How SAP Business One Improves Small Business Efficiency

Using an Affordable Application Built for Small Businesses


The ability to be nimble in today’s ever-changing market is a definite strength for most small business. But the other side of the small business coin is that you may not have the infrastructure in place to really take advantage of the opportunities that come your way. If you find that you’re spending more time putting out fires than developing new products or building your client base, it might be time for an efficiency overhaul – and SAP Business One can help.


Maximizing efficiency means having a system that frees you up to focus on growing your business, not just maintaining it. It also means finding a solution that’s easy – and economical – to implement. SAP Business One pulls the following core elements of your business together into one easy-to-use system, boosting your efficiency.


Get more from your supply chain

With SAP Business One, you can coordinate your supply chain process easily and efficiently – from selecting vendors and managing purchase orders, to managing inventories, packaging, shipping and handling returns. Optimize material flow and set up flexible warehousing and manufacturing processes – so you’re not caught scrambling if requirements change.


Acquire new customers – and retain existing ones

Your staff may be great at managing customer relationships but it takes more than people skills and expertise to retain customers – your staff also needs accurate information to interact confidently and effectively with your clients. Having all of your customer details – contact information, customer history and relevant client notes – centralized and easily accessible increases your staff’s productivity and focus.


The customer relationship management (CRM) functionality of SAP Business One integrates the entire range of your customer-focused processes and provides a comprehensive view of customer data – for greater efficiency and customer service.


Stay on top of financials

As your business grows, so does the complexity of your bookkeeping – and your current accounting software may not be able to keep up. With financial and accounting management tools, SAP Business One helps integrate your core business processes to give you a single, up-to-date view of your financial condition.


With SAP Business One, you can keep on top of each financial step your business takes with detailed information about payables and receivables, payment and liquidity, inventory and fixed assets, taxes and expenses, and compliance and reporting – all from one intuitive interface.


Manage sales processes efficiently

As your business grows, you may be looking for opportunities to streamline your sales processes – from eliminating redundant data entry activities to monitoring your inventory. Take advantage of the easy-to-use sales management system in SAP Business One to create quotes, enter orders, perform real-time availability checks across all your warehouses, manage invoices and payments, and process deliveries. By optimizing your sales process with SAP Business One, you’ll not only increase efficiency, but also be in a better position to react to trends, giving you a competitive edge.


Get more value from your service department

For a small business, customer satisfaction is always a top priority; inspiring customer loyalty and positive word of mouth is crucial to your success. Your staff is one part of the equation – but information management is another key component to great customer service. The SAP Business One solution provides support for customer service, contracts, and warranty management – allowing you and your staff to effectively navigate customer interactions and ensure that your clients have a positive experience.


By integrating your various business processes into a single, easy-to-use system, you’ll be able increase both your efficiency and your flexibility. SAP Business One enables you to streamline operations, act on instant and complete information, and accelerate profitable growth.


And with this powerful single solution, there’s no need to worry about complex, costly or time-consuming integration. You don’t need a huge resource pool or software expertise – or extensive training, as you rely on one user-friendly interface to manage all of your business processes. You can be confident in your ability to prepare for the future, because with our flexible system, you can modify or expand as your needs change.


About Bluekey

Bluekey Software Solutions specialises in making SME’s best-run businesses through the sales, implementation, and support of SAP Business One throughout Africa. Bluekey is headquartered in Johannesburg and has branches in Cape Town, Durban, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Bluekey is Africa’s largest and most awarded SAP Business One partner, a SAP-certified Gold Partner and SAP Business One partner of the year 7 years in a row (2005-2011), and SAP EMEA Pinnacle Award winner.

For more information about Bluekey Software Solutions contact:

Craig Johnston | 021 685 7000 |


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