How early is too early to plan for Christmas? Or anything else in business?

Retailers started planning for Christmas immediately after last Christmas ended, and now we are in October we will start seeing the fruits of this planning hit the shelves very shortly. And across the entire business spectrum, we all know that proper planning is an absolutely essential component of success. So what if there was a business management system that allowed you to plan for future demand in five easy steps and with a high degree of confidence? The SAP Business One Materials Resource Planning (MRP) wizard allows you to use your hard data, market knowledge and experience to plan future stock requirements with confidence, minimising risks around lost revenue through stock unavailability and optimising cash flow by limiting excessive or unnecessary purchase commitments. How It Works The SAP Business One MRP wizard uses a variety of data sources to predict future demand and determine how much of a product should be purchased or produced in order to meet that demand. By combining historic sales data and your own forecasting with sources of demand (Sales Orders, Quotations, Blanket Orders etc) and sources of supply (Purchase and Production Orders etc) entered in the system, Business One will recommend Purchase or Production Orders calibrated to meet the anticipated demand. And to further streamline the process, Business One can automatically create Purchase or Production orders based on these recommendations, reducing the administration burden and streamlining the entire Purchase process. Alternatively, Business One can simply send alerts to your Purchasing Department, striking a balance between automation and hands-on control. How can it benefit my company? Reduce errors – SAP Business One MRP replaces informal, ad...
SAP reaches the Champions League

SAP reaches the Champions League

Although SAP are no strangers to the IT big league, last night also saw them play a major role in the Champions League with the clash of Bundesliga team TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Premiership club Manchester City, both of whom run SAP technology to optimise their performance – on and off the field. SAP’s role started even before kicking off as Hoffenheim relies on SAP to manage ticket sales, and the staff at the food and beverage stands in the stadium use SAP Customer Checkout to process the payments. Hoffenheim’s use of SAP Analytics in their game preparation paid huge dividends as they scored just 36 seconds into the game. But with Manchester City also using SAP technologies to manage on the field performance they equalised a mere 7 minutes later, demonstrating how SAP Technologies can deliver their benefits both at home or at away fixtures. But just as the full- time whistle blew Manchester City hit the net once again leaving the final score Hoffenheim 1 – Manchester City 2, but they clear winner on the evening was SAP Technologies. In the highly competitive world of football the emergence and rapid adoption of advanced data analytics, virtual reality, machine learning, bio-metric sensors and artificial intelligence are giving teams, coaches and athletes the data that can make the difference. So, whether it’s in sport or business SAP can give you the competitive edge, To learn more why not visit our website www.teamsoft.ie or contact us on...

Accelerate your Digital Transformation with SAP Business One Dashboard Analytics

Even if we don’t realise it every one of us have had our lives digitally transformed; It starts before we even wake up with most of us relying on a phone app to wake us up, and within minutes we are checking social media accounts, news apps, emails or even what the weather will be like today. That is only the start of it and we all now rely on technology throughout the day. Yet when it comes to business some organisations are yet to embrace the most modern Technologies, with some estimates saying that as many as 750 million users worldwide still rely on nothing more than Microsoft Excel to calculate, analyse, and in support of their business decision making. And while the flexibility and speed of this popular tool are highly valued, growing companies eventually arrive at a point where their relationship with spreadsheets doesn’t make sense anymore. But what does make sense is implementing a solution that allows you to have a real-time, 360- degree view of your business in seconds. SAP Business One gives you this with a simple click of a button. Dashboards in 2 minutes Dashboards Analytics are an intuitive and user-friendly feature of SAP Business One, providing visualisations such as bar or pie charts of the business data of your choice. This dashboard feature in SAP Business One gives business owners as they get immediate accurate and relevant data in a visual format to monitor performance with KPI’s.  SAP Business One gives you all the data you need at your fingertips allowing you to make timely and better-informed business decisions. If you...

Big Data – What is meant by Big Data?

Big Data is neither a problem nor a solution in itself, or even a single technology. It‘s not important how many …bytes of data business has accumulated. The issue is how to get value from Big Data by exploiting its combination of speed, complexity, and diversity? It‘s an opportunity to develop a foundation for decision management systems, incorporate new business signals into human and machine workflows, and drive growth and profit through innovation. One of the most popular aspects of Big Data today is the realm of predictive analytics. Examples of Big Data Opportunities Make information transparent and usable at a higher frequency e.g. enhance the customer’s experience as it’s happening. Identify hidden relationships, patterns, and trends within data. e.g. anticipate and avert business problems or risks before they materialize. Transform inventory allocation from a batch to an interactive process e.g. accurately predict consumer demand against stock levels and adjust promotions in-the-moment Big Data in SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA  The SAP HANA Apps to bring unstructured data into one view and analyze your data: Cash Flow Forecasting– Graphical display of your cash flow, including open documents optionally, to expose your data. Advanced Available-to-Promise- Get transparency about your inventory dynamically, in real-time to minimize costs. Enterprise Search- Locate your business information via freestyle search, and drill down to the documents and sources itself. Predictive Analysis- Use Forecasting strategies within your Dashboards to predict future and seasonal trends based on your historical data To learn more about how SAP Business One version for SAP HANA can help you grow your business with Big Data contact us directly on 01 424 2420...
Enabling Smart Notifications from your SAP Business One System

Enabling Smart Notifications from your SAP Business One System

How many of you are bombarded by colleagues every day with requests for information from SAP Business One?   You’ve given them access to SAP Business One.  You’ve given them the Business One Mobile App.  But still, they call you looking for answers to the ‘How did we do today?’ type questions. Well, everybody carries a mobile phone, and nobody ever ignores their phone. So, let’s proactively and automatically send the most commonly requested information direct to their phones before they ask you for it. This is a Pushover™ with SAP Business One. Let’s imagine that your Regional Sales Manager invariably calls you from his car at the end of the day to ask “How many Sales Orders did we get today for my Region”.  Instead of making that call, what if he were to get an automatic notification on his phone or smartwatch at 6 pm every day giving him that information? Pushover™ is an APP available for iOS and Android that will send notifications to registered users.  This technology is easy to leverage with SAP Business One as follows: The Next Time your Regional Sales Manager is in the office, borrow his phone!! Download the PushoverTM App from the App Store or Google Play Register on pushover.net . This will give you a Pushover™Key and a Pushover™ Email. Create a new User in SAP Business One – Just the basic information with the Pushover™ Email address. Write the Query in SAP Business One to count ‘Today’s Orders for the Region’. Make this textual if you can. For Example, “We received X Orders today from customers your region”. Configure an Alert in SAP...
Crowning glory for SAP Business One as it’s voted the best Enterprise Accounting ERP software.

Crowning glory for SAP Business One as it’s voted the best Enterprise Accounting ERP software.

Teamsoft are pleased to announce that SAP Business One has been voted the best Enterprise Accounting ERP software in the Software Excellence Awards 2017. This fantastic award really is the crowning glory for SAP Business One as the decision was in the hands of the people who matter most: end users. From thousands of user surveys SAP Business One was shortlisted for the achievement of its  developers in exceeding their customer’s needs and making a real impact on the accounting profession. The awards took place last Thursday at The Brewery in London where SAP’s Matt Sinclair, Head of SAP Business One UKI and Paul Martin, SAP Business One Product Specialist were on hand to collect the award from Countdown’s very own mathematical Wizz Rachel Riley who was on hand to present the awards. Teamsoft are delighted to be part of the SAP Business One Partner network, as this award means we are delivering excellence in products, in services and in experiences to the people who matter most; the end...