What is SAP Business ByDesign?

SAP Business ByDesign is a Cloud ERP solution from SAP for Small and Medium to Mid-market Businesses. It offers the benefit of large scale business management applications without the need for a large IT infrastructure.

It delivers pre-built processes for various business departments and functions right from Finance to Sales to Product Management and more in a single, comprehensive and unified solution. In addition, it offers real-time in-built in-depth analytics for daily transactions within & across departments.

This ‘Suite in a Box’ solution facilitates you to easily consume SAP’s intelligent technologies for the mid-market segment from its cloud portfolio without breaking the bank.

Who is this ideal for?

Medium and Mid-market Businesses that do not wish to manage a large IT infrastructure on their own who are:

  • Fast Growing companies outpacing current systems looking or the perfect combination of customization and standardization
  • Companies looking for Digital Transformation with real-time access to information
  • Companies with an increased need to automate business processes for higher employee productivity
  • Regionally, nationally or globally expanding companies who want standardized and harmonize intercompany processes
  • Subsidiaries of Conglomerates or Large Corporations who will have a direct cost benefit by not having a large infrastructure at their scale of operations

Product Walk Through

SAP Business ByDesign unifies all the business functions supporting best practices for managing financials, customer relationships, human resources, projects, procurement and the supply chain, just to name a few.


How SAP Business ByDesign Makes You the Intelligent Enterprise

The Intelligent enterprise is a business organization that goes beyond simply digitizing your business functions or undertaking digital transformation in different departments.

It is fueled by business intelligence and emerging technologies such as sophisticated Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and advanced algorithms that give you real-time insights for immediate action. In addition, the power of Cloud Computing ensures you these technologies are supported in a way your business can extract maximum potential.

SMBs and mid-market businesses can now leverage state-of- the-art technologies that make SAP BusinessByDesign powered by real-time analytics and insights.

Cloud Computing

Focus on running your business better and leave the IT maintenance on VC ERP Consulting. Mission Critical Cloud Computing capabilities in SAP Business ByDesign enables the SMBs to grow at a lightning speed without being bothered about the operating system or the database it runs on.

Software-as-a-Service model enables the SMBs to consume the solution over the internet. Customers can access SaaS applications right from a Web browser, which means there is no hardware or software to buy, install, maintain, or update. The SaaS provider takes care of everything – and the customer always has the latest version of the application.

The Major Benefits of Cloud Computing Include:




Minimize hardware and IT costs by only paying for what you use




Minimize hardware and IT costs by only paying for what you use




Minimize hardware and IT costs by only paying for what you use




Minimize hardware and IT costs by only paying for what you use

Powering the Intelligent Enterprise

The Digital Core

The digital core of SAP Business ByDesign lays the foundation on an Intelligent Enterprise for your mid-market business. It offers the core of key business capabilities such as Financials, CRM, HR, Supply Chain, Project Management and Procurement as an Integrated Cloud Suite.

These key-capabilities in-turn are supported by built-in analytics, compliance and localization protocols with an open architecture that supports a variety of integrations.

As it is an exclusive Cloud ERP offering for Small, Medium and Mid-market businesses from SAP, it promises significant operational expenditure optimization with low TCO (total cost of operations). It minimizes the hassles of operating and maintaining an in-house IT Infrastructure as it is a subscription based SaaS model offering.

The adoption and customization of your business’ exclusive digital core depends on a host of factors including resources, company goals, urgency and budget.

Integrated Cloud Suite

SAP Business ByDesign Modules

Connect every business function across your company from Finance, Sales, CRM, and HR to project management, supplier relationship management (SRM), and supply chain—on a single, unified cloud solution.

This Cloud based ERP for SMBs and emerging subsidiaries of MLBs is the most complete business management solution that is fully integrated with the choice of selecting modules and functions specific to their business and niche.


