The SAP Business One Program
The Alex G. McKenna School at Saint Vincent College offers its students a SAP Business One® program, an integrated management solution that helps students broaden their business understanding. As a member of the SAP University Alliance, Saint Vincent offers students in this program classroom training, hands-on experience and an internship using this popular business software.
Thousands of prominent corporations, ranging from Kennametal to H.J. Heinz Corp. and Sony, utilize SAP software to manage their operations, making it one of the most popular management solutions in the professional world.
When it wanted to deepen students’ knowledge about how companies use IT to support operations, Saint Vincent College contacted the SAP University Alliances. SAP donated a college wide license for the SAP Business One application – a complete, integrated business management solution that students could learn quickly. Today it’s used in labs that give students hands-on experience with a leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution – broadening both their business understanding and career opportunities.
Robert Markley teaches accounting information systems (AIS) and management information systems (MIS) at the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government. Markley needed a comprehensive solution that covered ERP, supplier relationship management, customer relationship management and basic reporting in a seamless, integrated manner. Equally important, the software had to be very easy for students to learn.
“Of all of the SME [small and medium enterprise] software solutions out there, it best fit our needs,” comments Markley. “SAP Business One offered the comprehensive functionality, centralized data and ease of use that we needed in a classroom-friendly business management application. And because key functionality was integrated out of the box, I could use it to illustrate the need for a centralized, trusted data and integrated business processes spanning multiple departments.”
Customer Success Story
Below are excerpts from a 2012 case study published by SAP, which the company utilizes to educate its customers about the success of the Business One software. Read the entire case study here.