SAP Commerce Cloud vs Sana Commerce comparison

 

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Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Sana Commerce
Ranking in eCommerce Platforms
13th
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
5
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
SAP Commerce Cloud
Ranking in eCommerce Platforms
2nd
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
18
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the eCommerce Platforms category, the mindshare of Sana Commerce is 1.3%, up from 1.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of SAP Commerce Cloud is 17.7%, down from 20.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

MD
Nov 1, 2021
Helped us create a new revenue stream, but the cost and time of customization are disadvantages
We had to do a lot of customization, so I wouldn't say the integration worked out-of-the-box. Also, if you want to have anything done, you have to go back to their development team, which is offshore. You can't customize it yourself. And that customization took a long time. Sana is a decent company, although they have had their challenges. When we originally signed up with Sana, they lost a lot of their leadership team. Part of the problem with them is that their entire support team is offshore in Sri Lanka. When you want to interface with the development team, you have to wait a day or two for each response. We also didn't realize this going into it, but there is an RQS (requirements gathering) phase, which takes about a month. After that, there is a development phase that takes another month. There are also testing and go-live. If you want to introduce any new features or functionality, it's at least a three to four-month process, possibly more, because of the way their structure works. Everything has to be customized. They are resource-challenged as well. Sana is a very small company. That means that when you want to start up a development enhancement, there's a wait time of at least a month. So in addition to requirements, development, and testing, you have to add a month of waiting for a resource to be assigned to even look at the requirements. They have some growing pains. We've told them this a few times and it seems to be getting better, but they definitely have challenges. Another challenge is that their global capabilities are quite limited. We're a global company. We operate in 23 countries. We've asked them, "What can we do in China? What can we do in Europe?" I don't think they have any customers in China. We'd be their first. Europe is more solidified than Asia, but still growing for them and not as established. We've had to restructure some of our backend processes to accommodate order errors that come through the site. We've had to address and do some enhancements for that. It's quite expensive. We have probably spent a couple hundred thousand dollars in development expenses to get up and running. That's not what we expected, but we've gone through it.
Ankit Bhagat - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 24, 2023
A scalable tool that can be integrated with any platform
The product's setup is not a big issue. I would rate the product's setup an eight out of ten. The time taken for deployment depends from project to project. I have worked on projects which completed deployment in three to six months and others where the process took a year to complete. We follow the agile methodology for the tool's deployment. We conduct the unit testing, and IT testing and then release the solution to our platform. You need a 25-30 member team to manage the deployment process which can include business analysts, project managers, front-end and back-end developers, and QAs. Four to five technical staff is required for the product's maintenance. This technical staff team analyzes issues and asks the developers to fix them. The issues get fixed and implemented in the solution's next release.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"I found it surprisingly easy from both the admin side and the customer side. The admin side has a limited set of features, but they are very well explained. They are very simple to understand. It is very easy to find out what every feature does. It is not really complicated. Sana provides an online university where you can learn everything that you need about it. When we needed to check a new feature or validate how something works, we found solid online information on their website. If there was anything that we couldn't find, or if we really couldn't understand how exactly something was working, their support was always very quick. So, it is quite easy."
"This product is highly customizable. We use the standard system but we have extended it quite a bit."
"We use Sana Commerce with Microsoft Dynamics on the back end and the native ERP integration works well. The fact that no third-party integrations are needed between our Sana Commerce web store and Microsoft Dynamics is important. It's one less thing to worry about when it comes to troubleshooting."
"The big benefit with Sana is our ability to interface with Microsoft Dynamics."
"The most valuable feature is the direct ERP integration, as it allows us to provide product availability and specific pricing in real-time. Customers can also order themselves in real-time."
"Some of the most valuable features are its personalized offering, promotion engine, and customer support module."
"The simple steps for configuring your checkout processes, as well as the promotional engine, are the most valuable features of this solution."
"It's the best tool on the market and is a complete e-commerce system for product management. For instance, if the customer has a log enterprise level product, they can manage it here."
"We like that this solution gives our B2B clients a lot of functionality straight 'out of the box', meaning that they don't need to carry out a lot of configuration to be able to use it."
"Hybris offers a platform designed for speed."
"The tool supports multiple currencies."
"I chose this out-of-box E-Commerce solution because it helps you start up your E-Commerce business in a very good amount of time since Hybris already provides you the end-to-end flow with minimum customization. You can quickly go live with the customer."
"Hybris Commerce's most valuable feature is the simple integration with ERP."
 

