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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. SAP Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"The scalability is good.""The most valuable feature is the single sign-on with multifactor authentication.""We are going to use Microsoft Azure to move some on-premise servers into the cloud so that our data can be held there.""The data factory feature.""The time to market is fast compared back to the traditional on-premise hosting. That is one of the better things I can say because there is no need to worry. The Pack services will enable it to start immediately.""It comes with a lot of ready-made studies that we can connect with other existing Microsoft applications, for example, Office, Outlook, Chatline, and OneDrive. Everything is behind the scenes running with Azure. It's easy to build the connectors.""The most valuable features are the interface and customizability.""I like the ExpressRoute because that makes it easy to configure connectivity to Azure-hosted services."

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"One of the best features of this solution is that it is web-based and you can log in and work on it from anywhere.""The most valuable feature is the data synchronization, or the push and pull of the data.""SAP has provided very good support.""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.""Scalability is one of the benefits that we have in using the product.""The ability to expand it whenever required has been great — it's very simple."

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Cons
"I would like to see more advanced functionality in terms of information security.""The subscription licensing is very complex and we would like to have it simplified.""Microsoft Azure can be pretty advanced and difficult to understand. I would like it to be simplified. The licensing especially needs to be simplified.""Auto ML could be improved technically.""There were also a lot of constraints with the serverless parts.""They are a bit closed on the customization side. If they open the customization then it will be very good.""Dashboards and reporting could be improved.""Azure could be made more user-friendly."

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"I would like to see more and better support for data transformations.""Usability is a challenge most of the time and not being able to get all of the information.""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.""They are still developing this product. It does not really have 100% of the necessary features available to properly service business clients""In the next release, I would like to see improvements with the price and the licensing.""The solution requires more flexibility overall.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually.""Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers.""The pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS.""Pricing of Microsoft Azure services depends on the build of what you prepare to deploy.""It is important to consider ROI when looking at the cost of a subscription.""The cost is a little high and can be more competitive.""Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent.""The pricing model is subscription-based and it's not an expensive solution."

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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
Top Answer: Being cloud-based saves the provisioning aspect of an on-premises solution.
Top Answer: The support subscription models need improvement.
Top Answer: The ability to expand it whenever required has been great — it's very simple.
Top Answer: The cost when it comes to monitoring can be difficult. We have to be very, very careful and aware of any changes so the price won't go up too much.
Top Answer: I run all of my servers on SAP at the moment. We have our development, our quality, and also our production sites on it. We actually upgraded this solution in December 2020, so we're using the most… more »
Ranking
1st
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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51,340
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41,417
Reviews
118
Average Words per Review
432
Rating
8.3
8th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
10,531
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8,422
Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
606
Rating
7.6
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Also Known As
Windows Azure, Azure, MS Azure
SAP HANA Cloud Platform
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Overview

Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.

Windows Azure offers open across multiple frameworks,languages, and tools. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities are, catering for all elements of application development, deployment, and management.

Azure is comprised of several different service modules,including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.

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
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
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
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company10%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company38%
Computer Software Company25%
Pharma/Biotech Company25%
Retailer13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise43%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. SAP Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
535,015 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 130 reviews while SAP Cloud Platform is ranked 8th in PaaS Clouds with 8 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2, while SAP Cloud Platform is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". 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 ". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and SAP S4HANA on AWS, whereas SAP Cloud Platform is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Compute Engine, Mendix, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and IBM Public Cloud. See our Microsoft Azure vs. SAP Cloud Platform report.

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