SAP Business One is an ERP system that helps you run your entire business. It combines all your business applications and processes into one platform, allowing you to connect all the different parts of your company and make informed decisions faster.

On-Premise Vs Cloud
The SAP Business One on-premise deployment model involves hosting the system at your own business or data centre. This option typically requires considerable investment, as you must purchase hardware, software licenses, and infrastructure.

The cloud deployment model involves hosting your solution at a third-party data centre and accessing it online. You'll pay for what you use rather than having to invest in infrastructure upfront, which helps businesses see a return on investment quicker. However, it can't be tailored entirely and lacks some customisation options.

Both versions have pros and cons, but ultimately it comes down to what works best for your business size, needs, and budget.



  • You have complete control over your data, including security.
  • Customise the solution to meet your business needs.
  • No Internet dependency, eliminating the reliance on connectivity and ensuring that the solution is accessible at all times.


  • Cloud deployment eliminates the need for on-premise infrastructure, resulting in significant cost savings over time and can help you see ROI quicker.
  • Automatic upgrades ensure you always run the latest software version with uninterrupted access to new features and capabilities as they become available.
  • Scale your solution to your business’ needs without investing in additional hardware or software.

How to pick the right deployment
Before you choose software, it's essential to consider the size of your business and its budget. An on-cloud solution would be ideal if you are working with limited resources and need an affordable option.  

Alongside the cost and effectiveness implications, you also need to consider your use of third-party integrations. If your business relies on other third-party apps or you require complex customisations, an on-premise system may be better as on-cloud usually have greater restrictions. 

However, if you have a large company that requires more flexibility in terms of scalability and availability, then an on-premise solution may be better suited for your needs. 

If you want to learn more about SAP Business One and the features included, book a discovery call with our team to find out what would be best for your business needs.