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SAP Business ByDesign

All About SAP Business ByDesign

Information essential to your ERP research.

SAP Business ByDesign is a complete, cloud-based ERP solution for fast-growing, mid-market businesses and subsidiaries that want to scale without complexity and unnecessary cost.

With SAP Business ByDesign, you get an affordable way to manage your entire business as an integrated whole, from accounting and financials, purchasing, inventory, sales and customer support, all the way to operations, logistics, project management and human resources.

As a modular, scalable solution, SAP Business ByDesign is fully customizable, includes more than 255 integrations out of the box, and equally supports businesses with 20 employees and those that have grown to 1,500 or more. At the same time, it comes with preconfigured business processes and best practices that make it a turnkey solution.

Thousands of businesses around the world choose SAP Business ByDesign because it helps growing small to mid-market firms and subsidiaries of larger corporations streamline business processes, gain greater insight into operations, make faster decisions using real-time data, and drive growth and profitability. Some of the biggest reasons that fast-growing businesses choose SAP Business ByDesign:

  • Low total cost of ownership.
  • All your departmental needs are met with a single solution.
  • Quick and easy. It can be up and running in a matter of days or weeks.
  • Everything you need now and as you grow.
  • Industry-Specific. Pre-built and tailored for your specific industry needs.
  • Offers 43 localized versions, multi-currency support, and a global user base.


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Who is SAP Business ByDesign For?

Company Size: Small to midsize companies, $25-500M in annual revenue

Users: 20-1000

Industry Support: See Industries

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If you are wanting to learn about SAP Business ByDesign in-detail, you are in the right place!

We have assembled nearly everything you and your team will need to gain a full understanding of the platform and finally to make a completely informed decision on if it is right for your company. Deciding on ERP software is a big decision—we are here to help. The following page is likely the most comprehensive repository of SAP ByDesign information that we know of. You'll find everything from Why One Would Chose SAP ByDesign, to A Giant Feature List, to Pricing, to Common Integrations. Enjoy, and please reach out for any questions you have!


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SAP Business ByDesign is an affordable, easy-to-use enterprise resource planning system (ERP) specifically designed for fast-growing small to mid-market businesses and subsidiaries of larger companies.

From financials and inventory to customer relationship management and human resources, SAP Business ByDesign integrates all major aspects of your business for end-to-end visibility, added efficiency and improved operational control. By serving as the nerve-center for your business, with all data flowing into a single, centralized system, SAP Business ByDesign enables real-time data access for faster, complete, more nimble decision-making.

SAP Business ByDesign comes with workflows and best practices that help your business run operations more efficiently from Day 1. It also scales with your business, so you don’t have to change systems as you grow.

Suite in a Box

SAP Business ByDesign serves as an integrated solution that comes with all you need to run your business out of the box. It brings complete visibility and control over every aspect of your organization, and it captures critical business information for immediate, real-time access company-wide.

Unlike spreadsheets or standalone business software, SAP Business ByDesign brings together all areas of your business for faster, more complete data access and control.

Turnkey with Best Practices Built-In

Standard processes and industry best practices are built into the system by default, so companies can grow faster and focus on their core strengths instead of reinventing common processes. Prepackaged industry solutions and standard implementations also can cut ERP cost and setup time by more than half, enabling businesses to roll out the solution in weeks instead of months or years.

At the same time, SAP Business ByDesign is highly customizable and comes with a software development kit (SDK) for deep customization if required. You get the exact functionality and processes you need for your business without compromises.

Built for Growth

Use the same software solution for running your business whether you have 20 employees and one location or 10,000 employees and operations that span the globe. SAP Business ByDesign supports rapid growth by scaling with a business, and firms can adopt the suite for one part of a business and add functionality later as they expand.

Because SAP Business ByDesign is hosted in the cloud, firms pay for only for what they need today, with the option to add additional capacity seamlessly later on.

Businesses also can easily move from Business ByDesign to SAP’s industry-leading enterprise ERP solutions when the time comes, ensuring process continuity and uninterrupted growth at any scale.

