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SAP Business One and Sustainability: How an ERP Solution Can Contribute to a Sustainable Business

The importance of sustainability has increased significantly in recent years. More and more companies are looking at the impact of their business on the environment and society and are looking for ways to operate more sustainably. One way to promote sustainability in a company is to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution such as SAP Business One.

SAP Business One is an ERP solution designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses. It offers an integrated solution for financial accounting, purchasing, sales, production, warehousing and CRM. Implementing SAP Business One can help companies automate processes, increase efficiency, and improve visibility. But how can SAP Business One also contribute to sustainable business?

1. sustainable procurement

One of the ways SAP Business One can contribute to a sustainable business is through sustainable procurement. The solution offers functions to manage the entire purchasing process, from inquiry to order. Companies can integrate sustainability criteria into their procurement strategy by, for example, giving preference to products from suppliers with sustainable production methods or sourcing products from the region to reduce the carbon footprint.

2. sustainable financial management

The financial functions of SAP Business One offer companies the opportunity to make sustainable decisions. For example, companies can include sustainability metrics in their reporting to measure the impact of their business on the environment and society. This enables companies to make informed decisions that make both economic and environmental sense.

3. sustainable customer service

SAP Business One also offers functions for customer service. For example, companies can respond to customer inquiries and provide them with information that enables them to make sustainable decisions. An example of this would be to provide information about the company's sustainable engagement in the supply chain to inform and encourage customers to buy products from sustainable suppliers.


Implementing an ERP solution like SAP Business One can help companies automate their business processes, increase efficiency, and improve visibility. In addition, SAP Business One can also help build a more sustainable business. By integrating sustainability criteria into procurement strategy, monitoring and reducing waste, energy, and water consumption, and improving supply chain visibility, companies can improve their environmental and social performance. SAP Business One also provides companies with the ability to make sustainable decisions and inform their customers of their commitment. Overall, SAP Business One can help build a more sustainable and responsible business.

Benjamin Apfelstädt | Sales SAP Business One