Cloud ERP beholds great prospects for SMEs.
The legacy ERP systems lack scalability to support the 21st-century compliance. Mobility is also changing the way work is managed faster than anyone can think. The high-growth small businesses and midsized companies need a cloud-based mobile-centric platform that helps them get started quickly and adapts to the flexible working style of their millennial employees to get the best out of them. SAP Business ByDesign does all of this and much more. The fully integrated business solution unifies the key business functions such as finance, human resources, customer relationship management, supply chain, managing and controlling projects and procurement. It also ensures faster time-to-market while reducing the cost of implementation and maintenance.
If you are an SME, you have five major reasons to go for SAP Business ByDesign as your next comprehensive ERP system.
- Fast, Affordable, Cloud-Based SaaS
The cloud-based SaaS model eliminates the need to manage IT data center and extends all-inclusive support and maintenance. This helps SMEs get up and running quickly without exceeding the budget by scrapping out IT investment and capital outlay. SAP offers a fixed price deployment and a predictable monthly subscription fee that covers ongoing maintenance, helping SMEs manage the cost of ownership.
- Adaptable and Scalable
SAP Business ByDesign supports SMEs right from their small beginnings and adapts quickly as they grow. It takes care of incorporating additional legal entities locally, regionally, and internationally. It enables modifying configurations and personalization of the users’ interfaces and dashboards, reports, and forms as per their roles and preferences. The SAP Business ByDesign studio also allows SMEs to extend their system’s capabilities by building and adding cloud-based applications or customizable additional functionality.
- Insight-Driven Platform
Business ByDesign’s embedded analytics and performance metrics deliver real-time information and provides a 360-degree view of the business for the stakeholders to take critical decisions on time. The reports can be delivered to the users via intuitive role-based personalized dashboards, ad hoc reporting options, and analytics embedded in transaction screens.
- Enhanced Sales, Better Customer Service
The account and activity management functionality ensure comprehensive visibility into all aspects of the sales cycle. This empowers the sales representatives and managers to handle sales leads and opportunity pipelines, identify cross-selling and up-selling opportunities, verify product availability, provide quotes, and process sales orders efficiently. The centralized access to critical information also enables the sales team to handle the interactions with customers and prospects. When the company representatives have free access to the necessary data from multiple sources like sales, shipping, and finance, they can resolve customer issues effectively and ensure a positive customer experience.
- Better Employee Productivity
SAP Business ByDesign works on iPhones, iPads, Blackberries, without any additional charges. This ensures better staff productivity, even when they are away from the desk. With the internet-enabled mobile phones, employees can access their accounts and contacts, view opportunities, check product availability, and process sales orders.
Transitioning to SAP Business ByDesign is an essential activity for a modern, growing business in a changing business world. It can be a great contributing factor for SMEs to stay competitive and realize maximum value from their systems that could help modernize IT and provide a competitive advantage.
Abhijit Nadkarni- Program Manager @YASH Technologies
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