SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign

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SAP Business ByDesign

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Role-based user permissions (5)

9.6
96%

Custom reports (5)

9.6
96%

Standard reports (5)

9.2
92%

Dashboards (5)

8.8
88%

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What is SAP Business ByDesign?

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…

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Features Scorecard

Payroll Management

8.4
84%

Customization

9.2
92%

Security

9.3
93%

Reporting & Analytics

9.2
92%

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.7
87%

Inventory Management

9.1
91%

Order Management

8.5
85%

Subledger and Financial Process

9.2
92%

Project Financial Management

9.2
92%

Project Execution Management

8.3
83%

Grants Management

10.0
100%

Procurement

8.0
80%

Logistics

9.2
92%

Manufacturing

9.0
90%

Supply Chain

8.6
86%

Product Details

What is SAP Business ByDesign?

SAP Business ByDesign (ByD) is a cloud enterprise resource planning software (Cloud ERP) that is sold and operated as software as a service (SaaS) by SAP SE. It is designed for small to medium-sized enterprises as well as subsidiary businesses. The software is designed to provide business processes across application areas from financials to human resources with embedded business analytics, mobility, e-learning, and support.

SAP Business ByDesign is built on the principles of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The underlying technology is leveraging SAP's in-memory HANA database.

A comprehensive set of prepackaged integrations as well as SOAP and oData webservices ensure easy integrations to other SAP or non-SAP applications.

The main application areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Project Management and Professional Service Automation
  • Supplier Relationship Management and Procurement
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Fund and Grant Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Executive support and compliance management.

ByDesign is deployed in 144 countries and supports 12 languages.

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. The price includes hosting, unlimited storage, access to all application areas (see above), support etc.

Updates are delivered automatically four times a year with no IT staff required.

SAP Business ByDesign Features

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting Features

  • Supported: Accounts payable
  • Supported: Accounts receivable
  • Supported: Global Financial Support
  • Supported: Primary and Secondary Ledgers
  • Supported: Intercompany Accounting
  • Supported: Localizations
  • Supported: Journals and Reconciliations
  • Supported: Enterprise Accounting
  • Supported: Configurable Accounting
  • Supported: Centralized Rules Framework
  • Supported: Standardized Processes

Subledger and Financial Process Features

  • Supported: Automated Invoice Processing
  • Supported: Shared Services Payments
  • Supported: Billings Management
  • Supported: Customer Receipt Applications
  • Supported: Customer Collections
  • Supported: Revenue Recognition
  • Supported: Cash Management
  • Supported: Asset Management
  • Supported: Travel & Expense Management
  • Supported: Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
  • Supported: Period Close
  • Supported: Transactions Tax
  • Supported: Subledger Reconciliations

Inventory Management Features

  • Supported: Inventory tracking
  • Supported: Automatic reordering
  • Supported: Location management
  • Supported: Manufacturing module

Order Management Features

  • Supported: Pricing
  • Supported: Order entry
  • Supported: Credit card processing
  • Supported: Cost of goods sold
  • Supported: Order Orchestration
  • Supported: End-to-end order visibility
  • Supported: Order exception Resolution

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management
  • Supported: Reimbursement management

Reporting & Analytics Features

  • Supported: Dashboards
  • Supported: Standard reports
  • Supported: Custom reports

Customization Features

  • Supported: API for custom integration
  • Supported: Plug-ins

Security Features

  • Supported: Role-based user permissions
  • Supported: Single sign-on capability
  • Supported: Multi-factor authentication
  • Supported: User-level audit trail

Grants Management Features

  • Supported: Award Lifecycle Management
  • Supported: Spending Control
  • Supported: Indirect Cost Management
  • Supported: Billing

Project Financial Management Features

  • Supported: Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Supported: Project Costing
  • Supported: Cost Capture
  • Supported: Capital Project Management
  • Supported: Customer Invoicing
  • Supported: Customer Contract Compliance
  • Supported: Project Revenue Recognition
  • Supported: Project Financial Performance Analysis
  • Supported: Project Financials Dashboard
  • Supported: Real-time Financial Reporting
  • Supported: Embedded Business Intelligence
  • Supported: Project Planning Collaboration

Project Execution Management Features

  • Supported: Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Supported: Project Manager Dashboard
  • Supported: Resource Manager Dashboard
  • Supported: Task Insight for Project Managers
  • Supported: Project Manager Mobile Functionality
  • Supported: Team Member Task Collaboration
  • Supported: Team Member Mobile Functionality
  • Supported: Project Candidate Search
  • Supported: Defineable Resource Pools
  • Supported: Defineable Resource Pools
  • Supported: Talent Profiles
  • Supported: Real-Time Project Reporting
  • Supported: Absence Management

Procurement Features

  • Supported: Sourcing Analysis
  • Supported: Bids Analyzed and Compared
  • Supported: Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
  • Supported: Invoice Automated Matching
  • Supported: Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
  • Supported: Spend Compliance Management
  • Supported: Supplier Management

