How SAP Business One works

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Fabian Bentz

ET_Cover_Webshop_168_02Excerpt from First Steps in SAP Business One

SAP Business One is the complete solution necessary to run most types of businesses. It has a full finance and accounting package, transparent transactions, full inventory and procuring controls, and caters for sales commissions, accurate gross profit and cash flow reporting; it is so intuitive that end-user training is quick and uncomplicated.The application can be divided into roughly four parts:

  • Master Data, such as Business Partners and Items for sale
  • Transactions, with business partners or internal
  • Reporting and analysis
  • Integration with extensions and/or other systems

Transactions depend on the master data they are associated with and reporting/analysis depends, in turn, on the transactions. Everything is interlinked and therefore easily accessible.

The pillars of SAP Business One are the master data sets. Master Data is more or less static data that is pulled during transactions. In SAP BusinessOne, we can consider four types of data as master data:

  • Chart of accounts
  • Business partners
  • Inventory items
  • Users

Keep reading in First Steps in SAP Business One.

Dive into SAP Business One! This guide explores the fundamentals of SAP Business One. Walk through the Business One application from top to bottom— including master data such as Business Partners and items for sale, to transactions with business partners, reporting and analysis, and integration with extensions and other systems. Get instructions on how to access and use the chart of accounts, business partner master data, item master data, and user data. Obtain practical guidance on how to navigate including the menu bar, the icon bar, and the main menu. Learn more about key processes for procurement, inventory, production and sales. Find out what the most important reports are including the General Ledger report and the aging report. By using practical examples, video tutorials, tips, and screenshots, the author brings readers quickly up to speed on the fundamentals of SAP Business One. „

– Foundations of SAP Business One
„- Tips for navigating the system
„- Key processes for procurement, inventory, production and sales

164Author Kerstin Pauquet has been working in IT for more than 20 years and with SAP Business One for 15 years. She has been part of the support organization in various roles – as a member of the Expert on the Phone pilot team, leading the Internal Reconciliation Upgrade support team and managing several projects. She is a qualified software tester and is currently active as Global Topic Lead and Support Expert for SAP Business One, working with and testing new developments in the software.