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ByDesign Wheel.JPGMany small and medium-sized businesses that are looking to improve their operations by adopting cloud-based solutions in 2013 may like to consider what SAP Business ByDesign can offer them in the coming year.

The platform has been named by the IDG News Service as one of the products to watch in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) sector for the next 12 months. It noted the homegrown platform is playing a key role in SAP’s strategy for the sector, where it has been making huge moves over the past year.

  

Companies that adopt SAP Business ByDesign will find it easy to manage all of their key business functionalities from a single solution, including HR management, customer relationship management, supply chain and procurement.

  

Being specifically designed for use by small and medium-sized enterprises, the platform is a cost-effective solution that can allow less-sizeable firms access to tools normally reserved for larger companies, allowing them to compete more effectively.

  

And as it is easy to scale up quickly and without hassle, it could be the perfect solution for businesses that are experiencing a period of high growth, as well as those that have a need to rapidly ramp up their operations in response to short-term demands.

Comprehensive cloud-based enterprise resource planning tools such as SAP Business ByDesign are set for huge growth in 2013, IDG News Service added, with one of the main reasons for this a growing focus from vendors on solutions tailored to specific vertical sectors.

In particular, manufacturing was highlighted as one industry that stands to particularly benefit from the rise of SaaS tools in 2013, with the market set for substantial growth.

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    1. Clare Leighton Post author

      Thanks Judson and I welcome the constructive feedback.  Following your other comments and the fact that the ByDesign blog seems to be for a far more technical audiemce, we took the decision to highly restrict posts in the ByDesign blog and keep more to the cloud blog, which is more generic.

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