What is SAP Business ByDesign?

SAP Business ByDesign is a cloud ERP (enterprise resource planning) and business management software product designed for medium-sized companies. It is designed to track end-to-end business processes across scenarios such as CRM, financial management, project management, supply chain and many more.

On-demand and monthly subscription-based solution that offers built-in business analytics, e-learning and support.

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SAP Business ByDesign: A Fully Scalable Cloud ERP

SAP Business ByDesign provides mid-sized businesses with between 20 and 5,000 employees a comprehensive and fully scalable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution delivered as a managed service from the Cloud.

A single application that unites all of your key business functions including finance, human resources, customer relationship management, supply chain and procurement into one application. It enables you to streamline processes, drive economies of scale and gain full visibility and control of your business.

SAP Business ByDesign: Key Features

Real-time finance
Real-Time Finance
Achieve a real-time view of your financial status, streamline core accounting processes, and effectively manage cash flow.
Customer Relationship Management
Customer Relationship Management
Enhance your customer experience and drive demand with effective and automated marketing, sales and service processes.
Human Resources
Optimised Human Resources
From organisation management and workforce administration to time & attendance and employee self-service, effectively streamline your HR processes.
Project Management
Effective Project Management
Profitably manage projects of any size and complexity with real-time collaboration and easy access with Microsoft Teams.
Streamlined Procurement
Negotiate better deals with suppliers whilst self-service procurement empowers your employees, saving time and costs.
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management
Accelerate time to market with improved supply chain effectiveness and streamlined customer and supplier collaboration.


Turn challenges into opportunities.

  • Gain extensive insights
  • Simplify collaboration within your company
  • A tailor-made solution for your company
  • Realign your business in short order
  • Make your processes more flexible
  • Automate workflows
  • Ensure compliance with legal standards and regulations
  • Profit from embedded services
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Provide business support on-premises and for mobile devices

  • Optimise financial processes and cash flow management
  • Focus on your customers in marketing, sales and distribution
  • Promote and use employee potential through organisational management
  • Integrate production and logistics
  • Adopt a systematic approach to efficient project management
  • Implement intelligent purchasing support
  • Achieve company’s goals through corporate performance management


How much does SAP Business ByDesign cost?

The number of users will dictate the cost of the subscription. From £60 per user per month. This covers unlimited data, full backup and disaster recovery, all hosted in SAP’s vendor own data centres are the globe.

How secure is my data in SAP Business ByDesign?

Very, your data is fully protected with strong AES-256 encryption, global auditing, and SOC 2 compliance. SAP own multiple datacentres across the globe, more information can be found here.

What size companies can use SAP Business ByDesign?

The solution is completely scalable from 5-1000’s of users. A single, fully integrated suite offering complete visibility of your business. ByD is rapidly deployed, utilises best practice business processes and is a true SaaS product.

What is the latest version of SAP Business ByDesign?

Included in your subscription, SAP automatically updates Business ByDesign quarterly. Ensuring you are always benefiting from the latest functionality and software versions without the need for time consuming and costly upgrades.

Broad Industry Capabilities

Professional Services

Integrate and automate your professional services processes – including financials, client and project management, and more.

  • Get real-time visibility of your projects – from project planning to execution
  • Develop the right services, ensure on-time delivery, and replicate your success
  • Target your services with greater insight into the customer lifecycle
  • Differentiate your firm by planning and delivering maximum client value
  • Evaluate project and client profitability to help meet your portfolio goals


Manage accounts for multiple operating units, currencies, and reporting standards.

  • Streamline your core accounting processes
  • Improve the management of both liquidity and cash-flow by placing finance at the centre of your company-wide business application
  • Capture data at source and enable financial control in real-time


SAP Business ByDesign enables you to streamline both HR management and HR processes.

  • Simplify employee on-boarding and the management of compensation and benefits
  • Manage time, labor, and compensation more effectively.
  • Reduce mistakes and administration overheads of payroll
  • Empower both managers and employees with self-service capabilities


Real-time and integrated view of your manufacturing operations. Optimise your entire process to reduce costs and meet customer needs.

  • Exception-driven planning and material flow analysis enables detailed decision making
  • Multilevel material planning resulting in efficient, cost-saving replenishment
  • Demand planning based on historical data gives statistical forecasting capabilities
  • Gain detailed scheduling views with Gantt charts and network diagrams


SAP Business ByDesign allows you to connect marketing, sales and service delivery to truly understand the end-to-end customer experience.

  • Create personalised marketing campaigns based on customer information
  • Improve account management and gain complete sales force automation
  • Deliver superior service and increase customer satisfaction by providing the right tools and insights to your employees


Improve efficiency and achieve better supply-demand matching helping you to increase flexibility and streamline collaboration with supplier and customers.

  • Ensure product design meets customer needs
  • Clear view of supply chain modeling and networks
  • Better planning and control of material flow with exception-driven approach
  • Ensure greater efficiencies in inventory management, distribution and a true understanding of costs


Comprehensive and timely insight into every aspect of your business with comprehensive analytics.

  • Keep track of your company’s KPIs and link core financial data with operational and customer information
  • Enable faster and better-informed decisions to be taken regarding growth, efficiencies and productivity

Technical Features of SAP Business ByDesign

There are many business management features, here are just a few…


Office Integration

Integration of Business ByDesign with Microsoft outlook allows synchronisation of contacts, email, appointments and tasks.

Input-output management

Generate documents in print, fax or email and external communication of business content.

Allow users to setup task notifications via email.

user personalisation

Personalise as per the user preference, quick links, latest news, embedded reports.

Adjust the layout of a screen or all screens. Adapt the theme according to the business needs.

Workflow configuration

Define multi-step approvals according to your business processes.

Create customised rules based on your business scenarios.

Why SAP Business ByDesign?

For growing mid-sized businesses we believe that Business ByDesign provides the ideal solution – it is an all-encompassing ERP and Business Management Solution hosted in the cloud, delivered as-a-Service.

Gain the power of the market-leading ERP solution with the complexity of deployment removed. Delivered on-demand from the SAP HANA Cloud, the software scales with your business enabling you to simply add users, locations and functionality as and when your business needs it.

As a SAP Gold Partner, our experts have extensive experience of deploying SAP ERP solutions. We will guide you through deployment and user adoption, reducing project risk and accelerating the value that is delivered to your business.



Our customers have benefited in many ways from deploying SAP Business ByDesign with Codestone; here is just some of the value delivered.


This software has enabled our customers to address the core issues that were restricting growth while providing them with a business management application that grows with them in terms of both scale and evolving business requirement.


SAP Business ByDesign has enabled our customers to break down business silos and seamlessly integrate every area of their business from marketing to delivery in a single, all-encompassing application that puts them back in control.


With greater control comes far greater insight. The information our customers need is available in real-time removing the need to merge data from multiple applications and data sources, ensuring instant access to one source of the truth.


By integrating processes, data and workflow, our customers have significantly improved operational efficiency, the productivity of their people and financial control, all of which enables them to grow while improving their bottom line contribution.


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The team at Codestone combine almost two decades of SAP expertise with experience of best-practice deployment that spans a wide range of industries. We take the time to understand your business and tailor Business ByDesign to your specific needs and to deliver the outcomes that you require.
As a cloud-based solution delivered on-demand, you can choose which elements of the software you deploy to who and when. The modular structure of the application enables you to scale your deployment as you address different business issues or your business requirements evolve over time.

For more information, including SAP Business ByDesign pricing, bespoke features for your business and much more, contact us today.

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