ConvergeHub vs. SAP Business ByDesign

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ConvergeHub
Score 8.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
ConvergeHub is a converged CRM for SMBs. According to the vendor, this solution can manage all of your sales, marketing, support, and billing needs, with a converged, full-featured, yet extremely easy-to-use CRM that is priced within reach. The vendor’s value proposition is that the features are optimized for small to medium-sized businesses that have the same needs as large corporations–but don’t have massive budgets to integrate or pay for expensive add-ons. All ConvergeHub CRM…
$9
per user - per month
SAP Business ByDesign
Score 7.5 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
ConvergeHubSAP Business ByDesign
Editions & Modules
Lite
$9
per user - per month
Professional
$29
per user - per month
Premium
$59
per user - per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ConvergeHubSAP Business ByDesign
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
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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Community Pulse
ConvergeHubSAP Business ByDesign
Top Pros
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Features
ConvergeHubSAP Business ByDesign
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
8.3
1 Ratings
8% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
-
Ratings
Customer data management / contact management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Territory management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Opportunity management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Quote & order management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Interaction tracking8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
7.0
1 Ratings
7% below category average
SAP Business ByDesign
-
Ratings
Case management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
-
Ratings
Lead management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Email marketing9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
-
Ratings
Task management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
-
Ratings
Pipeline visualization8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
7.5
1 Ratings
1% below category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
5 Ratings
24% above category average
Custom fields8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
API for custom integration7.01 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
-
Ratings
Mobile access9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
9.0
1 Ratings
8% above category average
SAP Business ByDesign
9.3
5 Ratings
13% above category average
Role-based user permissions9.01 Ratings9.65 Ratings
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
8.4
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
5 Ratings
28% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Standard reports00 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
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
8.7
5 Ratings
13% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.82 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
4 Ratings
15% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
4 Ratings
9% above category average
Pricing00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings4.51 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
3 Ratings
22% above category average
Billing Management00 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 Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
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
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
8.3
3 Ratings
19% above category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
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
ConvergeHub
-
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
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
3 Ratings
29% above category average
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Production Process Design00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Production Management00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Work Execution00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
ConvergeHub
-
Ratings
SAP Business ByDesign
8.6
3 Ratings
17% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
ConvergeHubSAP Business ByDesign
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 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
ConvergeHubSAP Business ByDesign
Likelihood to Recommend
ConvergeHub
It is really well suited for clients looking to automate the process with a budget constraint and that is inline with most small and medium enterprises, startups as well as entrepreneurs looking for a productive environment to grow their business in.
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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
ConvergeHub
  • The dashboards are really good and feature laden.
  • The UI is really intuitive as well as user friendly.
  • Automation of simple tasks as well as the marketing process is really easy.
  • Above all the pricing takes the cake here.
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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
ConvergeHub
  • Customer support isn't that great, takes a lot of time to respond.
  • Notifications are not on time, i.e. they are delayed and not real time.
  • Lack of integration with other applications.
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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
ConvergeHub
No answers on this topic
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
ConvergeHub
No answers on this topic
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
ConvergeHub
No answers on this topic
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
ConvergeHub
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
ConvergeHub
ConvergeHub offers the best set of features and the interface that it does at a price that is by far the best out of its competitors. This has been an easy-to-sell product as the maximum amount of clients are startups or SMEs and budget is the main constraint for them, with which the views of ConvergeHub creators seem to align well.
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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
ConvergeHub
  • It helps increase the overall productivity by automating daily routine tasks.
  • Sales & marketing process becomes easier and more productive.
  • Workflow management is easier.
  • Overall productivity increases many-fold.
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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

ConvergeHub Screenshots

Screenshot of ConvergeHub dashboard provides a quick and precise snapshot of the key business metrics, namely – Deals by Expected Close Date; Leads by Source; Lead Acquisition & Deal Acquisition and so on.Screenshot of ConvergeHub calendar  allows users to schedule, reschedule, organize, add and edit the tasks. Users can share the calendar with colleagues for quick collaboration. They can check tasks due dates and get notified about upcoming meetings.Screenshot of Users can frame and run marketing campaigns across four broadcast mediums – Email, Direct Mail, SMS and Social. At the end of every campaign, they can use the cross-channel campaign tracking feature to measure the campaign performance and identify the most profitable channels.Screenshot of ConvergeHub provides Case History
 for every customer stored in the CRM. The case history section includes  important details like - total number of cases, assigned customer support agents, case resolution status and case closure date.Screenshot of ConvergeHub Library module enables users to store, share and manage important files, collaterals, brochures, presentations and case studies for every target, lead, account, contact, deal and customer.Screenshot of ConvergeHub facilitates its users to store all business contacts within one  unified database that is accessible round-the-clock from any internet-enabled device. The contact details section includes information such as  email, phone number, meeting notes, to-do lists and documents. Users can customize the contacts management section and add comments, notes, events and files to the contacts.

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.