Total Financial Control

With a complete set of tools for managing and streamlining your financial operations, including analytics, SAP Business ByDesign gives you total visibility and control over your company’s financial picture.

Automation also improves accounting tasks such as tax calculations, maintenance of ledger and journal entries, and multi-currency transactions.

Purchasing Optimization for Better Margins

A systematic approach for procurement helps drive profitability and avoid supply chain disruption. SAP Business ByDesign supports the complete order-to-pay cycle from requesting vendor quotes and creating purchase requests to handling receipts, invoices, returns and supplier payments.

Reporting tools built into the system help your business easily compare suppliers based on price, quality and other factors such as shipping times, which helps with spotting cost savings and strengthening your supply chain.

Transparent Inventory and Distribution

Track and manage both inventory and distribution with complete visibility.

SAP Business ByDesign provides real-time access to stock levels, inventory updates and availability checks. Inventory can be valued using costing, moving average, FIFO or other methods.

Inbound and outbound shipments, including transfers and item location, can be monitored in real-time. Standard and special pricing can be managed and applied by volume, cash or customer discounts, and automated reports can show their impact.

Powerful Business Intelligence, Analytics and Reporting

Make better business decisions with analytics and reporting tools that aggregate your operational data and highlight opportunities for additional growth.

Automated report generation, more than 500 standard reports, and real-time analytics help you understand your data. Role-based dashboards and Microsoft Excel integration also make it accessible.

SAP Business ByDesign uses an in-memory analytics platform for faster analysis. It also integrates with SAP Crystal Reports, one of the most powerful and complete analytics tools for generating ad hoc indicators and reports.

Employee Enablement

Empower employees to make faster, more informed decisions by capturing data company-wide and making it available in real-time. With SAP Business ByDesign, you can capture all sales, customer, operations and financial information and make it accessible to employees on an as-needed basis.

By having all your business data in a centralized system instead of disconnected spreadsheets, you also can cut down on data entry and unnecessary employee costs.

Easy Extendibility

Customize your ERP system for your particular business and industry needs. SAP Business ByDesign comes with all you need out of the box, but it also was designed for easy integration with best-of-breed and industry-specific solutions from other software providers.

With more than 255 integration points and a robust software development kit for customized code, SAP Business ByDesign both works as a turnkey solution and in conjunction with other systems.


Built on the SAP Cloud and run on industry-leading cloud provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS), SAP Business ByDesign features wide connectivity with other online software platforms, a robust API, and support for all major browsers and mobile devices.

By moving processes to SAP Business ByDesign, companies can quickly and easily achieve digital transformation and end-to-end cloud-based operations.

Ongoing Upgrades and Innovation

Stay current with technology trends such as artificial intelligence by running on a platform with continuous innovation and automatic updates. When businesses choose to run their operations with Business ByDesign, they benefit from the ongoing innovation of the world’s largest ERP developer, SAP.

Instead of grappling with expensive and time-consuming upgrades, businesses get this innovation hassle-free because all hardware and software is maintained by SAP in the cloud.

Rock-Solid Security

Ensure the highest possible security for your business data by having it hosted on a platform built for security and trusted by thousands of the world’s most successful businesses.

SAP Business ByDesign is run on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, which has been designated by the U.S. government as safe for documents that require top secret clearance.

All data is encrypted in transit and at rest on the server, and multi-factor authentication combined with fine-grained, role-based access controls protects data from unauthorized access.

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Whether growing fast, expanding abroad or ramping up operations after venture funding, SAP Business ByDesign is the perfect solution for small to mid-market companies that need a business system that will grow with them.

If your business has more than 20 employees, annual revenue starting around $20 million and is expanding fast, SAP Business ByDesign is made for your company.

How to Tell If SAP Business ByDesign is Right for Your Company

Business leaders often wonder if ERP is right for their organization. They also frequently ask if they should select SAP Business ByDesign or SAP Business One. Both are solutions built for small to mid-market companies.

