SAP Says SaaS ERP Product Now Ready

SaaS ERP product Business ByDesign, long delayed in its rollout, is now ready for prime time, said SAP at its annual Sapphire user event.

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Posted on May 18, 2010

ORLANDO — Nearly three years after formally announcing its Business ByDesign software-as-a-service ERP product for mid-sized organizations, SAP said today that the product is now “ready” for the market.

“I’m announcing officially it is ready,” said Jim Hagemann Snabe, SAP co-CEO, during the company’s annual Sapphire user and partner meeting, held in Orlando and Frankfurt. “You can order now.”

Snabe’s declaration of the on-demand enterprise application’s market readiness follows many months of revisions to the product and its go-to-market strategy. Announced at a New York press conference on Sept. 19, 2007, Business ByDesign was described at the time as a “first edition” SaaS-based ERP product.

SAP set lofty goals for the new product: 10,000 new customers by 2010.

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