Which is better - SAP Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure?


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Nov 15, 2021

One of the best features of SAP Cloud Platform is that it is web-based and you can log in from anywhere in the world. SAP Cloud Platform is suitable for companies of any size; it works well with both large and small companies. Its stability is great and the ability to expand is very simple. SAP Cloud Platform offers smooth integration and data synchronization - the push and pull of data is extremely valuable.

The functionality with SAP Cloud Platform can be difficult. We have experienced some challenges with usability and not being able to get all of the information we need. We would also like to see improvement with security, authentication, and reporting.

Microsoft Azure is extremely scalable with the capability to build an environment quickly. The automation and agility of Microsoft Azure is very valuable. It offers a great information protection feature - you can create custom labels for different documents and files. This keeps data more organized and secure.

Support with Microsoft Azure depends on the plan you purchase; lower-tier plans get limited support. Microsoft Azure can be a very expensive solution overall and can be complex to set up and manage. Integration with other products needs to be better. Microsoft Azure seems to be a bit slow in catching up with what other solutions have to offer.


Microsoft Azure’s biggest downside is the lack of functionality. SAP Cloud Platform provides better integration with other operating systems.

If you or your clients are fully committed to the Microsoft ecosystem, then Microsoft Azure is probably the best option for you.

For those that use other ecosystems, SAP Cloud Platform would be a better fit as they offer better integration with other solutions and broader overall functionality.

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May 5, 2023

Comparison of SAP Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. Both platforms offer unique advantages, and the decision ultimately depends on business needs and priorities. As an SAP user, I appreciate the seamless integration and optimized performance of SAP solutions on Azure. The ability to scale resources on demand and utilize advanced security features is critical in today's fast-paced digital landscape. Overall, I believe that SAP solutions on Azure offer a competitive edge in terms of cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and innovation.

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Head of IT & Business Applications, Dangote Refinery at Dangote Industries Limited
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Oct 12, 2021

I think it's based on the context of your environment and what you want to do. The LinkedIn article by Murali Shanmugham gives you some perspective here.   


If you use SAP applications extensively, extending them with various services offered by SAP on the SAP Cloud platform would be very useful. 

In fact, SAP has made this platform available on hyperscalers like MS Azure, AWS, etc.  

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