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SAP Solution Overview SAP Solutions for Small Businesses and Midsize Companies
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It was the perfect fit for us. Modern technologies such as integrated business software have become increasingly crucial to helping SMes gain higher operational efficiency and transparency while setting a solid foundation for future growth. achieving profitable and sustainable growth is both an aspiration and a challenge. PolYglASS uSA inc. For many small and midsize enterprises (SMes) like yours.” Michael Manning. with “economies of speed” as a distinct advantage. you can adopt a wide range of strategies for maintaining business momentum and outperforming much larger competi tion. because it was tailored with the best practices and it taught us to change some of the ways we were going to market. SAP offers a complete portfolio of solutions designed specifically for businesses like yours. 3 . By leveraging SAP® solutions that best fit your needs. you can achieve profitable growth in a highly dynamic market. Chief technical officer.“The SAP solution made us a better company.
Did You Know? • AP works with 67. • SME customers represent 78% of the total SAP customer base. • SAP has more than 4.000+ suc ess ul small and midsize enterprise (SME) customers S c f around the world.500 local part ers to support SME customer needs. n .
• Controlling cash flow and working capital requires companies to more precisely monitor every dollar. one size doesn’t fit all. thereby maximizing revenue • Capture crucial data and deliver full transparency across the enterprise that allows you to be more effective in managing priorities and optimizing resources • Provide realtime information so you can better control operations. employees. and enable revenue growth. integrated business software can: • Connect your company’s assets. small businesses and midsize companies must increasingly focus their limited resources on the areas of highest impact: • Managing costs and protecting margins are essential to a company’s ability to survive and thrive in various economic cycles. Consider whether a solution can do the following: • Support your endtoend business processes • Provide a complete view of your business • Accommodate and match your available it resources and skills • deliver the functionality you need yet still fit in your it budget • Scale and grow with your business over the next three to five years 5 . make better decisions. • Acquiring and retaining the best cus tomers requires even faster response and deeper understanding of their needs and trends. especially in times of uncertainties. thereby reducing risks Tips for Choosing the Right Software when it comes to choosing the right business software for your company. improve business perfor mance. and anticipate and respond faster to changes. • Maximizing results with scarce resources means companies must optimize use of their limited working capital. and assets. and customers to maxi mize operational efficiency while reducing errors and costs • Provide a complete view of your cus tomers so you can tailor services to meet their demands and exceed their expectations. they are emerging as essential management tools to help organizations cut costs.turning oBStACleS into oPPortunitieS driviNg ProFitABle growtH witH it Market Dynamics and Challenges to more effectively address the challenges in today’s highly dynamic market. employees. Why Business Software Matters As sophisticated business management software solutions become more readily available to small and midsize enter prises.
so you can instantly understand what’s happening in your business and why – and most important. worse yet. actionable insights. so you can get the solution that best fits your unique business needs. so you can build and expand at a pace that is ideal for your business. without compromising your needs and priorities. offering rolebased naviga tion and taskbased workflows so employees can work efficiently with minimal training. painful compromises result – from changing the way they do business to fit how the software works. SAP Businessobjects Bi solutions transform data into crystalclear. Fits Your Future Plans Built on 35 years of experience. SAP brings a portfolio of powerful. Fits the way Your employees work SAP solutions are intuitive and user friendly. you can drive higher operational efficiencies across your entire enterprise while gaining the control and transparency you need to move forward. to picking a solution far beyond their means to buy and maintain. you gain a powerful advantage: you can become the most efficient at running your operations while being the most effective at managing your business. integrated business software designed specifically for SMes like yours. from subscription to financing. Business Management Software integrated business management solutions from SAP can automate and streamline your core business process es. Fits Your level of it expertise SAP solutions offer a wide range of deployment options. By tapping into any data source any where inside your company. this is an essential foundation for making yours a bestrun business. with the unique combination of business management and business intelligence solutions from SAP. Why an SAP® Solution? Fits the way You do Business You can choose from over 1. SAP solutions are both modular and scal able. 6 . and with rapid implementation tools to help get you started in just weeks. . how to respond and plan ahead. . SAP offers two categories of solutions. such as order to cash. from custom izable “on premises” to configurable “on demand. many solutions quickly run out of headroom as business expands.000 industryspecific solutions – from wholesale distribution to profes sional services – that support your endtoend processes and unique requirements. Fits Your Budget and time SAP solutions are available with affordable licensing options. with support from end to end.the SAP AdvAntAge SoFtwAre SolutioNS tHAt BeSt Fit Your NeedS Historically. By unifying your busi ness on a single platform. finding the right business software has been a challenge for SMes. A Powerful Combination to help you manage your entire business more efficiently and with complete trans parency. now and in the future. when used together .” enabling you to make the best use of the software. often. Business intelligence Software the SAP® Businessobjects™ business intelligence (Bi) solutions optimize your company’s business performance and effectiveness by allowing you to instantly see and analyze the situations with com plete hard facts – from entrylevel re porting and ad hoc query and analysis to executive planning and dashboarding.
