What if you had a clear plan-of-action to onboard state-of-the-art technology in a single contract offering single engagement that too with flexibility?

RISE with SAP makes this happen.

It is a bundle that consists of SAP S/4HANA Cloud Suite, SAP Business Technology Platform Consumption, SAP Business Network Starter Pack and SAP Business Process Intelligence.

We know what it takes to successfully transform business enterprises.

It is achieved through a harmony between streamlined processes, transparent business operations in turn leading to enhanced productivity, agility, automation and data-driven decision making.

RISE with SAP supports businesses to do just that with ease and peace of mind.

As the ONE Contract and ONE offer is relatively new, there are many open questions and Myths about RISE with SAP concept around for those who are looking for RISE with SAP as their next SAP contract.

In this article, RISE with SAP experts at VC ERP Consulting, the best SAP Gold Partner in India decode what RISE with SAP means for your businesses and help set the record straight.

What is RISE with SAP?

RISE with SAP is a package that includes SAP S/4HANA software, a starter pack of business network solutions including Ariba, Asset Management, Logistics, enterprise support, and services that enable a customer’s transition to the cloud, everything packed in a single contract.

In simple terms, it is like hiring a contractor to do work at your home. For example, if you want to redecorate your kitchen. The best way to do it is to go to a contractor who does the entire end-to-end process.

It’s easy, you can easily get a better deal and get everything bundled in a single contract. Another added benefit of hiring a contractor is that they apply their expertise to ensure that the project is done right away.

This is exactly how RISE with SAP works: Single Offer Single Contract that brings the expertise and experience of SAP to your deployment, even when your software is hosted in a hyperscaler data center.

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Now that we have a basic understanding about RISE with SAP offering, let the FAQs begin!

FAQ #1 What is really included in RISE with SAP?

RISE with SAP comprises ERP software, tools, services and infrastructure platform.
  • Software involves SAP S/4HANA ERP Software & SAP Business Technology Platform
  • Tools like Business Process Intelligence, Custom code analyzer, SAP readiness check
  • Service includes Years of maintenance service as per the contract
  • Platform – Infrastructure on Cloud of your Choice
    • SAP on Amazon Web Services
    • SAP on MS Azure
    • SAP on Google Cloud Platform

FAQ #2 What are the advantages/benefits of RISE with SAP?

  • With Single Offer Single Contract Single Partner you have a single source to get to for anything
  • One single source for –
    • Network & Security
    • Infrastructure
    • Operating System
    • Database
    • Applications
  • Get the added benefit of pre-defined SLAs with services, helping hand for managing operations and managing issues
  • Achieve High ROI with Low TCO as per your project size and requirements

FAQ #3 What factors should I consider before deciding between Public and Private Cloud deployment?

SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud
  • Move to cloud at your own pace by keeping prior investment including ECC customizations, configurations and VC ERP add-ons
  • Get Software, support, technical managed services from single point of contact with defined SLA
  • Implement SAP S/4HANA standard solution with added customizations as per your business requirements
  • This makes complete sense when you opt RISE with SAP offering and decide to leverage SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud digital core for enterprise management.
SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud
  • Reimagine business processes and take advantage of standardized industry best practices by implementing a modern, complete and native SaaS ERP Solution
  • Implement a clean cloud ERP solution without converting legacy ERP processes and configurations
  • Gain the benefit of lowest TCO with High ROI
Note: As of 2023, Grow with SAP has replaced RISE with SAP offering, only and specifically, in the context of the implementation of SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud and connected Grow with SAP offerings.

FAQ #4 What are the various deployment models available?

  • Public cloud – S/4 HANA as SaaS deployment clubbed with Grow with SAP offering
  • Private Cloud – S/4 HANA as PaaS deployment clubbed with RISE with SAP offering

FAQ #5 Who decides the cloud platform service provider?

As an end customer, you have total control on choosing your cloud platform provider. The three cloud platform service providers are:
  1. SAP on AWS
  2. SAP on Azure
  3. SAP on GCP

FAQ #6 What is the Scope for Current ECC & SAP S/4HANA On Premise customers in RISE with SAP?

There are three best scenarios that fit the situation very well:
  • SAP S/4HANA On-Premise Customers can easily lift & shift to RISE with SAP
  • SAP ECC customers can either convert as brownfield with full data, bluefield with partial data or greenfield implementation
  • New Customers can always decide to implement RISE with SAP with or without legacy data

FAQ #7 What is SAP BTP and how is it connected to RISE with SAP?

Adopting RISE with SAP has opened the door to agility, speed, visibility of connected networks, artificial intelligence, cutting-edge business models. Achieve key business advantages by augmenting SAP S/4HANA with a combination of –
  • Database and data management
  • Analytics
  • Application development and integration
  • Intelligent technologies
through SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). The reason why SAP BTP and RISE with SAP go together is they deliver business agility while keeping the core clean.

In other words, businesses can innovate with the latest cloud technologies while stripping away the burden of complexity, such as data silos, disconnected applications, outdated information, disparate processes and unexpected downtime.

Now that we have understood the basics of RISE with SAP, let us see how VC ERP Consulting, the best SAP Gold Partner in India makes your business transformation journey easy.

How to choose RISE with SAP Partner?

VC ERP Consulting empowers organizations to chart their own course, figure out their own timeline and needs for their RISE with SAP implementation journey.
  • Flexible Extensions and Lower TCO
  • Standardized System Architecture in the Cloud
  • SAP Delivered Side-By-Side Innovation & System Upgrades
  • Predictable Cost of Migration & Faster ROI
  • Cloud Economics with Your Current Functional Scope
  • One Contact and Contract for Entire Transformation
  • Proven Best Practices & Modular Architecture
Our experts accompany you at every step of the way with a comprehensive set of tools and services to support your unique business needs.

Make it Happen with RISE with SAP Today!

RISE with SAP is changing the landscape of our lives, offering new ways to work and helping businesses to keep up with the disruptive economies and evolving market trends. Implement RISE with SAP with the best SAP Partner in India, Kenya and Qatar.

Are you ready to RISE above your competition, then get in touch with award winning SAP Gold Partner, Certified Expert S/4HANA Consultants and Advisors at VC ERP Consulting for free consultation.

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