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Modern ERP systems are rich in capabilities for the chemical industry. Many systems, such as SAP Business One, provide core capabilities and advanced modules designed to run chemical manufacturing operations efficiently.

Below are five brief ERP product demonstrations based on SAP Business One that explain how to be more efficient, control costs, and improve operating margins. The five product demos demonstrate how to quickly and easily optimize formulation management, production, product traceability, quality control, and reporting. You can view the video demonstrations here.

Below are the summaries of what each product demo covers.


In the formulation demo, watch SAP Business One in action as it tracks and reports the data you need throughout the formula development process and adjustment, from raw material input knowledge to pricing out for different customer types. You’ll witness how the system captures formula-related data as it evolves, including evolving versions of formulas and different packaging specifications, side-by-side spec comparisons, automated workflow approvals for a formula or spec, and historical notations regarding formulation procedures.

Because the formulation drives product material purchases, the information system should track the quantity of raw materials on hand and the quantity necessary to satisfy sales forecasts. Through proper automation capabilities, the system should enable workflows that automatically initiate raw materials orders that align with sales forecasts and anticipated production needs.

You’ll learn how SAP Business One can help you:

  • Create formulas that define the manufacturing, yield, quality, routing, and costing processes
  • Identify fluctuating costs of materials
  • Manage adjustments to the base formula specifications (e.g., ingredient proportions and equipment settings) without affecting the definition of the original “base” specifications

Production Management

The production management demo shows how SAP Business One aggregates valuable data inputs from across the organization to connect what a company sells and what it produces. You’ll see how it integrates data from sales, demand forecasts, supplier restrictions, supplier incentives, lead-time forecasts, machine/production line availability and utilization, etc. to enable simple, flexible process and workflow modeling.

You’ll learn how SAP Business One can help you:

  • Align manufacturing planning criteria with volume production when raw materials are cheapest
  • Calculate aggregate order volume for specific products and yield insights to determine if you can align them with manufacturing runs
  • Predict yields based on the raw materials used and historical yield data
  • Capture, assign, and compare actual and standard costs for raw materials and finished products
  • Link finished products to customer volume discounts, promotional rebates, and incentives (and raw material costs) to determine profitability

Batch/Lot Traceability

The demo for SAP Business One Product Tracking demonstrates tracking and reporting formula change history and product movement. You’ll see how easy it is to associate a wealth of data with every batch of product.

You’ll learn how SAP Business One can help you:

  • Trace and track the lineage of raw materials and finished products, both by formula characteristics and lot number
  • Trace specific ingredients within a formula, such as volatile organic compounds in trace amounts
  • Maintain full lot traceability, beginning with the purchase of raw materials through production, delivery, and customer invoicing
  • Associate quality management and lot maintenance records with finished product lots and tracing to develop reports for quality and cost audits

Quality Control

The QC demo illustrates how SAP Business One unifies batch-related data, including the results of sample tests, expiry dates, traceability data, and manufacturing QC data. The system also shows the modeling of processes for automation to associate QC data with each batch produced, starting with raw material data from suppliers and moving through production and customer feedback data.


The reporting demo explains how to use SAP Business One’s broad range of reporting tools that cover both production and quality control. The demo includes the development and use of these reports:

  • Supplier scorecards that report on supplier quality, quantity, and delivery over various time periods
  • Stock turnover analysis reported by name, unit of measure, time period, minimum quantities, lead times, reorder points, and more.
  • Costed bill of materials (BOM) report to reveal the cost of final goods and how they were formed, including the cost of component inputs and production processes.


To understand how much more efficient and profitable your chemical business can be with SAP Business One underpinning operations and providing enterprise-wide product insights, visit our demo pages:

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