SAP® Business ByDesign™                        THE MOST COMPLETE AND ADAPTABLE                        ON-DEMAND BUSINESS S...
BUSINESS BEYOND BOUNDARIESSOFTWARE AS AGILE AS YOUR BUSINESS2
The SAP® Business ByDesign™ solution is the world’s most complete andadaptable on-demand business offering, designed speci...
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TRANSCEND THE LIMITATIONS OF YOUR SOFTWAREINTRODUCING A REVOLUTIONARY NEWBUSINESS SOLUTIONSustained, profitable growth. Cu...
A NEW GENERATION OF BUSINESSSOFTWARE HAS ARRIVEDDESIGNED FOR MIDSIZE COMPANIESTHAT WANT TO GROW PROFITABLYSAP Business ByD...
The SAP® Business ByDesign™ Solution Supports Your Employees Across Your Key Business AreasFinancials                     ...
SOFTWARE THAT MEETS YOUR NEEDS NOW –AND IN THE FUTUREOVERCOME CHALLENGES, COMPETE EFFECTIVELY,AND DRIVE DOWN COSTS        ...
associated costs – both within the orga-                                                                                  ...
A DAY IN THE LIFE: FROM FORECAST TOEXECUTION WITH SAP Business ByDesignBENEFIT FROM FLEXIBILITY AND AUTOMATION INEVERYDAY ...
view of Silverstar’s status, Bob opensthe account fact sheet for Silverstar.Peter and Bob decide to visit the cus-tomer an...
ENABLING BUSINESS BEYOND BOUNDARIESFOCUS ON YOUR BUSINESS –NOT YOUR SOFTWARESAP Business ByDesign provides unmatchedease o...
Unique Innovations Empower  Your Employees  • Built-in learning environment pro-    vides an intuitive, personalized    ex...
SIGN UP FOR AFFORDABLE AGILITY ANDIMMEDIATE VALUEEMPOWER YOUR EMPLOYEES, ACCELERATEINNOVATION, AND OPTIMIZE OPERATIONS    ...
50 085 781 (08/07)©2008 by SAP AG.All rights reserved. SAP, R/3, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver, Duet,PartnerEdge, ByDesign, S...
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  1. 1. SAP® Business ByDesign™ THE MOST COMPLETE AND ADAPTABLE ON-DEMAND BUSINESS SOLUTIONSAP Solution Overview
  2. 2. BUSINESS BEYOND BOUNDARIESSOFTWARE AS AGILE AS YOUR BUSINESS2
  3. 3. The SAP® Business ByDesign™ solution is the world’s most complete andadaptable on-demand business offering, designed specifically for midsizecompanies that want to grow profitably. SAP Business ByDesign helps youstreamline and optimize every area of your business. The solution providestransparency and control over all your operations, so you can immediatelyidentify and respond to issues and opportunities – and it’s adaptable, so youcan meet new business requirements with minimal time, effort, and cost.And with SAP Business ByDesign, you have SAP managing your software foryou, so you can be confident about a successful deployment and predictableoperation, with minimal total cost of ownership. 3
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  5. 5. TRANSCEND THE LIMITATIONS OF YOUR SOFTWAREINTRODUCING A REVOLUTIONARY NEWBUSINESS SOLUTIONSustained, profitable growth. Customer satisfaction. Ongoing competitiveadvantage. As a fast-growing company, you have aggressive goals – andmeeting these goals isn’t always easy. For example, you may currently bestruggling with: • Change and rapid growth Your employees may be working hard As part of a dynamic business envi- to address these challenges and meet ronment, your organization needs to your company’s top objectives, but it’s quickly and cost-effectively adapt and likely they face several obstacles. For expand its business processes. This example, sudden growth may have cre- requires agility across all areas of ated organizational silos, making it diffi- your business. cult to communicate with others inside • Globalization and outside the company. Employees As you strive to access broader mar- may lack visibility into the data they kets and gain the benefit of local and need to make proactive decisions and global sourcing, you need to collabo- identify problems before they occur. rate efficiently – with your employees, And they may be wasting valuable hours partners, and customers, no matter each day on slow manual processes. where they reside. • Beating the competition If you’ve tried to address these issues Smaller rivals may be undercutting but aren’t fully satisfied with the tools you to close business deals, while you are using, we’re delighted to intro- larger competitors are exploiting duce you to the SAP® Business economies of scale to offer similar ByDesign™ solution – a revolutionary products and services at a lower new business solution designed specif- price. To create a sustainable com- ically for midsize companies that want petitive advantage, you need to drive to grow profitably. innovation across the company. • Reducing costs Factors such as globalization, compe- tition, and potential consolidation often drive the need to continuously cut costs. To identify areas for improve- ment, you need to increase visibility to all areas of your business. You can also gain efficiency by streamlining and optimizing your business processes. 5
