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Microsoft Azure vs. SAP Business One on AWS
July 2022
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"We have found the most valuable feature to be the pricing calculator.""The solution does a lot of coding and customization, and can go live quickly.""One of the best features is the last package security of upgrades to Microsoft Azure. Also, we like Azure's compatibility with other operating systems.""It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use.""The most valuable features of this solution are the value for money and flexibility.""It's a cloud-based application, so installation is straightforward and doesn't take much time.""Reduces work for our IT teams and saves us a lot of time.""I use a virtual machine for remote desktop and Microsoft Azure is user-friendly."

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"Setting up Business One is straightforward. It took us about three months to deploy Business One on AWS.""SAP Business One on AWS has good documentation and has many services in the cloud.""The most valuable features of SAP Business One on AWS are the CRM and the sales module.""Technical support from SAP is great."

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"In the next release, I would like to see better security.""It would be advantageous if the dashboard had more clarity, in terms of the visibility that it provides.""Could be more user friendly; initial setup is difficult to understand.""Ease of use could be improved.""Onboarding customers is a challenge. Sometimes our customers don't know how to deal with the cloud environment. Maybe the customers are more comfortable with the old-fashioned on-premise environment.""The solution is too expensive.""It would be ideal if they could reduce costs a bit. Right now, we find the product to be expensive.""A problem with Azure is that the architecture that they have is not really compliant — not really connecting with the endpoint Cloud."

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"The look-and-feel of the system is quite outdated as compared to a lot of other products out there.""SAP Business One on AWS could improve by having more customization and more user-friendly automation.""SAP Business One on AWS could improve by adding more functionality to the web client.""I would like SAP to replace Business One's fixed Web client with a native Web solution. Right now, their remote access is based on RVP. We have to access the solution through a Windows-based client. It's not a native Web interface."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS."
  • "Pricing of Microsoft Azure services depends on the build of what you prepare to deploy."
  • "It is important to consider ROI when looking at the cost of a subscription."
  • "The cost is a little high and can be more competitive."
  • "Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent."
  • "The pricing model is subscription-based and it's not an expensive solution."
  • "It is not cheap. Its price could be a little bit less."
  • "The pricing model can be improved because we find that Azure pricing is a bit high."
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  • "Licenses are available on a monthly or yearly basis, and it costs about $1,200 per license, per user."
  • "The price of SAP Business One on AWS could be lower, it is expensive."
  • "The price of SAP Business One on AWS is reasonable for what we use it for."
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    Also Known As
    Windows Azure, Azure, MS Azure
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    Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform, where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.

    Windows Azure works across multiple frameworks and languages. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities with elements of application development, deployment, and management.

    Azure is comprised of several different service modules, including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.

    Microsoft Azure works as a:

    1. Platform as a service (PaaS)
    2. Software as a service (SaaS)
    3. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

    Microsoft Azure is available:

    • On-premises
    • Hybrid
    • Multi-cloud
    • At the edge

    Compared to its competitors, Microsoft Azure:

    • Has more affordable features
    • Has easier migration for organizations already using other Microsoft tools
    • Has several educational resources available
    • Provides robust support
    • Is ideal for small and large businesses

    Microsoft Azure Features:

    • Scalability
    • Stability
    • Flexibility
    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Active Directory
    • Monitoring features
    • Cloud-based
    • Automated tasks
    • Change capability cadence
    • Showback capabilities
    • Information protection
    • Azure Data Lake
    • Excellent portal
    • Intuitive user interface
    • Remote desktop
    • Fast provisioning
    • Data security
    • Data resiliency
    • Speed of service
    • Integrated delivery pipeline
    • Disaster recovery
    • Robust templates
    • Flexible coding languages
    • Virtual systems testing

    Benefits of Microsoft Azure:

    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Because Microsoft Azure is an IaaS, organizations can deploy as well as manage applications easily and quickly. Azure also provides you with the ability to customize the cloud software to meet your specific business needs.
    • Seamless integration: Microsoft Azure is built to seamlessly integrate with existing IT departments via hybrid databases, secure private connections, and storage solutions.
    • Cost-effective: Because Azure can harmoniously exist in your business environment with your data center, it is a very cost-effective solution.
    • Analytics support: Azure is designed with built-in support that is used to analyze data and provide key insights. Azure offers Cortana Analytics, Stream Analytics, Machine Learning, and SQL services.
    • Unique storage system: Compared to other cloud services, Microsoft Azure has more data centers and delivery points, which helps create an optimal user experience and also helps deliver content faster. In addition, Microsoft Azure makes it possible for organizations to exchange content across several virtual machines.
    • Enhanced flexibility: Azure provides extreme flexibility by allowing you to choose any level of functionality you require. It also supports many of the same technologies IT teams and developers usually depend on, making it easier for them to manage.
    • Easy implementation: Microsoft Azure is easy and quick to deploy. If necessary, you can change web apps to Azure with almost zero downtime.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    "It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use," says the principal consultant at a computer software company.

    OmarJ., future datacenter consultant: Microsoft Azure Cloud at a tech company, adds that "The user interface is very nice and makes everything easy to use."

    You can build an environment in minutes. It's very good in terms of being an infrastructure as a service, and I found that really fascinating,” says an information technology consultant at a computer software company.

    "I think Azure's level of automation to achieve efficiency or agility is valuable. I also like the change capability cadence, the showback capabilities, and understanding what our costs are," says an enterprise architect at an energy/utilities company.

    Marco C., Ing. at Wolters Kluwer, says "The valuable features of Microsoft Azure are that it is cloud-based and has good storage. The storage is completely managed by Azure. We do not need to do any patching of security because it is handled by Azure which is a benefit. The solution is fully compatible with the Microsoft technology stack and is very scalable."

    "The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is it has everything together in one place. It is one large tool with lots of small tools that are updated often," says the owner of a media company.

    Small businesses can now access all the benefits of the SAP Business One solution on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud without needing to make long-term commitments or costly capital expenditures for the required IT infrastructure.

    AWS and SAP have worked together to test and certify the SAP Business One solution on the AWS cloud. Both SAP Business One, version for Microsoft SQL Server and SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA have been certified on the AWS cloud platform.

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    Sample Customers
    BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
    Comba Telecom, Exeter Family Friendly, GranBio, Kim Tech Ceong, Wego, Blue Ocean Systems, Whitebox Retail Logistics
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Media Company8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise44%
    Large Enterprise22%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Azure vs. SAP Business One on AWS
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. SAP Business One on AWS and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 190 reviews while SAP Business One on AWS is ranked 5th in Cloud ERP with 4 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4, while SAP Business One on AWS is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Business One on AWS writes "Straightforward to set up and the support is good, but it should be more user-friendly". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Amazon AWS, Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas SAP Business One on AWS is most compared with Google Cloud, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, Oracle Cloud and Alibaba Cloud. See our Microsoft Azure vs. SAP Business One on AWS report.

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