About SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign is a software as a service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Acknowledging the increasing adoption of SaaS solutions, especially in the middle market, SAP made the bold decision to develop an entirely new code base to target the SaaS opportunity. With Business ByDesign now generally available and in use by a wide range of customers, SAP is aggressively expanding the product’s feature set. SAP Business ByDesign is designed to serve all the key needs of a business. The system offers applications for customer relationship management (CRM), financial management, project management, supply chain management, supplier relationship management, human resources, executive management dashboards, and compliance. The financial management capabilities of SAP Business ByDesign include general ledger, fixed asset management, inventory valuation, and management accounting. SAP Business ByDesign is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) package, accessed over the Internet on a web browser. SAP manages all of the hosting, maintenance and upgrades of the system. Set-up and configuration takes between four and eight weeks. SAP Business ByDesign is designed to scale with young businesses as the grow into mid-size enterprises.
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SAP Business ByDesign pricing

SAP Business ByDesign does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. SAP Business ByDesign paid version starts at US$17.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$17.00/month
Pricing Details:
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
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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SAP Business ByDesign Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4
Functionality
4
Ease of Use
3.5
Customer Support
4
5 reviews of 28 View all reviews
Shashank G.
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 19/07/2018

All in One

Scalable Implementations ensuring happy clients.

Pros

1)Great Interface, Amazing Accessibility and Document Flow from one module to another. 2)Scalable to all types of small to mid-size organizations having 1-1000 employees.
3)Easy to use and learn and has provisions with Work Centers for CRM, SCM, FICO, PMO and HRM modules.

Cons

1)Limited ability when it comes to specific module based requirements since it tends to be a generic all in one solution.
2) Has a very limited presence under the SAP Umbrella and very few people talk about it.

Rhys S.
  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 05/02/2020

Extensive, all encompassing business ERP system

Implementation of SAP Bydesign across our companies means we have one system across all companies so reporting can be on a local or global level. The gold partner support is excellent and ongoing system improvements good.

Pros

Reliable cloud based adaptable ERP software that is ideal for multi-company, multi-country, multi-curency business management. Out teams accross the globe can access live data across warehouses, production, logistics, sales and finance. Enable as much or as little as required in implementation. Web services enable it to talk to other systems if needed.

Cons

Occasional minor back end issues take some time to resolve if they are not business critical. The CRM module and app are not user friendly and not feature rich like some other systems avaliable. We have integrated our SAP Bydesyn with Hubspot CRM

Alternatives Considered

Kinetic, Dynamics 365 and NetSuite

Reasons for Choosing SAP Business ByDesign

We use Sage Accounts, Orderwise Stock Management and Goldmine CRM, and had to have separate systems in different countries. We needed a multi currency ERP solution, we looked at 5 systems and settled on SAP Bydesign

Switched From

Kinetic, Dynamics 365 and NetSuite

Reasons for Switching to SAP Business ByDesign

Had all the functionality and was suitable for an SME, whereas most of the other multi currency systems were too large, and would have cost too much and taken too long in implementation.
Jane S.
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
1
Features
1
Ease of Use
1
Customer Support
0

1
Reviewed on 18/08/2018

SAP by design - very cumbersome and confused

Pros

SAP is very good in creating tasks, has many, many modules, good cloud system, document flow, personalisation.

Cons

SAP ByDeign seems to have been programmed by people with lack of accounting. VAT returns have no date or suppliers/customer names, they only show ID ref, journal red, any kind of reference except what you need to see. You are able to view these in another report after you have done VAT return!
Payment runs and customer statements are the same thing, it throughs out report which you have to accept with no view of what is in the report, assuming that everything you put in it is correct in the first place.
Very cumbersome, too many processes to do simple tasks. Very confused system!

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 16/07/2021

Best Reasource Management Soluction

I have been working with SAP resource management tool more than 3 years and this is one of the best employee performance managing tool I ever seen.

Pros

Each employee can simply input their tasks according to there JD and describe their performance during the year. Also individual can be rated to each task and more visible in line manager review.
System can access from any ware and easy to implement.

Cons

When comes to year end review process, most employees are engaging with SAP system and some times we experiencing delay response. This may be connectivity issue (bandwidth).
Other than that, System is very user friendly and easy to access.

Jérôme B.
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 12/12/2020

The best choice for mid-size companies that looks for a complete suite in the Cloud

This is our management system
We recommend it for every company that looks for multi-"all" ERP from 10 to 999 users

Pros

The product is very easy to use. SAP provides mobile applications ready to be used
All the functions that a midsize company needs are pre-set in the solution : project management, contract management, field service operations, manufacturing, acounting, finance, builtin analytics, AP, AR, inventory, crm, srm, supply chain. A great vision, well packaged product, scalable from 10 to 999 users.
It is more than robust, stable and there from 12+ years, benefiting from 42+ years of SAP experience in ERP Suites

Cons

A tighter integration with other SAP products but now we can use SAP CLOUD PLATFORM to connect everything and use RPA functions.

Alternatives Considered

Dynamics 365, Sage X3 and NetSuite

Reasons for Switching to SAP Business ByDesign

Robustness, ease of use, functionalities, SAP CLOUD, SAP HANA capabilities

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