Packaging up ERP for SMEs

Modern ERP systems can provide an intelligent platform for digital transformation across the entire organization, including its subsidiaries. Some of the advantages of implementing ERP include; greater financial control, connecting departments that were previously siloed, and enabling growth and innovation.

You may be surprised to discover that more than 80% of SAP customers are SMEs (Small and Midsize Enterprises). The larger SMEs usually understand the importance of digitizing, and where possible automating, their core processes by implementing ERP. However, there are still many SMEs who believe that ERP is too big, too expensive, over-engineered for their needs, and that ERP projects will not yield any significant ROI for years to come.

SMEs tend to have a lot of manual, and therefore inefficient and error-prone, processes. This makes them prime candidates for benefitting from the efficiencies which intelligent technologies, such as automation, can provide. It used to be that only larger enterprises with their larger budgets could afford advanced technologies like AI, predictive analytics and Machine Learning. These are now available as standard in the Intelligent ERP system, SAP S/4HANA (which has Cloud, on-premise, and hybrid deployment options).

Even the smaller SME companies can now take advantage of these powerful technologies. Thanks to the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP), other SAP ERP systems designed for the small and lower mid-market sections of the SME landscape, specifically SAP Business ByDesign and SAP BusinessOne, can easily and affordably extend their core functionality with advanced services like chatbots. This levels the playing field for SMEs who can harness the power of intelligent technologies, just like their larger competitors, to develop new business models, automate their core processes, get actionable insights from their data and enjoy a stable, solid ERP foundation that enables future growth and innovation.

Faster time-to-value with ‘SAP-Qualified Partner-Packages’ for ERP

SMEs are particularly concerned with time-to-value. So, it can make sense for these organizations to approach their ERP deployments in a modular way. This gives them the flexibility to start with the functionality they most need and add modules as they grow and evolve. When ERP systems are packaged up into smaller, standalone software-and-service packages, companies can achieve quantifiable business benefits and ROI much faster and minimize any disruptions to the business.

SAP-qualified partner-packaged ERP solutions are created, sold, and maintained by SAP VAR partners using their own intellectual property (IP) to deliver low-risk, fixed-scope, fixed-price and fixed-timeline ERP projects. The packages combine SAP's market-leading software and innovations with the SAP partners' expertise, which can include industry or business function knowledge, services, and any customer-specific configurations.

For larger and longer-term ERP implementations, the traditional approach involves customizing around 80% of the system to fit each client's needs. But for small and midsize organizations, this isn't practical. SAP-qualified partner-packaged solutions already have most of the functionality that SMEs require straight ‘out of the box’. As a result of the fixed scope, companies can have their packaged ERP solution up and running in as little as twelve weeks, which is a huge time saving compared to the 12+ months typical for more traditional ERP deployments.

Implementation members in the United VARs alliance (all of whom are amongst the top SAP VAR Partners globally) are helping SME customers all over the world to run their businesses better with templated SAP-qualified partner packaged solutions for Intelligent ERP. Below are a few examples.

Take a look at these SAP S/4HANA ERP Packages from our United VARs members:


Seidor Colombia SAS
Seidor Starter Pack
Boost your Business with less time and costs. Our accelerated and pre-configured solution package is implemented in just 8 to 10 weeks.


SOA People SAS
Ready2 Convert to SAP S/4HANA
Transitioning SAP S/4HANA is a game changer. Our goal is to make your transition simple, transparent, and smooth.


All For One Group SE
Move away from your old SAP system towards Intelligent ERP in the Cloud. The RACE8 introductory package is aimed at companies whose SAP ERP system, such as an R3 or an ECC, no longer fits the current business model.


SOA People Belux
Ready2 Convert to SAP S/4HANA
Transitioning SAP S/4HANA is a game changer.

SOA People Nederland NV
Ready2 Convert to SAP S/4HANA
Our goal is to make your transition to SAP S4/HANA simple, transparent, and smooth.


Seidor Peru
Seidor MoveForward2S4
Regardless of company segment, Seidor MoveForward2S4 is the package you need to take a step towards digital transformation.

Seidor SprintZero2S4
SprintZero2S4 enables enterprises to simplify the SAP S/4HANA adoption process, leveraging our methodology to accelerate implementation with high business value at low cost.


All for One Poland sp. Z oo
All for One SPRINT on SAP S/4HANA
All for One SPRINT on SAP S/4HANA enables companies to deploy the SAP S / 4HANA system at reduced costs within 5 months using the best business practices in this solution.

South Africa

Seidor Consulting SA
Seidor MoveForward2S4
Regardless of company segment, Seidor MoveForward2S4 is the package you need to take a step towards digital transformation.

United Kingdom

Birchman Solutions Ltd
Birchman’s S/4MoveWorks de-risks your move and ensures you get significant business value in the shortest possible time.

United States

Illumiti Corp
Accelerated ERP for Mining
Illumiti has packaged its SAP implementation experience with small & mid-sized mining companies into a Mining solution accelerator − enabling our highly professional teams to complete typical projects at an exceptionally fast pace.

HyperBright for EC&O
Our accelerator is built on top of SAP S/4HANA and is designed to facilitate rapid implementation of SAP Software based on SAP ERP incorporating SAP Best Practices for EC&O companies.

Check out these SAP Business ByDesign ERP Packages from United VARs members:

South Africa

Seidor Westrocon
SAP Business ByDesign for Distribution
For Distribution companies responding quickly to emerging opportunities, sending the right product to the right customer at the right time.

Seidor Westrocon
SAP Business ByDesign for Light Manufacturing
Oriented to simple manufacturing companies who want to control production costs and the fulfilment of their customer orders in real time.


Seidor SA
SAP Business ByDesign for Distribution through Cloud Factory
Suitable for distribution companies that want to improve the accuracy of their demand forecast, execute quickly to reduce inventory costs, increase delivery precision and improve customer satisfaction.

SAP Business ByDesign for Light Industry through Cloud Factory
Aimed at simple manufacturing companies who want to control production costs and the fulfilment of their customers' orders in real time.

SAP Business ByDesign for Professional Services through Cloud Factory
Suitable for Professional Services companies who want to control the accounting and execution of their projects, deliver value to the customer and improve their revenues and margins.

SAP Business ByDesign for Services through Cloud Factory
Aimed at Professional Services companies that sell recurring services and need to integrate business processes with the BackOffice to make better business decisions.

United States

Seidor USA Corp
Seidor – Service Industry without Projects
Service Industry without Projects for SAP Business ByDesign

About United VARs United VARs is a global alliance of SAP solution providers for the midmarket. With over 70 members in 100 countries, the alliance serves all types of SAP rollouts and integrations across the world.


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