Business Week writes:
SAP is moving down the food chain. Its entry-level Business One software can be had for well under $10,000, installedthough more sophisticated packages may run to the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Along with a host of competitors including Microsoft and Britain’s Sage Group, SAP is making it possible for smaller businesses to enjoy some of the same efficiencies previously available only to the big guys. Soy Basics sales have grown to $20 million from $1 million in just four years, says Nicolaisen, adding, “We don’t think we’d have been able to do this without SAP.”
SAP says it already has 19,000 customers with sales of less than $1 billion. That’s nothing compared with the estimated 56 million companies that could conceivably become customers someday.