Is SAP Business One Cloud Based?

Diane Harvey
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Is SAP Business One Cloud Based? Understanding Your Deployment Options

As an SAP partner, one question we hear often is “Is SAP Business One cloud based?” Many small and medium businesses want to understand if SAP Business One is a true cloud solution and how it can be deployed. In this post, we’ll clarify what makes software “cloud-based” and outline the deployment options available with SAP Business One.

So, is SAP Business One cloud based? The answer is yes and no.

Firstly, what do we understand by the term cloud-based software? In layman’s terms, a cloud software is a type of technology that has been based off a network that makes use of the internet to perform common tasks.

In the case of cloud-based software, you will execute services from the internet itself, rather than running it on your personal machine or devices.

Is SAP Business One cloud based? SAP Business One is not cloud-based in the strictest sense of the word but rather, is cloud-ready.

SAP Business One is both an on-cloud and on-premise ERP solution, which allows the companies to run their business anytime, anywhere. There are several benefits of both these scenarios.

You have the option to choose between two deployment models when implementing SAP Business One. You can either choose an on-premise solution, in which your deployment is installed locally on the servers and hardware of your company. Or you can choose the cloud option, in which case the solution is managed by an SAP’s partner.

The flexibility of being able to choose between the on-premise or cloud options of SAP Business One lets you choose the solution that best helps your business grow. Since both have their benefits and drawbacks, understanding each in a way that’s right for your unique business is going to ensure you’re going with the best option. 

Advantages of On Premise




Current Infrastructure

Advantages of Cloud

Quicker ROI

No Hardware Management


Automatic Updates


Data Security

Option for SAAS

In summary when asking the question, is SAP Business One cloud based? You can answer both yes and no. SAP Business One cloud is built for small and medium-sized businesses with resource and budget constraints whereby, SAP Business One on premise is suitable for small and medium-sized businesses which have the internal infrastructure to maintain it.

SAP Business One serves various industries and offers flexibility; therefore, it allows businesses to choose the suitable deployment model based on their needs and demands

When it comes time to choose the right SAP Business One model for your business, don’t worry; you’re in good hands. Our experienced consultants can help you make the best decision for your business. Contact us here

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