Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems integrate internal and external management information across an entire organization, embracing finance/accounting, manufacturing, sales and service, customer relationship management, etc. ERP systems automate this activity with an integrated software application. The purpose of ERP is to facilitate the flow of information between all business functions inside the boundaries of the organization and manage the connections to outside stakeholder.ERP systems can run on a variety of computer hardware and network configurations, typically employing a database as a repository for information.
Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of a network of interconnected businesses involved in the provision of product and service packages required by the end customers in a supply chain. Supply chain management spans all movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.Another definition is provided by the APICS Dictionary when it defines SCM as the “design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand and measuring performance globally.”
Business intelligence (BI) is the ability of an organization to collect, maintain, and organize knowledge. This produces large amounts of information that can help develop new opportunities. Identifying these opportunities, and implementing an effective strategy, can provide a competitive market advantage and long-term stability.BI technologies provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations. Common functions of business intelligence technologies are reporting, online analytical processing, analytics, data mining, process mining, complex event processing, business performance management, benchmarking, text mining, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics.The goal of modern business intelligence deployments is to support better business decision-making. Thus a BI system can be called a decision support system (DSS).Though the term business intelligence is sometimes a synonym for competitive intelligence (because they both support decision making), BI uses technologies, processes, and applications to analyze mostly internal, structured data and business processes while competitive intelligence gathers, analyzes and disseminates information with a topical focus on company competitors. If understood broadly, business intelligence can include the subset of competitive intelligence.
Software as Service
Software as a service (SaaS, pronounced sæs or sɑs), sometimes referred to as “on-demand software”, is a software delivery model in which software and associated data are centrally hosted on the cloud. SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser.SaaS has become a common delivery model for many business applications, including accounting, collaboration, customer relationship management (CRM), management information systems (MIS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), invoicing, human resource management (HRM), content management (CM) and service desk management. SaaS has been incorporated into the strategy of all leading enterprise software companies.One of the biggest selling points for these companies is the potential to reduce IT support costs by outsourcing hardware and software maintenance and support to the SaaS provider.According to a Gartner Group estimate, SaaS sales in 2010 reached $10 billion, and were projected to increase to $12.1bn in 2011, up 20.7% from 2010. Gartner Group estimates that SaaS revenue will be more than double its 2010 numbers by 2015 and reach a projected $21.3bn. Customer relationship management (CRM) continues to be the largest market for SaaS. SaaS revenue within the CRM market was forecast to reach $3.8bn in 2011, up from $3.2bn in 2010.The term “software as a service” (SaaS) is considered to be part of the nomenclature of cloud computing, along with infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), desktop as a service (DaaS), and backend as a service (BaaS).
When an institution looks at its campus as a site of heritage, it actually cherishes its way of teaching. With Google and Wikipedia helping students, the old ways of teaching are often put to question. There are two sides to this – Teaching traditions define a school; new teaching channels define its influence. Educational application helps build institutions-schools of influence and new channels of teaching come along with it. The campus is extended through the cherished corridors to an open world of internet classrooms, professional faculty and distance education.The institution makes a choice, balancing their tradition and outlook and having done that, the campus administration becomes simpler but powerful. It enables enrollment of students from distant places, en masse. As they apply online, the institution’s curriculum works out the classrooms for the applicants within their campus. And if the faculty is not in town, how about having a classroom over the internet? A power point displayer, chat room and VOIP (telephone on internet) – they are all ready to take one.
Training is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. Training has specific goals of improving one’s capability, capacity, and performance. It forms the core of apprenticeships and provides the backbone of content at institutes of technology (also known as technical colleges or polytechnics). In addition to the basic training required for a trade, occupation or profession, observers of the labor-market recognize as of 2008 the need to continue training beyond initial qualifications: to maintain, upgrade and update skills throughout working life. People within many professions and occupations may refer to this sort of training as professional development.
Greenfield is a term used for endeavors that does not have any constraints imposed by prior work. The term is derived from construction industry where a new structure is built on a farm land – “green field” – without having the need to demolish/move any existing structures. It is same way in IT too that refers to a fresh implementation and is not bound by existing system constraints.