While ERP is overkill for solopreneurs and small businesses with less than 20 employees, it makes sense for just about every other type of business. Having an integrated system that handles all aspects of business operations and serves as a single source of truth is a key component of efficiency and business competitiveness. So any company with more than 20 employees and annual revenue of at least $1 million should be using ERP.

Now let’s look at the difference between SAP’s two offerings for small to mid-sized businesses, which SAP defines as businesses with annual revenue of less than $1 billion.

SAP Business One

SAP Business One is the company’s complete ERP solution for small to medium-sized businesses of roughly $1M to $25 million in revenue, and it handles everything from accounting and financials to operations, sales and customer service.

More than 60,000 businesses use SAP Business One, with most having between 10 and 200 employees and between $1 million and $50 million in annual revenue. Subsidiaries of larger organizations also use the solution frequently.

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign is SAP’s mid-market solution for fast-growing businesses. It is an entirely cloud-based ERP system, unlike SAP Business One that is available both on-premise and in the cloud. SAP Business ByDesign also includes more than 255 integrations out of the box, and it scales better for businesses that are rapidly moving from SMB to larger enterprise.

That’s not to say that small businesses don’t also use SAP Business ByDesign. While the largest group of users are businesses with between 50-200 employees and between $10 million and $50 million in annual revenue, businesses with between $1 million and $10 million in annual revenue and 10-49 employees are almost equally represented.

Because there is an overlap between the two solutions, here’s a further way you can tell if SAP Business ByDesign is right for your company.

Business Characteristics

  • Annual revenue between $25 million and $500 million
  • More than 150 employees
  • Growing fast (whether services, products or in new territories)
  • Operating globally (currently or in the near future)
  • Evolving business model (either strategically or due to external factors)


Technology Characteristics

  • Limited IT staff
  • Preference for cloud services
  • Too many manual processes
  • Using other SAP products (such as Concur or Success Factors)


Buying Characteristics

  • Seeks funding and needs an IT system that can scale
  • Recently received venture funding
  • Recently was acquired or merged/acquired a competitor
  • Needs a secure business platform
  • Is a new subsidiary
  • Underwent a change in business model
  • Auditors will no longer audit the business

If same of these characteristics sound like your company, you’re probably ready for SAP Business ByDesign.


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Key Features of SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign gives you visibility and control over your entire business. Increase efficiency, uncover new opportunities and make decisions in real-time with an ERP platform designed for SMBs and built to grow with your organization.

Some of the key features of SAP Business ByDesign:

  • Integrated system architecture that manages all your company data
  • Complete operational visibility and control
  • End-to-end business process automation
  • Precise real-time reporting and analytics
  • Customization for business and industry-specific requirements
  • Secure data access anytime, anywhere
  • Lower total cost of ownership and a quick return on investment
  • Blazing fast speed powered by SAP HANA in-memory computing

Each department of your business benefits uniquely from running SAP ByDesign.

Increase margins, cut down on errors and make better business decisions with robust financial management tools that help you streamline operations.

  • Improve financial visibility with real-time access to all financial information within your company.
  • Automate standard accounting processes such as journal entries, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.
  • Track fixed assets, manage cash flow, control budgets and oversee project costs with precision and efficiency.
  • Simplify management of fixed assets with automation and virtual functions that reduce the need for repetitive and manual data entry.
  • Efficiently process bank statements, reconciliations and payments through a wide variety of methods, including cash, check, bank transfer and payment in kind.
  • Build standard and custom reports with real-time data for better planning and audit review processes.
  • Oversee the entire sales process and customer lifecycles at a glance.

Easily manage sales processes and oversee the complete customer lifecycle from first contact to close, all the way to after-sales service and support.

  • Develop, manage and assess marketing activities for turning prospects into customers and increasing sales and profitability.
  • Monitor opportunities and leads throughout the full sales cycle.
  • Synchronize and store all customer data in one location and make it accessible through Microsoft Outlook and other systems.
  • Meet GDPR and other regulatory requirements for customer data security and accessibility.
  • Develop and manage warranty contracts and service agreements.
  • Quickly log and respond to customer service inquires.
  • Create custom reports or use templates for each part of the sales process, including forecasting and pipeline management.
  • Empower sales staff by enabling them to access and update product and sales information in real-time from their laptop or mobile phone.

