We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
The solution is subscription-based but companies do need to consider other ancillary costs, including upgrades, training, and general implementation costs.
It's my understanding that the licensing is paid on a yearly basis, however, I cannot speak to the cost. The project manager handles that aspect of the product. It's my understanding that SAP as a solution is quite expensive.
It could be cheaper.
If you go by best practices and do it right from the outset, the setup won't be a costly endeavor. In terms of setup, there is a lot of flexibility compared to three years ago. For any new process or for something already added to the SuccessFactors or SAP library, you can just go directly to the upgrade center, see the optional upgrade, and select it. Once you upgrade it, you have your setup, and you can work right away.
I don't want to comment on the license cost, to be honest. It could be about $1,000 approximately per customer. However, it's very flexible in terms of the licensing costs depending on the volume and depending on the deal of installation. If people don't really accept the discount, they've always got other businesses that will discount, so pricing is very fluid and flexible for companies.
The licensing fees are based on the number of modules that are being used, and the number of users. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.
Consider cost of subscriptions and costs for implementation partners.