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SAP Business ByDesign vs. SAP Business One

SAP Business ByDesign vs Business One

SAP Business ByDesign and Business One are the 2 solutions in SAP’s portfolio targeted for Small & Medium Enterprises. The table below lists the key differences.


SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business One

Ideal For

Mid-size (and high-growth small) companies and subsidiaries of large enterprises.

Small to lower mid-sized companies that need a “step up” from Quickbooks

Typical Size of Company (in Revenues)

$25 to $500 million

$1 to $100 million

Typical Size of Company (in Users)

20 – 250+ users

5 – 30+ users


SAP Cloud – Public & Private

OnPremise, Partner Hosted, SAP Cloud


  • 4 upgrades a year

  • SAP responsibility

  • Included in subcription

  • Partner responsibility

  • Additional partner costs for administering upgrades


Yes, Single Database

Yes, Multiple Databases

Multi-GAAP Reporting



Fixed Assest Reporting



Expense Reporting



Revenue Recognition



Sales Planning



Forecasting & MRP



3rd Party Logistics Integration



3rd Party Order Fullfilment



Quality Assurance



Project Management



Organization Structure Management




  • You get more functionality out of the box from SAP BusinessByDesign.
  • You need fewer Partner add-ons with BusinessByDesign to make the software fit your business
  • You do not need to use add-ons from multiple partners resulting in more regression testing for you and more potential issue ownership clashes from your Partners

IMPORTANT: Scaling will not be an issue – you may outgrow BusinessOne, but you will not outgrow BusinessByDesign.

Although there are differences between the two, SAP Business ByDesign and SAP Business One offer many comparable features, functions, and capabilities. Below we examine how these features compare by taking a look at a number of different modules. At ERP Logic, we offer numerous solutions for the implementation of SAP Business ByDesign and ERP Logic certified enhancement solutions.


On looking at the features and functions regarding financials delivered by these two software solutions, it is evident that SAP Business ByDesign holds an advantage over SAP Business One. It offers greater functionalities off the shelf.

Manufacturing Management

The capabilities of SAP Business ByDesign and SAP Business One are highly similar when it comes to what they have to offer for manufacturing management, whether through customization or modification, off-the-shelf, or as a result of third-party add-ons.

Human Resources

SAP Business One is quite strong in the human resources module. Its functionalities are supported natively. SAP Business ByDesign also offers a range of features under the banner of human resources.

Sales Management

When it comes to sales management, both software platforms provide a high level of functionality and support.

Inventory Management

Both SAP Business ByDesign and SAP Business One deliver a similar level of support for inventory management functionalities and features.

Quality Management

The quality management features and functionalities offered by SAP Business ByDesign are distinctly higher than those offered by SAP Business One. Within this module, the out-of-the-box features and operations offered by SAP Business ByDesign are noticeably greater.

Purchasing Management

SAP Business One offers particularly strong purchasing management capabilities.

Product Technology

Both software packages support similar coverage of product technology support. SAP Business ByDesign and SAP Business One possess a comparable level of functionalities within this module.

It is important to note that the comparisons mentioned above are based on data alone and do not account for individual requirements that may affect implementation cost or price of the two different software packages.

To learn about how our team at ERP Logic can provide you with high quality SAP Business ByDesign solutions for your business, give us a call today at 972.401.3771 or send us a message through our contact form.