Oversee all aspects human capital management quickly and easily, whether staff or independent contractors. Hire, onboard, track utilization and stay compliant with government, state and local regulations all from a single platform.

  • Manage all employee data, including contract details, salary, overtime, holiday, leaves of absence, and loans.
  • Track attendance and run automated payroll calculations and pay stubs.
  • Assign and manage vacation days, calculate carry-over leaves, and auto-generate employee status reports.
  • Automatically process reimbursements.
  • Set up earnings and deduction rules, end of service processes and gratuity calculations.
  • Manage employee loan plans and installments, collect payments and reflect loans on pay stubs.
  • Automate payments and pay stubs.
  • Create and manage air ticket rules by employee, manage airline ticket issuing and automatically reimburse for unused air tickets.

Take complete control of inventory with end-to-end inventory tracking, automated reporting and advanced management functions that cut down on inventory issues and wastage.

  • Make smarter inventory decisions with detailed reports on stock transactions and inventory valuations, inventory counts, BOMs, production planning and material requirements.
  • Track inventory in real-time by item or bin location.
  • Manage inventory in multiple warehouses and locations using FIFO, actual by lot or serial, moving average or standard costing.
  • Use serial and batch management for tracking goods throughout the inventory cycle.
  • Produce complete item list, transaction and valuation reports.
  • Use min/max designation and reporting.
  • Maintain multiple units of measurement and item price in both local and foreign currencies.
  • Capture goods receipts and goods issues automatically.
  • Set up consignment, drop-ship and back-to-back order processes.
  • Enable pick and pack fulfillment.
  • Automate shipping, returns and stock refillment.
  • Initiate inventory cycle counts to avoid full physical inventories and stock counting delays.

Improve production efficiency and quality control while driving greater margins with comprehensive production management tools.

  • Issue and maintain multilevel bills of materials (BOMs) with items, resources (capacity), and text (instructions).
  • Calculating material requirements with forecast wizards.
  • Manages prices for BOMs at global levels.
  • Plan better with pool controls that can be defined by volume of work.
  • Issue production orders manually or by backflush.
  • Execute quality tests during material flow from initial procurement through the complete manufacturing process.
  • Use advanced planning and scheduling tools for viewing order times, lead times, transition periods, capacity allocations, BOMs, batch groups and resource availability.
  • Manage supply chains with real-time visibility through EDI, blanket orders and automated transaction triggers.
  • Cost estimate for standard and custom manufacturing with automatic profit margin calculation.
  • Deploy custom dashboards for quick production data access and flexible ad-hoc queries and analysis.
  • Manage product variants to configure, calculate and integrate with existing products.
  • Oversee projects with real-time, cross-functional project management reporting that includes manufacturing and logistics management, cost accounting, controlling, among others.

Optimize purchasing with greater pricing and availability visibility and complete control over management of the order-to-pay cycle, including invoices, receipts, returns and payments.

  • Simplify procurement processes such as purchase order and good receipts creation, requisition requests, and returns management.
  • Audit more easily with matching documents, viewing information trails, and multi-currency support.
  • Centralize purchasing for visibility and greater control of spend.
  • See account balances and analyze purchases alongside detailed item information including price lists and tax information.
  • Manage supply chain disruptions and optimize supplier relationships with real-time visibility into availability and cost.
  • Process invoices, cancellations and credit memos with purchase order reference numbers.
  • Schedule purchases and oversee future material needs.
  • Automatically create integrated reports with real-time data and push these reports to dashboards, desktops and mobile devices.

Spot trends and improve decision-making with BI, analytics and reporting tools that make sense of your company’s data.

  • View data from multiple sources and create or customize reports without the need for IT overhead.
  • Analyze data without a learning curve by using standard Microsoft Excel functionality.
  • Improve the speed of analysis with drag and drop, data set relations, drill-downs, search and workflow-based alerts.
  • Create intuitive BI dashboards with an interactive dashboard builder.
  • Quickly improve visibility with predefined key performance indicators.
  • Enhance reports with powerful data visualization tools.

