SAP Business ByDesign Software


32 reviews(4.0/5)
32 reviews(4.0/5)

SAP Business ByDesign is a software as a service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The software is designed to serve all the key needs of a business and 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 include general ledger, fixed asset management, inventory valuation, and management accounting.

SAP Business ByDesign provides a real-time enterprise wide view of companies’ financial condition and streamlines core accounting process to manage cash and liquidity. The software allows users to manage accounts for multiple operating units, currencies, and reporting standards. Cash flow management module uses customer and supplier transaction data to get improved visibility into companies’ cash position.

SAP Business ByDesign manages all of the hosting, maintenance and upgrades of the system. The software is designed to scale with young businesses as they grow into midsize enterprises. The software supports industries such as manufacturing, wholesale distribution, project and commercial services.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Linux , Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    SAP ByD Struggles

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    SAP overall is very disorganized. I do not recommend purchasing any of their software because they promise you the world and don't deliver. Look at SAP Anywhere and S4, both have been flops up to this point.

    Pros

    It is great for SCM but that's about the only thing.

    Cons

    You have to click 10x before getting to the screen you need. It doesn't properly record revenue and doesn't offer a VSOE606 option for revenue recognition. If you're looking for an ERP you're better off using Netsuite.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Christopher from Magicard US Ltd

    Specialty: Manufacturing

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Junk By Design

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    I have used and configured many ERP systems and with out a doubt this is the worst system money could buy. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere.

    Pros

    The only pro would be it is cloud based. Beyond that there is no reason to use this in your business unless you would like to lose customers and employee's

    Cons

    Slow performance, terrible interface, not intuitive, not configurable. Crashes constantly. Poor online support, poor training guides. Ten steps to do one task. The service, HR , Marketing section are worthless. Good luck finding the correct design studio tools Absolute junk.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    SAP EXCELLET FFOR BUSINESS!

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    It is a software that integrates the necessary modules to carry a company and integrates all the information. It is also very easy to use.

    Cons

    I do not have anything bad to say.The program is very friendly

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jane from Mugi

    Specialty: Retail

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    SAP by design - very cumbersome and confused

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    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!

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees

    August 2018

    Best work program

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Great program for asset management and accountancy.

    Cons

    Interface error may occur in rare occasions.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Robel from Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA)

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    SAP Review

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    - Overall SAP is very efficient, reliable, and user-friendly

    Pros

    Easy to use and understand, like the save query as it saves me alot of time in repetitive searches I have to do
    Reports such as: accounts payable open items, cash reconciliation, cash - open items, payment monitor, and supplier account information are easily generated and always accurate

    Cons

    -When entering invoices with many lines in SAP, calculated tax amounts for each line sometimes changes as I add more lines in the invoice. Software sometimes has trouble calculating correct tax and gross amounts for invoices when multiple lines, cost centres, GL accounts, tax codes are entered
    -As I enter invoice items while entering an invoice in SAP in the view all screen, I'm unable to enter a credit memo line item. To do this I'd have to go back into basic view, enter the credit memo, then go back into view all.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    July 2018

    Ease of use rating most impressive. Very user-friendly product, and customer support is great.

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    Thanks to the automatic alerts facility you need not query the system for your information needs, but the system will ensure that the important metrics, which you have identified, are easily available to you.

    Pros

    User friendly design makes this product easy to use for any business. Accomplish daily business needs for invoices and tracking. Businesses can get real time information on the most critical business metrics.

    Cons

    Payroll is not a part of the SAP Business One solution and hence you need to purchase this from a third party. There is also often of perception of being too difficult to use for smaller businesses.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    July 2018

    Good functions and ease of use

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    Value for Money

    I am able to organize and format data for customer files and also partake in data clean up to update current customers.

    Pros

    the system is used to maintain the POs and the the business orders from various departments and products for various clients. The pros: are that it is
    -easy to use
    -maintaining optimal for new users
    -organized formatting
    -easy to interface

    Cons

    There are not problematic cons that can identified
    but to name a few there is
    -cost
    -price
    - lag/ the system loading time

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Shashank from ERP Logic

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    July 2018

    All in One

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    July 2018

    Not as versatile or customizable as it could be, but it gets the job done.

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    Value for Money

    It's a professional, auditable, secure system, and that value is more than the sum of its parts.

    Pros

    I like that SAP By Design made it possible to go from a low auditable system to a highly auditable system very quickly. There is a confidence level in SAP that is appealing to partners and customers.

    Cons

    Because it is web based, customization options are limited. With that said, I've learned that is is preferable to conform to the kind of best practices inherent within BYD than it is to keep making things up as one goes along.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Heyonil from Corporación Suiche 7B, C.A.

    July 2018

    The best tool to manage your company.

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    Control of the entire management.

    Pros

    You can manage different areas within the same software (purchases, inventories, production, etc). Once you have parameterized the software and emptied the data within the program, you can have a total visual of the business management.

