SAP Business ByDesign

Manage your business with a single cloud ERP solution for fast-growing, mid-market businesses to scale and compete without the complexity and cost.

SAP Business ByDesign

A single cloud ERP solution for fast-growing, mid-market businesses to scale and compete without the complexity and cost. Connect every function across your company to time-tested best practices and in-depth analytics.

Intelligent cloud ERP: Streamlined end-to-end processes
Instant value: Enables agility to quickly adapt for new opportunities
Business impact: Real-time analytics included to help improve profits and efficiency.

SAP ByDesign Overview

Capabilities of SAP Business ByDesign

Get a real-time view of your financial condition, streamline your core accounting processes, and better manage cash and liquidity.


Financial Management

  • Financial and managerial accounting -  Manage accounts for multiple operating units, currencies, and reporting standards.
  • Cash flow management - Use customer and supplier transaction data to get real-time visibility into your cash position.




Expertly manage your marketing, sales, and service processes – and drive customer engagement.


Customer Relationship Management


  • Marketing - Use personalized customer information for more-effective campaigns, lead generation and qualification, and sales team handovers.
  • Sales - Gain complete sales force automation and improve account management, from contact interactions to invoicing.
  • Service - Equip employees with the tools and insights they need to deliver superior service and boost customer satisfaction.

Streamline HR processes, such as organization management, workforce administration, time and attendance, and employee self-service.


Human Resources


  • Onboarding - Simplify employee onboarding and give employees and managers easy access to all relevant information.
  • Time, attendance, and labor management - Manage time, labor, and compensation more effectively with centralized data and self-service processes.
  • HR self-services -  Empower employees to self-manage time sheets, procurement processes, and personal information.
  • Payroll - Facilitate payroll processing and take advantage of interfaces for third-party payroll providers.
  • Requests and approvals - Create and monitor policy-compliant purchase requests and automated approvals.

Manage projects of any size and complexity with SAP Business ByDesign.


Project Management


Real-time project collaboration and monitoring - Run more effective, profitable projects by facilitating collaboration and enabling your teams to manage, deliver, and monitor projects in real time.

Empower employees with self-service procurement capabilities to save time and costs, centralize supplier information, and negotiate better deals.


  • Procurement – Streamline requisition requests, purchase order and good receipts creation, and returns management.
  • Sourcing - Maintain a central database of supplier and product information, making it easier to negotiate better prices and manage multiple supplier contracts.

Improve supply chain effectiveness with better supply-demand matching and increase flexibility by streamlining customer and supplier collaboration.

Supply Chain


  • Product development - Accelerate time to market and help ensure product design meets customer specs.
  • Supply chain management setup - Get a clear view of your supply networks and layouts for supply chain modeling.
  • Planning and control - Control material flows with an exception-driven approach to procurement planning.
  • Manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics - Produce high-quality products efficiently, better manage production, and automate related processes.
Professional Services

Professional services

  • Connect and automate key professional services processes
  • Get real-time project insight to maximize client value
  • Understand customer lifecycle data to effectively position your service offerings
  • Evaluate project and client profitability to help meet your portfolio goals


  • Get a view of your entire manufacturing operation from start to finish and in real time
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency
  • Simplify channel and partner management to meet market demand
  • Increase customer satisfaction and loyalty with a 360-degree view of customers

Wholesale distribution

  • Accurately forecast and meet demand
  • Gain transparency into your entire supply chain
  • Reduce operational costs while optimizing inventory levels and working capital
  • Present one face to the customer across your business, regardless of channel or region

Public sector (available in North America Only)

  • Run your state or local government, educational institute, or non-profit organization in compliance with public sector standards
  • Combine standard finance functions with features specific to public sector interests
  • Comply with regulations using built-in flexibility, accountability, and transparency 


SAP Business ByDesign Benefits


Experience a single end-to-end cloud solution powered by proven business processes and delivered in a quick-to-implement package.

Built for growth

Leverage a dynamic, configurable solution that’s built to scale to help your company become more efficient and keep growing with your business.


Get full transparency to make informed decisions every day with analytics that are built into every process.

Security and Compliance

Data Storage

Data storage
Protect your data across the stack with strong AES-256 encryption, global auditing, improved multitenancy, and SOC 2 compliance.

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Data protection and privacy

Protect the rights of employees, applicants, customers, suppliers, partners, and others with SAP solutions that preserve data ownership, security, and privacy.




Trust that our products meet the latest compliance and security standards, thanks to external reviews and audits, as well as our use of one common framework worldwide.

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Accounting Micro Systems helps your business quickly and efficiently transition to SAP Business ByDesign – but we don’t stop at implementation. We offer continuous technical support to help you leverage your technology investment and ensure success as your business grows.

What is SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. It is designed for small and medium-sized businesses to manage key business functions such as finance, HR, procurement, supply chain, sales, and customer relationship management (CRM).

