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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

SAP ERP

In the on-premise world of things, it ruled the world. The ease with which it can be customized and the language support it provides is simply amazing. Their landscape and transport management is brilliant. It saves millions of dollars for huge enterprises. I only wish that their support model can be enhanced further.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

SAP Business ByDesign
8.4
SAP ERP
8.3
Benefit plan administration
SAP Business ByDesign
4.5
SAP ERP
9.2
Direct deposit files
SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
SAP ERP
9.2
Salary revision and increment management
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
SAP ERP
9.2
Reimbursement management
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
SAP ERP
9.0
Pay calculation
SAP Business ByDesign
SAP ERP
5.0

Customization

SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
8.0
API for custom integration
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
8.1
Plug-ins
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
7.9

Security

SAP Business ByDesign
9.3
SAP ERP
9.3
Single sign-on capability
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
SAP ERP
9.3
Role-based user permissions
SAP Business ByDesign
9.6
SAP ERP
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
7.8
Dashboards
SAP Business ByDesign
8.7
SAP ERP
7.4
Standard reports
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
7.8
Custom reports
SAP Business ByDesign
9.6
SAP ERP
8.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

SAP Business ByDesign
8.7
SAP ERP
8.5
Accounts payable
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
8.9
Accounts receivable
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
8.8
Global Financial Support
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Intercompany Accounting
SAP Business ByDesign
8.7
SAP ERP
Localizations
SAP Business ByDesign
8.3
SAP ERP
Journals and Reconciliations
SAP Business ByDesign
8.7
SAP ERP
Enterprise Accounting
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Configurable Accounting
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Centralized Rules Framework
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Standardized Processes
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP

Inventory Management

SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
SAP ERP
8.8
Inventory tracking
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
9.3
Automatic reordering
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
SAP ERP
8.4
Location management
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
8.4
Manufacturing module
SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
SAP ERP
9.1

Order Management

SAP Business ByDesign
8.5
SAP ERP
8.2
Pricing
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
8.3
Order entry
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
8.7
Credit card processing
SAP Business ByDesign
4.5
SAP ERP
7.2
Cost of goods sold
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
8.5
Order Orchestration
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
End-to-end order visibility
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
SAP ERP
Order exception Resolution
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP

Subledger and Financial Process

SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Automated Invoice Processing
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Shared Services Payments
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Billings Management
SAP Business ByDesign
8.7
SAP ERP
Customer Receipt Applications
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Customer Collections
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Revenue Recognition
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Cash Management
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Asset Management
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Travel & Expense Management
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
SAP ERP
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
SAP ERP
Period Close
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Transactions Tax
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Subledger Reconciliations
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP

Project Financial Management

SAP Business ByDesign
9.1
SAP ERP
Budgeting and Forecasting
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
SAP ERP
Project Costing
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Cost Capture
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Capital Project Management
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Customer Invoicing
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Customer Contract Compliance
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Project Revenue Recognition
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Project Financial Performance Analysis
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Project Financials Dashboard
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Real-time Financial Reporting
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Embedded Business Intelligence
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Project Planning Collaboration
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP

Project Execution Management

SAP Business ByDesign
8.3
SAP ERP
Project Planning and Scheduling
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Project Manager Dashboard
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Resource Manager Dashboard
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Task Insight for Project Managers
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Team Member Task Collaboration
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Real-Time Project Reporting
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP

Grants Management

SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
SAP ERP
Award Lifecycle Management
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
SAP ERP
Spending Control
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
SAP ERP
Billing
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
SAP ERP

Procurement

SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Sourcing Analysis
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Bids Analyzed and Compared
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Invoice Automated Matching
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Spend Compliance Management
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Supplier Management
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP

Logistics

SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Inventory Visibility
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Warehouse Workforce Management
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP

Manufacturing

SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
SAP ERP
Production Process Design
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Supply Chain Business Flows
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Production Management
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Contracted Manufacturing Management
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
SAP ERP
Configuration Management
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Work Definition
SAP Business ByDesign
10.0
SAP ERP
Work Execution
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Advanced Fulfillment
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Manufacturing Costs
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP

Supply Chain

SAP Business ByDesign
8.6
SAP ERP
Forecasting
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Inventory Planning
SAP Business ByDesign
9.2
SAP ERP
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
Performance Monitoring
SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP

Pros

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

SAP ERP

  • Organizational resource management and integration of different departments with each other as a software automation
  • We have Access to all insights and analytics data from anywhere
  • It doesn't matter how big your organization is, it supports everything from small companies to giant high-tech organizations, and they all have access to data at very high speeds.
  • If you use the web and cloud version, the initial costs will be greatly reduced and even a small start-up small company can enjoy the benefits of SAP ERP.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

SAP ERP

  • SAP sometimes gets slow whenever most of the people in the company simultaneously use it
  • Hopefully they would extend background job processing to all tables in SAP since it sometimes goes time out whenever extracting large historical data (ex. 5 years expense data)
Brandon Macapelit, CISA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 8.6
Based on 4 answers
The cost of SAP as an ERP is quite high and the switching costs associated with ERP systems are even higher. That being said moving from one ERP to another only happens once in a great while for large organizations. Those switching costs include retraining, IT hardware requirements, outside consultants and more
Todd Bellamy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 9.4
Based on 6 answers
SAP ERP is highly efficient with handling both large and complex organizations and it has the ability to handle different departments within the company and the data security is fool proof. It also automatically enables the data to be available between different modules such as SD and MM or HCM or IM and QM so users do not have to use multiple applications to run their everyday business.
Harminder Chahal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Well, I've had several scenarios where it was evident that they simply buy time. At the same time, their Product Support and Implementation teams are most likely not in sync. What's said by a member of implementation may not hold good when you refer the same thing with a member of the support team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 3.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

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

SAP ERP

SAP is totally integrated as are many of its greatest competitors, but the level of detail in the integration between modules puts SAP heads and shoulders above all others. Granted, the SAP implementation can be much more difficult to perform, but in the long run, the amount of effort you put in will result in excellent usability. After using Oracle's E-Business Suite for over 20 years, we did a due diligence search that lasted over 18 months before making a decision to go with SAP. This was a result of our Oracle system being made "un-upgradeable" due to a custom module that Oracle Consulting actually built for us. We were stuck in an old version of their database that would not work upon patching to the next version.
John Mota | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

SAP ERP

  • SAP has helped in transparency across different business unit and single financial view of the company that previously did not exist.
  • The cost of supporting the solution is slightly higher than the previous ERP and the consulting solutions cost more.
  • Overall SAP has brought in positive ROI and uniform business practices across the organization
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SAP Business ByDesign

General

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

SAP ERP

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Business ByDesign
9.5
SAP ERP
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
SAP ERP
8.6

Usability

SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
9.4

Reliability and Availability

SAP Business ByDesign
SAP ERP
10.0

Support Rating

SAP Business ByDesign
9.0
SAP ERP
9.0

Implementation Rating

SAP Business ByDesign
8.0
SAP ERP
3.0

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