What is Included in My SAP Business ByDesign Subscription?

Dec 3, 2018 4:18:59 PM

 

Subscribing to SAP Business ByDesign is extremely beneficial to your company’s financial and operational success. To accurately evaluate SAP's monthly subscription based ERP and CRM to other business application options you may be researching, it is important to understand, at a high level, what is included and what options you have in a cloud based solution. We believe, through this review, you will begin to see how SAP Business ByDesign can be the best fit and Time-to-Value option for your business.

Before we begin, I can't emphasize enough that, like any robust software, it is highly recommended that your evaluation and eventual migration to SAP Business ByDesign, be guided by professional consultants. It is imperative that the engine behind your business’ accounting and reporting are implemented correctly and that your team is trained on the proper use of functionality within the software suite.

To unlock the potential of SAP’s subscription model, work with an SAP Partner like Rand Group. We have a unique viewpoint as partners and providers with three of the largest business application software publishers, including SAP. Additionally, we take a consultative approach during the discovery phase, assist you with requirements gathering, as well as help your team better understand precisely which user types and subscription option you will need (including the associated subscription cost).

SAP Business ByDesign Licensing 

SAP Business ByDesign is a SaaS product, so it follows a ‘per-user fee’ model of licensing. Monthly fees will depend on the number of end users and the type of use they need.

It has 3 categories of users:

1. Self-Service Users: access to expense reporting, procurement, etc., no core ERP functionality.

2. Team Users: roles specific functionality like HR, or accounting and reporting.

3. Enterprise Users: full access to financials, CRM, HR and any other application provided through your subscription.

Each user type has different price points and access to functionality. Though at minimum, in order to license SAP Business ByDesign, it is important to note that you will need 10 team or enterprise users.

SAP Business ByDesign Subscription Cloud Options

There are two subscription cloud options available:

1. Public Cloud

2. Private Cloud

The public cloud has shared infrastructure and requires a minimum of 20 users, including self service users. The private cloud has a dedicated multi-tenant system, requires a minimum of 200 users, and is best suited for companies with highly customized requirements.

To figure out the best deployment option for your company, and the pricing surrounding each, contact our SAP specialists.

SAP Business ByDesign Contract Duration

The minimum subscription is twelve months. However, we highly recommend signing up for a three-year term to fully realize your return-on-investment. A longer subscription term often makes the most sense, as you can ensure a predictable price-point for multiple years. Additionally, your license costs may come with a discount if you commit to a longer time frame.

Implementation Costs and Packages

Implementation costs can differ depending on the solution provider, the level of service offered, and the type of solution desired. 

Here at Rand Group, we offer an assessment if you are a current SAP customer and need a partner, or a diagnostic to help emerging companies get up and running quickly to realize a strong time-to-value. Specific details of our implementation packages are discussed during these evaluation options. 

Support Costs

When you license SAP Business ByDesign, basic online tech support is included. However, relying on a solution provider such as Rand Group for your support needs often provides the most benefit, as your provider will have the most context when it comes to your SAP instance, customization, integrations, and users.

Rand Group offers a Business Advantage Support program that provides full support beyond implementation. We give you access to local, knowledgeable staff who are familiar with your system, with a guaranteed response time and 24/7 support. The program is fully tailored to meet your needs, with business, technical, and accounting support options available to you. 

Why Purchase SAP Business ByDesign with Rand Group?

Purchasing your SAP Business ByDesign licenses from Rand Group allows you to build a long-term relationship with a partner that takes the time to understand your business and works closely with you through every step of the process - from initial contact to post-implementation support and training, and beyond long-term support. 

With over 600+ clients and thousands of projects under our belt, Rand Group improves our clients’ businesses through our years of experience and the thoughtful application of technology. We don’t want to increase the frustration of your staff, we want to reduce it. Our people offer a complex matrix of unique qualifications to deliver the best business application of today’s technology. With a core of professional accountants and business management experts, we know more than just how technology works; we know what works for you. In other words, Rand Group is your complete front-to-back strategist when it comes to simplifying the use of technology to elevate your business.

When you purchase SAP Business ByDesign with Rand Group, you are receiving a dedicated partner that has your best interests in mind. With a 90% client retention rate, a proven methodology for project success, and industry-informed tailored solutions, Rand Group can help your SAP implementation deliver transformative business value.

For more information about SAP Business ByDesign pricing options and to get a quote, contact our team of SAP specialists.

William Wu

Written by William Wu

William Wu is an Executive Vice President with over 16 years’ experience consulting for and performing ERP software implementations in the energy, technology, telecommunications, and service industries. With a background in both accounting and business and extensive certifications in ERP systems, William possesses both the drive and skill to move a company from where it is, to where it needs to be. Having dedicated more than 4,000 man hours of his own time to several individual projects over the course of his career, William is more than skilled – he’s a dedicated professional.

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