A web-based software system designed by SAP for medium enterprises.
The SAP Business ByDesign cloud-based solution (formerly referred to as code name A1S) is a new addition to the SAP offerings for small businesses and midsize companies.
It is targeted to the unmet needs of these enterprises, which have traditionally not purchased an integrated business application. SAP Business ByDesign is a complete and adaptable on-demand business solution designed to unify and streamline core business operations for midsize companies.
SAP Business ByDesign offers the following advantages:
The cost of SAP Business ByDesign will vary depending on the number of users needed and the type of access required.
Get comprehensive compliance support with SAP Business ByDesign. The solution is updated continuously with changes to local regulations, making it easier for you to ensure compliance. You can also rely on access controls and transparent audit trails that record detailed changes to your master and transactional data.
Support all of your customer relationship management processes ý across marketing, sales, and service. SAP Business ByDesign helps you target the best leads and opportunities, accelerate sales cycles, and maximize revenue. It also helps you better understand customer needs, so that you can deliver superior service and achieve high customer satisfaction.
Seamlessly manage all of your marketing activities ý Including market development, lead generation, lead qualification, and more. SAP Business ByDesign keeps track of all relevant prospect and customer information that your marketing and sales teams need to ensure strong sales pipelines.
Gain complete visibility into relevant sales information ý Including opportunities, quotes, orders, and invoices. Make it easy for your employees to verify product availability, forecast accurately, and identify cross-selling and up-selling opportunities. SAP Business ByDesign helps your sales staff zero-in on the most promising leads, and ultimately close more deals.
Give your employees the tools they need to deliver superior service and increase customer satisfaction ý with SAP Business ByDesign.
Get an up-to-date view of your financial condition, and optimize your core accounting processes.
SAP Business ByDesign can help you meet global financial reporting standards, deal in multiple currencies, and streamline tax reporting. Plus, accelerate your period-end closing process, make more informed decisions with real-time integrated analytics, and seamlessly manage payables, receivables, liquidity, inventory, and more.
Manage general ledger accounts for multiple operating units, currencies, and financial reporting standards. Simplify fixed-asset and inventory accounting throughout the entire lifecycle with up- to-date and accurate valuations.
Get real-time visibility into your company’s cash position. SAP Business ByDesign incorporates data from your customer- and supplier-facing business processes, helping you forecast your cash flow more accurately and gain control over payments and cash availability.
Drive workforce effectiveness by streamlining human resource processes, and providing an integrated view your organization so that everyone can understand roles and responsibilities.
Simplify workforce administration and integrate HR with projects, finance, procurement, and service orders ý for complete time recording and expense management. Plus, increase your efficiency and control through outsourcing payroll services.
Simplify new employee on-boarding as well as other key processes. Ensure that HR data is available to all employees and managers when they need it ý empowering people and increasing productivity. Plus, leverage built-in workflows and self-services for managers and employees to help reduce HR staff workload.
Provide employees with self-service tools that allow them to efficiently handle routine tasks, such as recording work time, submitting purchase requests, and managing their personal information.
Gain fully integrated, real-time analytics across all areas of your business ý and give your employees the information they need most. Business users can access role-based dashboards, graphical information embedded in transaction screens, and ad hoc reporting options through SAP Crystal Reports and Microsoft Excel.
Provide your employees with intuitive analytics with drill-down capabilities, so they can leverage real-time insight and make better decisions. Plus, customize your reports according to your company’s specific business requirements and individual worker’s needs.
Manage projects of any size and complexity ý with SAP Business ByDesignýs integrated project management solution. Make it easier for your project teams to collaborate and improve project reporting with real-time analytics that help you monitor related data such as purchases, costs, and workforce hours. Plan and track projects using Gantt charts, work breakdown structures, and network diagrams ý and easily share information such as project documents and workflow-driven tasks.
Strengthen your supplier relationships and improve procurement processes to reduce costs and save time. SAP Business ByDesign can help you identify the best suppliers for materials and services, and give your employees the tools for self-service procurement. You can also take advantage of integrated analytics to gain insight into price and spend performance for better cost control and financial excellence.
Build and maintain a comprehensive database of supplier and product information, and benefit from a central source for all your supplier-related business processes. SAP Business ByDesign can help you focus your sourcing activities on the most important product categories, and efficiently negotiate prices and contracts with multiple suppliers.
Streamline your company’s purchasing activities by automating purchase order creation and invoice verification. With an integrated solution, you can make purchasing information instantly available to your buyers, so they can make the best possible decisions for your company.
Build an efficient supply chain, so you can respond quickly to changing markets. SAP Business ByDesign includes functionality that helps you optimize material flow, manage demand and supply, and collaborate more effectively with your customers and suppliers. The integrated solution helps you design, set up, and execute flexible warehouse and manufacturing processes, and gain maximum insight into your business.
Accelerate time-to-market, and ensure consistency between customer requirements and product design. SAP Business ByDesign can help you adapt designs for production ý and use specified product requirements as the basis for lean, make-to-order product development.
Rely on SAP Business ByDesign for supply chain modeling ý for a clear view of your customer distribution networks as well as an internal view of your production and warehouse layouts. Create the required master data and achieve business process transparency between planning and execution.
Manage your supply and demand planning more effectively, while controlling material flows. You can use an exception-driven approach to plan and consolidate your procurement requirements, create production plans, and determine delivery dates. SAP Business ByDesign makes it easy to define and maintain control over individual customer requirements and product variants.
Produce the high quality products your customers require, while maximizing your manufacturing and logistics efficiency. SAP Business ByDesign makes it easy to manage production, deliveries and returns, physical inventory, and stock transfers. It also posts supply execution data ý such as work in process and finished goods inventory ý to the general ledger.
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