SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign

Cloud ERP solution for small and medium sized businesses

4.4/5 (228 reviews)

SAP Business ByDesign Overview

SAP Business ByDesign is an integrated business management solution delivered on a subscription basis through the cloud. The platform can be localized for 130 different countries and for several specific industries, including manufacturing, wholesale distribution, PSA, non-profit, government, and education.

SAP's solution is modular, with each module available for purchase separately, on an 'as needed' basis. Small and medium size businesses that use SAP Business ByDesign to obtain enterprise level capabilities can mix and match modules for HR, CRM, supply chain management, financial, procurement, and project management. All IT infrastructure is maintained by SAP, with updates provided on an ongoing basis.

SAP's interconnected ERP system provides fast growing businesses with the real time analytics needed for an agile and adaptable business environment. With SAP Business ByDesign, manufacturing, distribution, and PSA companies can track their costs, keep track of customer engagement and satisfaction, simplify onboarding for their employees with self-service portals, and ensure best prices are negotiated when purchasing goods from suppliers.

SAP Business ByDesign integrates with a variety of third party providers, including payroll and customer support applications.

Pricing

Starting from
US$17,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Open Source
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Spanish

SAP Business ByDesign Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
89% positive reviews
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Verified Reviewer

SAP's platform for the future

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/04/08
Review Source: Capterra

Must-use for all SAP customers, given that it is critical to SAP's success as an enterprise software company.

Pros

Started using HANA 5 years ago with v1 SPS5 back when it was just released for SAP BW. Back then it was "only" an in-memory DB. With each new SPS release, HANA became better with more DB features integrated. Fast forward to today, it is a full-fledged database platform with enterprise features that rival (and in some cases) even bests Oracle, MSSQL, DB2, et al. For customers who intend to use SAP for the foreseeable future, you would no doubt have HANA already as part of your existing if not future SAP roadmap, given that support for the traditional DBs is until 2025.
SAP HANA, which is re-written from the ground up to fully take advantage of today's modern hardware, supports multi-threaded CPU architecture, use of terabytes of memory to run its in-memory database capabilities, columnar & row based database with full-fledged compression, full support of PL-SQL and many other application components.
From a hardware perspective it is a 2-horse race with the commodity Intel x86 platforms becoming more powerful with each CPU iteration and better CPU core-to-memory ratio support, and IBM with their Power-based CPU architecture. As hardware prices continue to fall and become more powerful, it is only a matter of time before HANA hardware becomes truly commoditised.

Cons

Today SAP HANA is not only a competent database platform, but also is a very robust applications platform. As HANA continues to grow its feature set naturally there are more bugs as a result of a multitude of features. Development of SAP HANA is also diversified across multiple locations around the globe (Walldorf, India, etc.). SAP must do a better job in responding quicker to customers with issues.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Leah P.

All in one & easy

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/11/07
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

For an all in one suite ERP, this is the best. Although some areas are not quite as robust as some would like, SAP really nailed it with this one. They address a huge span of customers with the one product, which is completely customizable if you want to spend the money. However, most of the time, companies find that they can walk with the product, no customizations for the first 6mos. Then they get a good feel for what they want to change.

Pros

SAP took all of the knowledge gained with ECC, B1, etc. & published it into this cloud solution. You buy the license, and you have access to all modules. It is not a new charge to add in Project Management for example. You just turn it on. Online help documents are outstanding, and you can literally learn the entire software functionality by following them. With it being a cloud solution, you get auto updates every 3mo, which is nice. It updates some of the default government fees, for all of the countries you have in your system. Expense reporting for example.
There is very little administration needed to let the software flow once you turn it on. And the best part is that you just need internet to access the software.

Cons

It is for mid-size businesses. So for larger organizations, the licensing can get pricey. There is a limited amount of knowledge in the field on the product, so it can take some time to get answers for some topics from the partners, or to find info online.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Leah P.

Everything is done for you!

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2016/11/15
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

I have been working with this product for almost 2 years now. Most of my knowledge is self-taught from the online documents. This system is as robust as you wish it to be. The thinking has been done. Language packs, which apply in all modules, Country-specific financial rules that are updated constantly (IRS Guidelines for Expense Reporting for example), auto calculations, multi-currency use within one transaction. A counter part in Germany can operate in German, while all of mine can be in English when I am troubleshooting their issues, I think is outstanding.
SAP is constantly updating, they have a great team backing the product, it is very personable user experience in my opinion.
We use it for Order to Cash. We use the Supply Chain set up, full Financials. Production of Materials, Purchasing, Customer Service, just not POS. Although it has the ability, our business does not operate that way.

