Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive SummaryUpdated on Mar 6, 2024
 

Categories and Ranking

SAP ERP
Ranking in ERP
1st
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
100
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
SAP S/4HANA
Ranking in ERP
2nd
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
92
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the ERP category, the mindshare of SAP ERP is 18.0%, down from 23.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of SAP S/4HANA is 15.1%, down from 15.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
ERP
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Featured Reviews

Harish Golla - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 13, 2023
Helpful system integrations, flexible, and high availability
We are using SAP ERP for typical ERP use cases. The solution can be deployed on the cloud and on-premise The solution has helped organizations with the integration of other systems. The most valuable features of SAP ERP is the flexibility and functionality. It is one of the best ERPs I have seen…
SK
Aug 16, 2021
Simple to use functions, intuitive interface, and efficient database
It is simple to implement SAP S4HANA. If you are already in this type of environment, then the transition is not very complex. However, if you do not then it can be difficult. It does not matter what ERP you are using, whether it is Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, or others, and even locally made or customized solutions, it is always the change management that takes all the effort. It is never technology that comes in between as the bottleneck because whatever technology you choose, configure, design architect, it does the job. The issue is the mindset of people, how to change people, how to train them, how do you make them efficient, how they will become more fluent and adapt to this change? That is the challenge, it is never technology that falls in place as a bottleneck.

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"Their tech support is always good."
"I like the solution’s features in finance, supply chain, sales, and distribution."
"SAP ERP offers a wide range of functional modules, including payroll, HR, financials, and others."
"Everyone who uses SAP ERP has benefited from the functionality."
"The features are very useful for finance."
"The most valuable features of SAP ERP is the flexibility and functionality. It is one of the best ERPs I have seen in the market."
"It is an integrated application, and it has been working really well. Earlier, there were different companies for different applications for manufacturing, finance controlling, logistics, and quality. It probably was the first fully integrated application. Whenever somebody is entering any data, for example, invoice data or ordering data, everyone with a right to see this data can see it in the system."
"The solution is quite scalable."
"The solution makes its use and the management of our infrastructure easy."
"The solution is flexible, has a lot of functionality, and has the ability to deliver more security than other comparable solutions."
"From a technological point of view, the in-memory database is one of the key highlights."
"It is scalable enough. We have over a hundred end users using it."
"The infrastructure resources are also effectively used. It is very optimized; used in a very optimized manner."
"Stability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten...Scalability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten."
"It's reliable and the performance is good."
"It is more or less a very, very smooth and seamless product. Day by day they are increasing their technology features and they are keen to resolve the issues. India has a complex business scenario and SAP is thinking about that and resolving the issues day by day."
 

Cons

"The initial setup is complex."
"The user interface isn't as nice as SAP HANA's."
"Pricing could be improved for preferred customers."
"Technical support could be better."
"The solution is quite expensive. They need to work on the pricing to make it more reasonable."
"Customizations are a bit expensive."
"I think that implementation could be simplified."
"Lacks sufficient technical support with slow response times."
"S/4HANA could be improved with better integration. At the moment, a main issue I see is that there's so much growth in the functionality, complementary modules, and cloud solutions which were acquired by SAP and which extend the functionality of the SAP ERP suite. It looks to me that they tend to acquire more and more functionality from acquisitions, but they don't invest enough effort into making them integrated with S/4HANA or ERP. I would say that the functionality is great, but integration is something which still needs more attention. Instead of focusing on acquisitions, they should invest, integrate, and better the existing portfolio of products in SAP. It would help us, as implementors, to have a more complex or compact solution."
"The integration could be made a little simpler in terms of design and implementation."
"I think the user interface still needs improvement. While efforts are being made to enhance and make it more user-friendly, there are still shortcomings. Fiori is a great step forward, but work must be done. So, I believe SAP S/4HANA should focus more on improving GUI access. We also had a difficult time migrating the fixed assets."
"I think that the cost is a big area of concern, considering what users get out of the tool."
"SAP S/4HANA could improve by making the interface easier to use."
"The customer service and support are average. There is room for improvement in response time."
"There are some problems with the support provided for the solution, so it is not quite easy. It takes some time for them to offer us support."
"We found that the implementing partners themselves are struggling with S4HANA's features. It's not an exact translation of the older ECC, so SAP has taken a new route to do things with S4HANA. Maybe it's a good product, but the implementing partners also like to have an in-depth understanding of the full feature set the product offers."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The price of SAP ERP is high, but it is worth the money. The maintenance and support can be expensive. There should be a different price model for businesses that are not as large to be able to afford it."
"SAP ECC is not cheap but I consider it the best system for managing an organization's data and processes."
"Some components are available at an additional cost, depending on the type of contract that you have."
"SAP ERP is expensive."
"The on-premises licensing model comes with annual maintenance whereas the cloud-based licensing model is a yearly subscription. The tool’s pricing is normal and not expensive."
"The solution is expensive so I rate cost a five out of ten."
"The licensing costs are slightly on the higher side. They need to make it more competitive."
"The solution has moved from a licensing model to a rights-based, subscription model in the cloud."
"It is on a quarterly basis. There are no additional costs. There is just the standard fee."
"It's quite expensive. However, it can be expensive to maintain the solution."
"The price of SAP S4HANA could be cheaper."
"It's quite an expensive solution"
"I have found the price of the solution is on the medium to the expensive side of the scale. There is a license for this solution and there are additional maintenance fees."
"SAP S/4HANA is expensive."
"Available at a high price"
"The price could be lower."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Manufacturing Company
13%
Computer Software Company
12%
Educational Organization
6%
Retailer
6%
Educational Organization
35%
Computer Software Company
10%
Manufacturing Company
9%
University
4%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

Is Anaplan better than SAP ERP?
There are different aspects of both Anaplan and SAP ERP that I like and dislike. Anaplan improves forecast accuracy and drives up the quality of analytics. Rather than spending all of their time co...
What do you like most about SAP ERP?
The solution has made the most significant impact on our human resources function, specifically in HR operations and HR analytics. One feature of SAP ERP that I found most valuable is its use of co...
What needs improvement with SAP ERP?
The product can be a little slow when dealing with thousands of employee data.
Are there any advantages of SAP S4 HANA over SAP Business One (SAP B1) apart from the cost?
SaP Business One is a complete solution for business management. The software applications are broad, ranging from accounting to project management and human resources. It is very versatile and com...
What needs improvement with SAP S4HANA?
The solution’s pricing could be reduced.
What is your primary use case for SAP S4HANA?
Many companies are currently going for SAP S/4HANA because the maintenance for their SAP ERP or SAP ECC will be over the next year. Even their extended maintenance will be over by 2028. Some compan...
 

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Sample Customers

B&G Manufacturing, Unilever, Life is good Inc., Joy Global Inc., City of Cape Town, Bhopal Municipal, Corporation (BMC), adidas Group, Butcher & Packer Supply Company, Franklin Valve L.P., Evoshield, Prime Meats, a Norsan Group company, EMC Corporation, Varian Medical Systems Inc., FC Bayern Mªnchen AG, AkzoNobel Chemicals B.V., T¾V Rheinland, Pacific Drilling S.A., Fire & Rescue New South Wales, University of Amsterdam, Pa_alon S.A.
Nestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
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