Streamline reporting and improve insight with automation and easy-to-use analytics tools.

  • Generate reports with integrated data from across the company.
  • Automate creation of standard and custom reports.
  • Make data available in real-time with mobile access, dashboards and automated reports.
  • Track KPIs in real-time such as revenue, cost and cashflow.
  • Analyze data with a powerful analytics engine.
  • Streamline data search and the creation of on-demand standard or ad hoc reports.

ByDesign becomes even more powerful with SAP Analytics Cloud.

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Operate without system slowdown by running on SAP’s robust, in-memory SAP HANA platform for superior performance.

  • Grow without worrying about performance issues, system tuning or scalability.
  • Run embedded analytics and high-performance functions without system lag.
  • Focus on business growth instead of IT systems management.

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Turnkey Industry Solutions

 Cut costs, implementation time and headaches by choosing one of Navigator’s prepackaged industry solutions. Our prepackaged industry solutions are standard implementations of SAP Business ByDesign tailored for the processes, functionality and needs of a given industry vertical.

These industry solutions are built on the same SAP Business ByDesign platform used by thousands of businesses worldwide, with special configurations and added functionality.

  • SAP Business ByDesign for Life Sciences helps SMB life sciences firms through each stage of their evolving business by providing cost predictability for pre-revenue, capital intensive clinical trials, scaling and distribution phases, as well as added regulatory, traceability and validation functions required by life sciences firms.
  •  SAP Business ByDesign for Consumer Products Manufacturers provides wide integration with suppliers, retail stores and eCommerce solutions, as well as robust serialization and warranty support for businesses that focus on consumer products.
  •  SAP Business ByDesign for Manufacturing is tailored for managing complex supply chains, enabling just-in-time delivery, tracking production, supporting multi-location shipping, connecting with vendors and suppliers through EDI and other manufacturing-specific requirements.
  •  SAP Business ByDesign for Retail helps retail businesses handle complex supply chains, meet omni-channel customer support needs, manage multiple supplier and retail outlets, connect with eCommerce channels and accurately forecast product demand.
  •  SAP By Design for Wholesale Distribution is tailored for distributors that need to manage supply chains, logistics, warehousing, inventory, eCommerce, promotional pricing, rebate offers and the many other variables that come with the wholesale distribution business.

Prepackaged Industry Solutions

Cut costs, implementation time and headaches by choosing one of Navigator’s prepackaged industry solutions. Our prepackaged industry solutions are standard implementations of SAP Business ByDesign tailored for the processes, functionality and needs of a given industry vertical.

These industry solutions are built on the same SAP Business ByDesign platform used by thousands of businesses worldwide, with special configurations and added functionality.


SAP Business ByDesign for Life Sciences helps SMB life sciences firms through each stage of their evolving business by providing cost predictability for pre-revenue, capital intensive clinical trials, scaling and distribution phases, as well as added regulatory, traceability and validation functions required by life sciences firms.

SAP Business ByDesign for Life Sciences supports:

  • Complex supply-chain visibility, including better track & trace materials & transactions
  • Compliance with FDA: CFR 21 Part 11
  • Global project management, collaboration and project cost functionality
  • Out-of-the box integration to SAP Jam
  • Out-of-the box regulatory compliance and quality control functionality
  • CAPA (Corrective Action Preventive Action) support
  • Recall management
  • Electronic signature support
  • Supplier and internal quality audit support
  • Plant maintenance support
  • Multi-location support: country, company, language, currency, taxes, GAAP and regulations
  • Designed for GDPRcompliance

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SAP Business ByDesign for Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturers provides wide integration with suppliers, retail stores and eCommerce solutions, as well as robust serialization and warranty support for businesses that focus on consumer products.

