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Windows 7 is compatible with SAP Business One 2007 and SAP Business One 8.8 Now that windows 7 has been released and all signs are pointing towards a migration away from windows XP and Vista, a number of questions arise for business users. Do all my other applications I depend on work on Windows 7? Will the performance of my applications be affected? For everyone running SAP Business One, we can answer both of these critical questions. Does SAP Business One run in Windows 7?  YES Does SAP Business One performance improve with Windows 7?  YES There are also many new features of Windows 7 that will make using business applications, such as SAP Business One and Crystal Reports, more user friendly. One of the cool little aspects of Windows 7 that will make using SAP Business One even easier to use: For those of you who frequently have multiple windows of SBO open, Window... (more)

Come on in, the Forums Are Fine…

What forums you may ask; the Sybase NNTP forums? No, those are going away. Not on the schedule that was originally proposed (December 1 of 2012), but they will go away soon. Replacing them are the online discussion forums in the PowerBuilder Development Center (PDC), part of the SAP Community Network (SCN). Never fear though, the information on the Sybase NNTP forums aren't going away; a searchable archive of the messages will be available. If you've been using PowerBuilder for a long period of time, then you'll know we've gone through a similar transition before. We started in one section of a Windows Developers section in CompuServe. In 1993, PowerSoft was moved to their own separate section in CompuServe for support of all their products. By 1997 though, the Internet had come of age and the decision was made to officially move the forums from CompuServe onto a Syb... (more)

Sybase 365 Survey: Consumers to Put Money Where Their Mobile Devices Are

New momentum can be seen in the latest usage trends highlighted by the survey, according to Beard. According to the survey, 22% of respondents are already using their mobile devices to conduct research or compare prices when shopping. Seventeen percent of respondents have used their mobile devices for banking-related purposes, while 14% have accepted coupons or alerts on deals.  Conditions are ripe for the mobile economy to play a bigger role than ever this holiday season, according to a national survey conducted by Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., the global leader in mobile messaging and mobile commerce services. The survey of 1,000 consumers found that one out of three respondents who are willing and able to do so with their current devices would purchase goods or services this holiday season using their device if they were presented with mobile-based... (more)

SAP Business One Landed Cost Video

Here is a video on Landed Costs in SAP Business One.  The Landed Cost document allows you to associate shipping and freight costs with the cost of an item upon receipt into inventory. The Landed Cost document in SAP Business One is a straightforward and efficient way of allocating costs, especially for those small and mid-size companies still forced to do it in Excel. While this primarily applies to companies that import goods from overseas, landed costs can be used to allocate freight cost for any transaction. Check back soon for another post on allocating freight costs in a more simplified approach. Click Read More to watch this video in Full HD   read more ... (more)

SAP Business One on a Mac

So you want to run SAP Business One on a Mac? There are several ways you can do this, but first, it makes sense to think about the user experience you're going for. Do you want it to run in a separate window? Do you want users to have to manually start a separate set of proceses to get it to function? Do you only want to publish it to a few desktops, or do you want it to be portable? Orchestra decided that to have a truely exceptional user experience running SAP Business One on anything but a Windows PC, you have to consider the following: A seamless experience that allows users to launch from a desktop icon, view the application in full color and in high quality, and allow them to resize and reshape the application without having to worry about a separate window. The application has to appear to be running locally in nearly every sense. No complex connection or ... (more)

SAP Makes Decisive Move in EDI

SAP Session at Cloud Expo It is not every day that BIG news comes out of the world of EDI and B2B. I think GXS acquiring Inovis was BIG and Tibco acquiring Foresight was interesting, but today SAP and Crossgate announced that SAP will be reselling and private labeling Crossgate's EDI, B2B and e-Invoicing services. In the world of SAP this is huge! Some of you may know that SAP is already a co-owner of Crossgate, and that Crossgate's EDI/B2B exchange is tightly integrated with SAP, but it was always sold as a separate service on Crossgate's paper. Now SAP's field sales teams can sell it directly from SAP's price list. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! I have a lot of experience working with SAP's sales teams and can tell you that making it to the SAP price list makes a BIG difference. The solution will be called the SAP Information Int... (more)

One of SAP’s Co-CEOs to Step Down

Jim Hagemann Snabe, whose contract was supposed to run through 2017, has apparently tired of his half of SAP's CEO job and will be stepping down next May leaving the post solely to Bill McDermott, a 51-year-old American. The plan then is for the 47-year-old Dane, who's been responsible for SAP's product development, to join the German company's supervisory board (provided 25% of SAP's shareholders vote for him). Supposedly he wants to see more of his family. In a canned statement he said, "After more than 20 years with SAP, I have decided that it is time for me to begin the next phase of my career, closer to my family." SAP reported its latest quarter last week, coming in with less-than-expected results, and trimmed its revenue outlook for the year citing slow growth in China and slow adoption of its cloud product. All Things Digital said customers aren't seeing the ... (more)

SAP Business One on a Mac

I received a request to start a discussion about running SAP Business One on a Mac. Quite serendipitous, given that I use Business One every day on my Mac G5 with a 27" Cinema Display. It's okay to be jealous, I'm used to it. Needless to say, it is awesome. Orchestra even customizes the SAP B1 icon to be a Mac icon for B1. It bounces in the dock when launched and everything. How pretty. Click Read More to read the rest of the post... ... (more)

Finding the Flaws of the Whole, Not Just the Flaws of the Parts

The Visible and the Invisible in SAP It would seem like the last thing we need in SAP systems is more metrics. Automated solutions that investigate, monitor and track ERP systems are common, so why are major corporations increasingly employing automated metrics for SAP systems? Like all systems that span the enterprise, SAP systems suffer from the "six blind men and the elephant" problem - each man is able to envision his own part of the elephant, but putting together a picture of the whole animal is a problem. It is this "whole is greater than the sum of its parts" view that SAP developers need to get their arms around. In what has become an all too frequent post-customization scenario, SAP developers are called to fix a transaction performance problem. Usually they find that availability is great, there's nothing wrong with the code - no odd changes - but somehow ... (more)

SAP Business One & Sarbanes-Oxley Act

SAP Business One on Ulitzer The information below is excerpted from a Frequently Asked Questions document by SAP. The information below is designed to provide an overview of SAP Business One and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Companies running SAP Business One and needing to comply with the act will find information about how they can utilize the software to comply with requirements. Sarbanes-Oxley Act - Background On July 30, 2002, President Bush signed into law the U.S. Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002, more commonly known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The act, drafted by Sen. Paul Sarbanes and Rep. Michael Oxley, was created in response to a number of major corporate and accounting scandals involving a list of prominent companies including Enron and WorldCom. The act was designed to enforce corporate accountability and responsibility and... (more)

SAP Business One Add-Ons Enhance ERP Functionality

SAP Business One is a business management and accounting platform for small and midsize companies. This software can be used out of the box, or can be customized, or most commonly can be enhanced through Add-On software certified by SAP.  Add-Ons are the applications built by third party olution providers that serve a specific function in SAP Business One. The end goal, of course, is to have a complete system that serves the needs of the end user with efficiency and effectiveness. Orchestra has selected an approach that we feel allows us to best represent the end user customer of our solutions.  We sell, implement and support SAP Business One, but we do not develop Add-On solutions for it. To satisfy the needs of our customers not met by core functionality in B1, we look to firms that develop solutions in their area of expertise and then ensure that their solutions... (more)