Integration: SAP Business One ERP With Third Party Add-Ons


A company needs to provide a clear view of the performance of the task and make day-to-day business operations more straightforward and more effective to check organisational data easily. The company was challenged to choose the right business software for this problem.

Why Use SAP ERP?

SAP ERP automates business processes based on IT technology. SAP ERP system is an all-in-one software that helps facilitate the flow of information in all areas of business. This document describes SAP Business One (SAP B1) among SAP enterprise software.
It provides real-time information and increases efficiency for employees. SAP B1 offers end-to-end solutions for logistics, finance, inventories, distributions, and others.


Nowadays, SAP Business One is being used in many companies to assist the company’s daily tasks. SAP B1 system comprises the integrated module, which virtually covers every single aspect of business management.

Why Use SAP ERP with Third-Party Software?

As a company grows along with its production and workforce, it is difficult to manage a large amount of data systematically. But the company needs to collect real-time information to help reduce production delays and improve decision-making results.
Companies started using SAP B1 with third-party software systems for the various departments to fulfil the real-time information. Using them can help minimize the administration and operations expenses using accurate and real-time information.

Third-party Application list to Integrate with SAP B1

1. WMS – Warehouse management system
2. TMS – Transformation management system
3. SFAS – Sales force Automation System
4. POS – Point of sales system
5. Other third-party applications

How does Warehouse Management System work?

Warehouse management system: WMS focuses on controlling warehouse activities. It consists of software and processes that help to control and administer warehouse operations before/from when goods or materials receive a warehouse until they shipped.
WMS handles many functions that enable these movements, including tracking, packing, and receiving.

Which SAP B1 Modules to Connect with WMS?

Each module related to inventory in SAP B1 can integrate with WMS. By using it, the operation can be managed accurately and with real-time data.

How is the Transportation Management System Used with SAP B1?

Transportation management system: TMS is explicitly to automate the last mile of logistic operation. It can provide delivering the order to the customer on time. It can be set up to manage the delivery schedule every day in advance. TMS reduces planning work down to a matter of minutes.

TMS can integrate with SAP B1 to improve data accessibility and security. By integrating with SAP, B1 brings a more comprehensive solution to customers.

How Sales Force Automation System Incorporated with SAP B1?

Sales force Automation System: It helps ease the customer operation. The employees go to the outlets store, collect the required stock, and then order to SAP B1 via mobile phone, Tablets.

Pros of using Point of Sales with SAP B1?

Point of Sales: POS system makes it easier to keep track of your inventory and tendencies in sales processes and analyse your sales reports and other data to predict future trends more precisely and your company’s requirements.
POS knows the best customer demand by looking at sales reports. It enables cash or card payment. It is used by restaurants, retail businesses, and grocery stores, pharmacy shops, all have their specialities. It allows having better control of business operations.
Records of Point of Sale can integrate as invoices in SAP B1.

What Kind of Tool Can Integrate Data?

SAP B1 and third-party applications can integrate using the codeless platform Tools such as BPA Platform, and SAP integration Suit.
BPA Platform: BPA is a flexible, affordable business operation, and easy to use. It can automate and integrate through drag and drop technology. It is agile, competitive, and efficient.

Helps improve efficiency and reduce cost, and increase productivity whilst bringing more profit. It can be integrated into business systems quickly. For example, using API which can integrate the business-to-business application.

Integration and synchronization whilst simultaneously safeguarding. It can use notifications & alerts (Email) to inform the user: high-performing operation and drive greater profitability.

It can use different Databases, connect various applications easily, and connect SAP B1 to other SAP ERP, Business to Business Applications, and third-party applications.

SAP integration Suite: SAP Integration Suite is a cloud-based service that combines tools and prebuilt content to help address the full range of integration challenges. The Suites’ cloud integration capability builds, manages, and monitors integration flows.
SAP Cloud Platform Open Connectors supports more effortless connectivity with a large number of third-party application by providing standard connectors.
Integration flows are constructed from a pallet of components addressing the steps required to connect to applications, define and transform messages, and make decisions.
Enterprises can save time and money using prebuilt integration packages provided by SAP and select partners. Over 2000 prebuilt integrations are converting: application to application, Business to Business, Business to government.

SAP Integration Suite includes the function of Cloud Integration, Open Connectors, API Management, Event Mesh, and Integration Advisor.
Open Connectors: The open connectors standardize and centralizes connectivity to over 160 third-party applications. There are connectors for collaboration, documents services, massages and e-commerce, CRM, Helpdesk, and other application types.

Integration Advisor: In the Business to the Business scenario, the integration advisor capability uses artificial intelligence to accelerate integration with business partners. The tool combines a library of electronic data interchange definitions, crowd-sourced, self-learning, and self-improving, messages mapping knowledge-base to speed up the development of integration flows.

API Management: Companies can design, publish and manage APIs to facilitate self-service access to applications and data sources across the application. It also connects companies with their business partners and customers through API marketplaces.

Event Mesh: Event Mash provides the messaging capabilities for which events can be transported between application services in hybrid landscapes. Event messages can be sent and consumed by SAP S/4HANA, SAP ERP, and other third-party applications.

All points considered Data implementation and Integration with Business Specialized applications will provide you with an opportunity to make your business more successful and profitable. First of all, you will get a much better understanding of your customers’ needs. Then, this knowledge will allow you to tailor your products or services. And, finally, you will be able to improve your marketing strategy. All these factors lead to an increasing number of clients, better retention rates, and higher profits.