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SAP Business ONE Implementation

Wolfgang Niefert

Bring the power of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning to your small-midsize business with SAP Business ONE using this book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847196385
Paperback320 pages

About This Book

  • Get SAP B1 up and running quickly, optimize your business, inventory, and manage your warehouse
  • Understand how to run reports and take advantage of real-time information
  • Complete an express implementation from start to finish
  • Real-world examples with step-by-step explanations

Who This Book Is For

This book is written for technically savvy business owners, entrepreneurs, and departmental managers. If you are a departmental sales manager you can benefit from the advanced sales stages and workflow concept in this book. The seasoned inventory and warehouse manager can immediately utilize the inventory optimization and warehouse management concepts. Your web technicians will benefit from the e-commerce information and understand how your web strategy can be aligned with SAP B1. As a business owner your key players from sales to fulfillment gain back control and you can grow your business to the next level using modern franchising concepts. If you have SQL skills you can leverage your knowledge, connecting with SAP tools and features that are built on queries. No previous experience with SAP or ERP is assumed.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Ready to Implement SAP Business ONE
Setting the stage for the book—how does your business "tick"
What this chapter will cover
Toolbox for your business
The case study—why your company is like the "Lemonade Stand"
Start with a piece of paper
SAP Business ONE—a business engine
Introducing key terms and concepts
Chapter 2: SAP Business ONE Express Implementation Walk-through
Configuring a new SAP Business ONE company Lemonade Stand Inc.
Future way for SAP implementation
Your own project
The Lemonade Stand case study
Getting ready for transactions
Transaction digestion
Chapter 3: Reporting and Analysis: Getting Ready for Growth
Reporting architecture
User-defined fields
Components of a reporting strategy
SAP Business ONE reporting tools "hands-on"
XL Reporter and Crystal Reports
Chapter 4: Creating a Project Plan using the SAP Accelerated Implementation Plan
Project management background
Step-by-step SAP project plan preparation
Chapter 5: Business Process Analysis and SMBs
Being a business architect for your own SAP solution
Using business process analysis tools for your business
The "international language of ERP"
Project status—where are we now?
Phase 2 "Analysis and Design" completion
Chapter 6: Implementing an Integrated Sales Strategy
What you will learn about SAP Business ONE sales in this chapter
Implementing the 360 +ONE sales strategy with SAP Business ONE
Summary of the SAP CRM workflow
Sales opportunity reports
Critical analysis of the SAP Business ONE sales functionality
Chapter 7: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Goals of this chapter
Logistics key terms
Logistics success factors
Project plan progress
What to do now in your own project
Case study—inventory optimization and warehouse management
Inventory forecasting with SAP Business ONE
Purchase order cycle and warehouse management
Inventory valuation and General Ledger postings
Goods receipt processing in SAP
Delivery processing in SAP
Integrating barcode and warehouse management
Chapter 8: Competitive Service and Contract Management
What we will learn in this chapter
Key terms
Core features
Project plan status
Your project
Case study—step-by-step implementation
Summary of the service workflow
Service reports
Job Costing add-on by Enprise
Advanced service functionality using ServiceONE by Navigator
SAP service module functionality available via add-ons
Chapter 9: Data Migration Scenarios:What to Migrate and How
What you will learn about data migration
The project plan
Data sources—where is my data
Data classification in SAP Business ONE
Migration scenarios and key decisions
Process of migration for your project
SAP standard import features
Data Migration Workbench (DTW)
Advanced data migration tools: xFusion Studio
Tips and recommendations for your own project
Case study
Chapter 10: Consolidated Reporting and Dashboard Design
What you will learn about reporting in this chapter
The project plan
Reporting strategy for your own project
Standard terms related to reporting
SAP reporting components
Report design from information requirement to query and report
SAP Crystal Reports add-on
SAP XL Reporter
CrystalWave reporting
Case study (the XL Reporter dashboard)
Chapter 11: E-commerce and Web Sales
What you will learn in this chapter about SAP web technologies
The project plan
Using web sales technologies in your own project
Standard terms related to e-commerce and web sales
SAP web tools
A real-time solution
Case study
Chapter 12: Managing Growth:Franchising Example
What you will learn in this chapter about multilevel SAP Business ONE implementations
The project plan and managing growth
Franchise processes
Standard terms related to larger SAP Business ONE rollouts and integration with the SAP Business Suite
Framework for franchise organizations
What to do in your own project
Case study

What You Will Learn

  • Create a project plan using the latest accelerated implementation techniques
  • Manage inventory-related tasks and learn the implementation of warehouse management
  • Implement a competitive CRM that integrates multiple sales channels.
  • Improve the SAP standard feature-set with the help of various add-on solutions
  • Establish a strategy and toolset that helps you overcome limitations for the modules you use
  • Migrate data from different sources into SAP Business ONE using different tools and methods and also learn about deciding what data to import
  • Enhance the standard SAP reporting functionality using the reporting tools available within SAP Business ONE like Crystal and XL Reporter
  • Define a workflow that helps you evaluate available web tools for e-commerce and CRM
  • Franchise your business using SAP B1

In Detail

SAP Business ONE brings the power of the SAP ERP platform to small and mid-size companies. It offers fast-growing companies the same ERP capabilities used in world-wide conglomerates and major corporations. SAP Business ONE is powerful, and to fully harness it takes careful planning.

This book will provide you with a guide to install and implement SAP B1 in your business. It starts with the basic tasks of installing and configuring, but moves at a fast pace and goes on to cover topics such as advanced CRM, e-commerce, and  modern Distribution Center configurations for inventory optimization and Warehouse Management.

The book is divided into two main sections. The case study starts out in section one with an ad-hoc implementation of a simple Lemonade Stand business. This section is focused on getting SAP B1 up and running quickly. In the second section the Ad-Hoc Implementation is taken to the next level , and we professionally expand this idea and develop a Beverage Distribution Center with outsourced production. This includes advanced inventory optimization. The workflow is optimized using existing functionality and also using Add-Ons to expand the standard functionality and transform the generic SAP Business ONE business engine into an Industry Solution.

The book is full of examples with detailed step-by-step explanations. We will be implementing a complete SAP Business System including add-ons as part of a case study.

Finally we connect SAP to the Web and introduce a solution that presents SAP features in a web interface with real-time integration. The book is completed with a chapter focusing on growth. Franchise architecture for SAP Business ONE is introduced and applied to the case study to help you learn how to get started with this.

Each chapter has a section that assists you with applying knowledge for your own project. You will have your business set up and ready to go by the time you complete this book.


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