Integrating SAP Business ByDesign and SAP Subscription Billing
What is SAP Business ByDesign?
SAP Business ByDesign is an intelligent cloud-based ERP software that is ideally designed for small and medium enterprises. It delivers pre-built solution packages for business activities that range from finance, sales, product management, to purchasing.
Its unified solutions provides an in-depth analysis of business processes and connects every aspect of enterprise activities and functions with proven best practices.
SAP Business ByDesign guarantees the following.
- Rapid implementation.
- Improved visibility of processes.
- Transparency of the business cycle.
- Frequent updates.
- Capturing data in a clean format.
- Enhanced performance and extensibility.
- Improved quality of workflow.
SAP Subscription Billing: How Important It Is?
The SAP Subscription model is a cloud solution that plays a major role in the quote-to-cash cycle. It delivers enhanced business model design, subscription capture, subscription management, subscription billing, and subscription monetization solutions.
It has an open integration architecture that allows any SAP or non-SAP solution integration for the front office or back office. Integration with SAP Solution Order Management, SAP CPQ, Service, Marketing, and B2B & B2C Commerce to benefit a complete commerce cloud or subscription billing cycle.
When integrated with SAP S/4 HANA Cloud for Contract Accounting & Invoicing, the overall billing lifecycle, consumption-based invoicing, accounts receivables & payables, and finance is efficiently carried out for billing lifecycle fulfillment.
SAP Subscription Model with SAP Business ByDesign
SAP Cloud Platform Integration (SAP CPI) acts as the standard integration middleware for SAP Subscription Model and SAP Business ByDesign. It extends and adapts the integration flows following the solutions linked.
The process flow after the integration of the SAP Subscription model and SAP Business ByDesign begins with subscription definition, product & service planning, product & service configuration, subscription management, rate usage, and consolidation of billing data by SAP Subscription billing.
The SAP Business ByDesign receives the invoice request using standard web services and starts invoicing the customers. It focuses on order fulfillment, invoicing, account management, product catalog management, product availability, service requests, flexible pricing, invoicing, taxing, credit card payments, and lead generation.
Integration flow in SAP CPI
SAP Subscription model captures customers and carry on with creating subscription, charges, and bills, while SAP CPI replicates the customer and billing data to link them with SAP Business ByDesign’s Business Partner and Customer Invoice Requests respectively.
Once the customer service request is created, it is merged with other additional information to post the invoice to accounting. From there it is taken ahead to accounts receivables and payables settlements, and finance.
- Easy mapping of customer master data and billing data.
- Quick implementation and integration with SAP CPI.
- Effective execution of billing and invoicing lifecycle.
- Integration with any front-office or back-office solutions.