Keep track of payables, and receivables, payment and liquidity, inventory and fixed assets, taxes and expenses, compliance and reporting. Streamline period-end closing, reconciliations and make better informed financial decisions every day of the year. This is an excellent solution for CFOs of mid-market businesses

  • Cash flow management
  • Real-time insights into bank balances
  • Tax reporting with robust reporting capabilities
  • Efficient management of payables, receivables, inventory & liquidity
  • Multiple financial reporting standards simultaneously

Customer Relationship Management

Establish best CRM practices right across your company and build stronger relationships with your customers. Generate a sales opportunity, create a quote, calculate pricing, enter payment and shipping information, and create a sales order and much more.

  • Lead and opportunity Management
  • Marketing and Campaign Management
  • Account and activity management
  • Deliver excellent customer service with a complete 360 degree business view
  • Meet customer expectations by using reports and metrics

Project Management

Manage your projects of any size, from simple to complex, and keep other departments in your company informed. Improve the accuracy of project-related data that is used in accounting, controlling, purchasing and human resources.

  • Integrate sales quotes and give managers the ability to evaluate resources
  • Correlate sales order line items and maintain budgets
  • Real-time project collaboration and monitoring
  • Automate project approvals and achieve the ability to approve reports posted to the project
  • Issue purchase orders directly from a project


Save time and costs, centralize supplier information and negotiate better deals with SAP Business ByDesign. Increase purchasing efficiency with automated processes and empower people with exception-based decision support.

  • Streamline purchasing activities with electronic purchase orders & invoice verification.
  • Monitor company-wide spending with robust analytics.
  • Provide efficient invoice processing and supplier payments.
  • Reduce employee workload with self-service procurement capabilities
  • Centralize supplier information, sourcing/ contracts management, strategic and comprehensive purchasing

Supply Chain Management

Build an efficient supply chain so you can respond quickly to changing markets. SAP Business ByDesign enables you to optimize material flow by managing demand and supply.

  • Comprehensive planning & production support
  • Scalable warehouse and inventory management
  • Closed-loop quality assurance
  • Mobile execution and automation
  • Integrated product development

Human Resources

Ensure efficient and effective HR operations and maximize the potential of your employees.integrate your HR processes with other core business processes ensuring availability of data when needed.

  • Payroll
  • Onboarding
  • Time, attendance and labor management
  • Requests and approvals
  • HR self-services

Reporting and Analytics

Reporting and Analytics is one of the key assets of SAP Business ByDesign. Plan and Simulate your business processes by using embedded analytics and get transparency on all your customer engagement activities (aka analytical CRM, customer analytics) in marketing, sales and service without need for additional best-of-breed analytics tools or complicated data extraction.

  • Analytics, planning & simulation based on real-time data either embedded or in Excel
  • Deep insight through interactive drill-down with predefined key figures & characteristics for marketing, sales & service
  • Insight to Action: Direct navigation to business data e.g. open account or create target group
  • More than 500 built-in reports of which more than 50 are tailored for marketing, sales & service

Built-in Real-Time Analytics

Get the analytics content as an integrated part of the standard business processes out-of-the box with built in Real-Time Analytics as the key theme for SAP Business ByDesign. Achieve complete transparency into all aspects of business processes.

  • Connect insights to actions
    Analytical insights to make better decisions in the context of your daily work and business processes.
  • Model-driven Adaptability
    Use an integrated approach to adapt and extend business objects and processes within and end-to-end custom reporting approach.
  • Business Processes integrate Analytics
    Scoping and fine-tuning makes the related content available out-of-the box. Access rights to operational and analytical data are managed consistently via work centers. Insights are real-time and each number can be immediately explained by navigating to the underlying business document.

