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      With a Cloud First strategy, SAP is committed to supporting its customers in their efforts to transition to SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Consequently, other solutions such as SAP Business ByDesign lose ground. Small and medium-sized companies (SME) are at a crossroads. What is next for them is either stay on the SAP route to eventually adopt SAP S/4HANA Private or Public Cloud or to evaluate and deploy alternative vendors and solutions.

      While this transition is often perceived as difficult due to lack of resources and expertise, it is crucial to understand the importance of thorough preparation. By bringing experienced consultants onboard you raise the level of resources and expertise that a successful migration to SAP S/4HANA demands.

      What is SAP Business ByDesign?


      SAP Business ByDesign is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for medium-sized businesses for a variety of sectors. The solution’s flexibility and cost aspects have been reported by fast-growing companies as its main benefits. It allowed organizations to benefit from the seamless integration into business processes, easy adoption of processes, and an increased security level. In addition, the solution offers functionality in different languages.

      With SAP Business ByDesign, companies were able to achieve their goals more efficiently at lower cost while increasing customer satisfaction. However, it is highly unlikely that SAP will deliver further software enhancements. On the contrary, SAP strongly recommends its installed base to switch to SAP S/4HANA. Companies in this situation must revisit, assess, and clean up their processes and data.


      SAP Business ByDesign vs. SAP S/4HANA

      Compared to SAP Business ByDesign, SAP S/4HANA offers several advantages. Based on the in-memory database, SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA offers faster data processing and real-time analytics. With its wide range of functionalities, the solution supports the entire business process.


      SAP Business ByDesign

      SAP S/4HANA

      User interface

      Basic user interface with limited capabilities

      Easy, modern, and intuitive user experience


      Limited functionality and configuration options 

      Variety of functions and modules to adapt to individual business processes  


      Limited analytical capabilities and moderate processing speed

      Fast data processing and real-time analytics powered by in-memory-technology


      Lagging data updates and information access

      Data updates in real-time and immediate information access


      Limited integration features and constraints in system integration

      Advanced integration capabilities for SAP and non-SAP systems


      SAP S/4HANA Cloud is the solution of choice from a sustainable long-term perspective. Its benefits such as more functionality, adaptation options, and a modern user interface better support business needs. With thorough planning and experienced resources, companies will manage the transition to SAP S/4HANA Cloud and quickly realize the value it offers.

      SAP Business ByDesign to SAP S/4HANA Transition

      Your path to successful migration


      To get started, a decision is made to either follow the SAP strategy or select an alternative vendor.


      To ensure a smooth transition, current data and processes must be analyzed.

      Data migration

      To automate data migration steps to the new system and minimize errors, tools such as the Natuvion Data Conversion Server (DCS) are deployed.


      To accelerate the transition to SAP S/4HANA, experienced professional services  can be a value-add.


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      Your way to SAP S/4HANA

      Brownfield, greenfield or selective data transition? The advantages and disadvantages of these different approaches are highlighted in our white paper.


      Are you ready to switch?

      You plan to replace your current SAP Business ByDesign solution with a new solution such as SAP S/4HANA?

      The experienced team at Natuvion is at your side throughout the entire transition process. With us, we bring our Natuvion Data Conversion Server (DCS), the specialized software solution for easier and faster migration. The transition will enable you to modernize your operations supported by new technologies.


      Would you like more information on migration options for SAP Business ByDesign? Simply fill out the contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.