Cons

"I'd rate their customer service a nine out of 10. I think they're in demand and a little overloaded on work. Sometimes it takes a little bit of time for them to get to our work."
"One problem that we encounter is that it's difficult to upgrade as a result of making a large number of customer-specific adaptations."
"There could also be more support about everything that is related to website management, which is not strictly related to the B2B tool. These are the things like knowing about GDPR regulations, knowing about digital consents, and in general, all the laws that go with having a website. Sometimes, we would have liked more support in that area."
"We also didn't realize this going into it, but there is an RQS (requirements gathering) phase, which takes about a month. After that, there is a development phase that takes another month. There are also testing and go-live. If you want to introduce any new features or functionality, it's at least a three to four-month process, possibly more, because of the way their structure works. Everything has to be customized. They are resource-challenged as well."
"The performance can be improved. Sometimes, the system is really slow because of the ERP integration. I'm not sure whether this is a problem with Sana Commerce or the ERP system but overall, it could be faster. When it comes to usability, if it takes too much time to load, then it's not the best."
"We would like to be able to easily add functionality to the CMS, such as instant messaging. This would make is much more usable, especially in B2C scenarios."
"The learning curve is high."
"Like every other SAP solution, it is very heavy. Also, the transition to the cloud is not very smooth because it is not really a SaaS solution. The upgrades are also not as smooth as you would expect from a complete cloud solution. It should have a product recommendation feature as well as a promotional feature. It should also have more personalizations."
"They have just started to work with the cloud, but they only support Microsoft Azure."
"A public cloud solution of this software would open great possibilities."
"The stack needs to be improved; they need to start using more new technologies."
"The solution is complex due to the rapid development of new features in SAP Commerce, which requires the changing of older technologies and migration to new ones."
"The support team should improve the response time."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Support costs are in addition to the standard licensing fees, and they vary per month, based on how much we use them. It is not very expensive."
"Sana's pricing is fair. It could be more competitive. It's not so much the licensing cost, it's the additional development."
"They have a policy of a price per legal entity. So, if you are a company that operates in one country, that is, if you're just an American company, or you're just a Spanish company or just a British company, then that probably makes sense. We are a global company, and we have operations in 20 to 30 different countries. So, we are interested in implementing Sana in potentially 20 to 30 countries. Right now, the pricing model of Sana has a limitation. They are almost asking for the same price for the new country when in many cases, a new country will just be a new small rollout. That's because it is the same solution that gets implemented everywhere. So, to me, it is not the same price if you are maintaining 10 Sanas that are looking exactly the same and are working exactly the same in 10 different countries. To me, these should not cost 10 times more than one. They don't yet have a good grasp of how to manage global companies like ours. That is something we are talking to them about, and we are in discussions with them about. So, hopefully, they will learn."
"When we got version 9.2, it was a good price. Everything is moving to the subscription-based cloud model, and that's probably a little high when you look at the lifetime cost."
"This is an expensive solution."
"The solution is very expensive in Turkey."
"The price is too high."
"The price is quite high."
"SAP Hybris is expensive, which is why only the large clients use it. At the same time, I think that the return on investment warrants it."
"The product is expensive. I would rate its price a seven out of ten. The solution's licensing is yearly."
"I don't know the cost, but it can be expensive."
"The solution is expensive."
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Comparison Review

it_user9726 - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 5, 2013
WCS vs Hybris vs ATG - Feature Smackdown
They say "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder", so if you are a purist in one of these technologies you would probably never agree to my comparison matrix, However these are my personal opinion, From my experience standpoint I have longest exposure to WCS Commerce Suite and the least with ATG…
 

Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
19%
Wholesaler/Distributor
18%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Real Estate/Law Firm
6%
Educational Organization
44%
Computer Software Company
10%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Retailer
5%
 

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Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
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SAP Hybris Commerce, Hybris
 

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Sample Customers

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