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SAP Business ByDesign

2.9
(15 reviews)

Want to run your entire business on a single, cloud-based software solution? Discover SAP Business ByDesign. Ideally suited for SMEs and subsidiaries of large corporations, it is a complete, integrated suite that can run your whole enterprise financials, human resources, sales, procurement, customer service, and supply chain.

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SAP ByD review by Christopher P.
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"Awful software"

What do you like best?

The only thing good I could think of is it is cloud based. Nothing else about this software is worth even saying it is good.

What do you dislike?

It's slow and crashes all the time. The business logic is terrible and configuration is a nightmare. It's not intuitive. The marketing hr and service sections are useless. Worst software ithink I have ever dealt with.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sap by design creates problems it does not solve problems. I have realized that there is no worse software out there.

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SAP ByD review by Lindsey M.
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"Horrible"

What do you like best?

I liked the look of our website while we used ByDesign. The real-time figures were nice to see as well on the back end of the business page. The eCommerce site was very pleasing to look at.

What do you dislike?

The functionality of the eCommerce site was rough. When we had problems it took forever for them to fix them, or they never did fix them. Our direct sales company switched to use ByDesign after we had tremendous growth. The switch was horrible, we didn't last long on the program before we switched back to our old system that got re-vamped.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It might be a great program for your business, it just wasn't a good fit for our company.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The idea of it was pretty decent, but the actual roll-out and usage of it was seriously lacking.

What Distribution ERP solution do you use?

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SAP ByD review by User in Environmental Services
User in Environmental Services
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"Great product for accounting "

What do you like best?

The ability to customize the software to your needs. The ability to complete my daily tasks on this software. The ability to run reports and export them to Excel.

What do you dislike?

There is a learning curve. It takes a lot of training and practice to get used to the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Meets our companies needs. You will have to try it to see if it meets yours.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to run reports. The ability to enter invoices, post them, create Po's and match invocies against them. The ability to do bank reconcilliations, enter visas and expense reports, etc.

SAP ByD review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"Medium sized business utlizing ByD"

What do you like best?

ByDesign is a cloud-based software that is easier to run than full SAP. As a medium size business association, the software offers enough diversity to be useful, without having to invest and struggle with the SAP.

What do you dislike?

Customization of modules and screens is somewhat limited. Quite often you encounter a bug from an update they made to the system and get error messages.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have automated several processes throughout the company by using ByD. It has helped alleviate lots of manual spreadsheet tracking.

SAP ByD review by User
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"SAP Software Is Always Better."

What do you like best?

SAP has very different kind of products but this one is one of the Best as it comes in cloud which reduces the infrastructure cost and time to implement and also it has both ERP and CRM. which i can find very useful and rare in the other software. and SAP is one of the best customization. and also good features like auto billing and utility billing which helps user to keep track of the bills and all the other standard modules as well.

What do you dislike?

SAP software are slow compared to other software and this one is not exception. and the implementation process and training manual is also not good.and the customization SDK is not good as well since it does not have detailed documents of modules which make hard to find methods for the developers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do you research. Make sure your processes are in line with supporting an ERP. Ask yourself if your business is ready for ERP. If so, look at SAP. It is not just for big companies. It is for your company.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have Used this system for the ERP system to maintain the clients and customers and make the organization connected.

SAP ByD review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Great Interface "

What do you like best?

The interface is very user friendly. The program is capable of tracking many things and the reporting is presented in a fashion that is clear and concise.

What do you dislike?

It is hard to see what might be possible when you don't have full access because you can't see it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling, Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting

SAP ByD review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"SAP Business By Design used on a day to day. "

What do you like best?

SAP Business By Design provides me with information I need to work on a daily basis. Invoicing and downloaded reports is convenient and easy. Information is stored and easily found if needed in the future.

What do you dislike?

By Design is not very user friendly. The program is challenging at times and doesn't provide help. The help center could be more detailed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SAP Business By Design provides me with reports that help me with day to day operations. By providing detailed reports I am able to analyze and get lots of information.

SAP ByD review by Curtis C.
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"True cloud ERP - SAP Business ByDesign"

What do you like best?

Honestly, I can't begin to say enough good about SAP Business ByDesign. It is a true, standalone robust ERP solution that runs completely on the cloud. It is constantly being innovated, so that functionality continues to meet the diverse needs of the mid-market.

What do you dislike?

As with every cloud-based solution, specific customizations are tough. Because of this, people need to fully explore what is available out of the box.

