Navigating the 2023 SAP S/4 HANA Landscape: Rise with SAP Vs SAP Cloud Vs On-Premise

In the ever-evolving world of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, SAP has maintained its position as a pioneer in innovation. From the launch of SAP S/4HANA in 2015, which redefined ERP with its HANA in-memory database and advanced features, to its latest offerings like RISE with SAP, the SAP landscape has continuously evolved to cater to the changing needs of businesses.

Rise with SAP: Revolutionizing ERP Adoption

Fast forward to today, and SAP has unveiled an innovative approach to ERP solutions: RISE with SAP. This offering presents the latest SAP solutions in a subscription-based model, aiming to lower the barriers for businesses to embrace ERP technology and accelerate growth through digital transformation investments. For new SAP customers, RISE with SAP becomes the default path to enter the SAP ecosystem.

RISE with SAP revolves around SAP S/4HANA, offered as a Business Transformation -as-a-Service (SBTaaS) model, and comes bundled with a comprehensive range of products, tools, and services.

Five core elements constitute RISE with SAP:

     SAP S/4HANA Cloud

     Business Process Intelligence (BPI)

     SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP)

     Access to the SAP Business Network

     Various integrated tools and services

SAP S/4HANA on Cloud: Unleashing Cost Efficiency and Innovation

SAP S/4HANA Cloud stands out as a noteworthy contender in the SAP landscape. Offered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, it brings a range of advantages to the table. One of its primary benefits is the lower total cost of ownership (TCO) achieved through enhanced standardization. With a multi-tenant server approach, SAP manages the technical aspects and software services, allowing businesses to focus on growth and innovation. Regular release cycles introduce new features and enhancements, ensuring businesses stay at the forefront of innovation.

SAP on S/4HANA On-Premise: Enabling Tailored Control and Flexibility

The traditional yet enduring approach, SAP S/4HANA On-Premise, provides organizations with a high level of control and flexibility. This model involves hosting the ERP within the company’s data centre or with a service provider. It’s an ideal choice for organizations seeking process variance, expandability as well as data protection and security. An important consideration here is the need for businesses to manage their SAP landscape, resources, and support, which provides greater control but also requires more active involvement.

Quick Comparison between Rise with SAP, S/4HANA Cloud, and S/4HANA On-Premise

Rise with SAP
S/4HANA Cloud
S/4HANA On-Premise
Deployment Model
Total Cost of Ownership
Lower due to standardization
Lower due to shared servers
Varied depending on the setup
Innovation Cycle
Rapid, with regular updates
Fast with frequent releases
Customized, defined by upgrades
Control & Flexibility
Moderate, suited for agility
Moderate, adaptable
High, with direct management


The Role of SAP Basis: Foundation for Success

Regardless of the chosen variant – RISE with SAP, S/4HANA Cloud, or S/4HANA On-Premise – SAP Basis plays a critical role in ensuring the smooth operation of these systems. SAP Basis serves as the foundation for managing and maintaining SAP landscapes, including system administration, performance monitoring, security management, and more. From installation and configuration to troubleshooting and upgrades, SAP Basis experts are essential for optimizing the performance and reliability of these SAP solutions, facilitating a seamless user experience, and unlocking the full potential of SAP technology.

CCS SAP Basis Experts bring deep expertise in managing SAP environments, from initial implementation to ongoing management and enhancements. With an in-depth understanding of system architecture, performance tuning, security protocols, and seamless integration, CCS SAP Basis Experts empower businesses to navigate the intricacies of these SAP solutions with confidence.

Empowering Digital Transformation with SAP’s Dynamic Trio – RISE, Cloud, and On-Premise

In the dynamic landscape of SAP solutions, 2023 marks a significant point with the introduction of RISE with SAP, alongside the existing options of SAP S/4HANA Cloud and S/4HANA On-Premise. Each choice presents unique advantages, catering to diverse business needs. RISE with SAP streamlines ERP access, S/4HANA Cloud offers efficiency and innovation, and S/4HANA On-Premise provides control and flexibility. As businesses venture into the digital transformation journey, SAP’s versatile offerings continue to pave the way for success.

Discover the perfect fit for your business and unlock the true potential of SAP’s versatile solutions. Reach out today to learn how CCS SAP Basis Experts can guide you on this transformative path!