  6. 6. A NEW GENERATION OF BUSINESSSOFTWARE HAS ARRIVEDDESIGNED FOR MIDSIZE COMPANIESTHAT WANT TO GROW PROFITABLYSAP Business ByDesign is the world’s most complete and adaptableon-demand business solution. It’s everything you’d expect from SAP –at a midmarket price. SAP Business ByDesign provides end- work centers provide a 360-degree to-end integration for all your key busi- view of the business, so employees ness areas – such as marketing, human have the transparency and control resources management, and procure- needed to make an impact. ment – in a single, comprehensive solu- tion. It allows you to quickly and easily SAP Business ByDesign helps organi- manage your business essentials, with zations move beyond the boundaries of the flexibility to change, grow, and traditional IT by delivering an unprece- extend business processes across dented customer experience – every- your entire ecosystem. SAP Business thing from a personalized try-and-buy ByDesign is designed to meet individu- process to built-in service and support. al user roles and needs; personalized An Unprecedented Experience • Implement a comprehensive • Get automated software updates solution in the time it would and proactive alerts on system normally take to configure a demo status and potential problems, so to your requirements you can focus on your business, • Gain insight into real-time rather than IT enterprise-wide operations, with • Quickly configure your solution the click of a mouse online, any time your business • Empower your employees with per- requirements change sonalized, real-time access to key information6
  7. 7. The SAP® Business ByDesign™ Solution Supports Your Employees Across Your Key Business AreasFinancials Human Resources Management Project Management• Financial and management • Organizational management accounting • Human resources Supplier Relationship Management• Cash flow management • Employee self-service • Sourcing • PurchasingCustomer Relationship Management Supply Chain Management• Marketing • Supply chain setup management Compliance Management• Sales • Supply chain planning and control• Service • Manufacturing, warehousing, and Executive Management Support logistics • Business performance management SAP® Business ByDesign™ Supports All Key Business Areas Across Your Company 7
  8. 8. SOFTWARE THAT MEETS YOUR NEEDS NOW –AND IN THE FUTUREOVERCOME CHALLENGES, COMPETE EFFECTIVELY,AND DRIVE DOWN COSTS The following are some of the ways implement software changes that re- that SAP Business ByDesign enables flect your requirements – with minimal you to address your challenges, change time and effort. And with SAP Business and grow, thrive in a global economy, ByDesign, you’ll have no problem keep up with larger rivals, and drive operating in a dynamic environment – down costs. because you can specify your changes in everyday business language, while Achieve 360-Degree Business SAP Business ByDesign takes care Visibility of the rest, helping to ensure the consistency and integrity of all business Built-in analytics provide a 360-degree process changes. view of your business, so you can quick- ly identify and act on areas for improve- Collaborate Easily ment, innovation, and differentiation – better than the competition. SAP Business ByDesign makes it easier for employees to work with each Adapt with Your Business other – and with customers and part- ners – by dynamically linking communi- SAP Business ByDesign is as agile as cations channels such as the phone or your organization, allowing you to com- instant messaging with context-related pete effectively with smaller business- and task-oriented business information. es as well as larger enterprises. You can Your suppliers, partners, and custom- The SAP® Business ByDesign™ Solution Addresses Your Needs • Enables your employees to be more • Simplifies IT with built-in services and efficient by automating routine activi- support ties and tasks and streamlining busi- • Facilitates compliance with shifting ness processes regional, national, and international • Adapts to meet new business require- regulations ments with minimal time, effort, and • Integrates and optimizes business cost processes to cut costs and provide • Enables collaboration with people transparency and visibility across the inside and outside your business to business maximize co-innovation and produc- tivity as your business expands8
