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SAP Cloud Platform is the #4 ranked solution in our list of top Integration Platform as a Service providers. It is most often compared to Amazon AWS: SAP Cloud Platform vs Amazon AWS

What is SAP Cloud Platform?

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.

SAP Cloud Platform is also known as SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

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SAP Cloud Platform Customers

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

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What users are saying about SAP Cloud Platform pricing:
  • "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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SN
Senior Integration Engeneer at ATOS
MSP
Top 20
Offers a good pathway to integrate with the cloud and has good support

What is our primary use case?

The primary use is to provide the product for use to our clients.

Pros and Cons

  • "SAP is an excellent company with an excellent reputation, excellent products, and dedicated customer support."
  • "They are still developing this product. It does not really have 100% of the necessary features available to properly service business clients"

What other advice do I have?

The SAP Cloud Platform Integration is a really good pathway to integrate with the cloud. SAP started with the HANA Cloud Integration and then they changed that and now call it is Cloud Platform Integration. It is doing really well with its presence in the market. But they are really still developing this product. It does not really have 100% of the necessary features available to properly service business clients. Even without that, the product seems to be competitive and is helping people a lot according to the market response. SAP has improved their cloud offerings a lot in the last two…
Rupesh Rupak
Consultant at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Top 20
Has inherent scalability that resides on the cloud but the product is a bit clumsy

What is our primary use case?

I am working for a consultancy company. We have this application that we are designing which needs services to get our ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) data transferred to our data services on the cloud. When we collect some data from applications, we can see information like what kind of applications people are using so we are aware. Then we can inform the managers so that they know and can take action. That is one part we have working. We also have some simple list-based applications so users can get lists of orders for today, or tasks for today, or tasks for a selected week. Also it is… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Scalability is one of the benefits that we have in using the product."
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

The advice I would give to people considering this solution is that there are a lot of open platforms and tools available. SAP, in particular, is very expensive unless you have an enterprise organization that can afford to use it. Otherwise, it is really very expensive. Personally, I am trying out and testing open source tools like Ionic. Some of those tools are really fantastic, I think. Ionic, for example, has all the features. You have to have proper security in place, but I think that can be managed. But I would recommend that users try out these open source platforms and tools. On a scale…
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NizarAhmad
BI & EIS Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Supports connecting to many different types of systems, but needs better support for data transformation

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is to support our SAP integrated business planning solution, called IBP. It's a cloud-based solution that we have in our private cloud for SAP. It will push and pull the data from the IBP to our on-premises ERP and analytics systems.

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "I would like to see more and better support for data transformations."

What other advice do I have?

This solution is updated automatically every three months. My advice for anybody who is migrating from BODS to Cda is to ensure that whatever was done in BODS is capable of working in Cda. There are a lot of transformations missing. The simple ones are there but the complex ones are not possible. So, people should be very careful to make sure that they can achieve everything. We were able to do almost everything. We did have some issues initially, but our consultants are good. This is a good solution but I would say that it is still premature. They are still adding features. I would rate this…
IE
Responsible for SAP at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Stable with good CPS and project management capabilities

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for ERP purposes. We cover finance, research and development, program management, and HR.

Pros and Cons

  • "It's suitable for various sizes of companies. I have used it with big companies and with small ones as well."
  • "The solution requires more flexibility overall."

What other advice do I have?

We're SAP customers. We're using the latest version of the solution. I'd advise other companies to do an assessment with their internal employees or internal functional heads before jumping into any solution. It shouldn't be just one person doing the assessment. They should all do it together and select the product collectively. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
MK
Divisional Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
A strong cloud platform that's scalable and offers good support

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for mobility purposes.

Pros and Cons

  • "SAP has provided very good support."
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

Our data center is on SAP's cloud platform. SAP is our cloud. I'd recommend the solution. The future is in cloud platforms. Other companies should start using it if they aren't already. The enterprise portal's end of life is 2024. However, the solution's extending into HANA Cloud Technology. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
PC
Senior Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
MSP
Good reporting and analysis, integrates well with other tools, and has good technical support

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is basically for reporting and analysis. We publish our internal data for our clients and also for our management team.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is integration."
  • "In the next release, I would like to see improvements with the price and the licensing."

What other advice do I have?

I have yet to explore all of the features. I would suggest completing a POC before purchasing this solution, or any other solution. Then, going ahead with it once the requirements have been satisfied. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
AB
Project Manager at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Good data synchronization and easy to set up, but the interface and technical support need improvement

What is our primary use case?

We provide services and implement solutions for our clients. We integrate solutions and have experience with many different interfaces with possibilities to integrate. The primary use case of this solution is to integrate data.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the data synchronization, or the push and pull of the data."
  • "Usability is a challenge most of the time and not being able to get all of the information."

What other advice do I have?

The decision is with the customer and what they want. We have had bad experiences or negative ones in performance and with the functionality. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
Sergio Zuastegui
Gerente regional de tecnología at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
A scalable solution with great performance

What is our primary use case?

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 current version. We're looking forward to incorporating SAP analytics within our company.

What is most valuable?

The ability to expand it whenever required has been great — it's very simple. The performance is good as well. We haven't experienced any issues yet. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using SAP Cloud Platform for four years. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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…