19 Ratings
19 Ratings
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Score 6.8 out of 100
52 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 8 feature sets: Security, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management, Customization, Subledger and Financial Process, Logistics

Security

5.0

Sage X3

50%
9.3

SAP Business ByDesign

93%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2/2 features

Role-based user permissions

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
5 Ratings

Single sign-on capability

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

6.0

Sage X3

60%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
5 Ratings

Standard reports

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
5 Ratings

Custom reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
5 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

5.0

Sage X3

50%
8.7

SAP Business ByDesign

87%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 11/11 features

Accounts payable

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Accounts receivable

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Localizations

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
3 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Standardized Processes

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Inventory Management

5.0

Sage X3

50%
9.1

SAP Business ByDesign

91%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 4/4 features

Location management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Order Management

5.0

Sage X3

50%
8.5

SAP Business ByDesign

85%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Order entry

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

5.0
50%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Customization

5.0

Sage X3

50%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2/2 features

Plug-ins

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
5 Ratings

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

5.0

Sage X3

50%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 13/13 features

Shared Services Payments

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Billings Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
3 Ratings

Customer Collections

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Cash Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Asset Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

5.0
50%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Period Close

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Transactions Tax

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Subledger Reconciliations

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Automated Invoice Processing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Logistics

5.0

Sage X3

50%
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
Sage Business Cloud X3 ranks higher in 11/13 features

Transportation Planning and Optimization

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Sourcing Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Process Integration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Transportation Execution Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Freight Payment Automation

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Trade Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Trade Regulatory Compliance Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Entry Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Document Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customs Document Collaboration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Fulfillment Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Visibility

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Payroll Management

Sage X3

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

SAP Business ByDesign

84%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 4/4 features

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Project Financial Management

Sage X3

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Project Costing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Cost Capture

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Capital Project Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Customer Contract Compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Project Revenue Recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financial Performance Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Real-time Financial Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Embedded Business Intelligence

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Project Execution Management

Sage X3

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

SAP Business ByDesign

83%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 7/7 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Real-Time Project Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Grants Management

Sage X3

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

SAP Business ByDesign

100%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 3/3 features

Award Lifecycle Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Spending Control

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Billing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Procurement

Sage X3

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 6/6 features

Sourcing Analysis

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Bids Analyzed and Compared

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Invoice Automated Matching

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Spend Compliance Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Supplier Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Manufacturing

Sage X3

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Production Management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Configuration Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Work Definition

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Work Execution

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Supply Chain

Sage X3

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.6

SAP Business ByDesign

86%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Inventory Planning

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SAP Business ByDesign is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

5.0

Sage X3

50%
1 Rating
9.6

SAP Business ByDesign

96%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Sage X3

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
3 Ratings

Usability

Sage X3

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Sage X3

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Sage X3

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Sage X3

I wouldn't suggest this ERP for small organizations, especially if there is no IT staff. While they do offer support packages, they can be costly as certain packages limit the number of times you can call in. Hiring an outside consulting firm to support is another route, however that could become costly as well. Medium to large businesses with savvy tech staff would be a good fit for this ERP.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

Do you plan on going public at some point? If so, this may not be the best solution for you
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Sage X3

  • The user interface has everything you would expect and in practical locations so you do not have to hunt and peck for the items you are looking for
  • Drill-down from GL to submodules works seamlessly
  • Easy import and export of data
  • The software is relatively easy to manage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

  • 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.
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sage X3

  • Complications in configuration. Had to use a third party vendor to help us customize the system so we could better use it within the organization. This added additional expense
  • Some error messages are in French. If you aren't French, or can't speak French, this makes it pretty hard to troubleshoot
  • If you want to customize reports, you need to know Crystal Reporting (at least for the version I am using)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

  • Time off request could be better. Right now, there is no option for sick time
  • It crashes often
  • Customization could be better
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sage X3

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

SAP Business ByDesign

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Sage X3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 9.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Larry Peck, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Sage X3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Sage X3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Sage X3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Sage X3

Unfortunately, the product was purchased before I began working at the organization. I am unsure what other products they may have reviewed before purchasing Sage ERP X3.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

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.
Brandon Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sage X3

  • Created efficiencies within the organization.
  • Centralized data input and retrieval.
  • Can be an expensive undertaking for an SMB.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Business ByDesign

  • 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.
Rod Taubman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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