What Makes SAP Business ByDesign Great

Suite in a Box

Experience a single end-to-end cloud solution


Get Transparency to make informed decisions

Built for Growth

Leverage a dynamic, configurable solution

Continuous Innovation

Be always up to date with automatic product updates

Key Characteristics of SAP Business ByDesign

  • User Experience
    Complete your tasks easily and quickly with a simple and intuitive user interface by bringing tasks and required actions to you
  • Business Configuration
    Translate data into an easy to understand business language by handling the complexity behind the scene with business configuration tool
  • Mobile friendly
    Run key reports and execute key tasks directly from your Mobile Phone from anywhere and at any time with SAP Business ByDesign Mobile Application
  • Artificial Intelligence Engine
    Work in the background of the SAP Business ByDesign suite with Artificial Intelligence and start to benefit from predictions about what you want to do
  • Evolved Analytics
    Business Insights based on live data to ensure that each number is self-explanatory by navigating to the underlying business document
  • Open to third party extensions, integrations and web services
    Extend your SAP Business ByDesign solution by connecting applications using web services/APIs regardless of how & where these applications were created and on any server
  • Global Compliance
    SAP ByDesign features inbuilt GDPR, IFRS 15, IFRS 16 and other international compliance protocols ensuring data privacy, contract handling and ensuring your business processes are compliant on a day-to-day basis
  • Localization
    A global solution used in over 140 countries around the world providing the agility to adapt to tax requirements, languages and currencies for quick entry to new markets

SAP Business ByDesign Mobile App

The SAP Business ByDesign Mobile App for smartphones is available in the iOS App Store® and the Google Play™ store. Some of the key features of the Mobile App include but are not limited to:

  • Mobile analytics with KPIs, reports and Customer 360 view
  • Customer 360, contact and activity management
  • Lead Management with hand-over to sales
  • Service order and confirmation for service engineers
  • Employee self services for shopping cart, expense reporting and leave requests
  • Mobile approvals for managers and user administration
  • Personalization, configuration & adaptation of apps and KPIs for consumption on smartphones


The model-driven architecture of SAP Business ByDesign allows it to embrace e.g. new database and user-interface technologies – such as HANA and HTML5 – without disrupting the customer experience or re-writing the underlying application logic. In a model driven architecture approach, SAP identified different layers and described the interfaces between them as depicted below:

  • Platform extensible at all layers – non-modifying and multi-tenant aware
  • Unified repository and layering concept
  • Integrated SDK for all content types in MS Visual Studio
  • Scales linearly – low TCO
  • Support for multiple platform consumers
  • On-demand operations
SAP Business ByDesign Platform Architecture

SAP Business ByDesign Implementation – SAP Launch

SAP Launch is the methodology that ensures a successful SAP Business ByDesign implementation by prescribing the implementation activities and the resulting deliverables.

SAP Launch methodology ensures that the solution will be delivered on time and will meet all the agreed requirements.

SAP Launch is for Business ByDesign is structured into four implementation phases: Prepare, Realize, Verify, Launch. Each phase includes work streams, deliverables, workshops, and quality gate. Let’s take a close look at each of them.



Implementation starts with the Prepare phase which covers work streams and deliverables for: Project Management, Solution Design and Integration Preparation. This phase ensures that the project is planned accurately and the implementation scope is determined.



The Verify phase ensures the system and people are ready to switch from the previous systems and run their processes in SAP Business ByDesign.



The Realize phase helps to ensure that the agreed scope is manageable within the system and if needed, the adjustments are made.



The Launch Phase is the final step that ensures successful solution adoption and usage of the solution.

Integration Capability

SAP Business ByDesign (ByD) is designed as an open cloud solution with a comprehensive set of APIs. The API portfolio splits into multiple API types which are designed for specific integration rationales and API usage patterns.It provides APIs and integration capabilities for all API usage patterns.

Data Integration

  • Web Service APIs (SOAP)
  • Custom Web Service APIs (SAP Cloud Applications Studio)
  • OData APIs for business objects
  • External Web API consumption (SAP Cloud Applications Studio)
  • Business object events

Analytical Integration

  • OData API for reports
  • OData API for data sources
  • OData API for KPIs
  • Upload analytical data (SOAP & OData)
  • Operational Data Provisioning (SAP Business Warehouse)

Process Integration

  • B2B inbound and outbound interfaces
  • ByD multi-channel output management
  • A2A inbound and outbound interfaces

UI Integration

  • URL mashups
  • HTML mashups
  • Data mashups & UI-embedded web service consumption
  • Launch ByD screens with parameterized URLs
  • Launch ByD reports with parameterized URLs
  • Single sing-on (SAML2)

You can integrate and extend SAP Business ByDesign with:

SAP Cloud Applications Studio (CAS)

These are build-in extensions running on the SAP ByDesign Platform itself

SAP BTP Application Development & Integration Capabilities

These are side by side Cloud applications running on the SAP Cloud Platform connected to SAP ByDesign

SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI)

Process integration across systems and applications integrated with SAP ByDesign

Why We Recommend SAP Business ByDesign

Business Transparency
Be Agile and transparent by adapting SAP Business ByDesign to your company’s business needs. Focus on quicker business decisions by connecting silos to have one data source by improving data quality.

