A major challenge for growing businesses is to access real-time information quickly when crucial business decisions need to be made. This can be like looking for a needle in a haystack when the information is buried in a myriad of data.
The good news for SMEs is that the affordable SAP Business One version of SAP HANA is now available which combines a broad range of functionality into an integrated computing platform, including high-speed analysis of massive volumes of data.
SAP HANA for SAP Business One also speeds up processing times and supercharges application performance, allowing business transactions to be completed quicker than ever before and making them available for analysis the second they are recorded.
From analysing product categories through to complex resource planning, it searches through information in real time and delivers the relevant data into SAP Business One.
This speeds up planning cycles, sales initiatives, production and other business processes and allows interactive reports to be generated in seconds, enabling real-time insights to boost profits.
SAP HANA for SAP Business One also provides the ability to access, replicate, move or synchronise data from any source for a complete view of the business.
This powerful solution brings big business technology to smaller businesses, enabling them to optimise all their business processes, improve financial performance, increase profit margins, improve customer service, solve complex problems, and mitigate risk by identifying anomalies in their data.
Businesses implementing the through Bluekey Seidor can also enjoy the benefit of choosing whether to install it on their own IT infrastructure or access it via a cloud platform.
With the cloud option the solution is hosted on Bluekey Seidor’s IT infrastructure and businesses use it on a monthly rental basis, with a choice of service plan options.
Bluekey Seidor is rated as the number one, fastest-growing SAP Business One Partner in Africa. It also forms part of the global network of its parent company Seidor, one of the world’s largest and most successful SAP Business One partners.
Whether businesses decide to run the SAP Business One version of SAP HANA in-house or in the cloud, they can access and manage all of its functionality through highly visual and contextual dashboards that are embedded in the familiar SAP Business One screens.
These dashboards show the actual current situation as well as historical information such as trends or customer insights.
For example, when a customer’s name is entered into a sales order screen a side panel opens up showing the products most often purchased by that customer, enabling sales people to make recommendations at the point of sale.
Other powerful benefits of the solution include real-time insights into current inventory, ordered stock, replenished stock and stock being delivered.
This enables immediate action to be taken such as reserving current stock for future delivery and rescheduling existing orders to optimise product movement.
An advanced cash-flow forecasting tool also dramatically improves cash balance visibility by tracking sales orders, purchase orders, down payments, recurrent postings, and other critical cash-related transactions.
It is fully scalable, easily handling escalating volumes of data as more users access the software at the same time.
So even if a business accumulates huge amounts of data, it can still run highly complex and data-intensive analyses in real time.
With its advanced capabilities, SAP HANA for SAP Business One is helping tens of thousands of small and medium size businesses to grow quickly and profitably worldwide.
The benefits of using the solution through Bluekey Seidor’s cloud service include zero capital costs, fewer IT overheads, automatic security and software updates, backups and virus protection.
Data is securely stored in the cloud and can be accessed from anywhere on any user device that is connected to the Internet, and security and licence fees are included in the monthly rental.