SAP Business ByDesign

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SAP Business ByDesign (ByD) is a cloud enterprise resource planning software (Cloud ERP)[1] that is sold and operated as software as a service by SAP SE. It is designed for small (20 Mio of revenue) and medium-sized enterprises (>=350 Mio of revenue).[2][3] The software is designed to provide business processes across application areas from financials to human resources with embedded business analytics, mobility, e-learning [4], and support.

SAP Business ByDesign is built on the principles of a service oriented architecture (SOA). Integration between business capabilities is accomplished via messages. The underlying technology stack is a multi-tenancy enabled SAP NetWeaver stack, leveraging SAP's in-memory HANA database.

ByDesign is deployed in 144 countries and supports 12 languages (including simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Hebrew). SAP delivers 39 countries either fully localized or pre-localized and for 118 countries SAP offers basic tax content.[5] In addition customers and partners can create custom country versions using the Localization Toolkit provided by SAP. Examples for the 72 localizations by customers or partners are Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Chile and Peru.

Business areas and scenarios[edit]

SAP Business ByDesign processes are grouped by application areas interlinked by so-called business scenarios.[6] Scenarios provide business processes which span across companies, partners, departments and its employees. The main application areas and core business scenarios are:


SAP announced SAP Business ByDesign on 19 September 2007 during an event in New York. It was previously known under the code name "A1S".[9] Since its initial and general available release in 2007 (so-called feature pack 1.2) it has been enhanced in quarterly releases.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SAP Business ByDesign Overview Page". SAP. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "SAP Business ByDesign Unveiled Press Release". SAP. September 19, 2007. Archived from the original on October 6, 2009. Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  3. ^ Howlett, Dennis (May 20, 2016). "SAP Business ByDesign – happy customers and significant progress". diginomica. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "OpenSAP e-learning for SAP Business ByDesign". SAP.
  5. ^ "SAP Business ByDesign: Localization Roadmap 2019". SAP. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  6. ^ "SAP Business ByDesign: Scenarios". SAP. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  7. ^ "Blog on SAP Business ByDesign CRM". SAP.
  8. ^ "SAP Business ByDesign Overview By Rand Group". Rand Group. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  9. ^ Niccolai, James (September 19, 2007). "SAP discloses price, delivery plans for A1S hosted apps". Computer World. Retrieved January 24, 2011.

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