  9. 9. associated costs – both within the orga- nization and across your growing net- work of suppliers and other business partners. You can also automate the delivery of items requiring immediate attention, to expedite resolution and be confident that nothing will fall through the cracks. Leverage Built-In Services and Support SAP Business ByDesign includes sev- eral built-in service and support inno- vations. The software runs automateders can interact with your organization site. In fact, SAP Business ByDesign health checks to detect potential prob-through dynamic offline forms and other supports operations in many countries, lems before they arise, and it is auto-forms of communication. SAP Business with multiple languages, currencies, and matically updated with the latest fea-ByDesign helps maximize productivity compliance with local regulations – so tures, business content, and regulatoryand co-innovation through consistent your IT infrastructure can easily expand compliance rules. With a built-in learningand effective communication and infor- with your company. environment, you can learn to use themation sharing – which in turn can help solution at your own pace and add con-you bring new products to market quick- Facilitate Regulatory Compliance tent to meet your company’s specificly at lower cost and compete more needs. In addition, your company iseffectively. Complying with government regulations always connected to SAP support. And is not optional – it’s a necessity. SAP if needed, you can access high-qualityGain Process Flexibility Business ByDesign provides visibility, IT, consulting, and support services transparency, and integrity to all your from SAP and its partners. By reducingSAP Business ByDesign reflects over business processes – as well as local- the time needed to deploy, roll out,35 years of SAP experience and exper- ized business content and best practic- maintain, and continuously adapt yourtise in delivering simple, flexible busi- es to help you with regulatory compli- IT landscape, you can reduce costs andness solutions. The solution allows you ance in all countries where the solution focus on growing your business.to quickly implement and adapt your is currently available. SAP Businessprocesses to support your business ByDesign reduces the cost, time, andrequirements – even as they change effort required to comply withover time – so you can respond more regulations.quickly to market changes and compe-tition. For example, as you grow your Automate Processessales force, you can easily add directand indirect sales channels, or if you SAP Business ByDesign helps stream-expand your operations abroad, you line, automate, and eliminate manycan easily set up a new manufacturing common administrative tasks and the 9
  10. 10. A DAY IN THE LIFE: FROM FORECAST TOEXECUTION WITH SAP Business ByDesignBENEFIT FROM FLEXIBILITY AND AUTOMATION INEVERYDAY WORKThe SAP® Business ByDesign™ Solution Fundamentals• Work center The key design element of the SAP Business ByDesign solution that pulls together related business activities, enabling an employee to focus on a set of tasks that naturally belong together• Collaboration window A desktop component that provides quick access to frequently used SAP Business ByDesign functions and Microsoft Office applicationsSAP Business ByDesign combines pro- Ecosystem Collaboration within SAP Business ByDesign, he cancess automation and integration with access and discuss the current salespeople empowerment and collaboration Each morning, the CEO of AKRON status with Catherine right away.support in a solution that adapts and Heating Technologies Inc., Catherinechanges at the speed of your business. Kennedy-Wood, starts her day by check- Peter’s sales management work center,It enables your organization to manage ing her company’s sales forecast in designed especially for a sales director,its business processes across multiple SAP Business ByDesign. This morning, provides all the data he needs to effec-departments, while providing complete she sees a projected drop in profit and tively run his sales business. He checksrole-based support, so employees can uses the analytics built into her manage- the opportunity pipeline to determinemanage their own activities within ment work center to further analyze the potential sources of revenue for thethese overarching business processes. problem. Using a personalized buddy near future.SAP Business ByDesign enables your list in her work center, Catherine identi-employees to exchange ideas, work fies the appropriate sales director, Peter Business Agility Meetsthrough problems, compare notes, get Ming, and calls him using a collabora- Transparency and Visibilityfeedback, and more – all through a sin- tion window integrated into her workgle interface and solution. Your employ- center. If Peter is not available by phone, While checking the opportunity pipe-ees can benefit from SAP Business she can switch immediately to another line, Peter notices an opportunity thatByDesign flexibility and automation in communication channel such as e-mail. has been stalled because he has nottheir everyday work, as illustrated in the been able to grant his customer, Silver-following example of a sales-forecast- Peter is in the office reviewing his daily star Wholesale Corporation, an addi-to-execution business scenario. reports in his personalized portal when tional price discount. With one click, a pop-up box notifies him of a call from Peter calls up all relevant information the CEO. He immediately switches from for the opportunity. Using a link embed- his current activity and dives into the ded directly in his work center, Peter details of Catherine’s call. Using the contacts the responsible sales execu- fully integrated collaboration window tive, Bob Menson. To get a 360-degree10