SAP Business ByDesign for Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturers comes with:

  • Multi-company, multi-country, multi-language, and currency support
  • Seamless EDI and 3PL integration
  • One-click integration with all major eCommerce platforms
  • Serialization and warranty management
  • Robust CRM with marketing and campaign management
  • Call center/service desk functionality
  • Industry-leading mobile access
  • Enhanced analytics powered by SAP HANA

Learn more about SAP Business ByDesign for Consumer Packaged Goods.

SAP Business ByDesign for Manufacturing is tailored for managing complex supply chains, enabling just-in-time delivery, tracking production, supporting multi-location shipping, connecting with vendors and suppliers through EDI and other manufacturing-specific requirements.

SAP Business ByDesign for Manufacturing delivers:

  • Improved accuracy, transparency and consistency in cost estimates and calculations
  • Shortened quotation cycle and time-to-market
  • Increased product margins
  • Cost overruns minimization
  • Value-at-risk rate improvement
  • Flexible manufacturing strategies
  • Collaboration across departments

Learn more about SAP Business ByDesign for Manufacturing.

SAP Business ByDesign for Professional Service Organizations helps consultancies and professional service organizations of all types identify revenue leakage, track and report regulatory compliance, fully utilize project and talent resources, and manage projects in real-time along with meeting other professional service organization needs.

SAP Business ByDesign for Professional Services provides:

  • Transparency across all projects
  • Mobile apps for approvals, project tracking, time and expense recording and analytics
  • Improved billables utilization
  • Increased client satisfaction
  • Improved cash flow management
  • Enhanced project management, field service and disassembly for repairs
  • Improved reporting with Navigator’s eSuite Reporting tool

Learn more about SAP Business ByDesign for Professional Services.

SAP Business ByDesign for Retail helps retail businesses handle complex supply chains, meet omni-channel customer support needs, manage multiple supplier and retail outlets, connect with eCommerce channels and accurately forecast product demand.

SAP Business ByDesign for Retail delivers:

  • Multi-company, multi-country, multi-language and multi-currency support
  • Seamless EDI and 3PL integration
  • Serialization and warranty management
  • Robust CRM functionality with marketing and campaign management
  • Call center and service desk functionality
  • Industry-leading mobile access
  • Enhanced analytics powered by SAP HANA

Learn more about SAP Business ByDesign for Retail.

SAP Business ByDesign for Wholesale Distribution is tailored for distributors that need to manage supply chains, logistics, warehousing, inventory, eCommerce, promotional pricing, rebate offers and the many other variables that come with the wholesale distribution business.

SAP Business ByDesign for Wholesale Distributors helps with:

  • Connectivity with internet portals, eCommerce channels and shopping carts
  • Forecasting and demand planning
  • Customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Quality control for reducing shipping and returns
  • Supply chain management
  • Accurate quoting and estimating
  • Order processing
  • Warehouse management
  • Landed cost calculations
  • Purchasing
  • Multiple currencies
  • Multiple countries

Learn more about SAP Business ByDesign for Wholesale Distribution.

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SAP: A Partner You Can Trust

ERP powers your entire business, so you need a software provider you can trust both now and as your company grows.

As the world’s largest maker of ERP solutions and the 12th largest technology company in the world, SAP powers more than 404,000 businesses across 180 different countries. These include large multinationals such as BP, Coca-Cola and 3M, but also small and mid-market firms such as audio electronics maker, Skullcandy, and medical device manufacturer, CeloNova BioSciences. An estimated 77 percent of all global transactions come in contact with SAP software.

Nine out of the 10 largest U.S. corporations use SAP, as do a third of all Fortune 500 companies. But so do SMBs, which make up 80 percent of SAP’s customer base.

SAP is the market leader for ERP software, but it also is one of its pioneers. Started in 1971 by five German engineers who worked for IBM, SAP was an early developer of integrated accounting solutions (SAP stands for Systemanalyse und Programmenentwicklung, which is “systems analysis and program development” in German). As the industry grew and expanded, so did SAP’s market-leading integrated business systems, eventually encompassing financials, human resources, materials resource planning, operations, logistics and ecommerce, among other key business functions.

