SAP Business ByDesign (ByD) is a comprehensive cloud enterprise resource planning software (Cloud ERP) that is sold and operated as software as a service (SaaS) by SAP SE. It is designed for small to medium-sized enterprises as well as subsidiary businesses. The software is designed to provide business processes across application areas from financials to human resources with embedded business analytics, mobility, e-learning, and support. SAP Business ByDesign is built on the principles of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The underlying technology is leveraging SAP’s in-memory HANA database. A comprehensive set of prepackaged integrations as well as SOAP and oData webservices ensure easy integrations to other SAP or non-SAP applications. The main application areas: Financial Management (FIN) Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Project Management (PRO) and Professional Service Automation (PSA) Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and Procurement Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Production Human Resource Management (HCM) Fund and Grant Management Integrated Business Analytics Executive support and compliance management. ByDesign is deployed in 144 countries and supports 12 languages. SAP Business ByDesign is available for a monthly software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription, based on a base package, user types, and number of users. The price includes hosting, unlimited storage, access to all application areas (see above), support etc. Updates are delivered automatically four times a year with no IT staff required.