SAP Business One is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as divisions and subsidiaries of larger companies. Produced by SAP, the solution is intended to assist companies by providing support for sales, customer relationships, inventory, operations, financials and human resources. The application has over 1,20,000 customers.
The product is sold, implemented, and supported through a global network of local resellers.
SAP AG in 2011 revenues: €12.4 billion (Rs. 77,000 Crores)
- Over 120,000 companies run SAP software
- Providing more than 27 industry solutions
- 55,000+SAP employees
12 million users in 120+ countries team with us to…
- Integrate their business processes
- Extend their competitive capabilities
- Get a better return on investment at a lower total cost of ownership
SAP in 2015
- REVENUE: € 20 billion
- 1 Billion End Users
Unique partner ecosystem
- More than 1.5 million community members (SDN and BPX)
- 15 Industry Value Networks
SAP Business One provides essential business functions out-of-the-box, including.
- Financial management: automate financial and accounting processes. Includes support for multiple currencies, budgeting, and bank reconciliation
- Warehouse and production management: manage inventory across multiple warehouses, track stock, and manage production orders based on material requirements planning
- Customer relationship management: offers sales and opportunity management, and after-sales support
- Purchasing: automate procurement – from purchase order through vendor invoice
- Mobility: for iOS, SAP releases an app for iPhone or iPad to interact with SAP Business One in the backend.
- Reporting and Business Intelligence: provides access to data in order to create new reports and customize existing ones with integration with Crystal Reports
- Analytics Powered by SAP HANA: using in-memory computing technology / SAP HANA database for instant access to real-time insights.
SAP Business One is delivered with 41 country localizations, and supports 26 languages.
About SAP Business One
In March 2002 SAP purchased TopManage Financial Systems, an Israel-based developer of business applications and branded their system as SAP Business One. TopManage was founded by Reuven Agassi and GadiShamia, both taken key executive positions at SAP following the acquisition.
The acquisition allowed SAP to reach out to the midmarket through its partners and also to gain additional business from the smaller subsidiaries of its enterprise customers.
In December 2004, SAP acquired the technology and assets of iLytix Systems AS, a privately held software company based in Oslo, Norway. As a result SAP introduced new reporting and budgeting capabilities in SAP Business One called XL Reporter.
In July 2006 SAP acquired Praxis Software Solutions and planned to integrate the company’s Web-based CRM and e-commerce capabilities into SAP Business One. Minneapolis-based Praxis, a private software company, had previously been a SAP Business One partner.
In 2009 SAP sold the Web-based CRM and eCommerce components that comprised the former Praxis Software Solutions. Currently SAP does not offer an eCommerce solution for SAP Business One. This functionality will be provided through the Solution Extension Program.
In 2011 SAP partnered with CitiXsys to use their business consolidation solution to extend reach for SAP Business One intercompany integration. The solution enables businesses to manage intercompany transactions for more than one company by automatically replicating corresponding transactions across multiple company databases.
At last recorded count, SAP has 88,000 SME’s worldwide using B1, which represents 70% of their user base. If we calculate backwards, the remaining 30% of enterprise users will count as 45,000. We are not sure if this includes clients from newly procured companies such as Sybase.
Integration needs are present SAP Business One customers that include small businesses, as well as divisions and subsidiaries of larger corporations. In addition, many of these companies require integration of their existing websites, consolidation of multiple ERP systems and other integration solutions. SAP Business One provides integration technologies for these purposes and more.
Integration can be achieved using the SDK component DI API, DI API Server and UIAPI. The DI API provides COM based interface to the business objects & business logic of SAP Business One. The DI API Server is similar to DI API except it provides SOAP based protocol.UIAPI, which based on COM too, focus on SAP Business One User Interface.
As those are APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), using them requires software development skills. A simpler way to achieve integration is by using the SAP Business One integration framework. The integration framework enables simple (XML based) definition of integration scenarios. Instead of complex, high-cost implementation, it enables strong low-cost, reliable integration solutions with minimal requirements to resources and skills.
Business One integration framework
The Business One integration framework is an integral part SAP Business One. It is used to enable integrated functionality such as dashboards, the Business One mobile solution, or Datev-HR integration. As an option, it allows the customer to implement individual integration to business partners in a highly efficient way via the graphical flow designer. It provides all needed connectivity for ftp, SQL, the new web 2.0 technologies and native support for SAP R/3, SAP Business One, SAP XI, and more.
