The SAP Business One Strategy
9 Jan

The SAP Business One strategy

In a very detailed video, Rainer Zinow (Senior Vice President: Product Management, Business One & Business ByDesign) explains the strategy and future of SAP Business One.

As a senior product manager, Rainer Zinow is responsible not only for SAP Business One but also for SAP ByDesign. This means that he naturally has a view of the entire SAP strategy for SAP's SME ERP systems.

SAP Business One has many faces

Versino Financial Suite for SAP Business One Finance

Interesting in the first part of the video is the clear commitment to the diversity of requirements for ERP solutions and thus also the reason for the different solution packages. Contrary to what one might sometimes think, many medium-sized companies still prefer the on-premises Variant instead of a purebred SAAS (Software As A Service) Solution.
In terms of SAP Business One the train is moving (as also emphasised in the video) towards both. SAP sees the partners as the providers for hybrid models. In these, the advantages of a cloud solution can be combined with the on premise advantages. A typical example of this is the offer from Cloudiax.

SAP Business One - Global Player

Another important role is of course played by the international focus in the SAP Business One strategy. This is also prominently referenced in the video. The ERP package is now used in more than 170 countries. 44 localisations that map the fiscal and legal specialities of a country and 28 languages that are available are relatively unique in the ERP world.

SAP Business One 10 is coming

Rainer Zinow ventures relatively far when he talks about the near and distant future of the SAP Business One strategy. Here one must always keep in mind that an unkept announcement represents a legal and financial risk. Someone might want to sue for a supposed promise. Or the press could generate headlines that might even have an impact on the stock market.
Regardless of these constraints, the video announces that with SAP Business One 10.0 is to be expected in Q4 / 2019. Strategically, everything is going in the direction of a platform that also makes the entire range of SAP innovations usable from SAP Business One. The presentation also refers to the system of the Loosely Coupled Solutions. By definition, these are extensions to SAP Business One in which each of the components has little or no knowledge of or use of the definitions of other separate components. In other words, these solutions are based on a separate environment, while the digital core (a.k.a SAP Business One) remains fully standard with little (or no) customisation.

Version 10 details

The last part of the video goes into more detail about the innovations in version 10. A web client for various use cases is on the list, as are additional functions in the retail sector. Technologically, the train is heading towards HANA 2.0 with its Multi Database Container (MDC) technology. There will also be new mobile applications.

SAP B1 Roadmap

SAP Business One strong in analysis

In the video, Rainer Zinow rightly points out the existing strengths of SAP Business One in the area of data analytics. Easy access to the depths of a data set as well as (especially in the HANA version) analysis capabilities are an asset that the ERP package can capitalise on. If the focus is more on the planning approach, Zinow recommends using the integration with SAP Analytics Cloud. This SAP HANA-based suite offers a broad portfolio of analytics and BI functions. Business Intelligence, planning, predictive analytics and dashboarding.

Contact Versino

more on the subject

AI for SAP Business One

AI for SAP Business One puts the user at the centre

The business software of the future will be fundamentally changed by artificial intelligence (AI). Instead of struggling through complex menus, users will ...
IFRS & HGB with SAP Business One

IFRS & HGB with SAP Business One

HGB and IFRS pursue different objectives and approaches in accounting. While the HGB focuses on prudence, creditor protection and a narrow ...
APPENDIX DETAILS Automatic Journal Entries in SAP Business One

Automatic journal entries in SAP Business One

Automatic journal entries in SAP Business One is one of the daily benefits that can be realised with every entry through the integration of the financial accounting ...

MDR-compliant ERP solutions for medical technology

Medical technology is facing numerous challenges due to strict regulations and rising costs. In particular, the MDR (Medical Device ...
SAP Business One Feature Package 2405

What's new in SAP Business One 10.0 Feature Package 2405

The latest Feature Package 2405 for SAP Business One 10.0 brings numerous improvements and new functions. These relate to the adaptability, ...
Extend SAP Business One Web Client Interfaces

Extend SAP Business One web client interfaces

UI API Extension Development with Visual Studio Code In a recently published video, SAP Business One Product Management ...
Wird geladen ?