An enterprise IT leader by the 1990s, SAP expanded into the SMB market in 2001 when it acquired Israeli company, TopManage, which developed small business software. This became SAP Business One in 2003. In 2007, SAP then developed its SAP Business ByDesign platform, an entirely cloud-based ERP solution for SMBs that greatly reduced the cost and complexity of running an ERP system.

Navigator Business Solutions and other SAP-certified partners have built prepackaged industry solutions that further lower the cost and complexity of ERP implementation and extend the solution to more fast-growing small and mid-sized businesses. These prepackaged solutions, the next wave in ERP innovation, are built on the SAP Business ByDesign platform as turnkey ERP solutions that come preconfigured with functionality and best practices tailored for a given industry segment.

Businesses that choose SAP get the best of both worlds: A specialized solution that fits the size and needs of their business, and a solution that is built and supported by one of the largest, most stable technology companies in the world.

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Run Your Business from the Cloud with SAP Business ByDesign

Fully move your business to the cloud. With SAP Business ByDesign, all your key business processes go cloud-native, including financials, sales, inventory, production and logistics. This gives you complete real-time access to your company’s data from any location at any time. It also cuts down on deployment time, reduces costs, increases scalability, boosts security, and eliminates the need for costly hardware and software maintenance.

Spend less time maintaining your IT systems and more time running your business.

Speed, reliability and security matter, so SAP Business ByDesign runs on the SAP HANA platform [link to below SAP HANA related page], which is powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

One-Click Integration with Other Systems

Communicate in real-time with online marketplaces, ecommerce platforms, payment processors, suppliers and customers, and cloud-based software services. Because SAP Business ByDesign runs in the cloud, it makes connectivity and integration with other systems a breeze.

With Navigator’s iConnect integration platform, businesses that run SAP Business ByDesign also can connect with more than 255 popular systems with just a few clicks, including ecommerce channels such as Amazon, Ebay, Shopify and Magento, marketing automation platforms such as Salesforce and Hubspot, point of sale solutions such as NCR and Stripe, and quality management systems such as MasterControl.

  • Real-time, bi-directional data sharing
  • Robust API for custom connections
  • More than 250 one-click system integrations

When you choose SAP Business ByDesign, you automatically upgrade the data security of your business by taking advantage of the world-class data protection built into the AWS cloud. AWS uses state-of-the-art data security and loss prevention technology trusted by governments and businesses worldwide, including agencies that require security strong enough for top secret clearance. AWS infrastructure also is 20 times more reliable than typical commodity disk drives, ensuring that all your business data stays safe from hardware and software malfunctions.

  • Full visibility and control
  • High-speed performance and flawless security
  • Data encryption and regular backups
  • Auditability
  • Regulatory compliance ready

Reduce IT costs with SAP Business ByDesign by reducing implementation time and eliminating hardware and software maintenance. You also transform a large capital expense into a small ongoing operating expense.

  • Reduce IT dependence
  • No downtime or data loss
  • End hardware and software refresh cycles

Expand access to your data and business processes by making it accessible from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. With SAP Business ByDesign, distributed teams, field service, traveling employees and remote offices all can access the data they need when they need it.

  • Access anywhere, on any device (PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux)
  • Field service access and data input
  • Reduced risk of data theft or loss

Only use the resources your business needs, and easily scale as you grow. Whether scaling for seasonal demand or because of long-term business growth, SAP Business ByDesign makes it easy to add or remove users and adjust your computing needs as you go.

  • Seamlessly expand your system as your business grows
  • Automatically scale users up or down according to your needs
  • Pay for just the resources you use

Improve business agility with real-time data access and an IT systems backbone that easily connects with cloud services, can be reconfigured easily, always runs the latest technology, and requires no maintenance. SAP Business ByDesign makes your company more nimble.

  • Complete real-time data access
  • Easy connectivity with other cloud services
  • Optimized remote infrastructure with fast system performance
  • Easy deployment and configuration
  • Always current feature set
  • Runs on the SAP HANA platform [link to SAP HANA related page below] for greater performance

Learn more about SAP Business ByDesign.

