SAP for small and midsize companies: Business One vs Business ByDesign

June 1, 2021 ZTalent

For years there has been the belief that SAP only has software to manage large companies, which have a large budget to invest in information technology, which allows them to manage their complexity in projects that last many months.

However, more than 15 years ago SAP listened to the market, and that market demanded that it bring all its experience of more than 40 years creating software for business management, to create an ERP that was specifically designed for SMEs and that was very easy to use, intuitive, very flexible, and that allowed its rapid adaptation to the changes that SMEs undergo both in size and business.

At this point is where the SAP Business One and SAP Business ByDesign solutions were born, systems designed specifically for SMEs. From ZTalent SAP Hub we have explored the differences and similarities of these two solutions to help you identify which is the best option for your business.

SAP Business One

The SAP Business One application offers an affordable way to manage the entire business, from accounting and finance, purchasing, inventory, sales and customer relations, and project management, to operations and human resources. It’s an ERP that is quick to implement, does not require the participation of many people at a reduced cost, and incorporates all the necessary tools to exploit the information, both business information for decision making, and to allow anyone within the organization to locate the information they need in their day to day in a quick and simple way.

It also allows the use of technologies such as the Internet of Things (for example, accessing social networks such as Twitter and importing all the tweets that talk about my company in order to analyze their content and decide how to act in each situation), Machine Learning (to estimate future sales or make cross-selling recommendations), Big Data or mobile technology. It can be implemented on-premise or in the cloud, and more than 65,000 companies worldwide use it.

SAP Business ByDesign

The SAP Business ByDesign application offers fast-growing companies the ideal platform to transform their growth potential into real results. It’s a mobile-native, cloud-only solution that connects all areas of the enterprise with industry best practices and is designed to be scalable.

It offers pre-engineered processes for all departments, from finance and sales to product management and purchasing, in a single unified solution. It also allows you to grow from 20 to 10,000 users, as well as easily reconfigure processes so that you can add more employees as your business grows.

While these two solutions may seem similar, they have several differences that can help determine which would be the best choice for each business.


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