SAP has expanded its cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business management software offering to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the introduction of SAP Business ByDesign. The new solution was announced today at a partner event held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The solution provides mid-sized businesses with sophisticated software to boost profitability and efficiency, while reducing IT infrastructure complexity that often stifles SMEs.
The challenge faced by many smaller to mid-sized firms is that their IT systems operate in silos that seldom communicate with one another. Not only can this affect their responsiveness and overall competitiveness, but it also consumes more resources, reduces efficiency and their ability to respond quickly to customer needs. As these businesses evolve, processes become more complex, often with no solution to overcome the problem.
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