SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS (SAP) just introduced localized version of its mid-size and small ERP solution – SAP Business One. While you probably know Sap business 1 has Multilanguage in one company feature, and it is adaptable to unique tax rules, which is the case in Brazil. Among the other local solutions: Microsoft Navision, Oracle Financials (or the complete set of Oracle Organization Suite – Oracle Applications), Microsoft Axapta (localized version should be release in 2006), SAP Business 1 should be thought about to be implemented for either Brazilian company with the connections to Western and American market and business partners or for Brazilian branch of international corporation. Let’s consider market specifics and just how SAP Organization One could potentially fit for the ERP market in Sao Paulo, Rj de Janeiro or maybe the entire Brazil. sap by design
o Multilanguage & B razil Portuguese Support. This is very strong point of Sap business 1 – you can move from say Portuguese to American English by troubling cntrl keys combination. Program will close your existing screens and this is probably the only hassle you may notice. Make sure you, be aware that SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS Business One has also version with Portuguese user interface for continental Portugal.
o Manufacturing/Production module. For the international company Brazil is often regarded as the place for quality and cost successful manufacturing operations. And we see diversified needs for manufacturing automation – from machinery to food refinement. Sb1 Production module locates the full spectrum of developing needs.
o CRM. CRM component is integrated within the system. We should talk about modern design of CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT module and really user-friendly interface for people who do buiness professionals, coping with sales analysis.
o HR. SAP Business One noesn’t need Payroll module for Brazil.
o Drag & Relate. This kind of feature allows you without effort drag and compare/relate the data in the system.
o Customization, Reporting & Incorporation. SAP BO integrates with Microsoft Office on the level of COM things, it sits in MASTER OF SCIENCE SQL Server database (the only platform available for Brazil at this time). It has SAP Organization One SDK and that we expect large number of ISV with custom products show up on the Best market within a number of years. Besides internal SAP BO confirming – you can do reporting from SQL Hardware directly.
o Competitors. If you are looking from the number of installations in Brazil, then you should think of Microsiga, where you will see similar slightly higher certificate and system implementation prices. Should you be looking for international ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING brand, localized for Brazil – then consider Microsoft company Navision/Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Axapta/Dynamics AX and Oracle Elektronische geschäftsabwicklung Suite, which includes Oracle Financials, also called Oracle Applications. Microsiga should be known as very efficient Best tax & government coverage solution, at the same time SAP, Microsoft and Oracle are catching up with the compliance of their localized MRPs.
o Releasing Dates. SAP Business 1, having over 8, 500 installations Worldwide is slated to be released in Brazil in November/December 2006. Microsoft Navision and Oracle E-Business Suite can be obtained and availability of localized Microsoft company Axapta (Microsoft Dynamics AX) version is 2006.
o Licensing Price Structure. SAP Organization One has all-in-one called user licenses. This means that you do not pay for adding new modules – all the modules are available for the person and included in the license price. CRM-only user license can be bought at 50% or the multiple user license. SAP Organization One requires also twelve-monthly maintenance fee, which will give you now standard for the ERP industry software upgrade and reduced technical support.