SAP Business One Overview

Our position as one of the UK’s leading SAP Business One software consultants helps our customers become intelligent companies.

Intelligent companies are built on powerful software ecosystems like SAP Business One. Using ERP software like this seamlessly connects every process in their business, which in turn empowers talent to add unlimited value to daily operations. We’re one of the UK’s leading SAP partners, and we have a long track-record in helping customers release their growth potential through SAP Business One software.

To read about how SAP Business One has supported our customers in achieving success, download our SAP customer success book.

SAP Business One has a number of advantages. It streamlines your key processes, provides real-time insights that enable you to make the right decisions at pace and helps you drive profitable, sustainable growth.

What is SAP Business One software?

There’s a misconception that only the largest enterprises can run SAP software. But SAP Business One is perfectly built for small and medium sized businesses. Trusted globally, it is a scalable, affordable solution that unites all of your key business areas, from accounting to CRM, to analytics and inventory management, SAP Business One connects the dots right across your business.

SAP Business One simplifies your business, giving you one powerful system that offers complete visibility across your entire operation. You’ll get access to the data that will drive your growth, and the functionality to improve employee engagement, drive customer satisfaction and improve efficiency right across your business.

SAP Business One 10.0

The latest release, SAP Business One 10.0, is available with both a Microsoft SQL and SAP HANA database, and builds on the comprehensive SAP Business One ERP functionality to provide even greater ease of use and operation in the cloud.

This new version of SAP Business One offers enhanced features and more ways to extend and integrate. Supported by cutting-edge technology such as SAP HANA 2.0, machine learning and new analytical reporting capabilities, SAP Business One 10.0 brings unprecedented value to our customers.

The user experience is boosted by a new and improved web client, and major improvements in the SAP integration framework 2.0. The additional predefined integration scenarios provide an ERP platform built for even greater business integration.

Read more about the specific functionality and enhancements available with version 10 here.

Amplifying people’s performance

Perhaps the greatest benefit of SAP Business One is felt by your employees. At Thinc, we believe firmly that by unleashing people’s potential, by untapping their ability to create, innovate, collaborate and connect with customers, your business will create significant, sustainable competitive advantage.

We pride ourselves on the depth to which we educate and train teams through our SAP end user training. This has the potential to create a ripple of change at your business, by freeing up time previously spent on routine tasks and also empowering individuals and teams to take advantage of the accurate, real-time data available through SAP Business One.

By making better-and-better decisions it is your people that can advance your business in ways previously unimagined.

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Advantages of SAP Business One

  • Real-time information

    Make informed decisions with real-time information—get the data that you need, when you need it, turning data into business intelligence that helps you make key business decisions faster.

  • Flexible reporting

    Choose from a range of outputs when it comes to analysis of your data, so you can tailor your reports for a range of user requirements.

  • Low risk investment

    With a mature and expansive global customer base of 60,000+, customers benefit from a proven, future proofed and low risk ERP investment.

  • Scalable software

    SAP Business One software is designed specifically for growing SMEs. The software acts as your digital core, and it will support your business’s growth for years to come.

  • Affordable business management software

    Specifically developed for small and midsize businesses, and it’s a market leader in Enterprise application software. It provides an integrated platform for growth and enables productive sharing of data across all areas of your business.

  • Single solution to manage your business functions

    SAP ERP software brings all of your business functions into a single, unified platform and enable cross-departmental collaboration. This is key to improving efficiency and helping your business to grow.

SAP Business One System Functionality

  • Management and administration

    Through the integration of business processes, SAP Business One provides a centralised view of the different areas of your business, allowing you to make management decisions with confidence. Reduce the time it takes to find out key information for a more agile and connected business.

  • Accounting and financials

    Unite financial operations with other processes to speed up transactions and improve cash flow. Automate the handling of all key accounting processes such as journal entries, cash flow management, budget control, and simplified management of fixed assets.

  • Inventory and distribution

    Get a better understanding of your current inventory levels and purchasing needs, based on upcoming orders and seasonal predictions. Through more efficient and structured materials management, you can make sure you always have the right level of inventory to meet customer demands.

  • Project and resource management

    Manage your projects with a full view of key events, timelines, and resource allocation, giving you a more streamlined approach to project management.

  • Production and MRP

    With user-friendly MRP you can create forecasts and recommendations for purchase orders and production orders based on the current status of transactions in the system. By considering both minimum order quantities and order multiples, you can schedule orders with more structure, to reduce errors and costs.

  • CRM, sales, and service

    Oversee the entire sales process and customer lifecycle more efficiently—from initial contact to final sale, and on to after-sales service and support. You can track all sales opportunities and lead activities throughout the sales cycle; create, manage, and analyse marketing activities to turn prospects into customers; and store critical customer data in one place.

  • Purchasing and operations

    Optimise purchasing practices, and control costs by managing the complete order-to-pay cycle including receipts, invoices, returns, and payments. Streamline procurement such as requisition requests; purchase orders and goods received; and returns management. Lower your supply chain costs and optimise your relationships with more robust accounts-payable invoicing.


SAP HANA is a data-driven, in-memory database that ignites fast, real-time decisions and action. As the data element of SAP Business One, it provides advanced analytics, on premise and in the cloud.

  • HANA vs SQL

    SAP Business One ERP software has the ultimate flexibility to be available with two different types of database as standard – SAP HANA and Microsoft SQL. Each database type can be licensed as part of an overall solution.

