Business ByDesign (ByD) is a single cloud ERP solution from SAP, for fast-growing, mid-market businesses to scale and compete without complexity and cost.

  • Intelligent cloud ERP – Streamlining end to end process
  • Instant Value – Enables agility to quickly adapt for new opportunities
  • Business Impact – Real-time analytics to improve

ERP in a Suite

This is a true cloud solution from SAP for the mid-sized market

Box Human Resources
Box Financials
Box Supplier
Box Supply Chain
Box Project Management
ERP suite in a box

SAP Business ByDesign is trusted by growing businesses around the world.

Entities run Business ByDesign
Industries. Extensive customer portfolio
Operational in

Key industries served

Professional Services: Strong integration between project management, financials, purchasing.
Discrete Manufacturing: Full ERP capabilities including MRP ad eve MES integration
Wholesale Distribution: All core ERP capabilities are available, especially sell from stock, procure to pay, and make to stock
Public Sector: Includes budgeting encumbrance accounting, GASB reporting and funds management.

Key capabilities & features

Financial Management

Get a real-time view of your financial situation, streamline your core accounting processed, and better manage cash and liquidity.

Customer Relationship Management

Expertly manage your marketing, sales and service processes - and drive customer engagement by integrating your front-office and back-office processes into one solution.

Human Resources

Streamline HR processes such as organisation management, workforce administration, time and attendance and employee self-service.

Project Management

Organise projects of any size and complexity with integration across all functional areas to help your teams manage, deliver and monitor projects in real time.


Manage sourcing and contacting, including strategic sourcing, RFQ processing and supplier base management and empower employees with self-service procurement capabilities.

Supply Chain Management

Accelerate time to market with product development. Improve supply-demand matching with better supply planing, inventory/warehouse control, well managed manufacturing practices.


Deployed in 144 countries. Available in 12 languages. Country specific versions are available: 20 SAP delivered(includes India). 19 pre-localized and many more partner country versions(62+)

Powered by HANA

Store all your transactional and analytical data in a single database with in-memory computing to cut complexity and access the data you need in real-time.

Realtime Analytics

SAP Business ByDesign features 500+ standard reports, dozens of pre-built KPIs & Excel integration - all right out if the box.


Focus on your business while knowing that your data is safe and reliable. SAP offers a holistic approach to protecting your data privacy, transparency and audit controls across the cloud architecture.


Connect yourself to the systems you use today, featuring APIs that allow connections to custom solutions as well as pre-built integrations with Office 365, Concur, SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP SuccessFactors.


Enjoy worry-free operations with support from SAP. Build new business capabilities that matter the most to you - and build them quickly with easy to use Software developer kit & prepackages application.

Best Business Practices

SAP Business ByDesign combines proven & best-practices by offering 36 built-in business processes to ensure best of the breed solution that can be deployed in 8-16 weeks time.

Implementation Methodology

SAP Launch is the methodology that ensures a successful implementations by out partners. It ensures that the solution will be delivered on time and will meet all the the agreed requirements.

Product Updates

The continuous releasee cycle of SAP Business ByDesign consists of four releases per year., scheduled for February, May, August and November.

Partner Ecosystem

SPA had then robust ecosystem of partners who play a key role in helping you identify buy, build, implement, service support and run SAP Business ByDesign.

Maintenance & Support

Get continuous product releases. Use our Support Launchpad to search our knowledge base, find solutions to issues & report incidents. Access then SAP Help Portal to stay up to date on the latest information on Business ByDesign.


Empower your end-users from - from developers to marketers - with free trainings, paid training , enablement solutions and certification programs for SAP Business ByDesign.

Benefits to the customer of SAP Business ByDesign

Suite in a Box

All inclusive solution with 40+ yrs of experience. Fast deployment.

Built for Growth

Takes care of your business today. Build your business tomorrow.


Complete view of business. Informed decision making.

Continuous Innovation

Be always updated and ready to leverage tech trends.

Minimal or Zero IT Footprint

No need to invest in IT resources and still get the best out of it.

Complete Security

Data is safe and reliable without ay security threats.

Business Continuity

Availability of software 24/7 with near – downtime.

Be an Intelligent Enterprise

Make your process products and perspectives more intelligent.

Form CapEx to OpEx

Affordable Pay as you use model. Get best in class IT.

SAP Business One as a product has been in the ERP industry for more than 10 years and is matured over the years.

Targeted at small, medium and large enterprises.

Business One is a product from SAP, targeted widely for start-ups, small, medium sized enterprises. Available both on-premises and cloud option as per customer requirements.

SAP Business One is a matured, robust and a 12+ years old global ERP.

SAP Business One is a global ERP product which caters to SME growth gloablly with 41+ country localizations alone.

SAP B1 is available for all industry as there are specific addons for any verticals including construction, textiles, Retail and Manufacturing.

SAP is a product from the German Giant who is dominant in the ERP industry for business management softwares.

