March 7th, 2023 | David C. Smith, PhD – EVP, Blue Ocean Systems

As the world emerges from a long period of uncertainty, there are several critical trends that small and medium-sized businesses must capitalize on in order to stay competitive throughout 2023 and beyond.

In this six-part series, we’ll explore these trends in more detail, outlining ways in which business leaders can maximize success using specialist software.




E-commerce and online sales are essential for modern companies to grow and succeed. With the continued growth of e-commerce, businesses need to have a strong online presence and be able to sell their products and services through digital channels. Technology continues to evolve, and businesses must keep up with the change by embracing e-commerce and online markets.

Blue Ocean Systems has partnered with FocusPoint to offer a fully integrated SAP e-commerce solution to customers. Existing clients are being encouraged to upgrade to Version 10 of SAP Business One in order to take advantage of the Service Layer and Integration Hub solutions that are available.

Blue Ocean Systems has also expanded its market greatly in terms of SAP Business ByDesign deployment, with seven new projects closing in December/January alone.


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Remote Work


Remote work and virtual teams have become increasingly popular due to the pandemic, and businesses are looking for ways to allow their employees to work from home or other locations. Remote work is an efficient way to communicate and collaborate with team members virtually, even if they are not in the office.

Blue Ocean Systems itself is no stranger to flexible working. Being part of the Univerus group of businesses means that Blue Ocean Systems staff frequently collaborate internationally with other Univerus companies. Employees located across the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are all connected virtually through a remote working environment.

Utilizing the innovative communication tools available has enabled Blue Ocean Systems to keep employees and customers engaged, regardless of whether they are in the office or working remotely.



E-commerce and remote work are two of the most important trends that small and medium-sized businesses need to focus on in 2023. By embracing change and staying informed, businesses can stay competitive and thrive in the modern digital landscape.

At Blue Ocean Systems, we strive to not only support our customers in using SAP ERP solutions but also to help them stay ahead of the curve in relation to industry trends. Get in touch to find out more about us and what we do!