    Cons

    If you are not clear about what you want to register, the software can become cumbersome. Sometimes it takes a while to start. You must have very clear the parameterization you want to do, if not ... it will generate incorrect data.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Carlos from confecciones wolf ve

    June 2018

    It is a very friendly software, reduces errors in inventories and billing, saving time and money

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    The benefits obtained by this software have been saving time, money, paper, I have control over inventories, customer information stored safely, etc.

    Pros

    You can track all transactions, who made them, time and date, to perform audits when needed, it is possible to keep a real inventory of the products we sell, provides reports that help in operations and daily budgets. It involves different areas of the company, such as marketing, accounting, sales, administration, finances, inventories, etc.

    Cons

    it does not allow to go back and make changes in the billing, neither it is easy neither fast to change information of clients

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Rodrigoº from Strategya

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2018

    SAP Business ByDesign the real cloud ERP

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    It is a true ERP in the cloud, with all the advantages of being 100% web, it is a solution in HTML5, with which you can manage it 100% on your tablet or mobile phone. It has BI and CRM, that surpasses the traditional ERPs and with Hana accounts with very good operating performance.

    Pros

    SAP Business ByDesign is an ERP very easy to use, to implement and that allows to have 360º information of the whole company in real time. It is very easy to learn to use by the end users. It has very good integrated BI reports. It's the beautiful SAP

    Cons

    SAP does not do much promotion to the product, to success stories and not much is known about its strengths in what the cloud managed by SAP itself. I consider the ERP's weakness in advanced manufacturing functions, in the management of mass purchases and in the capacity of large batches of information.

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  • Jhon Jairo from University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

    May 2018

    Tool used in the industrial field

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    Pros

    Functional tool for the organization of work orders, industrial logistics, its different interdisciplinary modules make it a highly requested tool

    Cons

    the tool does not have free information for its learning, it is linked to second persons for its learning and its high cost makes it a difficult tool to reach for small and medium enterprises

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    May 2018

    Easily implemented, easily accessible software with inefficient training

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    The program allowed me to easily manipulate orders for clients, whether large or small. There's always an ease of understanding of how the system works, although there is a significant training investment required before it becomes user-friendly.

    Pros

    I like the customizability and the openness to the software. There is a lot of maneuverability within SAP that is unmatched elsewhere, which is largely due to the fact that modules are built in-house. The support team for SAP is immense, and having worked with two pharmaceutical giants, the one that used SAP had more power to implement new functions.

    Cons

    The turnaround time on updates/upgrades is awful, there's just no other way to put it. You could design a new software from the ground up between updates.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    May 2018

    Efficient System for CRM and Financial Management

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    SAP is known for efficient and reliable ERP Systems worldwide and the ByDesign suite is no exception. It's easy to generate reports and manage the work flows once you get to understand how to use it

    Cons

    The license costs can be stiff, especially for small and medium sized organizations with a few users

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    April 2018

    I use the industrial version but work for a retail company so that is a challenge on its own.

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    Learning about purchasing items from over seas as well as charging customers and processing POs. My first system in the"real world"

    Pros

    I like being able to view all of the settings of an item on one screen and ability to customize setting such as restricting to specific vendors.

    Cons

    I don't like that i can't view one style at a time but I believe that is due to the model that my company chose to purchase. We work with multiple sizes, it would be easier to view at a style level.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Moises from Espromed bio

    April 2018

    it´s enterprise resource planning and business software system fully integrated under ondemand techn

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    Pros

    this so nice and Ideal for small or medium-sized companies that have an important expansion and growth plan, and for large multinationals with plans for implementation in new countries.

    Cons

    this software includes a management of insufficient incidence in some occasions especially for customer service centers with considerable size

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Rebecca from University of Tokyo

    April 2018

    Used this in a previous job for processing orders. Found it acceptable, but not amazing.

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    Allowed me to do my job smoothly and with little hassle.

    Pros

    - Once someone explains the basics of it to you, it's reasonably easy to use.
    - The documentation for this software is very good and allows you to find out how to do what you need to do quite quickly. Furthermore, if you encounter issues the customer service is very good and fast.

    Cons

    - The user interface feels like it's stuck in the 1990s. I understand that it's more about functionality than appearance, but starting at it for a whole workday can be quite a gloomy experience. It doesn't feel like a nice 'atmosphere' to work in, and I feel some aesthetic improvements would vastly improve user experience.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • keith from Signature Brands

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    April 2018

    SAP software is always great

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    Value for Money

    We have Used this system for the ERP system to maintain the clients and customers and make the organization connected

    Pros

    SAP has very different kind of products but this one is one of the Best as it comes in cloud which reduces the infrastructure cost and time to implement and also it has both ERP and CRM

    Cons

    SAP software are slow compared to other software and this one is not exception. Reports can sometimes run slow, especially from mobile

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
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