SAP Business ByDesign, the best "next step" for SMEs

Dec 05, 2015 posted by Kellton Tech Media Team

December 05, 2015: Many small and medium-sized businesses, especially those with multiple locations, or international offices wonder what the next step in a mission-critical ERP system should be for them as they grow.

They might not be ready for a more demanding “Tier-1” solution like those used by the Fortune 500 companies. Yet, they would like the same quality and flexibility for growth offered by those solutions.  SAP has the answer.

SAP Business ByDesign is best fit for manufacturing, distribution, and professional service organizations needing and/or wanting to replace point solutions, manual processes and spreadsheets.  It is for companies who need sophisticated business software but don't want to support an IT backbone.  In fact, SAP Business ByDesign is only available as a cloud-based solution, with 24x7 SAP monitoring and support.

You can run your entire company in a single cloud-based business management suite that covers everything from ERP to CRM, procurement, supply chain, and project management.  You can streamline processes, boost efficiency, gain business insight with integrated real-time analytics, and access information and business functionality anytime, anywhere on mobile devices standard.

Today, almost no one questions the power, simplicity, and ease-of-use of cloud applications.  Besides these inherent benefits, SAP Business ByDesign was also created to interface with SAP’s larger flagship solutions, ECC and Business All-in-One.  This allows smaller divisions of large multinational corporations to use Business ByDesign but also integrate with their parent company and vice-versa without customization or development.

SAP Business ByDesign is licensed through monthly subscription fees, calculated on a named-user basis.  All core services, such as backup, recovery, upgrades, and trouble-shooting are covered by SAP and included in the monthly fee.  Also, company growth and scalability is not limited in the traditional sense for a solution designed for small and mid-size companies.  Skull Candy, a maker of headphones and audio listening devices, and an early SAP Business ByDesign adopter reported revenues last year of $240 Million. 

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