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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Public Cloud vs. SAP Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.""This is a predictable and dependable service.""There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product.""For non-complex applications, the IBM Cloud works fine and the price is much lower than the competitors.""It is easy to deploy what you need for the initial setup""One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware.""I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good."

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"The ability to expand it whenever required has been great — it's very simple.""Cloud Platform's stability is great.""SAP is an excellent company with an excellent reputation, excellent products, and dedicated customer support.""The most valuable feature is integration.""It's suitable for various sizes of companies. I have used it with big companies and with small ones as well.""The most valuable feature is the data synchronization, or the push and pull of the data.""Scalability is one of the benefits that we have in using the product.""SAP has provided very good support."

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Cons
"It could be more secure.""There is not a lot of support for this solution, which is something that needs to be improved.""The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right.""They do not have a very good virtual network implemented, and the VPC is the most important feature that needs to be improved.""The product should offer more computing, similar to Amazon.""The initial setup and the pricing are areas that need improvement.""They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities."

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"In the next release, I would like to see improvements with the price and the licensing.""We need to connect our ERP solution via the VPN. We need to make sure our ERP solutions aren't exposed to the outside world. Our teams really struggle with this.""Usability is a challenge most of the time and not being able to get all of the information.""They are still developing this product. It does not really have 100% of the necessary features available to properly service business clients""I'd like to see more local integration.""My impression of the stability is that it is not good. Almost every month there is something new and that makes us nervous about delivery.""The solution requires more flexibility overall.""The main problem is that there aren't any easy migrations from SAP PO to SAP CPI, so from process orchestration to cloud platform integration."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of IBM Cloud is very cheap compared to competitors AWS and Azure."
  • "The licensing fees are straightforward and predictable."
  • "Pricing is not as fair as Amazon or Azure."
  • "In order to be competitive, you have to commit to a contract for at least one year, but you pay a fixed monthly fee."
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  • "SAP's pricing is usually high compared to the competition. But this is also justified because they hold their products and services to quite high standards."
  • "The pricing can be negotiated."
  • "The cost when it comes to monitoring can be difficult."
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    Questions from the Community
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    IBM Public Cloud is IBM’s Platform-as-a-Service. It aims to provide organizations with a secure cloud environment to manage data and applications. One of the features we like is the cloud activity… more »
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    I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good.
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    If you are an enterprise, or even just one person handling the solution for multiple clients, you will need to get a license. That said, you don't have to pay for licenses if you're an individual… more »
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    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… more »
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    How is SAP Cloud Platform different than Amazon AWS? Amazon AWS offers options both in terms of upgrading and expanding capabilities as well as acquiring greater storage space. These upgrades can… more »
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    Cloud Platform's stability is great.
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    7.9
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    Also Known As
    IBM Bluemix
    SAP HANA Cloud Platform
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    Overview

    IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform that spans public, private and hybrid environments. Build with a robust suite of advanced data and AI tools, and draw on deep industry expertise to help you on your journey to the cloud.

    SAP HANA Cloud Platform powers applications that deliver real-time insights to drive more effective and timely decision making. The product promises to accelerate analytics, business processes, sentiment data processing, and predictive capabilities.

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    Sample Customers
    Uvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny County
    Siemens, Shell & Volkswagen, Still, EarlySense, Roche, National Football League, Heidelberg University Hospital, In Mind Computing, The Timken Company, OPAL, EnterpriseJungle, Groupe Danone, Accenture, T-Systems, Sailing Team Germany, Sloan Valve
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Program Development Consultancy14%
    Political Organization14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Manufacturing Company40%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Pharma/Biotech Company20%
    Retailer10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Government5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise30%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Public Cloud vs. SAP Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,208 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Public Cloud is ranked 8th in PaaS Clouds with 7 reviews while SAP Cloud Platform is ranked 7th in PaaS Clouds with 9 reviews. IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.8, while SAP Cloud Platform is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Cloud Platform writes "Offers a good pathway to integrate with the cloud and has good support ". IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Google Compute Engine, whereas SAP Cloud Platform is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Mendix, Salesforce Platform and Oracle Cloud Platform. See our IBM Public Cloud vs. SAP Cloud Platform report.

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