Cetec ERP vs. SAP Business ByDesign

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cetec ERP
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Cetec ERP offers manufacturing web-native ERP As A Service for $40/user. Its design and delivery provide manufacturers with a platform built to increase both capacity and efficiency. The vendor states that companies will run faster on Cetec ERP. By providing a single, integrated platform that can be deployed in the cloud or on a local server, Cetec ERP is presented by the vendor as a simple but powerful solution, and a high value enterprise system to companies looking for a true…
$40
per month
SAP Business ByDesign
Score 7.4 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
Cetec ERPSAP Business ByDesign
Editions & Modules
LITE PLAN
$40
per month 5 STANDARD USER MINIMUM + $0 per month (PER COMPANY, NOT PER USER)
STANDARD PLAN
$40
per month 5 STANDARD USER MINIMUM + $500 per month (PER COMPANY, NOT PER USER)
ENTERPRISE PLAN
$40
per month 5 STANDARD USER MINIMUM + $3200 per month (PER COMPANY, NOT PER USER)
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cetec 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
Cetec ERPSAP Business ByDesign
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
7.3
1 Ratings
0% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
5 Ratings
23% above category average
API for custom integration7.31 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
8.2
3 Ratings
1% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.3
5 Ratings
13% above category average
Single sign-on capability9.12 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.33 Ratings9.65 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
7.7
3 Ratings
10% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
5 Ratings
27% above category average
Dashboards8.23 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Standard reports7.33 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings9.65 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
6.5
3 Ratings
16% below category average
SAP Business ByDesign
8.7
5 Ratings
13% above category average
Accounts payable7.33 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.33 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Global Financial Support5.51 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations7.33 Ratings8.82 Ratings
Standardized Processes5.53 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
8.5
3 Ratings
8% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
4 Ratings
15% above category average
Inventory tracking8.23 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Location management8.22 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
7.4
3 Ratings
5% below category average
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
4 Ratings
9% above category average
Pricing8.23 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Order entry8.23 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Credit card processing9.11 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Cost of goods sold6.43 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Order Orchestration3.62 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
8.2
2 Ratings
10% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
3 Ratings
22% above category average
Billing Management6.42 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
3.2
1 Ratings
72% below category average
SAP Business ByDesign
8.3
3 Ratings
19% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling3.61 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers2.71 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
7.5
2 Ratings
1% below category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Production Management5.52 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Configuration Management6.42 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Work Execution7.32 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.31 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Production Process Design00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
6.4
2 Ratings
12% below category average
SAP Business ByDesign
8.6
3 Ratings
17% above category average
Forecasting3.62 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Inventory Planning7.32 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Performance Monitoring5.52 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
8.4
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
8.6
2 Ratings
12% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
2 Ratings
19% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Cetec ERP
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
3 Ratings
29% above category average
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cetec ERPSAP Business ByDesign
Likelihood to Recommend
6.4
(3 ratings)
9.6
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
6.4
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.5
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cetec ERPSAP Business ByDesign
Likelihood to Recommend
Cetec ERP
For our business, Cetec ERP works very well because of all the capabilities it has with traceability, restrictions, and access, and having the data live for any user to see at the same time. The way the system is set up for order processing is more strict which is better for us since it helps with accuracy and traceability. For the production side, since our company is not a manufacturing site, it can be a little overwhelming since there are a lot of fields/data that we do not use, simply because it does not apply to us. Other than that module being a little too advanced for our company, all of the features included "out of the box" are well worth the affordable price that they have for this ERP system.
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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
Cetec ERP
  • Training and Implementation.
  • Support is great.
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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
Cetec ERP
  • Role Descriptions: There are default roles that Cetec ERP has already created for you. However, these roles are not detailed as to what access each role has and it makes it difficult to assign these default roles.
  • Reporting: While Cetec ERP's default reports are detailed, there is only minimal customization of reports allowed out of the box. They do have an add-on available for purchase where you can freely customize reports, but our company isn't at that point to purchase this add-on as we only need a small bit of customization beyond what comes out of the box.
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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
Cetec 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
Cetec ERP
Cetec ERP is useful and fairly intuitive, but if you have a difficult time adapting to a ever-changing user interface, it may cause slight discomfort with every major update.
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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
Cetec ERP
Cetec ERP will answer support calls but depending on your level of service contract, it may cost you quick a bit per hour to solve the issues you have. E-mail support is always available and surprisingly responsive.
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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
Cetec 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
Cetec ERP
We had been a customer of Cetec on their Legacy system for 20+ years and were always satisfied with their product and support.
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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
Cetec ERP
  • Accuracy: Now that we can restrict access to approved users, our accuracy of inventory has improved.
  • Financial Cleanup: Importing financials that were not yet balanced from previous system caused a ripple and we now have to clean up in this new system.
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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.