Review of SAP Business Suite

April, 2013

Rating: 5/5

In a phrase, SAP Business Suite is the leading ERP software. SAP Business Suite provides a very comprehensive, integrated set of applications spanning your entire business. It provides strong functionality across most types of organisations - manufacturing, services, retail, wholesale distribution and more.

Before you choose SAP ERP, here are the key things you need to know.

First, comprehensive functionality. SAP has industry-leading functionality for make-to-order manufacturing, product development, retail, transportation, cash management, and more. This is reflected in the fact that SAP holds some of the largest market-share for ERP software.

Second, review the user experience. SAP Business Suite is a flexible and complex solution, and some users have reported that user interface is confusing, or difficult to use. I recommend that you look at how your staff work with the software, and any training needed.

Third, the availability of pre-packaged, industry-specific options. Have a look at SAP Business All-in-One, which provides hundreds of different solutions ready-to-deploy, using industry best-practice.

SAP is clearly one of the leaders in ERP suites. For larger organisations, looking for a flexible, comprehensive suite, I recommend SAP Business Suite.

The Sales Pitch

ERP SOFTWARE FROM SAP

ADDRESS CHANGING MARKET REQUIREMENTS WITH COMPREHENSIVE ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SOLUTIONS

With SAP Business Suite, your company can improve the strategic alignment and efficiencies of financial, human capital and operational processes. With enhanced enterprise productivity and insight from the SAP ERP application, you have the power needed to adapt quickly and cost-effectively to changing business, market and industry requirements with ERP solutions that include:

SAP ERP Financials SAP ERP Human Capital Management SAP ERP Operations SAP ERP Corporate Services

Features

Financials: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Accounting and Financial reporting, Risk management, Regulatory Compliance, Cash Flow Monitoring, Travel Management

Human Capital Management: End-user Maintenance, HR and Payroll, HR Process Management, HR Reporting, Labor Force Analysis, Placement, Recruitment and Training, Talent Management

Operations: Procurement and logistics, Product development and manufacturing, Sales and service, Operations analytics

Customers

Airbus. Brookshire Grocery Co., Butterball LLC, Canadian National Railway Co, Carolina Turkeys, Centerpoint Energy, Cincinnati Insurance, Colorado Department of Transportation, Deutsche Post World Net, Easton-Bell Sports Inc., Freeman Co., Fulton County School System, Graybar, GulfMark Offshore Inc., Intervoice, Kraft Foods Inc., Krones, Maines Paper & Food Service Inc., Omnova Solutions Inc., Scientific Atlanta, Sentry Group, Smithfield Foods Inc., South Florida Water Management District, Surrey County Council, Tasty Baking Co., TransAlta, Veeco Instruments

Tech Information
Service Name
SAP Business Suite, SAP ERP Financials, SAP ERP Human Capital Management, SAP ERP Operations, SAP ERP Corporate Services
Parent Company
SAP
No. of Staff maintaining this service (estimated)
Large (500+ people)
Compliance
ISO 27001, SAS 70 Type II
Service-level
99%
Support
Telephone, Online, Email, Community
Mobile Devices
Yes, Android App, iPhone App
Head Office
Germany
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Alternatives
See also: ERP Software , PSA , Medium/Large Business ERP