SAP moves into new era with new Business One 8.8 solution

JohannesburgSAP announces a new release on the SAP Business One application that accelerates time, facilitates business adaptability, is easy to use and affordable for small and mid-sized companies.

The new 8.8 release of SAP Business One includes new innovations and advancements in the areas of functionality, performance and user experience that will improve customers’ usability and productivity.

The 8.8 software is embedded with analytics from the SAP Business objectives portfolio, customers can increase transparency of their business operations and improve decision-making. This new software also accommodates for the continuous demands of the market by including an upgrade wizard that is simple and straightforward.

In addition, 8.8 integrates to partner applications and business services. Based on the flexible business platform of SAP Business One, small businesses can quickly start with the core business management applications and add additional capabilities over time, with easy to consume applications from SAP partners.

The Business One 8.8 include additional elements such as:

  • Universal code based for 40 countries, supporting different time zones and helping to ensure compliance with standard legal requirements.
  • Data archiving to reduce operational cost in growing businesses.
  • A remote support platform for SAP Business one, with embedded product life cycle support that assists customers and partners in proactive issue diagnostics and resolution and system reliability.

Pankaj Pema, Head of Business One Africa, says: “SAP partners are finding that SAP Business One 8.8 is making it easier to serve their clients, and allows solution partners to rapidly extend the core solution to meet unique, process and changing needs. The 8.8 solution is adaptable to a company’s specific need, and in addition to these perks, the solution can be quickly implemented. The Business One 8.8 is taking SAP into a new era of business software for mid-sized or small companies.”


SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software(*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With more than 97 000 customers in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP”. For more information, visit http://www.sap.com.

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