SAP is one of the most reliable ERP provider and the two popular versions of SAP ERPs are SAP R/3 and Business One. The two versions are extremely different in their architecture and functionalities, and one of the identifiable differences is that R/3 is suitable for large companies and SAP Business One is best suited to small and mid-size companies. SAP Review will help you to know the major advantages, disadvantages and features of its different versions.
R/3 has undergone a number of changes from the time it was developed. It has been designed on three-tier architecture whereas SAP Business One is based on two tier architecture. The three tiers of SAP R/3 are UI (user interface), business logic and database. The presentation server provides the interface to the user to communicate which is called SAP GUI, and at the application server the business logic and the database is kept.
In case of SAP Business One, the system has one or more presentation servers and a database server. Let's have a brief look on Business One application at this SAP Review.
SAP R/3 is an integrated software solution suitable for organizations having millions of transactions everyday. It can provide distributed open systems which can serve organizations having two to three users to multiuser transactions although it is considered more suitable for large organizations. It is highly scalable and provides much scope for customization. R/3 can run on different types of database servers and applications.
Some of the features of R/3 architectures are
R/3 architectures has many features and lets discuss some of them in this SAP review.
It uses customizable programming language ABAP/4.
It can run on many different types of operating systems such as UNIX, Windows NT and OS/400 and on databases of different vendors such as Oracle, ADABAS D, Informix, and DB2 for UNIX, DB2/400, and Microsoft's SQL Server 6.
It integrates applications - Financial applications, Distribution applications, Human resources applications and Manufacturing applications.
The various modules are integrated in a way to provide speedy and accurate transactions.
The R/3 modules can be used standalone or integrated with the complete system.
Some of the common modules of SAP R/3 are Materials Management, Production Planning and Control, Sales and Distribution, Financial Accounting, Controlling, Payroll Accounting and Organizational Management.
SAP Business One ERP was originally developed by Israel based company and SAP purchased it in 2002. Later new capabilities were introduced in the modules such as reporting, CRM and e-commerce.
Some of the features of SAP Business One are
SAP Business One is for SMEs and it contains fifteen core modules which include Administration Module, Financials Module, Sales Opportunities Module, Sales Module, Purchasing Module, Business Partners Module, Banking Module, Inventory Module, Production Module, MRP Module, Service Module, Human Resources Module, Reports Module, E-commerce and WebCRM. Let see some of the major features of Business One software in this SAP ERP review.
This ERP software can be integrated using SDK components or COM based interfaces. It can be integrated to Microsoft Office products.
It can be deployed on different systems but it should be configured within the provided parameters.
It provides an affordable easy to use business management solution which provides fast service to organizations. It is easy to use, scalable and customizable. It can regulate all the business activities with ease.
This SAP ERP Review is brief information about the advantages and disadvantages of using this business application in an organization.