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We performed a comparison between SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud and SAP S4HANA on AWS based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud vs. SAP S4HANA on AWS report (Updated: September 2022).
633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Fiori is the most valuable feature, as well as the the integration between S/4 and another solution as an extension.""The solution is stable and we have never had a problem. We started with one terabyte of data when the solution was first implemented and today we have around almost 600 gigabytes of data, which means means the compression works properly. Before migrating from ECC, we had nine terabytes of data.""The processes and the way we take advantage and use assistance are good.""The most valuable feature is virtual modeling, which is beneficial because you don't really save the data multiple times the way we did in the past.""This solution is as good as any other S/4HANA SAP solution. The continuous support we get is very valuable.""Traditionally, SAP worked with Oracle databases, but SAP is getting rid of the other databases and promoting its own. SAP will stop support for other databases around 2026, so everyone is moving to SAP S/4HANA for the performance and because it's the preferred database for SAP. S/4HANA has new features from the front-end or application feature perspective. The idea is to move toward future-ready technology."

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"We have approximately 1,000 people using the solution in my organization. The solution is scalable.""The most valuable feature of SAP S4HANA on AWS is that when developed on a new structured system it can be configured.""They have their own instances where you can host your database.""The solution is scalable.""I would rate this solution as a nine out of ten because it covers all the fields, has a big maturity, and has something other solutions are missing, which is speed.""The solution adds great value to any organization.""SAP S4HANA on AWS has high performance. All the data is in one place and it's real-time. When you make an entry you don't have to wait a couple of minutes, hours, or overnight as something the batch process takes time. It is instantaneous and is available to everybody.""SAP S4HANA's most valuable features include backup, security, storage, infrastructure, and enabling AI."

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Cons
"Perhaps minor changes to the enterprise structure could be made, but the rest is fine.""SAP support isn't on par with products like Microsoft Azure or AWS. It's nowhere close to the competitors.""This product is not mature enough at this point in time.""The solution is scalable from an infrastructure point of view. However, it becomes more complex over time because technology is changing so fast.""The cost could be improved. I think it's higher than the competition.""The only thing that could be improved is the cost."

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"The drawback of this tool versus an on-site tool is that you've got to upgrade the tool. The software is upgraded as it gets upgraded and you've got to be ready to change whatever processes and do whatever training you need to do.""The product can be very complex.""I would like to see a lower price for the solution.""SAP S4HANA could be improved by adding a click-to-deploy model.""If you go to AWS's site they offer training programs that are very good. SAP does not do the same, if SAP could provide some training that would be great.""There are a few complexities when it comes to licensing that could be simplified.""The initial setup could be easier. It's complex.""SAP S4HANA on AWS could improve by having the entire solution available as a web solution. They only have Fiori right now, and it's a solution for certain modules, but not for all the modules that SAP currently has. We would like to see the GUI removed, it is not very good. We want it to be web-based."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "If you choose the minimum, it will probably cost around $1,000 USD per month if you take a contract for a year or two."
  • "The licensing of the solution is on a yearly basis. The normal price of the solution is quite high, but I received a special discount by making a purchase near the end of the year."
  • "The solution could be less expensive."
  • "The price is expensive compared to the competition."
  • "The price is high compared to other databases, which is why HANA is still not widely used. Some enterprises prefer Sybase, Oracle, or other traditional databases because HANA is a little pricey. Cost is one factor SAP needs to work on to make it more competitive with other databases. Otherwise, they'll never be able to develop a mass customer base."
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  • "The vendors have different pricing, ways of serving, security, and providing the service. You go and compare the offerings. Some might be better with smaller companies. For example, Microsoft Azure can handle small and medium-sized companies best but still can cover some large companies. Whereas Amazon AWS and IBM are going to cover sized companies. There's no clear advantage. Probably Amazon AWS may have been the first to be certified by SAP as a cloud-hosting partner. Then Microsoft Azure and IBM were certified at the same time. You have to partner up and be certified by the software."
  • "We pay a monthly fee for the use of SAP S4HANA on AWS for approximately five years. That's the time of the contract."
  • "The price of SAP S4HANA on AWS is reasonable, given how much it costs to maintain a scratch-built system. To upgrade the support there is a fee."
  • "SAP S4HANA's pricing model should be more flexible and transparent - there's a lot of negotiation and internal factors, and some customers get better value and services for the same product."
  • "I would rate the pricing as a two and a half out of five."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Traditionally, SAP worked with Oracle databases, but SAP is getting rid of the other databases and promoting its own. SAP will stop support for other databases around 2026, so everyone is moving to… more »
    Top Answer:The price is high compared to other databases, which is why HANA is still not widely used. Some enterprises prefer Sybase, Oracle, or other traditional databases because HANA is a little pricey. Cost… more »
    Top Answer:Perhaps minor changes to the enterprise structure could be made, but the rest is fine.
    Top Answer:SAP S4HANA's most valuable features include backup, security, storage, infrastructure, and enabling AI.
    Top Answer:SAP S4HANA's pricing model should be more flexible and transparent - there's a lot of negotiation and internal factors, and some customers get better value and services for the same product.
    Top Answer:SAP S4HANA could be improved by adding a click-to-deploy model.
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    Also Known As
    SAP S/4HANA on AWS
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    Overview

    SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is a fully scalable and secure private managed cloud solution. It empowers organizations to unlock the full value of SAP HANA in the cloud - accelerating growth and innovation, driving IT and business transformation, quickly delivering business outcomes, and reducing risk.

    SAP customers of all sizes can fully realize all the benefits of the SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition on the AWS Cloud. With SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition on the AWS Cloud you can:

    • Achieve faster time to value with the AWS on-demand infrastructure
    • Rapidly provision infrastructure for SAP S/4HANA with no upfront cost or long-term commitment
    • Pay for only what you need Don't spend upfront costs purchasing hardware for what you can't forecast
    • Test and evaluate SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition with a free trial offering from SAP on AWS
    Offer
    Learn more about SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud
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    Sample Customers
    FC Bayern Munich, Reuters News Agency, MEMEBOX
    Brigade Group, DoHome, Royal FloraHolland
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud vs. SAP S4HANA on AWS
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud vs. SAP S4HANA on AWS and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is ranked 8th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 6 reviews while SAP S4HANA on AWS is ranked 4th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 8 reviews. SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is rated 7.8, while SAP S4HANA on AWS is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud writes "SAP HANA Cloud is a multi-cloud database as a service (DBaaS) used to develop all the applications - Analytics, Predictive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S4HANA on AWS writes "High performance, impressive technology, and useful dashboards". SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, SAP Business One on AWS, Oracle Cloud and SAP Hybris on AWS, whereas SAP S4HANA on AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, Linode and Oracle Cloud. See our SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud vs. SAP S4HANA on AWS report.

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