Why you do DON’T have to be a corporate to run SAP

Myths and misnomers litter the business world. All small businesses are agile, all enterprises are big corporate entities, sales figures are the most important, customers will always buy the best product. As we all know, these don’t stand up to scrutiny. Some large businesses are agile, some small businesses aren’t, cash flow is more important than sales and the best product isn’t always the most popular – just ask fans of Betamax. Businesspeople can’t afford to make assumptions. That’s why we do our research and base decisions on facts.


The majority of businesses we work with are small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We help them automate processes and gain valuable insight into their businesses with SAP software. By doing this, these businesses take assumptions out of the equation – it means that instead of relying on anecdotal evidence, they work with the facts. The result is they find it easier to spot opportunities and identify areas to improve.


“With numerous programmes and projects running, some spanning years, we needed a versatile and robust business management system that could essentially bring everything together and provide a central, enterprise-wide platform for managing finances, monitoring the progress of projects, reporting and delivering access to information.” Jill Thorne, General Manager, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation.


However, before these businesses start dealing with the facts, they often need to challenge another set of preconceptions. One we come across frequently is that SAP only works with enterprise organizations. But this isn’t the case. More than 77% of SAP’s customers are SMEs. That’s about 88,000 businesses. What’s more, SAP has been working with SMEs for nearly 40 years. As a result, the company understands the unique challenges they face and the tools they need to grow.


About SAP Business One

SAP Business One is an affordable and easy-to-use business management software solution designed specifically for small and midsize businesses (SME’s). It enables you to manage your critical business functions in a single integrated business management system. With SAP Business One, you can instantly access complete and up-to-the-minute business information, so you can respond to customers faster and grow your business more profitably.

About Bluekey – No.1 SAP Business One Partner in Africa

Bluekey 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 | cj@bluekey.co.za


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  1. Great post – are you taking place in the Social Media programme this year the above would be very applicable 🙂 I’m one of the mentors on the programme.

  2. bluekey

    Hi Michelle, indeed we are 🙂 Looking forward to getting some great content distributed.


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