SAP Business ByDesign

What is SAP Business ByDesign?

SAP has its own TV channel and you can find numerous interesting videos on the SAP-TV website. I found this video describing SAP Business ByDesign. SAP released this video before the recent announcement that they are delaying the launch of Business ByDesign.   Also see SAP’s SAPPHIRE 2008 announcement that it will bring SaaS to large companies.

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Blogs on SAP’s Business ByDesign

My plan was to report in depth on SAP’s Business ByDesign product, however I decided to rather point you to a number of well crafted blogs summarizing the launch.

  • My friend Tom Otter provides an insider’s view.
  • Bob Warfield writes a great blogs on all things SaaS, and Web 2.0. His BbD summary is very good.
  • Jeff Nolan over at Venture Chronicles is always insightful. Another good summary.
  • Joshua Greenbaum is another good read.

and for fun check out these:

SAP’s official magazine SAP INFO is also interesting reading. SDN may have some interesting information soon. Not too much at the moment. I still have many open questions:

  1. How (if at all) will SAP partner regarding BBD? ADP is listed as the only partner.
  2. Will SAP release an SDK for BBD?
  3. Will BBD be the end of SAP’s All-in-one and Business One?

Update – Sept 26, 2007: Interesting read on Infoworld.Update – Nov 7, 2007: Kagermann says SAP BBD is not for enterprise customers.Do you have answers?

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SAP’s A1S launced today and is called: SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesignSAP officially launched A1S today and it’s called: SAP Business ByDesign. It will cost $149 per user per month. A quick initial review of SAP BBD looks a lot like current self service scenarios and webdynpro transactions. I will do a more detailed review soon.

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