1. What does point of sale mean in SAP?
Point of sale in SAP refers to the software and hardware systems that process transactions, manage inventory, and record real-time sales data.
2. Does the SAP ERP have POS?
Yes, SAP ERP offers its own POS solution — SAP Customer Checkout. Consider the following factors before deciding to go with it:
- Cost considerations: The SAP POS pricing may be higher, particularly for smaller businesses with limited budgets. However, the investment can be justified by the robust features and capabilities it provides.
- Functional limitations: When integrated with SAP Business One, SAP Customer Checkout may have certain limitations when it comes to supporting the complete range of functionalities for sales orders and quotations. These limitations become apparent when transferring such orders or quotations from SAP Business One to SAP Customer Checkout.
- Batch or serial number limitations: This SAP for retail POS supports only one batch or serial number per sales item. If sales orders or quotations from SAP B1 include items with multiple serial or batch numbers, those additional numbers will be removed after the transfer to SAP Customer Checkout.
3. How to extract POS data from SAP?
To extract POS data from SAP, you can use the POS Inbound Processing Engine (PIPE) in the SAP Customer Activity Repository application. Essentially, PIPE collects and processes transactions posted from individual stores through transaction logs (TLOGs).
After PIPE receives the POS transaction data, it undergoes several processing activities, such as master data verification, sales auditing, and summary formation. Once the data is processed, it’s sent to follow-on applications and made available through virtual data models and SAP HANA views.
We recommend you read these two documents to understand how it works.
Based on SAP POS documentation, SAP Customer Checkout enables you to extract SAP POS data for the DSFinV-K interface. Simply follow these steps:
- Step 1: Ensure day-end closing has been completed in SAP Customer Checkout
- Step 2: Click on the magnifying glass icon in the screen’s upper right corner
- Step 3: Select the Day-end closing tab
- Step 4: Choose the relevant day-end closing
- Step 5: Click on “Generate DSFinV-K” to initiate the file generation process
- Step 6: The file download will begin automatically.
4. How to export/import data from Magestore Magento POS to SAP?
Since Magestore POS is native to Magento, it’ll automatically sync your data from all sales channels to the Magento backend and turn it into a central management dashboard. Once you integrate Magento with SAP, your data will seamlessly transfer between the two systems.
- To export POS data, log into your Magento backend. Go to the information you want to download on the admin bar, apply the necessary filters, and click Export.
- Import data from Magestore POS to SAP: If you don’t sync all POS data to SAP, you can manually import the needed data to the ERP system later. Here are the steps for data importing:
- Import data you want to sync to Magento using a .CSV file. Read more to import products in Magento 2.
- Transfer these data from Magento to SAP. This process is automated, so you don’t have to do anything.
Note: You must use Magento’s default templates to import data from SAP to Magento.
5. How much is SAP ERP?
SAP ERP offers 3 different solutions:
SAP Business One doesn’t provide pricing details on its website, and users need to request a quote. The cost of SAP B1 depends on edition, deployment option, number of users, and other factors.
SAP Business ByDesign is for midsize businesses. SAP Business ByDesign pricing depends on the number and type of users, the addons, and editions you choose.
- Self-Service User: $20/month
- Core User: $108/month
- Advanced User: $196/month
- Base Package: $1,646/month
- Additional country-specific version: $878/month
- Additional test tenant: $1,152/month
- Additional productive and test tenant: $1,290/month
SAP S/4HANA Cloud has two editions: public and private.
- The public edition is a cloud-based version of SAP S/4HANA that’s designed for new or existing customers who are ready to start fresh with a clean system and adopt SAP’s best practices.
- The private edition offers greater flexibility and functionality than the public edition. It’s designed for existing SAP ERP customers who want to move to the cloud without a complete process redesign.
The pricing for both editions isn’t disclosed. It follows a capacity unit (CU) model that enables customization of the services needed within the SAP S/4HANA Cloud.
To get started, you need to buy at least 600 CUs for a duration of 3 months minimum, priced at $0.75/CU/month (also €0.75/CU/month). Thus, the total will be $1,350 (not including tax).