What is SAP Public Cloud?

5. October 2023

Businesses are redefining their operations to stay competitive and agile. ERP systems like SAP play a pivotal role in this transformation, serving as the backbone of many organizations. As companies explore new horizons, the adoption of public cloud is allowing certain companies to pivot to meet their organizations needs.  

But what is the Public Cloud?  

SAP Public Cloud (formerly SAP S/4HANA Essentials) is a multi-tenant SaaS solution where various customers share the same cloud environment. This environment is highly standardized, covering various functional areas such as finance, procurement, sales, manufacturing, supply chain, and more.  It allows businesses to digitize core business processes while offering real-time analytics.   

Moving SAP to the Public Cloud means saying goodbye to rigid infrastructure. In the cloud, you can scale resources up or down based on your needs. This elasticity is a game-changer, especially for businesses with fluctuating workloads. 

  1. Non-stop Innovation: SAP ensures that customers have access to the newest features and functionalities and receive the latest upgrades as part of the public cloud offering.  There is no need for disruptive upgrades giving businesses the tools to stay ahead of innovation without worrying about costs associated with said upgrades.
  2. Expedited Deployment: SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud is deployed significantly faster compared to traditional on-premise ERP Systems.  The biggest advantage is not having to deal with procuring and maintaining expensive hardware to run your SAP workloads.  This allows organizations to hit the ground running in tackling whatever market drivers they’re facing.
  3. Lower Cost of Ownership: Not having to worry about hardware or software as much as you would with an on-prem ERP system there’s an advantage of reduced upfront costs associated with maintenance, infrastructure, and hardware.  Businesses just pay for the resources they need to succeed making the cloud-based subscription model a low-cost option for small and large businesses.
  4. Scalability and Flexibility: With the scalability that SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud offers businesses can flexibly scale their operations according to the demands they are facing. The cloud-based infrastructure offers the ability to adjust resources to handle market fluctuations and seasonal drivers. 
  5. Analytics and Insights: With SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud’s embedded analytics capabilities organizations can gain real-time visibility into their operations. This allows a business to make decisions on actionable insights, perform predictive analytics, and run ad-hoc queries allowing organizations to have data points driving their decisions. 
  6. User Friendly Experience: SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud leverages SAP Fiori to offer a sleek and intuitive user interface improving user experience and productivity.  The system offers personalized access to business processes across devices so users can access critical information at any moment. 

In this digital age, staying competitive requires agility, innovation, and efficiency. SAPS/4 HANA Public cloud checks these boxes giving businesses the tools to thrive in the modern era.