ERP has come a long way since being an expensive, complex, and resource-heavy tool reserved for big enterprise organisations. Thousands of small and midsized businesses are now benefiting from ERP platforms specifically designed for them, allowing them access to the automation, integration and reporting features and benefits needed to meet market changes and achieve business and revenue growth.
But what if SMBs could take these benefits and successes even further?
Every business is different and uses an ERP differently. Yet full customisation is rare. SAP Business One is largely usable out of the box - and majority will find success using this solution. But for those who want to go a step further, complete customisation is still something reserved for the bigger organisations with bigger budgets. Until now.
Could you benefit from ERP customisation?
Customisation isn't even on the radar of many SMBs investing in SAP Business One. The whole point of ERPs designed for smaller businesses is to provide accessible and affordable platforms that will enable businesses to benefit from integrated systems.
Out-of-the-box solutions can be a great option. As you'll know, SAP Business One is implemented and maximised to fit your business - and hundreds of thousands of businesses globally are benefiting from this set up. However, unique scenarios and needs exist in every business. Out-of-the-box solutions sometimes mean that SMBs need to fit their business around the technology - rather than have systems that fit their specific operations.
Some businesses could benefit greatly from more customised solutions. Traditionally though, customisation has been a large undertaking that can't be achieved without a specialised developer. This takes time, money and a depth of understanding and experience to ensure these customisations will be futureproofed and won't need continuous changes as the business evolves.
Because of this, many SMBs have been shut out from customisation, and forced to live with workarounds that results in silos for the business. This in turn slows down business operations and prevents your business from operating at its peak.
Your ERP should meet your unique business needs
If out-of-the-box SAP B1 is so beneficial for SMBs, why customise? If you could benefit from ERP customisation, you might already know. There might be some things about your system that irks you or constant workarounds your team need to make.
For those who feel their SAP B1 software is not 100% aligned with their operations, customising your software can allow you to reduce friction and streamline operations and processes.
Picture this: Your SAP B1 dashboard only shows you information that is pertinent to your role. It alerts you to tasks that need to be actioned. You can jump straight to the information you need to see, and your actions are automatically communicated to other members of the team. You can then get on with your day.
That's what SAP B1 customisation can deliver. Just to list a few - customisation can deliver:
- Improved productivity
- Increased customer & employee satisfaction
- Reduced errors and manual tasks
- Improved efficiency across the business
Put simply, customisation allows you to bend your software to suit your organisation, your employees and your customers.
Making customisation accessible to SMBs
There's good news for those who see the benefit of customising their SAP Business One software. You no longer need an expensive developer to achieve customisation that functions like bigger companies.
New software solutions are making SAP B1 customisation accessible to SMBs who want a more streamlined experience that matches their businesses - without the time and cost of traditional customisation.
B1UP from Boyum IT is an award-winning solution designed to allow you to customise your SAP Business One platform without a developer. It enables you to overcome any current limitations and turn your SAP Business One platform into a powerful tool that meets your company's diverse needs, scenarios and challenges.
- Creating new navigation and redesigning screens
- Ensuring data quality
- Making advanced validation
- Automating tasks and communication flows
- Creating personalised dashboards
Thousands of SMBs worldwide are already using this software to extend the features and functionality of their ERPs and improve their business outcomes and ROI.
B1UP is all about customisation and enabling you to turn your SAP Business One platform into a powerful business tool. To learn more about customisation options and B1Up, contact us here.