SAP Business One is an ERP from SAP, the giants of business management software solutions in the world.

Microsoft has been trying to merge their 4 acquired ERPs for the next generation & the path forward is not stable.

Targeted majorly for large enterprises.

Business ByDesign is also a product from SAP but targeted for emerging medium and large enterprises. It is a true cloud solution from SAP.

Odoo is an open source ERP solution which is new to the market.

TCS ION is a division of TCS for building an ERP which accomodates to most SME companies in India.

It's more of accounting package and if you have any specific industry requirements, you need to build for you, which will be tiresome and time consuming.

Zoho has a range of individual products (SaaS – Software as a Service) and is not yet a proven ERP in the market.

Salesforce is primarily used for CRM operations in mid and large sized enterprises.

One size doesn't fit all so SAP has unique solutions for each market, making it the most expert product for the SMBs.

Can be used by anyone and everyone inside your organization, from staff to management.

Extensively used by SMBs in manufacturing, distribution, retail and various other sectors etc.

The standard product is ready to be deployed for most SMEs & sectors.

It is available in both on-premises and cloud model for flexibility of SMEs.

Be it BI/Analytics, Machine learning, chatbot or block chain technology; SAP’s technology is always ready to support growing needs of business.

Business One is a 15+ year old proud with more than 65,000+ small and mid-sized enterprises using it across the globe.

Designed for operations in small, mid and even large enterprises.

There is only one solution offered for two distinct markets (small, medium & large).

Most complicated architecture to use.

ByDesign is mostly preferred for professional services and wholesale trading companies.

Even basic customizations are required to set the process flow of any organization.

It is a cloud only product offered by TCS.

Tally is unable to integrate or work with advanced technology and lacks business intelligence tools.

Zoho One was launched in 2017 and catered to small sized companies and yet to be deployed for medium or emerging enterprises as fully fledged ERP.

It is more focused on sales solutions for.

Business One is available for both on-premises and cloud model giving the flexibility required for SMEs.

Upgrade your core business systems without extra costs for flexibility or choice

As it is catered to the small and mid sized markets, logistics and project management would be limited to their needs.

With presence over 170 countries with extensive partner network, the product is stable and ready to explore add-ons with partners.

Industry functionalities are broad and customer base is global, making the software most suitable for most industries by in itself.

SAP Business One Can handle millions of business transactions as 70k SMEs globally use it.

It is flexible to be hosted both on-premises and cloud.

Real-time analytics as technology is quick and effective.

Product upgrades are complex when it comes to cloud only based solutions.

Flexibility to move or extend the process can cost extra charges for annual subscription.

ByD has extensive project management, logistics, porduction, MRP that suits emerging companies.

Presence in 120 countries, while implemented by partners but the SaaS support is depended on Odoo.

Their vertical focus is on learning, education, manufacturing so far and has a build as you grow strategy.

Tally will be slow after couple of years of transactions and the data needs to divided into years to improve performance.

It is a complete cloud product.

Very slow and time-consuming.

The global practices including 170 countries presence with 40+ localizations makes it the most effective partner network and numerous industry solutions.

Global market with deep localized functionality with the tried and tested partner network in over 150 countries.

Web applications as an extension to SAP to be custom developed by partners for the needs of the customer as per their flexibility.

This product is available for both on-premises and cloud deployment.

It is built for small, medium and even 340+ large enterprises user Business One.

SAP B1 has multiple layers of security including access of screens at the document level.

It is a well-connected ERP with a flexibility to cater to different industry verticals and also about 500+ industry solutions across the globe.

The high degree of adaptability, easy of understanding the layouts, workflows, and processes.

Limited to most English speaking countries with lesser partner network and industry solutions.

75% and more of customer base is in North America or English-first.

It has an inbuilt web applications for time, expenses, sales etc. with limited access to changes as per customer needs.

It is a SaaS based product with both models available subject to Odoo support for all models.

Designed specially to fit the needs of small and medium business operations.

Some level of security is available but can be easily breached.

It is a piecing of several stand-alone products thus reducing flexibility in implementation and its uniqueness to business needs of each company.

Strong Cloud background is a must for adaptating their functionality.

It is independent of any other solutions, reducing cost of partner expense and expensive IT resources.

In Inventory Management, SAP B1 is a comparatively more powerful challenger than Oracle Netsuite.

Companies with 1-200 users in most verticals/industries can be a perfect fit for SAP Business One.

SAP is an ERP giant where 70% of world's organizations runs on one of the SAP solution.

SAP Business One is implemented through a large partner network of SAP Managed Partners which makes customization and support at the partner level, making it efficient.

Easy and configurable workflow including approval and automatic emails on exceptions. SAP B1 comes with the global business practices bundled with it.

70% of the companies across the globe including Fortune-500 companies use SAP’s ERP products for core operations.

Seamless integration with other application & Softwares.

