner to implement the starter package,here’s what you can expect. Dependingon the scope of the project, the starterpackage can be implemented within3 to 10 days with the basic configurationand data import from your legacy soft-ware. Before getting started, your partnerwill provide an implementation frame-work that outlines these four mainelements:• Starter package scope document• Starter package implementation plan• Predefined implementation workpackages• Preconfigured contentStarter Package Scope DocumentIn the scope document, or solution map,you’ll see an overview of the businessprocess functionality addressed by thesoftware, as well as an overview of theimplementation tasks and activities.Starter Package Implementation PlanThe implementation plan providesstructure and documents the tasks andactivities that take place during the imple-mentation. It includes project manage-ment and implementation baselines anddefines the roles and responsibilities ofparties involved.Predefined Implementation Work PackagesTo install your software as efficiently aspossible, your partner will use work pack-ages that define all the tasks that mustbe completed during the implementation.These implementation tasks are dividedinto tasks for the consultant and tasksyou can do yourself, supported by theend-user documentation of the starterpackage.Preconfigured ContentYour partner offers a localized templateas part of the starter package that canbe used to jump-start your standardizedimplementation.End-User DocumentationAs part of the starter package, end-userdocumentation is included to help mini-mize training. This documentation includesproduct help files, standardized workinstructions, and Flash-based demos forkey business process and implementa-tion tasks.How to UpgradeIf your business needs outgrow the starterpackage, upgrading to the full version ofSAP Business One is a breeze. You simplykeep your current starter package soft-ware and upgrade your user licenses. Thisrisk-free approach is ideal for start-ups andgrowing companies that have no morethan five software users and want to getup and running quickly with minimal invest-ment and risk. When you grow over time,simply import your new licenses and takeadvantage of the extended functionality inSAP Business One. No software updatesare required. You don’t have to buy newsoftware, disrupt operations, or migrateyour data. Should you need to extend yourIT infrastructure because you’re increas-ing the number of users significantly, orif you need additional support or consult-ing services, your SAP channel partnercan help you navigate your options.Immediate and Long-Term BenefitsThe starter package for SAP BusinessOne offers a scalable solution that meetsyour fundamental business softwareneeds and can be expanded as your busi-ness grows. You can adopt it with thepeace of mind that your business is beingsupported by SAP, a leader in businessmanagement software with an extensivepartner network. You will have stream-lined business processes from day oneto help ensure efficient and effectiveoperations, with the ability to meet corebusiness needs in a single, integratedsoftware solution. By selecting the starterpackage, you can achieve faster timeto value with software that can be imple-mented quickly, requires little maintenance,and minimizes end-user training.For More InformationTo learn more about the SAP BusinessOne starter package, call your SAPrepresentative or visit us at www.sap.com/sme/howtobuy/businessone/starter-package/index.epx.