  11. 11. view of Silverstar’s status, Bob opensthe account fact sheet for Silverstar.Peter and Bob decide to visit the cus-tomer and, at the customer site, thesales team agrees to an additional 10%discount and closes the deal.Back in the office, Bob changes theoriginal sales quote and confirms thatthe order can be delivered on time.Bob previews the quote and makes afinal check before sending it via e-mailto his Silverstar counterpart, FrankSmith. When Frank receives the e-mail,he calls Bob at AKRON to change the At AMS, the supplier imports the datadelivery date. With one click, Bob pulls from the interactive form, checks prod-up the Silverstar order and changes the uct availability, and confirms the datarequested delivery date. online. The confirmation then appears in Fernando’s work center at AKRON.Full Integration Enables While tracking Silverstar’s sales order,Streamlined Processes Bob can view all shipping information, such as carrier name and delivery sta-AKRON’s plant manager, Fernando tus; he sees that the order was deliv-DelPiera, receives a notification directly ered just a few minutes ago.in his work center informing him ofthe changed delivery date. He adjusts At the end of the day, CEO Catherinethe demand plan accordingly. First, he Kennedy-Wood checks the status ofchecks the planning lists for the mini- the sales forecast once again – and atmum days of supply listed for the order’s a glance sees that projected sales arecritical parts. Fernando’s work center back on track.displays each product together with thereason for the notification, solution rec-ommendations, and additional detailsas needed. Fernando decides that hedoesn’t need the safety buffer andreleases the purchase order. The pur-chase order is sent automatically to thesupplier, AMS, as an interactive form. 11
  12. 12. ENABLING BUSINESS BEYOND BOUNDARIESFOCUS ON YOUR BUSINESS –NOT YOUR SOFTWARESAP Business ByDesign provides unmatchedease of adoption and use, exceptional flexibility,and a predictably low cost of ownership, so youcan conduct business beyond boundaries andaccomplish your goals.Helps Your Business Reach Its Full Adapts As Your Business it straightforward to address changingPotential Needs Change legal and reporting requirements. And because you can set up operationsSeveral unique SAP Business ByDesign SAP Business ByDesign provides the quickly in international countries sup-features help you automate and optimize flexibility to change, grow, and extend ported by SAP Business ByDesign,your business operations. For example, the reach of your business across your you are able to expand rapidly into newbecause SAP Business ByDesign is a entire ecosystem. Your employees can markets at a low cost.single solution that covers your entire reconfigure SAP Business ByDesignbusiness from end to end – including on the fly – without disrupting critical Simplifies ITcustomer relationship, inventory, and business processes – so you can re-financials – it allows you to streamline spond immediately to new opportunities, SAP Business ByDesign offers youprocesses across departments and streamline your operations, and adjust predictable deployment and operations.business areas. A built-in, just-in-time to market requirements. Because SAP Built-in service and support featureslearning environment enables your em- Business ByDesign is engineered to help ensure ease of adoption and use:ployees to work at their best, while inte- accommodate the individual roles of your your employees can configure andgrated analytics enable transparency employees, it reflects organizational adapt the software to suit their needsacross your organization and better changes as soon as you notify the soft- and drive productivity – without thedecision making. Ready-to-use collabo- ware. Flexible and easy-to-use reports help of extensive and expensive IT re-ration features enable rapid integration and dashboards help you manage your sources. Automated support translatesof customers and suppliers into your business in real time, while built-in sup- to optimal performance and increasedbusiness processes. port for regulatory compliance makes productivity, and you also have access12