    Read more about HANA vs SQL.

  • Analytics

    Growing SME’s often utilise the power of Analytics style reporting to support continued growth. SAP Business One HANA provides the ability to undertake in depth analysis of company data and uncover hidden data trends without extensive in-house IT skills.

    Read more about SAP HANA Analytics.

SAP Software Licensing

SAP Business One software licensing gives you control over what elements of SAP Business One your employees can access, ensuring that the software is utilised in accordance with the SAP user agreement. Below are the different types of named user licence available.

  • Professional

    This licence essentially gives the user full access to every module in SAP with ability to customise the permissions granted for users if an authorised ‘superuser’.

  • Limited Logistics

    This license gives the user access to most aspects of the sales and purchasing modules. Its predominant use is to give users access to inventory controls and the production module functionality.

  • Limited CRM

    This licence gives the user full access to the CRM modules as well as being given the opportunity to input sales quotations and sales orders. In turn CRM licenses give the user full access to service and HR modules.

  • Limited Financials

    The predominant focus of this module is to give the user full access to the financial module, reporting, banking and some access to sales and purchasing functions.

  • Mobile User (Sales)

    This license is a cost effective way to licence specific CRM and sales functionality on a mobile device (phone or tablet for an individual that needs to access system data and process transactions away from an office location and does not have any of the above licences).

  • Mobile User (Service)

    This license is a cost effective way to licence specific CRM and Service module functionality on a mobile device (phone or tablet) typically for a service / installation engineer that undertakes work on a customers site and does not have an office base.

  • SAP Indirect

    SAP Business One data can be accessed indirectly through integrated 3rd party software applications, for which indirect SAP licences maybe required. For example, a license would be required with EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) applications, for sending and receiving high volumes of data in specified formats.

SAP additional modules - Overview

At Thinc we offer a number of additional SAP modules and have established relationships with a number of third-party suppliers to support and enhance your SAP Business One software even further.

  • B1 Usability Package

    The SAP Business One Boyum Usability Package is very user-friendly and allows consultants and appropriate end-users to carry out configuration tasks that were previously only possible for developers.

    Visit our Boyum page.

  • Boyum Print and Deliver

    This Boyum module allows SAP Business One users to automate simultaneous creation and printing of PDF documents for when hardcopy documents are needed as part of an established and blueprinted business process. It also provides the ability to set up delivery of certain documents to existing email contacts again as part of an established SAP Business One process.

    Visit our Boyum page.

  • Produmex WMS

    The Advanced Warehouse Management Solutions from Produmex offers full end-to-end traceability, as well as visibility and clarity of stock for sales teams. Reduce operational costs and establish best practices with this complete SAP warehouse management system.

    Visit our Produmex page.

  • Produmex Scan

    Produmex scan is a robust and reliable barcode scanning solution for SAP Business One on mobile devices that seamlessly automates warehouse and inventory transactions. The solution works in real time using a wireless network and supports multiple warehouse operators, processing high volumes of transactions while maintaining high performance.

    Visit our Produmex page.

  • SAP Integration Hub

    This additional SAP module has been developed by SAP themselves and prior to the latest release, this module was also known as the SAP Business One Intercompany module. It offers small and medium sized businesses with a customisable solution that is specifically designed to cater to their integration requirements.

    Visit our SAP Integration Hub page.

  • SAP Business One Mobile Apps

    These are a suite of standard SAP Business One mobile business apps, available in 28 languages and compatible with all the standard SAP Business One localisations. Using these apps means that users get immediate access to the most relevant information to enable you to run your business from any location, at any time.

    Visit our SAP Mobile Apps page.


SAP Implementation & Support

At Thinc, we work with companies in a consultative and transparent way to guide them through our implementation and support process for SAP.

We take the time to fully understand the specific needs and ambitions of your business; and work with you to create a blueprint of your business processes to guide us towards the most suitable ERP solution.

This approach has made us one of the leading SAP implementation partners in the UK, and ensures that when our SAP certified consultants identify SAP Business One as the optimum ERP solution for your business, it is configured and implemented properly, using a combination of SAP implementation tools and our own wealth of experience.

You can read about our customer stories in our customer success guide

We also pride ourselves on the depth to which we educate and train your teams through our SAP end user training. The level of support that we provide to our customers helps them to grow and maximise their potential. Delivery of our end user training will be customised for each project to ensure that the right approach is taken for every individual organisation.

Beyond this, our fully integrated SAP support services will be provided by our certified SAP Business One support consultants during implementation, and once the post go live project review is complete.

Find out more about SAP implementation and support services

SAP IT Infrastructure Management

The right management of your IT Infrastructure can help your business create the level of security and resilience needed to promote business growth. It is also key to utilising the full integration benefits associated with using the SAP Business One ERP solution.

The flexibility of the SAP Business One ERP means that deployment can be undertaken in a way that makes the most sense for your small and medium sized business. Thinc can provide you with a range of IT services suitable for SMEs, starting with an audit of your existing IT infrastructure. For more details on this please visit our IT Services page.

A common consideration when looking to deploy and implement a SAP Business One ERP solution is whether a cloud / hosting service or the more traditional on premise installation is best for your business.

Both services are still regularly utilised by small and medium sized businesses in the UK and both still provide specific benefits.

For more information visit our On Premise v Cloud page
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