Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SAP S4HANA on AWS?


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Anandha Krishna - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Architect at iQuantM Technologies
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Top 20
Oct 10, 2022

Compared to its competitors, SAP S4HANA on AWS is a costly solution.

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Konstantinos Tasiopoulos - PeerSpot reviewer
Group Integration Tools Manager at TITAN
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Top 5
Sep 9, 2022

I would rate the pricing as a two and a half out of five.

Program Manager - Lead Architect SAP Digital Transformation at Capgemini
Real User
Jun 25, 2022

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.

Infrastructure Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
May 29, 2022

We pay a monthly fee for the use of SAP S4HANA on AWS for approximately five years. That's the time of the contract. There are no additional costs other than the license. However, there are other costs that come from the partners or reseller who is doing the implementation. If you want any changes or anything that wasn't taken into account at the moment you were implementing it or you need support, the cost might be very high. This is something that needs to be taken into account.

Finance Business Process Improvement, Transformation and Project Management at a consultancy with self employed
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Top 5
Apr 13, 2022

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.

Md Saiful Hyder - PeerSpot reviewer
AGM, Enterprise Solutions at Omgea Exim Ltd
Top 5Leaderboard
Jul 24, 2021

If clients are setting up the solution as an infrastructure as a service, they have to bring on their own license.

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MangeshDixit - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Tru group
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Jan 19, 2020

The licensing cost for the product is not so high, but the cost for the hardware you need for it on-premises is very high. I can not verify the degrees in comparison to other products, but I know that the hardware cost is too high because. There would not be much of a change to reduce it down so that the cost could more in line with competitors.

Director at Peritus
Real User
Dec 3, 2019

Pricing depends on a lot of factors. For example, which month of the year it is. Is it close to the end of a quarter year's end? Usually, we get the best benefit out of it if we know the exact ICP events. Otherwise, price-wise, they're expensive. If you know when their quarter closing or annual closing are, you can get pricing similar to Oracle, and in some cases, even IFS.

SAP Support Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Oct 13, 2019

Licensing fees are on an annual basis.

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Julie Roy - PeerSpot reviewer
Alliance Manager at Dev Information Tech Pvt Ltd
Nov 7, 2021
Hello community, I work as the Alliance Manager at Tech Services Company with 1,001-5,000 employees. I'm looking for some sort of a comparison/comparison chart between these 2 solutions: SAP S4 HANA on AWS and Microsoft Azure. Can anyone share this information?  Thanks a lot!
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 26, 2021
Hello @Md Saiful Hyder , @MangeshDixit , @JeffreyVergara , @SaleemKhokhar, @HimanshuTejwani, @SathishKumar and@Enrico Boseli. Do you have any inputs/advice for @Julie Roy?  Thanks in advance!
Nov 7, 2021
SAP S/4HANA is a system for managing relational databases. The in-memory system, as well as the columnar structure, results in retrieving the data with better performance than RDBMS systems. You can deploy it in AWS or in Azure. Here is a brief comparison: Azure dedicates specific virtual machines and bare metal servers to run SAP HANA. SAP HANA applications run on an SAP application. With Azure, you have an entire SAP application (VM) layer that includes servers, storage, and network configuration. You can deploy resources from 36 Intel with memory of 768GB to 480 Intel processors with 24TB of memory. Finally, you can combine AP and non SAP data. You can apply advanced data services, such as analytics and AI. Aws Azure Supported use cases Production, non-production Production, non-production Supported resources Up to 48TB of memory Up to 12TB Licensing Pay per use BYOL subscription Services Single and multi-node architecture. Load balancing, instance provisioning. Load balancing, clustering, Active Directory, and the HANA database. SAP S/4HANA on AWS provides infrastructure services. AWS has the advantage of making SAP HANA available, cost-effective, and fault-tolerant. With AWS you can configure a single EC2 to host SAP HANA with EBS storage and your chosen operating system. Another option is to use multi-AZ to deploy primary and secondary nodes, using one for production and another for non-production. You have two main options: First, BYOL (Bring your own license). It supports native HANA applications, S/4HANA, Business Suite on HANA, and you can have OLAP memory up to 100 TB. Second, the express edition, which is free to use for in-memory databases, but keep in mind you’ll have to stay under 32 GB. Conclusions Which is best will depend on your use cases. Azure in my opinion offers better performance for big data and AI workloads. AWS provides more reliability and redundancy.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 10, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with SAP S4HANA on AWS. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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SAP Support Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 13, 2019
This solution is very resource-intensive, including high memory and CPU utilization. This product needs to be made more available for the normal user, like those by Microsoft or Oracle. For example, it should be free for individuals, and usable on a laptop.
Director at Peritus
Dec 3, 2019
The new product has SuccessFactors. If they can bring it in on-premise as well, and basically replace SCM with SuccessFactors on-premises, that would be great. It will allow for more revenue. The solution's weakest area is technical support, which needs to be improved quite a bit. The solution needs a warehouse management feature. Right now, there's a built-in WM, but they don't have an EWM extended warehouse management built-in, in S/4HANA. It's a separate product. So if they can add that, that would be great.
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