More and faster: That is how SAP intends to deliver enhancements to its software for small businesses.
The company will start releasing frequent updates to its Business One product in the form of what it is calling "enhancement packages". The packages will include maintenance updates, new features and best-practice tools, the company announced at the Cebit trade show.
The updates will be released several times a year between major new product releases, according to SAP. "We will continue to deliver a new release every year but we don't want to wait a year to deliver new functions but provide them instead every couple of months,” a representative said.
The company introduced a similar service in January for larger customers running its core ERP (enterprise resource planning) product, mySAP ERP.
The first update package for Business One is due in the second quarter. It will include new financial capabilities, including control accounts, general ledger reporting and document printing.
SAP has around 13,000 Business One customers, and offers around 350 add-ons for the product developed by independent software vendors.