Have you ever heard the term SAP? SAP stands for System Application and Processing. This application is often used by companies to improve company performance and can integrate with the business you are working on. The use of SAP was first used by industrial companies and has been developing in Indonesia since the 90s. One of which is SAP Gold Partner in the form of applications and integrating all existing data in the company.
SAP is a software-based on Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) that can support several tasks with high complexity. SAP was first developed in 1972 which was founded by IBM Germany employees. Until now, the use of the software has been used by more than 12,000,000 users in the world in 120 countries with different government agencies. Software is not only used by large companies but also by developing or starting companies.
SAP Benefits for Companies
The importance of SAP in addition to facilitating company problems, there are also benefits why companies have to implement SAP which can be used as a management system for the company. The benefit of SAP is that the company’s performance is faster and easier to know. The SAP system is also used to see whether the company and employees have implemented SOPs well or have not achieved what was expected.
The most important thing is to be able to reduce errors caused by human errors and to improve the quality of the company’s business. More sensitive in response to existing market changes because SAP can improve the company in monitoring and controlling in their respective divisions within the company.
SAP Business One modules
SAP modules are very diverse and integrated with each other. Each module has different benefits and tasks according to company needs. The following modules are contained in SAP Business One as follows:
- SD-Sales & Distribution
The main module is SD-Sales & amp; Distribution functions to increase company activities such as managing sales, purchasing, and so on.
- MM-Materials Management
This type of module can be used to assist companies in procurement and management in inventory.
- HR-Human Resources Management
This one module can be used to integrate processes related to human resources such as registration applications, time, finances and even employee salaries.
- AM-Aset Management
Companies can use the AM-Aset management module in managing assets such as investment controlling.
- Financial Accounting
The module used to prepare financial problems very quickly is a special financial accounting module. Financial work that can be done is an account payable or general ledger.
The advantages of using SAP Business One
SAP stands for System Application and Processing has several important advantages for the company.
- Can be accessed directly
The most prominent advantage in SAP is real time processing. This means that there is a direct access process anywhere after data has been updated. SAP has an integration of one module with another so that when another module gets new information it will be updated automatically. For example, one of the accountants at the company began to enter data in the module in the software, so automatically the company’s branches would immediately be able to get these changes. But this can be done if the company uses SAP with the same data source.
- Gets data transparency
Existing data in the company can be seen by other SAP users. So there is data transparency and will be easily checked if there are users who manipulate data. Almost all updated data can be immediately known by other users.
- Supports all forms of transactions
Another advantage of SAP is that it can support all forms of transactions via the internet. That is due to the support from the supply chain management module which is already integrated with SAP.
Disadvantages of using SAP Business One
Apart from the advantages, there are several disadvantages of SAP Business One:
- Expensive prices
Although SAP software is also free, it has limited modules that will limit the company’s performance. The price for investment and maintenance is also relatively expensive. Apart from that the price of software is also expensive.
- Has a high risk
SAP stands for System Application and Processing which has a high risk because it tends to be in complexity and implementation for application implementation.