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SAP Business One 8.8 Is Available

Designed exclusively for small and midsize businesses

SAP Business One Journal

Designed exclusively for small and midsize businesses, SAP Business One 8.8 is an affordable solution that manages a company’s entire business across financials, sales, customers and operations, all in a single system.

With SAP Business One, small businesses can streamline their end-to-end operations, get instant and complete information to respond faster to market needs, and accelerate profitable growth.

The newest version, SAP Business One 8.8, brings a number of new innovations and improvements to this already solid business software solution.  The improvements come n key areas of the software, including an improved architecture behind the scenes, a new user interface, and of course Crystal Reports is now built right into the product.

Enhancements to SAP Business One 8.8

New Reporting Capabilities – Crystal Reports Basic 2008 for SAP Business One is a powerful and dynamic reporting solution that helps you to design, explore, visualize, and deliver reports via the Web or embedded in enterprise applications.

Enhanced User Experience – A redesigned graphical user interface makes it easier for you to use and navigate the application. Hundreds of error messages have been rewritten for greater clarity and links included to more detailed documentation.

Streamlined Business Processes – Enhanced business management features include the pick and pack process, ATP (available-to-promise), multiple units of measure, the document generation wizard, gross profit, and so on.

Support for local requirements – SAP Business One 8.8 enables continued fulfillment and implementation of country-specific requirements and best practices, such as tax deduction at source (TDS) and negative totals in A/R and A/P documents.

Reduced Complexity – A unified SAP Business One 8.8 includes all localizations, making it much easier for you to synchronize between subsidiaries in different countries that were previously served by different SAP Business One releases. The upgrade process has been dramatically simplified.

Security – SAP Business One 8.8 offers a sophisticated centralized authentication framework as well as data security protection, enabling better protection and security of customer data in both the core SAP Business One application as well as other third-party solutions.

Infrastructure – Significant improvements include data archiving, transaction management, memory governance, cache mechanisms, and error tolerance.
Preventive Support – Enhanced tracing and logging greatly improve the diagnostic capabilities of SAP Business One installations.

Industry-Focused Solutions – A new tool, Solution Packager, helps SAP partners to deploy prepackaged industry-specific solutions that can cater to your company’s specific needs.

Orchestra has been on the forefront of providing information and resources about SAP Business 8.8, which you can find at the links below. We encourage everyone to check out each of the links and watch the videos on these great new improvements to the product.

Check out the links below to learn about the new features and enhancements in detail and to even watch videos of it in action.

SAP Business One 8.8 Landing Page

•    SAP Business One 8.8 - New Features and First Impressions
•    SAP Business One 8.8 - New Skin and UI Design
•    SAP Business One 8.8 - Crystal Reports Integration
•    SAP Business One 8.8 - Data Archiving Preview
•    SAP Business One 8.8 - Orchestra Takes Part in SAP's Official Review

Product Release Timeline
SAP Business One 8.8 entered Ramp-Up in August of 2009.  To upgrade to the new version at this time, you simply need to be nominated by your SAP Partner.

SAP Business One 8.8 will be launched in unrestricted shipment in Q2 2010.

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As the President and CEO of Orchestra Software, I lead a talented team of bright people with the unified mission of helping growing industries run better. Orchestra builds industry vertical ERP software that is highly specific to the needs of the industries we serve. This strategy has enabled Orchestra to double or triple in size and revenue every year.