SAP S/4HANA has many faces, so it is worth taking a closer look at this tool to choose a solution that will not only best meet your expectations but will also work in the realities in which your company operates in 2021. In terms of the product itself and the method of its licensing, we have as many as 4 options of the SAP S/4HANA system. What are the differences between them and which one is worth choosing?
4 SAP S/4 HANA system options
In terms of the product and the method of licensing, the SAP S/4HANA system is divided into 4 options:
1. SAP S/4HANA Cloud Essentials
It is used in the subscription model, available in the public cloud - to be used by customers ready for high standardization of processes and their simplification by the offered standard of business process support, as well as availability and software maintenance management policy.
2. SAP S/4HANA Cloud Extended
It is used in a subscription model, with a wider functional scope and much more extensive possibilities of adapting to specific business needs, greater flexibility also in the scope of maintenance-related procedures, including upgrading the software version.
3. SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud
It is used in the subscription model, but available in a private cloud, with a functional scope analogous to the on-premise version.
4. SAP S/4HANA on-premise
It is used in the license purchase and system installation model in the customer's infrastructure, the outsourcing model in the data center, or the cloud infrastructure chosen by the customer.
How to choose the appropriate license path to SAP S/4 HANA?
We must remember that the choice of the appropriate path depends on many factors, including, for example, business requirements, IT strategies for the adoption of cloud solutions, or even currently owned and planned solutions. In most cases, the decision to choose the appropriate license path is not easy, so it is worth using expert support.