Business ByDesign finally hits Australian shores

SAP’s on-demand solution, SAP Business ByDesign, is now available in Australia, several years after it was initially slated for launch here.  

Business ByDesign is targeted at small to medium enterprises, as well as subsidiaries of larger companies which work with SAP Business Suite.

Announcing general availability of the second release of the solution, SAP said the new version delivers a significant number of enhancements requested by customers since the product’s launch.

SAP plans to maintain this type of collaborative approach with the solution – following a successful pilot program in German-speaking countries during the first half of 2011, it is providing a global community platform in English for customers and partners to provide further ideas for future enhancements.

The latest feature pack delivers further professional services functionality to address additional industry needs, including customer contract management, support managed services and enhanced revenue recognition automation.

Encouraging co-innovation on the solution by partners and customers, the latest version of the SAP Business ByDesign studio also provides more opportunities to develop and deploy customer- and industry-specific add-on functionality.

On the release, Peter Lorenz, executive vice president, OnDemand Solutions, and corporate officer, SAP AG, said, “With the second release of SAP Business ByDesign this year, we are taking another significant step in executing our cloud computing strategy, building on feedback of trusted partners and customers and our commitment to delivering immediate innovation through bi-yearly release cycles.

“We continue to gain market traction with SAP Business ByDesign, have expanded our ecosystem to 250 partner companies and welcome companies around the world – now also in Australia and Mexico – to experience the new release’s usability and business value.”

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