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SAP® Business One - Inventory and Distribution
A Comprehensive, Integrated Solution for all of your Business Needs

SAP® Business One gives you integrated accounting functionality, so you can be assured that your warehouse management and your financial accounting data are consistently synchronized. The software automatically values every goods movement and cost and price change, thereby eliminating manual interaction and the associated errors and costs.

Using integrated production functionality, you can manage various types of bills of materials and link your warehouse with your order processing and production operations. Additionally, the material requirements planning feature in the application allows you to effectively plan material requirements for complex, multilevel production processes and maintain an optimum level of inventory.

SAP Business One Inventory

SAP® Business One also has a comprehensive set of reports to meet any of your warehouse and inventory reporting needs. Detailed reports on stock transactions and inventory valuations, inventory counts, production planning, and material requirements provide the information necessary to make quick and effective management decisions.

Warehouse and Production Management in SAP® Business One
Warehouses and Inventories Stock Movements Production and Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
Manage inventories in multiple warehouses and locations using FIFO, moving average, or standard costing Record goods receipts and goods issues, and track stock transfers between warehouses Create and maintain multilevel bills of materials (BOMs)
Maintain units of measure and item prices in local and foreign currency Enable consignment, drop-ship, and back-to-back orders Issue and release production orders manually and by back flush
Implement serial and batch number management Use the pick-and-pack manager to fill deliveries Plan material requirements using the MRP wizard
Generate comprehensive item list, transaction, and valuation reports Perform inventory and cycle counts Globally maintain prices for BOMs

Inventory Control

Manage item master data, serial numbers, and price lists, as well as define alternative items, perform inventory increase or decrease adjustments, execute cycle counts, and generate pick lists for open sales orders. The software offers the following inventory control functionality.

Item master data – Define production items (make), purchase items (buy), and non-inventory items (labor and travel, for example) while maintaining default information such as purchasing supplier, purchasing and selling unit of measure, and tax status for each item. You can maintain inventoried items in multiple warehouses with differing associated costs depending on location.

SAP® Business One supports most common inventory valuation methods, including standard cost, weighted moving average, and FIFO methods. You can define a procurement method (such as make or buy) as well as order intervals in which to purchase an item (monthly, weekly, or daily, for instance). You can also define the lot sizes in which to purchase items, the minimum order quantity, and the average lead time. You can then use this information in conjunction with the MRP functionality.

Serial numbers – Automatically or manually generate serial numbers using templates.

Lots – Assign lots to products and classify them by any freely definable attribute (shelf life, for example), then define the lots for these product in sales orders, delivery notes, and inventory movements. Substitute items – Create a list of alternative items when a customer’s selection is not available, ranking substitute items based on similarity of item, price, or quantity.

Business partner catalog number – Maintain a cross-referenced table of customer and supplier part numbers to inventory part numbers. You can use customer part numbers on purchasing documents in lieu of inventory part numbers.

Goods receipt and goods issues – Record goods receipts and issues that are not directly related to a sales or purchasing document.

Inventory transfer – Move inventory among warehouses.

Inventory revaluation – Reevaluate your item costs and inventory value without changing quantity levels.

Inventory posting – Enter opening balances for inventory items and update warehouse data.

Cycle inventory counting – Streamline inventory counting by identifying when each item in inventory is due to be counted. The alerts and reports produced help ensure that items of different levels of importance are counted as frequently as required.

Price list – Define a variety of price lists and link them to customers or suppliers. Quickly create dynamic links between price lists, which are updated automatically whenever the primary price list changes.

Special prices – Define special prices for individual customers or suppliers, quantity-specific prices pegged to order volume, and a validity period for each price.

Pick and pack manager – Manage the picking and packing process within multiple queues. As sales orders are entered, they are displayed in the “open” queue and can be marked as either fully or partially released for picking. The “released” queue displays all orders released for picking, which you can mark as fully or partially picked. Within either the open or released queues, you can automatically create pick lists for an order or range of orders. This feature offers extensive drill-down functionality that includes customer and item master data as well as originating documents.