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November 9, 2017
SAP Business ByDesign For Medium-Sized Enterprises
Ataway SAP Experts

SAP Business ByDesign is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning and business management software product designed for medium-sized enterprises by SAP. It was launch by on 19 September 2007 during an event in New York. SAP Business ByDesign gives fast-growing, mid-market businesses the platform to scale and compete without the complexity and cost. This cloud-based ERP solution connects every function across your company to time-tested best practices and in-depth analytics. It leverages SAP Hana's in-memory computing.



screenshot of SAP Business ByDesign



The software is designed to track end-to-end business processes across the following scenarios (referred to by SAP as "modules):

  • –      Executive management support for achieving company goals
  • –      Financial management for financials and accounting (general ledger accounting, accounts receivable accounting, accounts payable accounting, asset accounting, bank accounting, inventory accounting, dunning notices, collections)
  • –      Customer relationship management – or CRM – including customer database, complaints management, returns, warranty processing, and contact history
  • –      Human resources management for personnel administration (employee administration, organizational management, time and attendance management, payroll, and statutory reporting)
  • –      Supply chain management for logistics, warehouse management, and material procurement (production planning, material requirements planning, order processing, physical inventory management, and support for barcodes and RFID)
  • –      Project management for managing projects, scheduling and budget planning, sales management, time and attendance management, travel expense management, expense settlement, invoice and credit memo creation
  • –      Supplier relationship management for managing purchasing processes (online shop system, catalog search, order status, order history)
  • –      Compliance management to meet legal requirements and standards (standard reports, financial analyses)




Sap ByDesign was built on the principles of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The underlying technology stack is a multi-tenancy enabled SAP NetWeaver stack, leveraging SAP's in-memory HANA database.

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.


Why SAP Business ByDesign?

SAP Business ByDesign is tailored to companies that need a solid ERP Solution with no additional IT employees to operate, host and maintain the solution. SAP Business ByDesign is best suited to companies with only limited in-house IT resources. The functions can be rented for several months at a time and, if required, can be enhanced or omitted altogether.

This cloud-based ERP solution connects every function across your company – from finance to CRM – to time-tested best practices and in-depth analytics. You’ll get the foundation to scale and compete without the complexity and cost, so you can grow your business your way –anytime, anywhere, and on almost any device.

• Run your entire business on one secure cloud suite
• Streamline end-to-end processes and maximize efficiency across your organization
• Gain timely business insights with integrated analytics and reporting
•  Drive operational excellence with built-in business processes
•  Manage your business from anywhere, at any time, with built-in mobile apps


You will find more information in this details document on SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1708 Highlights DownloadSAP Hana.
Interested in learning more about how you can take advantage of SAP Business ByDesign, Building your Business case or looking for some help in defining your Cloud strategy to support your digital transformation? The Ataway SAP Business ByDesign experts team is here to help you and make your digital transformation a success. Consider talking to one of our local Ataway offices. Ataway has worked on several SAP S/4HANA implementations and can help you. Consult with Ataway’s team of experts today to learn more or send us an email:
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