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SAP Business ByDesign

In our review of ERP for a professional services based company there is simply no other cloud ERP that comes close to SAP Business ByDesign. I believe this is the sweet spot for SAP Business ByDesign. It does have its flaws but if you're after a single enterprise solution to run your entire business this is the best platform to be on. Also, being SAP I think it will have continued strong development effort in the future so I feel that I am on the right solution that will grow with my business
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

SAP Business ByDesign
7.7
Benefit plan administration
SAP Business ByDesign
4.5
Direct deposit files
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
Reimbursement management
SAP Business ByDesign
8.2

Customization

SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
API for custom integration
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Plug-ins
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Security

SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Single sign-on capability
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Role-based user permissions
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Dashboards
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Standard reports
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Custom reports
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

SAP Business ByDesign
8.8
Accounts payable
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Accounts receivable
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Intercompany Accounting
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Localizations
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Enterprise Accounting
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Inventory Management

SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Inventory tracking
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Automatic reordering
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Location management
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Manufacturing module
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Order Management

SAP Business ByDesign
8.3
Pricing
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Order entry
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Credit card processing
SAP Business ByDesign
4.5
Cost of goods sold
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
End-to-end order visibility
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Order exception Resolution
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Subledger and Financial Process

SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Billings Management
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Revenue Recognition
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
Travel & Expense Management
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0

Project Execution Management

SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
Project Planning and Scheduling
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Project Manager Dashboard
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0

Logistics

SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Inventory Visibility
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Manufacturing

SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Production Process Design
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Production Management
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Configuration Management
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Work Definition
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Work Execution
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Advanced Fulfillment
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Manufacturing Costs
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Supply Chain

SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Forecasting
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Inventory Planning
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
Performance Monitoring
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0

Pros

  • Reporting is fantastic and is based on SAP's Business Objects design allowing a drag and drop UI for creating the fields you're interested in with the right views and filters
  • The Project Management controls are perfectly integrated into the solution allowing tight controls and easy set-up of projects. Everything flows smoothly from creating tasks in a gantt style control to being able to be entered into a timesheet. A PM can see project health from a cockpit view and make necessary decisions.
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Cons

  • I am waiting for ByD to fully move away from the Silverlight dependance to being full on HTML5. Apparently this will happen over the next year.
  • There are many areas requiring multiple clicks to navigate that can be simplified. For example drilling down on expense claims; if you would like to navigate from a description to viewing a image of a receipt there could be around 8 clicks of navigation to move between the two (this is the worst case example btw)
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Likelihood to Renew

SAP Business ByDesign9.5
Based on 2 answers
We have invested so much time and resources into building our business processes around this system, that it is very unlikely we would switch at this point
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Alternatives Considered

By Design was selected before I joined the company. Recently I have started working with NetSuite, which has its strengths and weaknesses as well, but is easier to customize to your business needs
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Return on Investment

  • 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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Pricing Details

SAP Business ByDesign

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