What Factors Affect the Cost of SAP Business One?


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The number of licenses and types of service required affect the cost of SAP Business One. Financing options also affect both the initial cost outlay for the product bundle as well as ongoing annual fees for selecting service, maintenance and support. SAP also has options to outsource the software solution for lower initial starting costs.

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SAP Business One is designed with flexible offerings to meet the particular demands of each client. Customers bundle in options for software, hardware, maintenance and services based on individual needs. Bundling services helps predict the overall cost of use as it provides a fixed monthly cost for customers.

Pricing is also affected by whether customers choose to own their solutions in-house or take advantage of the SAP Business One Cloud. Using its Cloud service, SAP customers can bypass the initial outlay costs of hardware and administrative personnel by outsourcing their solutions to third party companies to manage them.

For small business owners, SAP also offers a starter package version of SAP Business One. The preconfigured software allows up to five users to take advantage of its accounting, sales, budgeting, invoice management, client management and purchasing processes. The software is designed to get up and running in three to 10 days, and it is easily upgradeable, without interruption to current services, to the full standard edition software. The starter package also comes at a steeply reduced price from the standard version as of 2015.

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