End-User Acceptance
Enable end-user efficiency with the help of connected business processes making the solution intuitive, easy to use, easy to learn resulting in reduction in daily workload.

Holistic Approach
Reduce and minimize IT operating costs by running SAP Business ByDesign. protect your data privacy by relying on a secure operating environment.

Unparalleled Velocity and Performance
Generate ad hoc indicators and reports to every area of your business and provide your employees with accurate and timely information.

Easy Flexibility and Adaptability
Make your business management process more transparent, flexible and efficient by taking the advantage of best business practices documented by SAP.

Enriched UX Improving Productivity
Count on intuitive, friendly and solid software which offers you an enriched experience with simplified surfing, interactive & personalized graphs.

Increased Data Privacy
Rely on management, supervision and maintenance from SAP Experts in world-class and safe data centers. We will take care of the software updates so you can focus on your business instead of worrying about the IT Infrastructure.

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At VC ERP, we understand processes of your industry and offer the best SAP Business ByDesign implementation services customized to perfection, for all your industry-specific functionalities, best practices, and processes with the right tools.

Leverage SAP’s 40 years of experience of transforming processes and enterprises backed with VC ERP Consulting’s 20 years implementation expertise by opting for SAP Business ByDesign for faster business growth today.




Reduce product lifecycle and save costs to collaborate with vendors and suppliers for delivering superior products using technology solutions.

Chemical Industry

Chemical Industry

Chemical Industry

Comprehensive solution for chemicals liquid-based businesses manufacturing products like inks, dyes, paints, pigments, resins, lubricants & more

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

& Life Sciences

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Counter critical challenges like processes, compliance management, regulations and operational inefficiencies




Connect & unify all business functions with continuous access to real time insights for greater visibility and control

Machine Manufacturing


Machine Manufacturing

Manage all business-centric projects central from start-to-finish while reducing transaction complexity, document management & resource allocation

Retail & FMCG

Retail & FMCG

Retail & FMCG

Beat online and offline competition by implementing multi-channel retail using industry specific technology implementation

Wholesale & Distribution

Wholesale &

Wholesale & Distribution

Digital Transformation services to fight shrinking margins, build customer loyalty and optimize rising costs

Professional Services


Professional Services

Meet client needs and generate revenue by blending data and processes and managing workers in the Cloud

Textile & Garments

Textile &

Textile & Garments

Textile and Garments industry specific digital transformation for smooth operations, MIS reports and greater control over your sales & service

Transport & Logistics

Transport &

Transport & Logistics

Pursue new business models with the help of Digital Transformation from quote-to-cash to seamless transactions

Renewable Energy


Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy industry needs revenue from services and energy data with focus on 360 degree customer view of customer for profitability and brand loyalty

Wires & Cables

Wires &

Wires & Cables

Keep track of inventory, handle individual length, manage material quality, production-packaging, sales tracking & more

Expand with SAP Business ByDesign

VC ERP Consulting’s 20 year old legacy as an award winning SAP Gold Partner is built on the solid foundation of integrity, customer service & the commitment to enable businesses to achieve superior industry benchmarks with state-of-the-art SAP Technology.

SAP Business ByDesign Consulting Services

  • SAP Business ByDesign Consulting Services
  • System Audit and Readiness Check
  • SAP Business ByDesign Implementation Services
  • Business Value Assessment
  • Annual Maintenance Support
  • Application Management Services
  • Roll Outs
    • Country, Language, Currency, Taxation, Localization
  • Upgrades
    • Patch and Version Updates
  • Business User Trainings


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