SAP Business ByDesign Software


 

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.

 

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

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Christopher from Magicard US Ltd
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2018

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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Jane from Mugi
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2018

August 2018

SAP by design - very cumbersome and confused

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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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Rodrigoº from Strategya
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

SAP Business ByDesign the real cloud ERP

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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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Leah from KLN Manufacturing
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

All in one & easy

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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.

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gwen from Helios Towers Africa
Specialty: Telecommunications
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Good system - hard to use

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good system if you know how to use it

Pros

Good functionality
logical system
good documentation for support
good best practice standard processes

Cons

difficult to use
lack of expertise on how to use this system in the market
rigid - difficult to do customization

 
 

Patrick from Paulson Manufacturing Corp.
Specialty: Plastics / Rubber
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

SAP Business ByDesign

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Overall, a very robust and insightful ERP system that connects all departments and ensures workflows and processes are being done correctly.

Pros

The fact that it's cloud-based is great for getting insights from any device, anywhere. Also, the extensive reports you're able to generate gives you great real-time data of your KPIs.

Cons

The customer support could use a little improvement in terms of data migration and system implementation.

Advice to Others

Make sure you partner with a company whose expertise is in implementing this software into an organization.

 
 

Dan from CeloNova BioSciences
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Constantly working to update functionality

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I have been using SAP ByD for 2+ years now. We have the system in use for 3 separate companies, worldwide. We use the Fixed Assets module, Travel and Expenses, Cost Accounting, Manufacturing, Sales. It handles everything quite well.

Pros

The thinking is done for us. Other software would require some background programming, this one has it all updated to the current government agency settings.

Cons

The freezing on screens, when I try to run specific reports.

Advice to Others

Worth the investment streamlined everything for us.

 
 

Bo from Foxconn, NSGT
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

SAP ByDesign

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It's a one of the best ERP solution from SAP for small to midsized companies. It's cloud based ERP which reduces the implementation cost, and you can customize the way you like it, as well as flexible integration with other products. The UI is very user friendly too.

Cons

Some times it is very slow

 
 

Leah from KLN Manufacturing
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Everything is done for you!

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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.

Advice to Others

I personally would recommend this product to anyone looking to upgrade or start out with an ERP / MRP. This tool is very robust, you can bring on one module at a time, and all different implementation partners know what they are doing, as SAP validates their abilities first. This is a very well-thought out product.

 
 

Rod from Acclimation
Specialty: High Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Great platform for professional services

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Having reviews the cloud ERP landscape I found that SAP Business ByDesign is the most competitive platform for manufacturing

 
 

Curtis from Navigator
Specialty: Software / Technology

January 2015

January 2015

SAP Business ByDesign: Flexible, adaptable, scalable ERP

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Likes Best

SAP has more than 40 years of best business practices built into the software. Then, to have a cloud-based product that reduces IT infrastructure, and keeps my business information where I need it, when I need it, is truly a win-win for any business.

Likes Least

If there was one thing I did not like about SAP, it would be their time-to-market. They are consistently 6 months behind. However, I also think this is one of their strengths - which is to not bring a product to market before it is ready. SAP has always done well in this regard.

Recommendations

Do you research. Make sure your processes are in line with supporting an ERP. Ask yourself if your business is ready for ERP. If so, look at SAP. It is not just for big companies. It is for your company.

 
 
 
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Eileen from Pharmaceutical
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Newbee

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I'm a new bee at SAP Business it is useful for pulling reports and I like the graphs and comparative reports

Cons

Does not seem user friendly. Looks like it's very old

Review Source: Capterra
 

Hannah from White ridge dental
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

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Pros

I used this as a CRM with one of my prior employeers. It can do just about everything you want it to for a CRM.

Cons

I found that you had to click a lot while navigating the software which at times felt like too much.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Sap

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Pros

Keeps accounting organized and a large amount of data all in one place

Cons

Not very user friendly when it comes to functionality

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Accounting tool for you

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I was able to automate certain processes in the business thanks to SAP.

Pros

Able to customize the software as per the business requirements was something I needed and there you go I found SAP Business.

Cons

Took me little time to get familiar with the product. But overall I love it because of the report creation and it is cloud based.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Debbie from ELD Landscape
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

SAP

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It is very easy to schedule and dispatch calls

Cons

Invoicing has some issues such as format is confusing for the client.

Review Source: Capterra
 


September 2018

September 2018

SAP ByD Struggles

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 


August 2018

August 2018

SAP EXCELLET FFOR BUSINESS!

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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

Review Source: Capterra
 


August 2018

August 2018

Best work program

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Great program for asset management and accountancy.

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Interface error may occur in rare occasions.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Robel from Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA)
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2018

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.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

Good functions and ease of use

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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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Shashank from ERP Logic
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2018

July 2018

All in One

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Heyonil from Corporación Suiche 7B, C.A.

July 2018

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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Carlos from confecciones wolf ve

June 2018

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jhon Jairo from University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

May 2018

May 2018

Tool used in the industrial field

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

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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

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

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.

Review Source: Capterra
 


May 2018

May 2018

Efficient System for CRM and Financial Management

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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

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Moises from Espromed bio

April 2018

April 2018

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

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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.

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

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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