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SAP Business ByDesign

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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…

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Popular Features

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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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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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Product Demos

SAP Business ByDesign HR Demo

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SAP Business ByDesign Manufacturing

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SAP Business ByDesign Procure-to-Pay

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Intelligent Supplier Invoice Scanning SAP Business ByDesign Cloud ERP

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Supplier Invoicing Using SAP Business ByDesign: Solution Demo

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Managing the Order-to-Cash Process with SAP Business ByDesign: Solution Demo

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Features

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

8.4
Avg 7.1

Customization

This addresses a company’s ability to configure the software to fit its specific use case and workflow.

9.2
Avg 7.2

Security

This component helps a company minimize the security risks by controlling access to the software and its data, and encouraging best practices among users.

9.3
Avg 8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Users can report on and analyze usage, performance, ROI, and/or other metrics of success.

9.2
Avg 7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Financial management solution, including capabilities for general ledger and configurable accounting

8.7
Avg 7.6

Inventory Management

The ability to track and manage the flow of goods or materials into and out of an inventory.

9.1
Avg 7.8

Order Management

The ability to process orders, and track them from quote to cash.

8.5
Avg 7.7

Subledger and Financial Process

Revenue management solution including capabilities for subledgers and financial processes

9.2
Avg 7.4

Project Financial Management

Project financial management solution including capabilities for project budgeting, cost control, billing and contract management.

9.2
Avg 7.6

Project Execution Management

Project execution management solution including capabilities for project scheduling, resource management, and team member task management.

8.3
Avg 6.8

Grants Management

Grants management solution for higher education, public sector, or non-profits with capabilities for managing financial awards for program and project funding

10
Avg 7.4

Procurement

Procurement management solution with capabilities for sourcing, contracting, procure-to-pay and supplier management

8
Avg 6.9

Logistics

Logistics solution with capabilities for transportation planning, transportation execution, trade compliance, customs management, warehouse management and warehouse workforce management.

9.2
Avg 6.7

Manufacturing

Manufacturing solution for managing manufacturing processes and costs.

9
Avg 7.4

Supply Chain

Supply Chain Planning solution with capabilities for planning, performance monitoring, change responses and execution.

8.6
Avg 7.0
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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: Journals and Reconciliations
  • Supported: Configurable Accounting
  • Supported: Standardized Processes

Subledger and Financial Process Features

  • Supported: Billing Management
  • Supported: Cash and Asset Management
  • Supported: Travel & Expense Management
  • Supported: Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
  • Supported: Period Close

Inventory Management Features

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

Order Management Features

  • Supported: Pricing
  • Supported: Order entry
  • Supported: Credit card processing
  • Supported: Cost of goods sold
  • Supported: Order Orchestration

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

Project Financial Management Features

  • Supported: Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Supported: Project Costing
  • Supported: Cost Capture
  • Supported: Capital Project Management
  • Supported: Customer Contract Compliance
  • Supported: Project Revenue Recognition

Project Execution Management Features

  • Supported: Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Supported: Task Insight for Project Managers
  • Supported: Project Mobile Functionality
  • Supported: Definable Resource Pools

Procurement Features

  • Supported: Bids Analyzed and Compared
  • Supported: Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
  • Supported: Supplier Management

Logistics Features

  • Supported: Warehouse Workforce Management

Manufacturing Features

  • Supported: Production Process Design
  • Supported: Production Management
  • Supported: Configuration Management
  • Supported: Work Execution
  • Supported: Manufacturing Costs

Supply Chain Features

  • Supported: Forecasting
  • Supported: Inventory Planning
  • Supported: Performance Monitoring

Additional Features

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

SAP Business ByDesign Screenshots

Screenshot of 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 roleScreenshot of Screenshot of SAP Business ByDesign comes with many reports pre-delivered by SAP. Customers can easily create additional reports or KPIsScreenshot of For 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.Screenshot of 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.Screenshot of 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.Screenshot of 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 resourcesScreenshot of SAP 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 - Overview Hear from a variety from customers, how SAP Business ByDesign is helping them to digitize their business

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

Watch Customer Testimonial Overview Videos - Wholesale Distribution Hear from a variety from customers in the Wholesale & Distribution industry, how SAP Business ByDesign is helping them to digitize their business

Watch Customer Testimonial Overview Videos - Wholesale Distribution Hear from a variety from customers in the Professional Services industry, how SAP Business ByDesign is helping them to digitize their business

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SAP Business ByDesign Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

NetSuite ERP, Sage Intacct, and Workday Financial Management are common alternatives for SAP Business ByDesign.

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

The most common users of SAP Business ByDesign are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).

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%
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Reviews and Ratings

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Henry Winchonlong | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
  • Regarding the functionality, SAP Business ByDesign can improve some logistics functions and additionally should improve the data entries to update exchange rates.
  • About the licensing, there are many types of licenses and it is very confusing to distinguish them.
  • The mobile apps are confusing and they do not have the same functions as the web version.
Brandon Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • Reporting- Users can slice and dice data very easily to generate the desired information views
  • Integrating Data- Financial data and sales data reside in a single platform
  • Help- Embedded help features, tons of online forums, chat help, etc
  • At times the system can be a bit tedious, what I mean by that is multiple clicks to complete a simple task.
  • Complexity can be an issue, but the system does allow for configuration to match complexity with user role
  • Internet Access- Cloud only system if our local internet is out, access can be challenging. We used mobile hotspots when needed and this worked fine.
Rod Taubman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
  • 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.
  • 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)
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Provides a complete source for financial data
  • Allows web-based access from anywhere with service
  • When we first began using it, there was no function for housing budget data for comparison with actual performance. An Excel-based tool had to be created to address this glaring shortcoming.
  • It can be slow at times
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • The user interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. You can easily drill down to the accounting info that you need for each transaction.
  • All items in a transaction are linked well (supplier invoice, delivery confirmation, payment, associated journal entries, etc.)
  • Until the recent announcement of changing the platform, SAP was good at issuing regular updates to ByDesign.
  • ByDesign is not well equipped for large companies that need to be SOX-Compliant. For example, there is not a way to prevent the same person from creating and posting their own journal entries without approval. Documentation work-arounds are needed.
  • In many instances error descriptions are not adequate to resolve a problem. Errors are caught in the Closing Cockpit, but the error descriptions are usually not specific enough to resolve the problem.
  • Since the program is cloud based and the company is in Germany, it can be very slow to respond to requests; particularly when running large reports.
Larry Peck, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It is very easy to customize settings, and process flows, but not functionality.
  • It is easy to see what is open and what is completed.
  • It easy to get data out of the system.
  • It is difficult to get reports that tie sales order (materials) with projects (labor and T&E). This has to be done in Excel.
  • Approvals involve multiple steps.
  • Hard to enter expense reports and review expense reports.
  • Microsoft Silverlight is slow as opposed to Adobe Flash
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