The software provides a comprehensive suite of integrated modules that enable companies to streamline their operations, improve efficiency, and make informed decisions. It offers functionalities like financial management, project management, manufacturing, compliance management, and customer service.

SAP Business ByDesign is accessible through a web browser or mobile app, making it easy for users to access real-time data and collaborate from anywhere. It is a scalable solution that can adapt to the changing needs of a growing business.

SAP Business One vs Business ByDesign

SAP Business One and SAP Business ByDesign are both enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions offered by SAP, but they target different types of businesses. Here is a comparison between the two:


SAP Business One

SAP Business ByDesign

Target Market

Designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with fewer than 200 employees.

Intended for larger mid-sized businesses and subsidiaries of larger enterprises.


Offers comprehensive functionality for managing various aspects of business operations, including finance and accounting, sales and customer relationship management (CRM), inventory and distribution, and manufacturing.

Offers more advanced functionality, including supply chain management, project management, human resources, procurement, and compliance.

Deployment Model

Can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud, giving businesses the flexibility to choose the deployment method that best suits their needs.

Is a cloud-based solution, meaning it is hosted and managed by SAP in the cloud. This eliminates the need for businesses to manage their own infrastructure and allows for easy scalability.


Can be customized to a certain extent through configuration options and add-on modules.

Is highly customizable and supports the creation of custom applications and extensions using the SAP Cloud Application Studio.

Implementation Complexity

Is relatively easier and faster to implement compared to SAP Business ByDesign, making it a suitable choice for SMBs with limited IT resources.

Requires a more complex implementation process due to its broader range of functionality and integration with other systems.

Licensing Costs

Has lower upfront licensing costs compared to SAP Business ByDesign, making it more affordable for smaller businesses.

Has a subscription-based pricing model, which includes ongoing maintenance and support services.

Ultimately, the choice between SAP Business One and SAP Business ByDesign depends on the size, complexity, and specific requirements of the business. Businesses with simpler needs and limited resources may find SAP Business One more suitable, while those with more advanced requirements and a larger budget may opt for SAP Business ByDesign.

Which analytics report does sap business bydesign provide for project based business

SAP Business ByDesign provides several analytics reports for project-based businesses. These reports include:

1. Project Profitability: This report enables businesses to analyze the profitability of their projects by comparing project costs against revenue generated. It allows businesses to assess the financial performance of individual projects and identify any areas of improvement.

2. Resource Utilization: This report provides insights into the utilization of resources such as employees, equipment, and materials across different projects. It helps businesses identify any bottlenecks or underutilized resources, allowing them to optimize resource allocation and improve overall efficiency.

3. Project Costing: This report helps businesses track and analyze the costs associated with their projects. It provides details on various cost categories, including labor, materials, subcontracting, and overheads. This information enables businesses to monitor project expenses and make informed decisions to control costs.

4. Project Revenue: This report provides a comprehensive view of project revenue, including invoiced amounts, unbilled revenue, and project profitability. It helps businesses monitor project performance and ensure accurate and timely billing.

5. Project Status: This report provides an overview of the status and progress of different projects. It includes information on project milestones, deliverables, and resource allocation. This report helps businesses track project timelines and ensure timely completion.

These analytics reports in SAP Business ByDesign allow project-based businesses to gain valuable insights into their projects' financial performance, resource utilization, costs, revenue, and progress. This information helps businesses make data-driven decisions and optimize their project management processes.

How to implement SAP Business ByDesign

To add SAP Business ByDesign to your business, you need to follow these steps:

1. Determine your business needs: Identify the specific areas and functionalities in which you want to use SAP Business ByDesign. This includes finance, sales, procurement, customer relationship management (CRM), project management, etc.

2. Contact us: Reach out to us to discuss your requirements and obtain licensing information.

3. Plan the implementation: Create an implementation plan that outlines the stages, timelines, and resources required to integrate SAP Business ByDesign into your business operations. Consider data migration, user training, and change management strategies.

4. Configure and customize: Work closely with our consultants to configure the system according to your business processes. Customize the solution to meet your specific needs, such as defining organizational structure, creating chart of accounts, setting up sales processes, etc.

5. Data migration: Determine how you will migrate existing data from your current systems into SAP Business ByDesign. This may involve mapping data fields and cleansing data to ensure accuracy.

6. Testing and training: Conduct thorough testing to ensure that the system works as expected and meets your business requirements. Train your employees on how to use SAP Business ByDesign effectively.

7. Go-live and support: Once the system is tested and validated, schedule the go-live date. Provide post-implementation support to address any issues or questions that arise during the early stages of usage.

8. Continuous improvement: Continuously review and optimize your usage of SAP Business ByDesign by monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) and seeking user feedback. This will help you identify areas for improvement and make the most out of the solution.  

Remember, the process of adding SAP Business ByDesign may require the involvement of our SAP consultants, depending on your resources and expertise. It is recommended to work with experienced professionals for a smoother implementation journey.