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SAP's Business ByDesign gets software development kit

Chris Kanaracus | Feb. 7, 2011
SAP on Monday announced the 2.6 release of its SaaS (software-as-a-service) suite Business ByDesign, which contains a highly anticipated SDK (software development kit) that partners will use to create extensions and add-ons.

Other aspects of the 2.6 release include iPad and BlackBerry support, as well as a focus on selling it into subsidiaries of large enterprises. This represents a change from SAP's original positioning of ByDesign for small and medium-sized businesses, and could be seen as a response to companies such as NetSuite, which has gone after similar business opportunities with its on-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) software.

ByDesign customers will gain some analytics capabilities as well in 2.6, which are powered by in-memory technology, Horak said.

Pricing for ByDesign starts at $149 per user per month. As for partner-developed software, SAP has finalized a revenue-sharing model but is not yet sharing those details publicly, Horak said.

 

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