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SAP Announces New Version of SAP Business One

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SAP Business One 8.8 Announced by SAP

SAP announced the new version of SAP Business One last week, noting it's improved usability, faster time to value, and the benefits of the partner channel on the product. SAP Business One is now used by thousands of companies worldwide, helping to manage the entire business and foster future growth. The new version, SAP Business One 8.8, continues to bring strong value to small and midsize companies, especially with the new embedded Crystal Reports. Let's get into some of the new features and info in more detail below.

SAP Business One 8.8 Screenshot

You can find the original press release by SAP on their website here: SAP Announces SAP Business One 8.8

SAP Business One 8.8 Ramp Up


SAP Business One 8.8 is currently in "ramp-up", and has been for roughly 8 months. Ramp-up is SAP's term for end user testing and beta, in which customers around the world use the product in a test and live environment. Orchestra is participating in ramp-up, with customers on the new version already and using SAP Business One 8.8 internally ourselves.

Our customers in ramp-up and our own experience tells us the new 8.8 version is ready for the big time. The upgrade takes less than four hours, and the benefits are immediate with more speed, nice new user interface, and embedded Crystal Reports.

SAP Business One 8.8 general release is planned for April 2010, so all customers should begin the process of scheduling an upgrade and doing any testing necessary for your system. We've found very few issues with upgrading to 8.8, but we always recommend a round of testing before doing any type of system version upgrade.

SAP Business One 8.8 Enhancements

  • Data Archiving capabilities allow for improved performance over time as transactional data grows.
  • Embedded Crystal Reports, allowing for real time business intelligence about your business.
  • iPhone Integration - needs no explanation, it's just cool
  • Remote Support Platform - allows Orchestra to proactively monitor your system, preventing issues before they arise
  • Integrations - SAP Business One is now the single most integrate-able solution for small and midsize companies

Check out SAP Business One in action in this video

Orchestra Team demonstrates the power of embedded Crystal Reports in SAP Business One 8.8

 

Additional Info about SAP Business One 8.8

Orchestra has an entire section of our site dedicated to SAP Business One 8.8 with everything you'll need to get a good idea of the new version. We've reviewed it, blogged it, done videos, and even a podcast.

Orchestra SAP Business One 8.8 Landing Page
Contact Orchestra and learn more about SAP Business One 8.8

About SAP Business One

SAP Business One is a single solution that integrates the entire business across financials, sales, customer relationships, inventory and operations. It is best-fit for small businesses that have outgrown their accounting-only systems and are looking to streamline business operations with an integrated, on-premise solution. With SAP Business One, small businesses can streamline end-to-end operations, get instant and complete information and accelerate profitable growth. SAP Business One offers over 550 add-on solutions, many industry-specific, that can extend the core functionalities of SAP Business One to meet specific business processes and fast-changing needs. Since 2007 SAP has doubled its SAP Business One customer base. Available in over 80 countries and in 26 different languages, SAP Business One is sold and supported through the extensive network of authorized SAP channel partners, and is trusted by thousands of customers worldwide.

About SAP

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 95,000 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 www.sap.com.

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As the President and CEO of Orchestra Software, I lead a talented team of bright people with the unified mission of helping growing industries run better. Orchestra builds industry vertical ERP software that is highly specific to the needs of the industries we serve. This strategy has enabled Orchestra to double or triple in size and revenue every year.