SAP Business ByDesign (ByD) is a comprehensive cloud-based enterprise resource planning software (Cloud ERP) offered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution by SAP SE. It is specifically designed for small to medium-sized enterprises and subsidiary businesses. The software aims to deliver business processes across various application areas such as finance and human resources, while also incorporating business analytics, mobile functionality, e-learning, and support.
SAP Business ByDesign is based on a service-oriented architecture (SOA) and uses SAP’s in-memory HANA database as its underlying technology.
The software also includes a wide range of prepackaged integrations and SOAP and oData web services for seamless integration with other SAP or non-SAP applications.
The primary application areas include:
– Financial Management (FIN)
– Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
– Project Management (PRO) and Professional Service Automation (PSA)
– Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and Procurement
– Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Production
– Human Resource Management (HCM)
– Fund and Grant Management
– Integrated Business Analytics
– Executive support and compliance management
ByDesign is currently available in 144 countries and supports 12 languages.
The software is offered via a monthly SaaS subscription based on a base package, user types, and number of users. The cost covers hosting, unlimited storage, access to all application areas listed above, support, and more.
Automatic updates are provided four times a year without the need for IT staff involvement. For the implementation of SAP Business ByDesign, you will encounter several complex alterations that adjust the system's default behavior to better suit your processes. Therefore, when rolling out and updating this implementation, it's essential to ensure that any previously made modifications still function as expected. Typically, the process begins with manual validation, whereby certain assigned individuals scrutinize existing functionality to ensure it operates correctly. However, as the validation volume increases, you may find that the process becomes time-consuming, impeding progress and efficiency. Moreover, the human element introduces the risk of errors and the potential for significant issues to be overlooked. This is where the need for an automated system to replace manual validation activities becomes apparent. Automation can significantly reduce the time and resources spent on validation, enhancing its accuracy and efficiency. Nonetheless, this process presents its own challenges:
- First, there's the issue of constant updates and test maintenance. SAP Business ByDesign is regularly updated with new versions, which could cause your test automation to fail due to subtle changes introduced in the new release. This could render a large portion of your tests obsolete, thus undermining the very purpose of test automation.
- Second, there's the requirement to hire engineers capable of building automation. These highly-skilled professionals can be challenging to find and represent a substantial investment for your organization.
- Enable your existing employees to build test automation, regardless of their technical proficiency. As testRigor is an AI-driven, no-code solution, setting up the environment and building tests becomes a much more seamless and efficient process compared to traditional testing tools.
- Ensure your automation system is robust enough to withstand the release of new versions. Unlike other systems, testRigor does not rely on the detailed specifics of the implementation. This results in unparalleled stability, saving countless hours each week.
- Enhance visibility within the team, as anyone will be able to understand the tests and contribute if needed.