  13. 13. Unique Innovations Empower Your Employees • Built-in learning environment pro- vides an intuitive, personalized experience. • Guided processes simplify daily business tasks. • Built-in multichannel communica- tion improves productivity. • Intuitive navigation streamlines business processes. • Integrated analytics improve decision making. • Built-in services and support simplify day-to-day IT activities.to expert help from SAP and can order The personalized try-before-you-buy ing process and increasing employeeadditional services and features as evaluation and purchase process elimi- productivity. Because SAP Businessneeded. By delivering a new service nates surprises and allows you to move ByDesign models the way people inter-and support model, SAP Business quickly from demo to production. In act in a business environment, employ-ByDesign lets you concentrate on your addition, SAP offers easy-to-understand ees, customers, suppliers, and partnersbusiness and minimize your cost of pricing that further simplifies the pur- can work together easily. In addition, theownership. chase process. Just as important, built- event-driven design of SAP Business in guided learning and an intuitive user ByDesign not only automates routineFacilitates Rapid Adoption interface in SAP Business ByDesign tasks but also proactively pushes the help ensure rapid adoption by your right information to the right employeesSAP Business ByDesign is designed to employees – and a short time between at the right time – resulting in fasterget you up and running as soon as you implementation and seeing a return on and better decision making.are ready. During your first contact with your investment.SAP Business ByDesign over the Web,you have access to a trial system that Provides Ease of Useallows you to customize the solution tosuit your business requirements. You can SAP Business ByDesign is built totry the software as configured to under- reflect the way that people work everystand how it can benefit your organiza- day. An intuitive user interface providestion and then implement it directly from access to all needed functions, infor-the Web and across your enterprise. mation, and help, simplifying the learn- 13
  14. 14. SIGN UP FOR AFFORDABLE AGILITY ANDIMMEDIATE VALUEEMPOWER YOUR EMPLOYEES, ACCELERATEINNOVATION, AND OPTIMIZE OPERATIONS SAP Business ByDesign is an afford- What are you waiting for? To find out able solution that supports profitable more about SAP Business ByDesign – growth, enables business agility, and and how it can help your organization empowers your employees. It’s com- operate beyond business boundaries – prehensive, easy-to-use software that visit www.sap.com/solutions/sme supports all stakeholders across your /businessbydesign. company as well as your extended eco- system. With SAP Business ByDesign, you can grow your business, develop relationships, accelerate innovation, and streamline operations. Why SAP® Business ByDesign™? • Unbeatable value • Unrivaled transparency and control Support your entire business one Centralize business data across all step at a time, at an affordable price. departments and business processes • Unprecedented speed to proactively identify and act on Accelerate time to value with rapid market trends and opportunities. deployment and flexible business • Simple, rapid configuration and processes. adaptation • Unmatched flexibility Quickly adapt and extend business Easily adapt the solution as your processes across the entire ecosys- needs change – with minimal disrup- tem – without requiring extensive, tion to your business – so you can expensive IT resources. stay ahead of your competition. • Predictable cost and low risk • Superior customer experience The SAP® Business ByDesign™ Take a free personalized trial before solution adapts and changes as your you buy, to minimize your risk. Easily company changes and grows, giving configure your solution – no IT exper- you a predictable cost and low risk. tise required. Get help when you need it, with built-in learning, service, and support. Drive user adoption with intuitive Web features.14
  15. 15. 50 085 781 (08/07)©2008 by SAP AG.All rights reserved. SAP, R/3, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver, Duet,PartnerEdge, ByDesign, SAP Business ByDesign, and other SAP productsand services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos aretrademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in severalother countries all over the world. All other product and service namesmentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data containedin this document serves informational purposes only. National productspecifications may vary.These materials are subject to change without notice. These materialsare provided by SAP AG and its affiliated companies (“SAP Group”) forinformational purposes only, without representation or warranty of any kind,and SAP Group shall not be liable for errors or omissions with respect tothe materials. The only warranties for SAP Group products and services arethose that are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanyingsuch products and services, if any. Nothing herein should be construed asconstituting an additional warranty. www.sap.com /contactsap

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