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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Payroll Management, Customization, Reporting & Analytics, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management
  • SAP ERP ranks higher in 1 feature set: Order Management
  • SAP Business ByDesign and SAP ERP are tied in 1 feature set: Security

Payroll Management

8.4

SAP Business ByDesign

84%
8.2

SAP ERP

82%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 3/5 features

Benefit plan administration

4.5
45%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
20 Ratings

Direct deposit files

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
18 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.4
94%
19 Ratings

Reimbursement management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
22 Ratings

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Customization

9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
6.9

SAP ERP

69%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
7.6
76%
32 Ratings

Plug-ins

9.2
92%
5 Ratings
6.1
61%
26 Ratings

Security

9.3

SAP Business ByDesign

93%
9.3

SAP ERP

93%
SAP ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
9.1
91%
33 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
9.6
96%
38 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%
8.8

SAP ERP

88%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

8.8
88%
5 Ratings
8.5
85%
30 Ratings

Standard reports

9.2
92%
5 Ratings
8.7
87%
38 Ratings

Custom reports

9.6
96%
5 Ratings
9.1
91%
38 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.7

SAP Business ByDesign

87%
8.6

SAP ERP

86%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 9/11 features

Accounts payable

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
9.4
94%
39 Ratings

Accounts receivable

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
9.3
93%
39 Ratings

Global Financial Support

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

8.8
88%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Localizations

8.4
84%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

8.8
88%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Standardized Processes

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Management

9.1

SAP Business ByDesign

91%
8.8

SAP ERP

88%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
8.9
89%
33 Ratings

Automatic reordering

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
9.6
96%
29 Ratings

Location management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
31 Ratings

Manufacturing module

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
28 Ratings

Order Management

8.5

SAP Business ByDesign

85%
8.6

SAP ERP

86%
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pricing

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
33 Ratings

Order entry

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
8.4
84%
34 Ratings

Credit card processing

4.5
45%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
22 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
31 Ratings

Order Orchestration

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger and Financial Process

9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%

SAP ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 13/13 features

Automated Invoice Processing

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Billings Management

8.8
88%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Collections

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cash Management

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Period Close

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Transactions Tax

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financial Management

9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%

SAP ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 12/12 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Costing

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost Capture

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Capital Project Management

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Contract Compliance

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Revenue Recognition

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financial Performance Analysis

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-time Financial Reporting

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Embedded Business Intelligence

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Execution Management

8.3

SAP Business ByDesign

83%

SAP ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 7/7 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Task Insight for Project Managers

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Mobile Functionality

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Member Task Collaboration

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Grants Management

10.0

SAP Business ByDesign

100%

SAP ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 3/3 features

Award Lifecycle Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Spending Control

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Billing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Procurement

8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%

SAP ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 6/6 features

Sourcing Analysis

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Bids Analyzed and Compared

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoice Automated Matching

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Spend Compliance Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Logistics

9.2

SAP Business ByDesign

92%

SAP ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 2/2 features

Inventory Visibility

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Warehouse Workforce Management

9.2
92%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing

9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%

SAP ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 9/9 features

Production Process Design

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain Business Flows

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Production Management

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Configuration Management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Definition

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Execution

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Advanced Fulfillment

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

8.6

SAP Business ByDesign

86%

SAP ERP

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
SAP Business ByDesign ranks higher in 4/4 features

Forecasting

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Planning

9.2
92%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SAP Business ByDesign is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating
  • SAP ERP is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.6

SAP Business ByDesign

96%
7 Ratings
9.0

SAP ERP

90%
46 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
3 Ratings
8.6

SAP ERP

86%
4 Ratings

Usability

8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
1 Rating
8.8

SAP ERP

88%
10 Ratings

Availability

SAP Business ByDesign

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

SAP ERP

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

SAP Business ByDesign

90%
2 Ratings
9.1

SAP ERP

91%
11 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

SAP Business ByDesign

80%
2 Ratings
3.0

SAP ERP

30%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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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SAP

The availability of the leading and non-leading ledgers meets our financial reporting requirements and helps us fulfill both the stock exchange requirements at the parent company level and country-specific requirements at the operating entity level. In addition, the Open Item Managed Account feature ensures that reporting teams optimize their efforts on subsystem-driven accounts to achieve accounting concurrency.
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Pros

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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SAP

  • 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.
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Cons

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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SAP

  • 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)
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Pricing Details

SAP Business ByDesign

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

SAP Business ByDesign editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    SAP Business ByDesign is available for a monthly software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription, based on a base package, user types, and number of users.

    SAP ERP

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SAP ERP editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      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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      SAP

      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
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      Usability

      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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      SAP

      It is worth my time as far as my concern I just loved the product and it has saved me from many problems that I used to [deal] with earlier overall it has [enhanced] my work efficiency that is why I am happy to give this rating to this product Also I loved the features and worth my working skills.
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      Support Rating

      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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      SAP

      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.
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      Implementation Rating

      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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      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      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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      SAP

      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.
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      Return on Investment

      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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      SAP

      • 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
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