SAP Business ByDesign: An introduction
NEW YORK -- SAP on Wednesday released more details of its midmarket ERP on demand product, formerly codenamed A1S. The product, now dubbed SAP Business ByDesign, will be priced at $149 per user per month, and it already has early customer stories. At the unveiling event in New York, SearchSAP.com caught up with Hans-Peter Klaey, SAP's SMB (small and medium-sized business) president, and an early customer, Harry Krisch, SAP practice director for West Conshohocken, Pa.-based Judge Consulting Group.
Krisch and Klaey discuss many aspects of Business ByDesign, including the dual-pricing models, how Judge is using it, and SAP's plans for the future of the product.
(:23) Is a hybrid installation of SAP Business ByDesign an option for customers?
(3:00) What are the differences in the Business ByDesign pricing models?
(4:40) What about the pricing model was appealing to Judge?
(6:05) How did Judge choose Business ByDesign over the competition, including All-inOne?
(6:41) How is Judge using Business ByDesign?
(7:30) What is SAP's plan for the future of Business ByDesign?
(10:35) What advice does Judge have for potential Business ByDesign customers?
(13:05) What is the difference between Business ByDesign and "true" multi-tenant Software as a Service products?
SAP A1S gets a new name: SAP Business ByDesign is the new name for SAP's on-demand ERP product for the midmarket.
A1S: How it will affect SAP jobs: It is too early to tell how A1S will affect the SAP consulting market, but there are indicators that can help SAP consultants anticipate where new jobs will be.
SAP A1S faces reluctant SMBs, for now: A1S, SAP's upcoming on-demand ERP product for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has some hurdles to overcome if it's going to be successful, according to a new analyst report.
SAP's A1S, All-in-One or Business One; what are midmarket firms to choose?: SAP has been judicious in doling out information on its midmarket Software as a Service (SaaS) product A1S since first announcing plans for it early this year. That has left press, analysts and customers wondering just how SAP plans to serve the midmarket.
SAP on-demand offering targets midmarket: On the heels of its announcement of All-in-One updates, SAP said this week that it would introduce a solution aimed squarely at new midmarket customers.
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This was first published in September 2007