Abas ERP vs. SAP Business ByDesign

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abas ERP
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Abas ERP is an ERP with relatively extensive capabilities from supply chain optimization to customer relationship managementN/A
SAP Business ByDesign
Score 8.4 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
SAP Business ByDesign is SAP's cloud ERP suite offering, launched in 2007, designed for the SMB market. The product includes a broad range of capabilities including financials, human resources, sales, procurement, customer service, and supply chain. Business ByDesign is a new platform, delivered entirely through a SaaS model, with functionality that overlaps somewhat with BusinessOne, which is also an SMB product, although not a true SaaS product.N/A
Pricing
Abas ERPSAP Business ByDesign
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Abas ERPSAP Business ByDesign
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsSAP Business ByDesign is available for a monthly software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription, based on a base package, user types, and number of users.
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Features
Abas ERPSAP Business ByDesign
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
9.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
5 Ratings
24% above category average
API for custom integration9.01 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.5
2 Ratings
6% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.3
5 Ratings
15% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.02 Ratings9.65 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.0
2 Ratings
14% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
5 Ratings
27% above category average
Dashboards8.02 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Standard reports7.52 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Custom reports8.52 Ratings9.65 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
8.7
5 Ratings
14% above category average
Accounts payable7.01 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.01 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.01 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.01 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.01 Ratings8.82 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.01 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.1
2 Ratings
4% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
4 Ratings
16% above category average
Inventory tracking7.52 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.52 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Location management8.02 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
8% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
4 Ratings
10% above category average
Pricing8.02 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Order entry8.02 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.52 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.52 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.3
1 Ratings
1% below category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
3 Ratings
22% above category average
Billing Management8.01 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management7.01 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Period Close8.01 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.4
2 Ratings
3% below category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
2 Ratings
19% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting6.52 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project Costing7.02 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Cost Capture7.02 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.8
1 Ratings
14% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
8.3
3 Ratings
20% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling8.01 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
6.4
2 Ratings
7% below category average
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Contract Authoring5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management6.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.0
2 Ratings
5% below category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
3 Ratings
20% above category average
Production Process Design8.01 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Production Management8.02 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Work Execution9.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.02 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
5.8
2 Ratings
19% below category average
SAP Business ByDesign
8.6
3 Ratings
20% above category average
Inventory Planning6.52 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Performance Monitoring5.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
8.4
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
1 Ratings
30% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
3 Ratings
31% above category average
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
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User Ratings
Abas ERPSAP Business ByDesign
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.6
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Abas ERPSAP Business ByDesign
Likelihood to Recommend
Abas ERP
ABAS by far offers the most bang for the buck. We are able to handle all of our business functions through ABAS and also have additional features like Business Apps, Business Intelligence, Vendor and Customer portals, as well as many other features that many other ERP packages didn't have. It has allowed us to consolidate our software packages and also provide visibility since everything is now connected.
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SAP
Do you plan on going public at some point? If so, this may not be the best solution for you
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Pros
Abas ERP
  • Ability to drill down information from one screen to another
  • Allows creation of various custom fields screens and reports
  • Availability of "demo" system where one can test new functionality without affecting "Live Abas ERP"
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SAP
  • I like the ease of use and the implementation methodology.
  • With SAP Business ByDesign you can integrate other systems with Web Services, and data technology to get information easy and fast.
  • SAP Business ByDesign includes an Analytics Module to create new reports in regards to your needs.
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Cons
Abas ERP
  • ABAS is headquartered in Germany with a US based headquarters in Virginia. Some of the programming structures were based on European methods that differed somewhat from the way business is done in the US. ABAS-USA has worked to modify the system so that it is in tune with US business practices and has made great strides in this effort. For the average user, the structures may go unnoticed, but for the more advanced user, some of the field names that are used for advanced reporting might be in German. However, ABAS-USA has recently been updating the programming language to be fully in English.
  • Because ABAS is growing rapidly, more complex customizations might take longer to complete than normal. ABAS appears to be bringing on even more technicians to handle the increased workload so the concern is waning.
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SAP
  • Time off request could be better. Right now, there is no option for sick time
  • It crashes often
  • Customization could be better
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Likelihood to Renew
Abas ERP
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SAP
SAP BYD work centers are consistent and easy to navigate once you understand one work center. The document flow tab that is in each window allows one to see all related transactions. Document flow is important because one is able to see the flow of transactions and can therefore reverse transactions by following the document flow in reverse. It is possible to group items in each overview screen to see what items are open. The system is working as hoped.
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Usability
Abas ERP
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SAP
Because SAP Business ByDesign allows us to improve our work, reduce the operational steps, implement audit controls, allows us found standard reports or it allows us to create new ones if you need more than the exists are enough for your work or your needs. Overall, SAP Business ByDesign allows us to standardize our operations, enhance our work, improve our skills, work over a web environment or mobile interface.
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Support Rating
Abas ERP
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SAP
The Business ByDesign support is stablished since you contract the service with SAP. SAP resolves according to the service level agreement. Currently, we continue with the service and we are using the support channels available. We are receiving the support. The SAP support gets an incident and after that, they contact us to resolve the incident, if necessary, they set the meeting to understand it or we explain the incident
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Implementation Rating
Abas ERP
No answers on this topic
SAP
I recommend implementing all workshops during the ERP selection that you need to know very well about the ERP software. It allows us to gather information to accurate the plan of the project implementation. Additionally, we must reach the high-level commitment to achieve the main goals, to define the RACI matrix and communicate to all project stakeholders.
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Alternatives Considered
Abas ERP
These other software packages all have strengths but for what we were looking for in one system, to handle most of our business processes, but also allow the flexibility to be customized (without the need to be placed on a "like to have" waiting list), ABAS gave us that ability, hands down.
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SAP
ByDesign stacks up well against the competition. Companies that do multiple things are usually the best fit (manufacturing, distribution, and service). The more 'modules' used, the fewer competitors will be able to meet the company's needs. It is not inexpensive, but if the needs of the company have the complexity from either a global perspective and need localizations and foreign currency, or a volume perspective and need resources greater than what can be easily housed on-premise, ByDesign should be a top consideration.
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Return on Investment
Abas ERP
  • Abas ERP has had positive impact on our overall business objectives.
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SAP
  • Positive - Access to the real-time reporting allowing for faster decision making especially when fixed price projects are heading into an over budget position.
  • Positive - Complex KPI can now be tracked and as a consequence intensive plans can be made to capitalise on this level of reporting. Staff also have clear visibility over their own performance.
  • Negative - We are a bit on the small side at 30 employees for a ByD solution so it was relatively expensive for us. It would be a much better value preposition above 50 employees.
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ScreenShots

SAP Business ByDesign Screenshots

Screenshot of With the embedded analytics of SAP Business ByDesign this is easily possible for key users or end users to define dashboards that contain tailored reports and KPIs for their roleScreenshot of Screenshot of SAP Business ByDesign comes with many reports pre-delivered by SAP. Customers can easily create additional reports or KPIsScreenshot of For each business document in ByDesign you can open the document flow, which shows you in a graphical the predecessor and successor business docuemnts as well as any associated accounting documents. This shows at what point you are in the entire business process.Screenshot of SAP Business ByDesign includes a Project Management module that is integrated with CRM to sell and bill projects, with HR to staff projects, and with SCM and SRM for procurement.Screenshot of The Financial Closing business scenario helps you to perform financial period-end closing activities to ensure correct financial statements, such as Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statement. The Closing Cockpit helps to minimize the risk of missing important steps or incorrect timing.