Because it is an ondemand solu tion. it is managed. and operations. which means you don’t have to invest time and money in any additional it resources to build or support it. and maintained by SAP experts in world class hosted data centers. human resources. and no upfront capital costs. By providing predictable and bounded project scope and costs. monitored. and marketing in one configurable solu tion. SAP Business one is the best fit for small businesses that have outgrown accountingonly solutions and are look ing to streamline business operations with an integrated. SAP Business Allinone the SAP Business Allinone solution is comprehensive and flexible business management software with support for industryspecific best practices built in. SAP Business Bydesign™ the SAP Business Bydesign™ solution is business management software deliv ered on demand and fully managed by SAP. you can extend the soft ware’s core functionality with over 550 addon solutions to meet your unique business and industryspecific needs. inventory. no maintenance. manufacturing.SAP SolutionS for SmeS deSigNed SPeCiFiCAllY For BuSiNeSSeS like YourS Now you can get an SAP Business Allinone solution more quickly and at a lower cost than ever before. 7 . there are no upgrades to manage. sales. sales. logistics. SAP Business one designed specifically for small business es. the SAP Business one application integrates the entire business across financials.100 SAP partners in 50+ countries. and product development to customer service. it helps you manage everything from financials. thanks to SAP’s extensive partner ecosystem. the program enables fast implementation. SAP Business Allinone solutions can be readily configured to meet the business requirements of midsize companies in any industry. Business Management Software Solutions Business management software avail able from SAP includes the following solutions. our innovative SAP Business All-in-One fast-start program allows you to design your solution online and get an immediate cost estimate. onpremises solution. SAP Business Bydesign is the best fit for companies that want the benefits of a largescale business management solution without a large it infrastructure. ecommerce. SAP Business Allinone is a best fit for midsize companies look ing for the most integrated and compre hensive industry solution to support their business end to end. inventory. Available from SAP and over 1. customer relationships.
ad hoc analysis. SAP BusinessObjects Edge Planning and Consolidation the SAP Businessobjects edge Plan ning and Consolidation application is designed to meet all of your budgeting. You can interact with your data like never before and use your data to make informed decisions. manage. in a cost-effective manner. greater visibility and transparency help employees see how their daytoday actions impact business goals. and visuali zation tools. this software is best for midsize companies that need scalable Bi capabilities and the ability to “start anywhere” – from enterprise reporting to dashboards to data mart implementation – and to grow along with expanding needs. Crystal reports software is a best fit for SMes that have outgrown internally developed or spreadsheetbased reporting. and reporting requirements. CFo and Founder. Crystal reports® offerings the most widely used reporting solu tions in the world. SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI Software SAP Businessobjects edge Bi software comprises comprehensive. SAP BusinessObjects Edge Strategy Management the SAP Businessobjects edge Strategy Management application pro vides the scorecarding functionality that can help you improve execution against strategic goals by tying metrics to initi atives. We can put in place better controls and enable managers to run their operations more efficiently. planning. Freshdirect 8 . Xcelsius® Xcelsius® software offers dynamic. and deliver personalized reports either over the web or embed ded in other applications. “SAP has helped us see our business very clearly.” Jason Ackerman. Because it is built on a proven platform with open architecture. the software offers flexible reporting. it provides consolidated views of key metrics. create.Business Intelligence Solutions SAP Businessobjects Bi solutions include the following. most timely financial close possible – all through a single application. consolidation. Because you can connect to virtually any data source. interactivity empowers your business users to make actionable business deci sions with minimal it overhead. Xcelsius is a best fit for SMes that need interactive business dashboards and the ability to perform whatif scenario analysis for more informed decision making. so you can answer your busi ness questions at a glance. the Crystal reports® offerings allow you to design. SAP Businessobjects edge Bi soft ware lets you leverage all of the data sources and applications you already use to run your business. customizable data visualization for view ing and analyzing all your business data to make the best business decisions. dashboards. SAP Businessobjects edge Solutions the following solutions are designed for midsize companies that need scal able Bi and performance management software. Crystal reports integrates fully with SAP Business one. versatile Bi applications that provide unparalleled insight to manage your business. and operational activities – so you can explicitly communicate accountability throughout the business. it supports the full array of topdown and bottomup financial and operational planning needs as well as consolidation processes necessary to help ensure the smoothest. plans.
