SAP launches online offerings to mid market

Financial software providers SAP is venturing further into the online hosted
data centre field with the introduction of a new enhanced package of its
Business ByDesign offering.

The new updated on-demand offering, available online and with a monthly,
rather than annual, subscription fee is expected to reduce operational IT costs
for customers with the target market to be mid sized companies.

2.0 Business ByDesign will now offer 35 more modules including business
intelligence, customer relationship management and procure-to-pay services.

The hosted software package is currently available in the UK, US, China,
France, Germany and India.

2.0 Business ByDesign is to offer companies a reduced fee per user for
consultants and integrates many IT components including customer relationship
management, automated billing and other finance functions.

Hans-Peter Klaey, president of SME and corporate officer of SAP, said: ‘With
the availability of the feature pack 2.0, we significantly increase the value
that our midsize charter clients are receiving from SAP Business ByDesign.’

‘Our charter client program for SAP Business ByDesign is a leading program to
ensure close support and collaboration for innovative companies that want all
the benefits of the only comprehensive and fully integrated on-demand solution
dedicated to midsize companies’ he added.

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