Inter-Company Integration Solution for SAP Business One
The Inter-Company Integration Solution for SAP Business One is an out-of-the-box solution for customers that are running multiple SAP Business One systems connected together across a network of group companies or subsidiaries. It automatically synchronizes the business data and provides financial consolidation. The solution enables businesses to manage intercompany transactions for more than one company within a group of companies by replicating corresponding transactions across multiple company databases. Automating the replication of such transactions significantly reduces the amount of end user effort and manual rekeying of data to maintain intercompany trading financial statements.
Business One subsidiary integration solution
The Business One subsidiary integration solution (also known as integration for SAP NetWeaver/B1iSN) is a special solution for customers, running SAP NetWeaver components in their headquarters and SAP Business One in their subsidiaries. Subsidiary integration runs centrally in the HQ and integrates the subsidiaries into the enterprise business processes. It provides:
- Standardization and unification of business processes with the subsidiaries
- Centralized control of subsidiary interactions
- A single solution for all subsidiaries
- Rapid integration
- Subsidiary independence with the ability to leverage parent company processes
Business One integration with mobile devices and content
The Business One integration with mobile devices and content enables the connection of SAP Business One to mobile devices and to non-SAP and SAP information and services. Integration is achieved with the connectivity technology that comes standard with SAP Business One.
The main objective of SAP Business One Education is to make the students more industry ready and to bridge the demand and supply gap in the industry.
Why Students need SAP Business One Educations?
Acute shortage anticipated in qualified SAP-Certified professional to implement and manage the SAP-ERP deployment. Employers are looking at experienced resources for hiring SAP-Certified candidates for implementing and managing SAP-ERP. Employers cutting training budgets and prefer pre-certified and pre-trained candidates over fresh candidates to attain faster billability.
SAP Course Offerings
SAP Business One Course
SAP Business One course is aimed to equip participants with thorough working knowledge to implement and manage SAP® BUSINESS ONE software. Opportunities in the small and medium businesses space are on an upswing. Participants can now walk in to this booming sector with SAP B1 training. The global certification is provided by SAP
- 100 hours of On-Campus classroom training imparted by SAP Partner
- Tutor lead on premise classes.
- Detailed SAP B1 course material.
Multiple Career Opportunity
END USER: Students can easily handle the four SAP ERP modules like finance module, Logistics module, CRM and HR module etc. The course can help them to easily manage cash flow cycle, monitor incoming payments etc, Hence, Company using SAP B1 would hire such students and deploy them to handle the software.
FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL CONSULTANTS: Certified B1 Consultants(i.e., On clearing the global certification) will be hired by SAP B1 Implementing companies and deployed to understand requirements of New SAP B1 software buyers . They will be responsible to ensure that the B1 software is customized to the client requirements.
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT: SAP B1 Certified professional can start their own firm and work as an independent consultant to New SAP B1 software buyers.
SAP CERTIFIED B1 TRAINERS: With implementation experience, SAP B1 Consultants can take up a training profession.
Why learning SAP B1 in college is important?
- Additional Training and Certification Helps you to stay ahead of peer group from various Colleges, Universities across India
- Hiring companies prefer recruiting resources who are pre-trained so as to give them only process training and put them on good projects immediately
- With recession looming large, companies are likely to cut their training budgets and focus more on hiring pre-trained certified resource
- If you prefer doing a high end job as a Consultant from the very beginning of your career and if you have a liking to travel abroad, SAP provides the best opportunity
- Contemporary Course imparted in your college made affordable through University SAP tie up
What SAP B1 teaches you?
- CROSS FUNCTIONALITIES
- TIME MANAGEMENT
- MINIMIZE MANUAL ERRORS
- EXCELLENT REPORTING FUNCTIONALIITY
- OPTIMUM UTILIZATION OF RESOURCES
- COST EFFECTIVENESS
- CUSTOMIZING SOLUTIONS AS PER REQUIREMENT
Development Path for a SAP Consultant
Job Availability & Package
- With 100+ SAP Partners & 5000+ Clients in India, Job availability window is wide open for SAP certified consultants.
- Industry standard salaries can be expected to be paid to a SAP certified consultant.