Recommendations to others considering the product

SAP Business ByDesign is absolutely the best cloud-based ERP offering. The functionality out of the box is robust and does not require 3rd party applications to meet the needs of diverse companies.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Real-time visibility into financials, marketing campaign tracking, project accounting and project management, and overall better financial management.

SAP ByD review by User in Computer Software
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"ByDesign - Great integrated ERP solution for Small to Mid-sized companies"

What do you like best?

ByDesign is a solution that can be implemented in months, instead of years. It provides a fully integrated solution across all aspects of the business and the price was competitive. I liked that it was a cloud solution with mobility. I can use it where and when I need to with any internet connection and know its secured by a reliable company. I can easily change my focus on what I am working on with the dashboard and project tabs. I am able to write any report I need for my job and save them for later. I like that they come in real time information so I don't have to update my reports. I like that I can find the information I am looking for quickly when I need it.

What do you dislike?

The solution can do everything except print the checks for employees.

Recommendations to others considering the product

SAP Business ByDesign is best when looking to replace your silo'ed solutions and move toward a more integrated ERP solution. Consider the cost of replacing multiple solutions for a single integrated one. If you can afford to make the shift this is a good solution to look at.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have realized the benefits of automation in our internal processes as opposed to manual entry and duplicate entries. It allowed us to focus on the core aspects of our business rather than trying to write reports we didn't already have. It allowed for us to avoid the miscommunication of Silo'ed solutions. It gives us the ability to grow into more functionality if we need to and add users. This will be a solution that will be around for a long time and we will be able to continue to use this solution as our company grows.

SAP ByD review by Julia G.
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"As end user"

What do you like best?

The user interface by any browser allows me to do my tasks anywhere..

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the performance to access some screens is too slow.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ByD is our main ERP system which controls many departments in our company.

SAP ByD review by User in Computer Hardware
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"It works to help monitor production"

What do you like best?

It is easy to use and figure out. Did not take a lot of training for casual users to get up and running

What do you dislike?

It does not do everything I need it to do well. Serialization and tracking of revisions still has to be done with other software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It works there is better software out there, but the price point for this is good.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking production, purchasing, billing, time keeping and QA.

SAP ByD review by Internal Consultant
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"Functional SaaS ERP"

What do you like best?

Enough functions for small to mid company.

Public and private SaaS options are available.

What do you dislike?

On the other side of enough and many customizable functions, sometimes functions are too much for simple company ERP implementation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for SaaS and functionable ERP, SAP Business ByDesign is one of good choices.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In addition to SaaS architecture, there are many customizable functions.

SAP ByD review by Upendra K.
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"SAP ERP"

What do you like best?

Tight integration with various module of SAP

What do you dislike?

User interface can be much better especially fro end user perspective

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Out of the box o=configuration for most of the standard configuration.

SAP ByD review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"SAP ByDesign - Archaic"

What do you like best?

The CRM capabilities are functionally sound, but can be very tough to navigate.

What do you dislike?

After working with Salesforce and HubSpot, ByDesign is very tough to work with. The interface is not user friendly, transitions aren't smooth, and information is not easily accessible.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to manage all vendors and clients through a singular platform and can do so across all functions using ByDesign.

SAP ByD review by User in Medical Devices
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"ByD Cautions"

What do you like best?

ByD does offer ease of use for inventory tracking

What do you dislike?

Limited customization, many bugs encountered, reliance on consulting firms, lack of technical support

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider how much money you have for consulting work. Almost everything we've done has needed consultants and its been difficult to get direct support from SAP.

Not many users have advanced knowledge and have had to reduce requirements to get the system to work for them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to connect business units together. Benefits are efficiencies in Customer Service and Accouting

SAP ByD review by User
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"SAP BY Design review for TImesheet"

What do you like best?

- Easy time sheet SAP product

- Easy to manage Small based company

- Happy as part of incident Management System

- Easy to push data to ERP

What do you dislike?

- Really slow

- Bit complicated for first users

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Using it for timesheet

- Benefits to do invoicing

SAP ByD review by Administrator
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"You need to take advantage of personalization to enjoy the product"

What do you like best?

HTML5 finally and Shortcuts and Personalization

What do you dislike?

It is not simple for anyone to just start using. It requires training and walk throughs and time to get used too

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CRM is fairly good

SAP ByD review by Rusty P.
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"Used it for a small client"

What do you like best?

I used this for a small client of mine and it did meet their needs

What do you dislike?

It is very difficult to support & it doesn't offer that much functionality that makes it worthy of the price or the support burden. It requires the database application on each client, which is a poor way to do it. It is very sluggish.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Are there alternatives?

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