Everything You've Wanted to Know About SAP Business One Pricing & Licensing

Let me guess, your organization has embarked on a ERP initiative and SAP Business One is on the short list.

Am I right?

As North America’s leading SAP Business One Partner its very common to receive the following SAP Business One pricing related questions from potential clients evaluating SAP for the very first time.

Questions such as:

  • What is SAP Business One and how does it compare with other SAP offerings?
  • How much does SAP Business One costs?
  • How much are SAP Business One user licenses? 
  • What modules are available with SAP Business One?
  • ...and many more.

Therefore we created this SAP Business One Buyers Guide to answer your questions and many more so feel free to bookmark this page for future reference.

Table of Contents

  1. SAP Business One Pricing
  2. SAP Business One Modules Overview
  3. SAP Business One FAQ
  4. Making the Leap to SAP B1


Chapter 1: SAP Business One Pricing

SAP Business One is a fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite designed for manufacturers and distributors at a highly attractive price, since it's aimed at serving SMB and Mid-Market sized companies.

One of the great things about SAP's Business One licensing model is its shift to the cloud. Historically Business One was an on-premise ERP solution.  Today with the retooling of the application, the majority of customers are choosing to deploy SAP Business One in the cloud.  

For you, this means you get to utilize all the rich SAP Business One functionality without the headache associated with building out your own internal IT infrastructure. Instead you get to preserve capital and focus on your business, not your IT. What a concept!

So how much does SAP Business One Cost?

Naturally, it really depends. It depends upon the unique nuances necessary to run your business. For example, the number of users you might need and potential add-on's necessary to have SAP Business One fully integrated into your business model.

That being said, we can say with confidence that you should expect to spend at least $150 per user per month to get started with a fully hosted version of SAP Business One. 

If you want to see exactly how much your SAP Business One solution might cost, click on the blue-button below to configure your own personalized Business One solution, right now.

SAP Business One Pricing

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Chapter 2 : SAP Business One Modules Overview [Infographic]

When you license SAP B1, you are offered a suite of integrated applications that covers the following business processes:

  • Financial Management, designed to help you manage your cash flow, track assets and control budgets.
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) designed to help you manage sales opportunities to start to finish.
  • Procurement & Inventory designed to help buyers and inventory managers be in complete sync.
  • Production Planning designed to assist with costing methods, bin management and MRP
  • And Business Intelligence to provide executives and management a 360 degree view of the entire business.

The core suite of applications will provide 80-90% of what most SAP Business One customers will need right out of the box. If you have a needs above & beyond native functionality know that there are several industry specific solutions fully integrated with SAP Business One.

Examples of these include Softengine's own...

These solutions are purpose built for SAP Business One and designed to provide turn-key functionality and are also supported through SAP Business One updates.  

Who is SAP Business One designed for?

Given the breadth of the SAP Business One application its ideally suited for organizations that have outgrown their existing financial management system (e.g. QuickBooks) and desire an all encompassing solution, one that unifies customer data, financial transactions, inventory and projects together in a seamless ERP package.  SAP Business One is not a good alternative for companies just looking for next level accounting software.  

What Industries does SAP Business One Support?

Did you know that SAP Business One has more than 60,000 customer across 25 industries in 120 countries?

This impeccable track record should help put your mind at ease as to whether or not Business One might be a good fit for your particular industry.

That being said, Business One shines brightest when deployed in the following industries:
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Oil & Gas Fashion & Apparel
Professional Services Food & Beverage
Industrial Machinery & Components High Tech
Wholesale Distribution Automotive
Medical Devices Consumer Products
Engineering & Construction Manufacturing

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Chapter 3 : SAP Business One Pricing FAQ

We've compiled a list of FAQs we've received from clients over the years related to SAP Business One pricing questions.

 Q: Does SAP Business One offer special pricing for small business & startups?

A: Yes, the SAP Business One Starter Package is a solution for SMB's and startups looking for integrated financials, inventory and CRM. Softengine has also created a package for startups referred to as Softengine's Start-up Package. Click to blue button to configure and price.

Q: Can I choose to migrate from Business One (on-premise) to the cloud version?

A: Absolutely. Softengine has created a safe and rapid path to transfer your SAP Business One
system from an on-premise setting to our state-of-the-art Cloud hosted environment.

Q: Should I deploy Business One in the cloud or on-premise?

A: It really depends on your needs and goals.  For the most part, many companies today are choosing cloud deployments.

Q: How much does it cost to implement SAP Business One?

A: It really depends upon what modules you are licensing and implementing, the size and complexity of your organization and the deployment model.  That being said, SAP Business One is a SMB sized solution designed to fit within the budget of SMB sized companies.  The typical deployment time is between 2-6 months. 

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Making the Leap

Licensing & implementing new ERP software is no small decision for many SMBs, after all you don't want to be stuck with unhappy users going back to their inefficient ways of doing things nor the wasted time & expense. If you’re still debating whether SAP Business One is right for you, I'd highly encourage you to talk with one of our Business One specialists at Softengine to further discuss your initiative or feel free to take our interactive SAP Business One Readiness Quiz.