Logistics Features

  • Supported: Inventory Visibility
  • Supported: Warehouse Workforce Management

Manufacturing Features

  • Supported: Production Process Design
  • Supported: Supply Chain Business Flows
  • Supported: Production Management
  • Supported: Configuration Management
  • Supported: Work Execution
  • Supported: Advanced Fulfillment
  • Supported: Manufacturing Costs

Supply Chain Features

  • Supported: Forecasting
  • Supported: Inventory Planning
  • Supported: Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
  • Supported: Performance Monitoring

Additional Features

  • Supported: Lead and Opportunity Management
  • Supported: Quality Management
  • Supported: After Sales Service

SAP Business ByDesign Screenshots

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 roleSAP Business ByDesign comes with many reports pre-delivered by SAP. Customers can easily create additional reports or KPIsFor 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.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.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.SAP Business Bydesign is based on the most modern business process platform in the industry. The underlying functionality allows business users to configure and adapt the solution to their unique and changing needs – without requiring extensive, expensive IT resourcesSAP Business ByDesign provides multiple mobile Apps e.g. for time recording, expense recording, manager approvals etc. One App is the Project Cockpit that helps project managers to keep track of important tasks and to collaborate with the project team

SAP Business ByDesign Videos

See how Business ByDesign in combination with SAP Analytics cloud and SAP Hybris Revenue Cloud supports efficient decision making and implementation of new business models
3rd edition of the comprehensive video training for SAP’s integrated cloud suite. The video training provides a broad understanding about SAP's Business ByDesign solution. Starting with the SAP's motivation to become a cloud player and an introduction to cloud computing the v...
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3rd edition of the comprehensive video training for SAP’s integrated cloud suite. The video training provides a broad understanding about SAP's Business ByDesign solution. Starting with the SAP's motivation to become a cloud player and an introduction to cloud computing the v...
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Watch Customer Testimonial Overview Videos - Manufacturing Hear from a variety from customers in the manufacturing industry, how SAP Business ByDesign is helping them to digitize their business

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SAP Business ByDesign Competitors

SAP Business ByDesign Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)10%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)80%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)10%

SAP Business ByDesign Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesAustralia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom (UK), United States (US), Albania (Partner localized), Algeria (Partner localized), Bahrain (Partner localized), Belarus (Partner localized), Bosnia (Partner localized), Bulgaria (Partner localized), Chile (Partner localized), Columbia (Partner localized), Costa Rica (Partner localized), Croatia (Partner localized), Czech Repubilc (Partner localized), Ecuador (Partner localized), El Salvador (Partner localized), Guatemala (Partner localized), Honduras (Partner localized), Kazakhstan (Partner localized), Kuwait (Partner localized), Lebanon (Partner localized), Montenegro (Partner localized), Morocco (Partner localized), Egypt (Partner localized), Oman (Partner localized), Panama (Partner localized), Peru (Partner localized), Poland (Partner localized), Qatar (Partner localized), Romania (Partner localized), Serbia (Partner localized), Slovenia (Partner localized), Sweden (Partner localized), Ukraine (Partner localized), Thailand (Partner localized)
Supported LanguagesEnglish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Dutch, simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Hebrew

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is SAP Business ByDesign?

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.

What is SAP Business ByDesign's best feature?

Reviewers rate Automatic reordering highest, with a score of 10.

Who uses SAP Business ByDesign?

The most common users of SAP Business ByDesign are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Score 10 out of 10
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Oracle did not fit the size of our company and the needs that we had. It was also much more expensive but the product itself was not really designed for our size. We selected SAP Business ByDesign, even over the regular SAP software, because it is designed for small and medium companies. We use it in our headquarters in France and in our subsidiaries, and it is perfect. We choose the language and we can work together or independently, remotely or not.
Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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SAP Business ByDesign has all functionalities that other systems have and more. Additionally, SAP Business ByDesign can be used from activation. The processes in this system are ready to use. SAP Business ByDesign only needs a few initial configurations to work. SAP Business ByDesign is a cloud solution and has multi-tenancy architecture.
Brandon Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Rod Taubman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Reseller
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As far as cloud ERP is concerned SAP Business ByDesign was the best in terms of what it had on offer for a professional services company managing projects and service requests. Also, I liked the SAP migration path and the move to running the whole system on the in memory HANA system. An ERP system is a very stick platform and I have confidence a company as large as SAP will continue to invest heavily in it in the future. I don't want to be shopping around in a few years for a new platform.
Larry Peck, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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The accounting team went from struggling to keep data integrity and completeness to the ability to have more capacity to grow with the increased revenue and not need to hire any additional accounting staff. Now that we have completed one year on the system and had our financials from the system audited by a third party, the system is working as planned, and now we are moving to use more functionality beyond the basics, such as exception reporting, approval routing, and more.