SAP releases new version of SAP Business ByDesign in India

by CXOtoday Staff    Sep 09, 2010

SAPByDemandSAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has announced the general availability of the feature pack 2.5 for the SAP Business ByDesign solution in India.. SAP has also introduced three new predefined starter packages that provide customers a compelling starting point for their adoption of the complete SAP Business ByDesign solution.

The general availability of the feature pack 2.5 for SAP Business ByDesign delivers customer-centric innovations including real-time, in-memory analytics, support for mobile devices, customizable rich user interface and increased flexibility. The new feature pack provides the customer lifecycle management capabilities necessary to support a large volume roll out and reduce the cost of delivery.

In addition to being fully enabled to provide multi-tenancy, it has been engineered for customer- and partner-specific business extensions, and provides flexibility to easily make changes to the default user interface, report and forms. It also leverages the life cycle management system from SAP, protecting all changes during upgrades. Partners continue to be a core part of the go-to-market strategy for SAP Business ByDesign, and solution partners as well as solution resellers leverage the new business model and opportunities to the advantage of customers.

Starter packages for SAP Business ByDesign are claimed to enable customers to rapidly and cost-effectively address specific functional requirements and business pain points and receive short term value while laying the foundation for future growth through the ability to add additional, fully integrated functionality without disruption. Starter packages are predefined, focused subsets of the full SAP Business ByDesign suite that are deployed simply and are available at fixed implementation prices, starting at Rs 1,00,000.

Available for as few as 10 users, the three starter packages currently available include Customer relationship management (CRM) starter package, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) starter package, and Professional Service Provider (PSP) starter package.

“The Feature Pack 2.5 for SAP Business ByDesign is a significant innovation for our customers to fulfill their IT needs today and tomorrow,” said Rohit Madhur, Director - Business ByDesign, SAP India. “The on-demand services for SAP Business ByDesign are operated on the most modern cloud infrastructure and allow for scalability to match customer growth and deliver true business value. We also expect the new starter packages to enable our customers in India to quickly adopt the services and realize immediate results on their path to an integrated on-demand suite.”