SAP Business ByDesign vs Business One

SAP Business ByDesign vs SAP Business One

SAP Business One or B1 has been around for many years and has historically been SAP’s go to product for smallish enterprises. Starting around 2007 SAP started to design a full cloud-based SaaS ERP offering that is now called Business ByDesign (ByD). ByD now has the largest investment from SAP and the strongest roadmap to dominate the global SME ERP market and should be considered by every SME and current Customer of B1.

 

SAP Business One or B1 is a single integrated solution designed for small to mid-sized companies typically from as low as 5 – 75 users. It incorporates Financials, Sales, Service, Inventory, Purchasing, very basic Manufacturing, CRM, Reporting and Microsoft Office Integration. It is not a true cloud product with SAP but now is offering a hosted version (2016). SAP Business One suits companies in Distribution, Manufacturing, Basic Retail, eCommerce and Services.

 

SAP ByDesign also plays in the SME space with users from 20 – 1,500+. It is a true cloud only product covering all the areas of Business One but with a lot more coverage and flexibility to get what you need from your ERP System.

 

With ByDesign, you chose the modules you need at a price point very close to that of B1 – modules include Financials, CRM, HCM, SCM, Project Management, SRM, Compliance Management and Executive Management. It is licensed on a named user per month basis and only accessed through your browser meaning no need for costly servers or internal IT support – as with any SaaS solution.

 

 

Acclimation has quick upgrade paths to move your business from B1 to ByD. Please call us for more information and pricing.

 

Many providers in the market would present the scope of the SAP Business One Suite as having a broader reach than is actually designed to manage.

 

So to clarify, let’s look at what SAP has to say regarding market segmentation.

 

SAP has identified the boundaries in which segments of the market each of the ERP solutions play. In doing so SAP, has in essence, stipulated where each product suite has its strengths and market capability, additionally where the share of investment into product development over the coming years will be spent.

 

As can be seen here, Business ByDesign stems from the Small/Medium Businesses (SMB), all the way up to the Upper Medium Enterprise (UME).

This means that it stretches from the 20 user count all the way up to 1500 users, and from simple Financial Management all the way through to full blown Inventory and complex Manufacturing.

 

The sweet spots of the SAP Business One and SAP Business ByDesign solutions are as follows:

 

Company Market Cap

No of Employees

Business Complexity

Implementation Budget

Simple

Medium

Complex

Licenses

Limited User

Professional User

Average User/Mth

Annual Maintenance

Version Upgrade costs

Single tenant Multi-country

Growth capability built-in

SAP Internal Extensibility

SDK Customisation

Designed for Cloud

Solution Type

Mobility

Reporting

 

SAP Business ByDesign

$500k to $1 Billion

20 – 1,500

Low to High

 

$50k

$100k

$200k

 

 

 

$80/mth/user

nil

nil

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Single Solution Modular

HTML5 Native

Built in

 SAP Business One

$200k to $5 million

5 – 50

Low to Medium

 

$40k

$80k

$200k

 

$1,700

$3,700

 

20%

Min $20k

No

No

Yes

Yes

Kinda

Add-on based

App Based

Add-on

The markets that SAP Business One and SAP Business ByDesign best suit, cross each other and the best solution will depend on both the size and growth of the organisation.

 

For example, an SME with limited growth potential, will be better matched to the Business One platform, whereas a SME with on a growth path, would be best matched to SAP Business ByDesign.

 

This is because of SAP Business ByDesign’s ability to expand quickly and at a low cost the functionality and capability of the ERP backbone of the business.

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Key Points

Acclimation has quick upgrade paths to move your business from B1 to ByD. Please call us for more information and pricing.

ByDesign is a true cloud only product covering all the areas of Business One but with a lot more coverage and flexibility to get what you need from your ERP System

If you are growing fast you need a system that will scale with your business. You only ever one to implement an ERP once.

SAP is the leader in ERP having the longest history of any ERP vendor.

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