Pros

The process is built in, it is native to the operation of the system. SAP's been in the business long enough to be able to take all of the success from Enterprise ERP applications that they have built, and merge this into an online application. The product is very versatile for what I would think many styles of business. I personally enjoy the idea of not having to program the system to react a specific way, I work through the process in a test, using the online documentation, some time with an SAP Partner (Consulting Company), but the hours spent there are little. We also have the additional SDK, so we can write some personalization to the product if we wish to.
The SAP Support tools are wonderful, there is probably too many resources to reach out to.

Cons

Not available in HTML in the production environments yet. Some users have been testing out the HTML in the test tenants. It is completely different layout. We would love to be able to drag & drop attachments instead of having to browse to them.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Shaik A.

SAP Hana is a memory data platform that accelerate the business processes,deliver process inteligene

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/03/12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The best multi combination platform that are driven with data platform and as report generation tool. Best part of this software is it removes the burden of maintaining any additional system to hold our data it acts as 2 in 1 which holds and generates output results.so that we can run live and make better business decisions in the new digital economy.The features are like reduce its complexity, we can run this any where and can give accurate and real results some more additions operations it include are Transform data management,Process data in memory,Leverage advanced analytics, and can develop advances applications. Best storage as well as analytics based software that stores in Idoc data presentations

Cons

The SAP Hana was very least thing to say because it is very best in tool for holding large massive data and its generation of the reports but we requires additional changes in the page layout and design of the SAP lOGON need to be changed and immediate password change assitance need to be required. if they implement this software will be very more useful

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Richard C.

SAP HANA provides an in memory database for fast data access and processing

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/04/06
Review Source: Capterra

I what find is that since SAP is firmly sticking with in memory computing and making all of their processes compatible with in-memory computing. This eventually forces customers to migrate to HANA but the user experience in HANA is much better compared to the alternate in my opinion. This is recommended for any SAP customer with large volumes of data that needs processing, reporting and analysis. I would recommend with training

Pros

I like hat HANA is in-memory computing technology that provides an in memory database for fast data access and processing to users. Properties like faster data fetching, quick execution times, speedy access to external Apps make it a very useful technology. The business problems being solved with the product are as the data volume grows, the conventional database based reports and processes tend to slow down. This at times negatively affects the year on year trend analysis and processes requiring multiple data fetch. HANA, being in memory database virtually eliminates these issues. The data fetch is almost instantaneous and the processes run much faster.

Cons

I see nothing negative about the technology in itself. The roll out of this platform could have been done in a better way. The cloud integration of SAP has been slow as well. These I thing that can be looked into

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

SAP Business ByDesign Pricing

Starting from
US$17,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Open Source
Subscription
Value for money

Self-service user: $17.00 per user/per month
Team user: $88 per user/per month
Enterprise user: $148 per user/per month

Base package can be purchased for $1,673 per flat fee/ per month

SAP Business ByDesign Features

  • API
  • Invoice Management
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Compliance Management
  • Custom Fields
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

SAP Business ByDesign FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for SAP Business ByDesign.

Q. What type of pricing plans does SAP Business ByDesign offer?

SAP Business ByDesign offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$17,00/month

Pricing model: Open Source, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Self-service user: $17.00 per user/per month
Team user: $88 per user/per month
Enterprise user: $148 per user/per month

Base package can be purchased for $1,673 per flat fee/ per month

Q. What are the main features of SAP Business ByDesign?

We do not have any information about SAP Business ByDesign features

Q. Who are the typical users of SAP Business ByDesign?

SAP Business ByDesign has the following typical customers:

Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does SAP Business ByDesign support?

SAP Business ByDesign supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does SAP Business ByDesign offer?

SAP Business ByDesign has the following pricing plans:

Open Source, Subscription

Q. Does SAP Business ByDesign support mobile devices?

SAP Business ByDesign supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone

Q. What other apps does SAP Business ByDesign integrate with?

SAP Business ByDesign integrates with the following applications:

DiCentral, Host Analytics, MOGO, Magento, SnapEngage

Q. What level of support does SAP Business ByDesign offer?

SAP Business ByDesign offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support