SAP ByDesign great for companies with multiple business units
Brandon Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 15, 2018

SAP ByDesign great for companies with multiple business units

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP Business ByDesign

[It's a] Full business management tool, used to integrate all departments into a single system. My department uses it for sales, both as a CRM tool and pipeline management. The entire organization uses the same platform for various functions. It addresses the issue of siloed information. It allows users to access a variety of information (service calls, pending orders, sales opportunities, financial balances, etc) with user controlled permissions.
  • 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.
  • Great tool for me as a salesman, visibility into all my accounts and contacts. Great ROI for me personally as it helps me track my business prospects.
  • Easy access via the cloud for home, office, or on the go. Has mobile apps that are effective for simple tasks and reminders.
  • Great community to be a part of, tons of online resources. Also, have the ability to connect with SAP directly and with partner network, there are many layers of support.
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.
Very good for manufacturing, distribution, and service industries. Great for applications where serial or lot control is needed (medical, tech components, etc). The system is very broad and can be used across the entire organization. Less appropriate for small or simple companies where the added value of such a robust system is not put to use, I mean it will work fine in that application but likely not cost effective.

SAP Business ByDesign Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
Not Rated
Accounts receivable
Not Rated
Global Financial Support
Not Rated
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Not Rated
Intercompany Accounting
9
Localizations
9
Journals and Reconciliations
Not Rated
Enterprise Accounting
9
Configurable Accounting
Not Rated
Centralized Rules Framework
Not Rated
Standardized Processes
Not Rated
Automated Invoice Processing
Not Rated
Shared Services Payments
Not Rated
Billings Management
9
Customer Receipt Applications
Not Rated
Customer Collections
Not Rated
Revenue Recognition
9
Cash Management
Not Rated
Asset Management
Not Rated
Travel & Expense Management
9
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Not Rated
Period Close
Not Rated
Transactions Tax
Not Rated
Subledger Reconciliations
Not Rated
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
9
Automatic reordering
9
Location management
9
Manufacturing module
9
Pricing
9
Order entry
9
Credit card processing
Not Rated
Cost of goods sold
9
Order Orchestration
Not Rated
End-to-end order visibility
9
Order exception Resolution
9
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
10
Standard reports
10
Custom reports
10
API for custom integration
8
Plug-ins
9
Role-based user permissions
10
Single sign-on capability
10
Award Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Spending Control
Not Rated
Indirect Cost Management
Not Rated
Billing
Not Rated
Budgeting and Forecasting
Not Rated
Project Costing
Not Rated
Cost Capture
Not Rated
Capital Project Management
Not Rated
Customer Invoicing
Not Rated
Customer Contract Compliance
Not Rated
Project Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Not Rated
Project Financials Dashboard
Not Rated
Real-time Financial Reporting
Not Rated
Embedded Business Intelligence
Not Rated
Project Planning Collaboration
Not Rated
Project Planning and Scheduling
10
Project Manager Dashboard
10
Resource Manager Dashboard
10
Task Insight for Project Managers
8
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
8
Team Member Task Collaboration
Not Rated
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Project Candidate Search
Not Rated
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Talent Profiles
Not Rated
Real-Time Project Reporting
Not Rated
Absence Management
Not Rated
Product Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Sourcing Analysis
Not Rated
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Not Rated
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Not Rated
Contract Authoring
Not Rated
Contract Compliance Management
Not Rated
Contract History
Not Rated
Contract Renewal Automation
Not Rated
Contract Repository
Not Rated
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Not Rated
Electronic Signatures
Not Rated
Invoice Automated Matching
Not Rated
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Not Rated
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Not Rated
Spend Compliance Management
Not Rated
Supplier Assessment
Not Rated
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Not Rated
Supplier Management
Not Rated
Supplier Portal
Not Rated
Risk Repository
Not Rated
Control Management
Not Rated
Control Mapping
Not Rated
Control Efficiency Assessments
Not Rated
Automated Control Assessments
Not Rated
Assessment Capture
Not Rated
Issue Detection
Not Rated
Automatic Notification
Not Rated
Remediation and Certification
Not Rated
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Not Rated
Transportation Sourcing Management
Not Rated
Transportation Process Integration
Not Rated
Transportation Execution Management
Not Rated
Freight Payment Automation
Not Rated
Trade Management
Not Rated
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Not Rated
Customs Entry Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Collaboration
Not Rated
Fulfillment Management
Not Rated
Inventory Visibility
10
Warehouse Workforce Management
Not Rated
Production Process Design
10
Supply Chain Business Flows
10
Production Management
10
Contracted Manufacturing Management
10
Configuration Management
10
Work Definition
10
Work Execution
10
Advanced Fulfillment
10
Manufacturing Costs
10
Forecasting
10
Inventory Planning
10
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
10
Performance Monitoring
10
Ideation Management
Not Rated
Requirements Management
Not Rated
Proposal Management
Not Rated
Innovation Portfolio Management
Not Rated
Product Master Data Management
Not Rated
Vendor Portal
Not Rated
Project Portfolio Management
Not Rated