professional services. inventory. and light manufacturing general business management func ionality* and 550+ add-on t solutions. integrated industry solution to power your business end to end Midsize companies with industry needs that want a scalable foundation 100–2. many of them industry specific on premises** 6–8 weeks traditional licensing SAP Business ByDesign™ the best of SAP.Solution ComPAriSon At A glANCe Business Management Solutions SAP® Business One What It Is A single.500 used in all major industries Best For # of Employees Industry Key Functionality general business management functionality* and 700+ industryspecific solutions on premises** 8–16 weeks*** traditional licensing Deployment Implementation How to Buy on demand 4–8 weeks Monthly subscription * general business management functionality typically includes financials. professional services. *** mplementation time may be shortened to 6–8 weeks with the SAP Business All-in-One fast-start program. and distribution general business management functionality* SAP Business All-in-One A comprehensive. delivered on demand Companies that need business software but don’t want to support a large it backbone 100–500 Primarily used in manufacturing. builtin analytics. retail. operations. purchasing. integrated solution to manage your entire business Small businesses that have outgrown their packaged accountingonly solutions Up to 100 Primarily used in wholesale. and reporting. production. I 9 . ** Hosting options are available through SAP channel partners. sales and customer relationship management.
viewing. sharing. and distribution Xcelsius® Stunning visualization of your busi ness data – giving any user the ability to make the right decisions Companies that need interactive dashboards and the ability to per form whatif scenario analysis for more informed decision making 10–500 All major industries • data visualizations • interactive dashboards • whatif scenario analysis • Access to any data source SAP® BusinessObjects™ Edge Comprehensive Bi and performance management software designed specifically for the midsize company Midsize companies that need scal able Bi and performance management solutions designed.500 All major industries Comprehensive functionality including: • Ad hoc analysis • dashboards • data integration • data quality • Budgeting.Business Intelligence Solutions Crystal Reports® What It Is Complete report design and management solutions for small businesses and functional departments Small businesses that have outgrown homegrown or spreadsheetbased reporting 10–500 All major industries report design. and priced to meet their requirements 100–2. and consolidation • Strategy management • on premises • desktop 4–8 weeks traditional licensing Best For # of Employees Industries Key Functionality Deployment • on premises • desktop • on demand 2–8 days traditional licensing or monthly subscription • on premises • desktop 2–8 days traditional licensing Implementation How to Buy 10 . planning. manage ment. packaged.
By working with SAP and our experienced partners in your local market. pro ductivity. it’s no wonder that more than 67.sap. you get the support your company needs with a solution specifically designed for your business requirements. contact your local SAP representative or visit www. to find out which SAP solution is right for your company.SAP: AN eXPerieNCed PArtNer For ProFitABle growtH SummAry Small businesses and midsize compa nies who can best align it investments with business goals and requirements are best positioned to achieve sustain able and profitable growth.000 small business s e and midsize companies around the world have turned to SAP to help them become bestrun businesses. 11 .com/solutions/sme. adaptable business management and business intelligence solutions can help you optimize your business by enabling better collaboration. our fully integrated. and efficiency. coordination.
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