All demo links to Microsoft Office products like Outlook, Power Bi etc. & depends more on their core technology.

Offered by a third-party solution.

Companies with more than 200 users - SAP Business ByDesign would be a better fit product to meet their expansion demands.

Odoo is good for micro businesses who would like to explore the flavor of ERP before moving standard and proven ERPs.

Customer care is usually relied upon TCS itself for further modifications or support which leads to lack of subject expertise for support.

All this will be based on requirements and will require customisation. More often, you as businessman will not be able to think whats needed unless offered as bundle.

Zoho One is a well-known for their CRM SaaS product in the market.

Integrations between SAP and third-party software can become troublesome.

Functionalities are focused for all kinds of markets including small, medium, large and even niche markets as well.

Local partner who implemented your solution and understands your industry, business drivers, and ongoing support issues.

Analytics and reports can be customized for small and medium sized businesses. HANA version has an inbuilt ability for analytical dashboard.

It requires a minimum training of 15 days.

Comes with robust integration framework which can be integrated tightly with any third party application.

SAP for Ecommerce/GST: SAP B1 comes with easy integration capabilities, that will be help you integrate with Ecommerce, Retail, E-way bill, GST & any third-party system as per your needs. It’s more like a configuration.

SAP Business One partner network is extensive and hence the choice of expert implementation partners are many (Partner takes full responsibility of the support as well).

Very cost-effective and value-added packages.

Functionalities are focused on broad sectors, thus vertical specialization completely relies on implementation partner.

NetSuite’s support team is offshore and focuses on product features/functions, not guidance and business processes.

Default analytics with 500 reports are available for businesses to choose from the list.

It is very easy to use with minimum or no training requirement.

Integration with iON solutions might be easier but other third party integrations would be a challenge.

This again needs to be built and more often tally users receives an excel from other system and massages in excel and import into Tally. Using Tally as a centralised master data system is not possible.

Zoho partnership are mostly targeted for sales of software, support will be directly under Zoho for all products (Mostly online support offered by Zoho).


Delivery or implementation time is quick for any Business One implementation.

We are able to do tight integrations with any third party application with an API.

Any customer requirements can be built on top of SAP Business One due to the flexibility of the product for wide range of industry verticals and sizes.

Pricing is affordable and standard as compared to other proven global ERP products.

The product is global with many partners available in the market for different solutions and implementation. If one service provider fails or the server/cloud is slow, there is an option to switch to another quickly.

SAP Business one comes with the standard mobile App for both IOS & Android for approval and reports.

SAP is robust in inventory costing and accounting. A full-fledged and interconnected ERP system with even 340+ large enterprises using SAP Business One.

You can able to manage the whole business operations from sales to delivery.

As the architecture has changed over a period, AX and NAV was replaced with 365 hence the delivery time is more.

More dependency on cloud platforms.

As it is a complete cloud product, it comes with limited flexibility and access to change even the user defined fields.

Pricing is less as it is SaaS based product with each user monthly pricing model.

Dependability on the product, server, support all lies within TCS and has no scope of engagement outside if there is a failed implementation.

Tally is not ready for mobile or any integrations.

Zoho Inventory, Zoho Accounts are coupled together for Zoho One solution which might not have full fledged solution, rather focuses on cusotmizing each produc to customer demands as in an own house ERP solution.

Salesforce is primarily used for CRM operations.

Integration framework by SAP is powerful and any third party apps with an API can be integrated with Business One.

SAP Business One Partners can do most customisation with more efficiency.

Integrations can be done using B1if, DI, DI API with unlimited user field changes as per customer requirements.

Global SAP requiring only requiring a sound implementation partner with or without in-house IT department.

SAP Business One roadmap is clear with strategies and innovation scope as per localization for its growth plan.

Based on the screen and data needed, the user’s needs to be trained and prepared. It requires some training for preparing the users after which SAP B1 can be user friendly.

SAP is an established market leader in ERP segment with integration capabilities to software’s like Zoho, Freshworks etc.

Easy and configurable workflow including approval and automatic emails on exceptions. SAP B1 comes with the global business practices bundled with it.

Cross platform support or to say it will be complex to integrate non-Microsoft products to this core ERP.

Due to Netsuite being a true cloud,there is less opportunity for customization.

Several options to integrate easily using OData, Web Services etc. but subject to limited changes in user defined fields.

Odoo is more of an in-house ERP solution requiring lot of customizations according to the businesses or industries.

Based on user feedback, changes are made in software and its compliance processes which is similar to an inhouse ERP system.

Tally is very user friendly and requires very minimal training. Most of the companies also allows to edit data in tally and so its very suitable for micro businesses.

Zoho is an established SaaS product and best when used alone for effective operations (Zoho CRM, Zoho Books etc).

All this will be based on requirements and will require customisation. More often, you as businessman will not be able to think what’s needed unless offered as bundle.