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SAP Business ByDesign: Powered by SAP HANA

SAP Business ByDesign runs on SAP HANA, the industry-leading in-memory computing platform that delivers blazingly fast application performance for processing and analyzing large volumes of data in real-time.

By choosing SAP Business ByDesign, you free your business from the performance issues and hardware maintenance that comes from running on your own IT infrastructure. SAP HANA is simpler, easier and faster than running applications on your own hardware.

Efficiency. Advanced search capabilities and interactive analysis tools help employees get the data they need without assistance from the IT department.

Value. A simple, scalable IT solution with the power to drive a Fortune 500 company but a price point SMBs can afford.

Business Intelligence. A single platform that combines transactions and analytics with pre-build BI applications for greater insight.

Agility. Real-time business information that is accessible from anywhere to help drive faster decision-making.

  • Real-time data access across your entire organization.
  • Ready out of the box, including dashboards and report templates.
  • Reduced total cost of ownership by not having to maintain hardware and software.
  • Faster responsiveness for sales, production, logistics, accounting and other business functions.
  • Quick interactive report generation for better decision-making.
  • Simplified IT management from having a single system both for transactional data and analytics.

Sophisticated Available to Promise (ATP). Monitor and reserve ATP in real-time, suggest delivery schedules and control quantity, and easily reschedule when needed.

Complete Delivery Schedule Management. Check order status and ATP, view alternative items, expedite or reschedule sales orders. 

Reliable Cash Flow Forecasting. Get real-time cashflow visibility with advanced forecasting.

Easy Analytics. Build reports with a drag-and-drop report builder that doesn’t require technical knowledge.

Faster Dashboard Creation. Design interactive dashboards with point-and-click ease for faster data sharing and deeper analysis.

Enterprise-Grade Search. Find transactional data quickly with Google-like search capabilities, apply filters, and drill down to specifics while maintaining corporate data security policies.

Integrations Your Company Needs

Companies do not exist in a bubble, and neither do their business systems. Through Navigator’s exclusive, cloud-based iConnect platform, SAP Business ByDesign automates vital business processes and eliminates manual data entry by bi-directionally sharing data with leading eCommerce platforms, EDI-based trading partner systems and other leading applications. This makes SAP Business ByDesign the hub for all of your data, even when the data comes from other systems.

Navigator iConnect supports click integrations with all of the most commonly used connection types and web services. Less common applications and services also can be connected to SAP Business ByDesign through iConnect’s two-way translation layer.

Some of the popular integrations that are supported by iConnect out of the box:

  • E-Commerce: ChannelAdvisor, Amazon, Ebay, Hybris (via Data Workbench), Magento, Magento 2.1, Shopify, Volusion, WooCommerce
  • Credit cards:net, PayFlowPro, CyberSource, USAePay, Stripe
  • CRM:com
  • Expense: Concur
  • Marketing: Marketo, Hubspot
  • Configuration: CIS
  • Planning: PlanetTogether, AdaptivePlanning
  • Portal: Customer Portal, Vendor Portal
  • Quality Management System (QMS): MasterControl
  • Shipping: iAbol, Pacejet, ShippingEasy, ShipWorks
  • Customer service: ZenDesk, Phoenix DAS
  • EDI: SPS Commerce, DiCentral
  • Tax: Avalara
  • WMS: Lisa, Warehouse Mobile Solutions
  • 3PL: Multiple 3PL companies
  • Point of Sale (POS): NCR, VendHQ, Stripe
  • Traffic monitoring: Data Collect
  • Seamless business process integration
  • Complete connectivity with any system or solution
  • Full data synchronization between SAP Business ByDesign and other systems
  • Centralized data access and management
  • Reduced cost from maintaining a single system
  • Less duplication and improved data quality by having master data in a single location
  • More employee trust in business data

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What Customers Say About SAP Business ByDesign

Navigator Business Solutions has helped fast-growing small and mid-sized businesses with more than 500 SAP ERP implementations over the past 20 years.

Here are just a few of the many success stories from companies that have adopted SAP to drive their business.


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