What is SAP Business ByDesign?

Intelligent Cloud ERP for the Mid-Market

Cast your mind back to 2007… AC Milan have got revenge on Liverpool to win the Champions League Final, Rihanna has taken over the charts with Umbrella and The Simpsons Movie is in the cinemas. Thinking back, it might seem like any other 12 months, but it was also the year that SAP Business ByDesign (BYD) was launched.

SAP Business ByDesign is a born in the cloud ERP solution delivered on a software as a service (SaaS) model. The solution is aimed at medium-sized organisations accommodating 20 users up to 10,000 without constraints. Users pay a single recurring monthly subscription to access the system.  

BYD is updated quarterly to provide mid-market users with the latest SAP innovation. The solution is used by more than 11,000 companies globally across more than 130 countries. BYD supports more than 20 languages, includes more than 20 standard localisations, and is typically deployed in a minimum of 8 to 12 weeks.   

What is SAP Business ByDesign

What is included in SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign includes several core modules that are filled with SAP best-practice scenario processes. These features help organisations to unify all core functions in a single, end-to-end business suite.

Modules for finance, customer relationship management, human resources, project management, procurement and supply chain management help organisations to integrate key processes, store critical business information on a single database and use in-depth business intelligence tools.

In addition to the core functionality, the ERP solution is easily customised with nearly 9,000 separate add-ons available to seamlessly bolt into the system. This helps companies working with the professional services, manufacturing or wholesale distribution sectors to use industry-specific functionality to grow, innovate and boost profits. 

How much is SAP Business ByDesign

Each BYD system must include SAP’s base package. The SAP Business ByDesign Base Package includes two advanced users and three core users. This means that every BYD system will have a minimum of five users.

Also included within the base package is access to a productive and test tenant, and three-country specific versions in a dedicated multi-tenant system. There are three different user types for SAP Business ByDesign: Advanced, Core and Self-Service. The number of users in each of these categories will determine how much the solution will cost your business overall. Self-service user licenses start from as little as £15 per user, per month.

Unlike other ERP solutions, companies who run BYD will never have to pay for updates or the latest mid-market innovation. Included within the Base Package, companies automatically receive quarterly releases as part of their license agreement.  You can use our handy online SAP Business ByDesign quotation tool to generate a quote to deploy and run this end-to-end business suite across your company. 


SAP Business ByDesign Intro Pack

SAP Business ByDesign Brochure

What is the difference between SAP Business One and SAP Business ByDesign?

This is a question that a lot of people ask. The solutions are both enterprise resource planning systems so are similar in lots of ways. But not in others. For instance, SAP Business ByDesign has been developed and designed specifically for users to work in real-time in a virtual environment. SAP Business One is mostly deployed in the cloud, although you still have the option to run an on-premise solution. Although BYD has a deeper range of functionality that comes as standard, not all these tools may not be required by all organisations - whereas the majority of businesses will utilise the core tools in SAP Business One. B1 also has an extended eco-system meaning it is more agile and flexibility in its extensibility.

SAP Business ByDesign is likely to be deployed by a fast-growing organisation that needs to scale quickly or an organisation that has ambitions to move out of the SME space. BYD is cloud ERP for the mid-market. Organisations typically start with around 20 users and then work their way up. In many cases, it’ll be the only ERP solution a company ever needs and uses.

Another benefit of using SAP Business ByDesign is that users always have access to the latest innovation on the platform. SAP have a continuous innovation commitment to BYD meaning users are always equipped with the latest tools. Product updates are included as standard and delivered regularly throughout the year without having to plan an upgrade strategy.   

If you’re unsure what solution is right for you, get in touch with one of our ERP experts today to find you the perfect solution.

Where is SAP ByDesign hosted?

Typically, SAP Business ByDesign is hosted on SAP’s shared cloud infrastructure. This public cloud environment is hosted within SAP’s European data centres – other options are available, depending on your location. This shared environment is suited to smaller organisations who want to enjoy the efficiency and speed of working from a world-class platform. Public cloud options also provide more cost-effective hosting pricing.

Privately managed hosting cloud platforms are also available for SAP Business ByDesign for larger companies who require a dedicated environment specifically for their company. 

Want to take to discuss your SAP Business ByDesign hosting options or arrange a FREE test drive for your company? Contact one of our BYD experts today to find out more about this mid-market Cloud ERP system. 


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