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Pros
"The cost of hosting the solution is very reasonable. It's quite inexpensive.""Feature-wise, it provides many features. ECS, VM, SP, bucket object storage, and databases are the most valuable.""Flexibility and costs were probably the most important thing for us. The cost was one of the big factors for choosing Alibaba Cloud relative to other cloud solutions, especially in Asia"

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"There are two main features that we find very valuable. One is the interface and the new user experience. That's really, really helpful for the end-user. The second is the HANA database itself because it speeds up the process. In other solutions, like Oracle, there is a lot of redundancy that slows things down.""This product is much better than most of the other products in this categaory as far as financial capabilities.""I like that they are very familiar with our VM which makes it easy to use.""The Fiori interface is the most valuable feature. It's one of the highlights that they offer. The in-memory of S4 is very fast.""The HANA database is a valuable feature""This product is currently the leading product within this category.""The solution adds great value to any organization."

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Cons
"From a performance point of view, Huawei and Azure are faster. Alibaba isn't as good.""From the improvement point of view, there are lots of issues that we are facing. In all the areas, it seems like it is not mature. For example, a customer wants to provision some VM that has many configurations. If I want to show the price to the customer, it is very challenging. The SDK that Alibaba has provided is very limited. We can have the pricing for VM, but we cannot have pricing for RDS databases or some other services. This is a big concern area for us. They should put more effort into the SDKs or APIs that they provide, for example, pricing APIs or pricing SDK. They do not provide support for most of the services they provide. For example, if I want to get the price of MongoDB, that SDK is not available from Alibaba. Similarly, robust API support is required for S3, which is OSS or Object Storage, so that we can read the data in a faster manner, for example, in chunks. We have raised many issues with the Alibaba support team, and they have been fixing the issues after we report them.""The majority of the tools and processes, in general, have a lot of room for improvement."

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"The solution needs a warehouse management feature. Right now, there's a built-in WM, but they don't have an EWM extended warehouse management built-in, in S/4HANA. It's a separate product. So if they can add that, that would be great.""The GUI is age-old, the pricing is too high for hardware and older customizations are not working consistently.""I would like for them to have more integration with virtualization platforms.""Not just S4 but for SAP in general, the price is a little high because they have implemented a new licensing scheme on a number of connections. The price being too expensive is some of the feedback we get from our customers.""Doesn't have a common development environment.""The product could use more capabilities in the areas of robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, but these improvements are already on the way.""The product can be very complex."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I don't know the exact cost. It is cheaper than AWS.""I'm not sure about the exact pricing, but let's just say if it cost a dollar for Amazon AWS, it was closer to 70 to 80 cents for Alibaba Cloud."

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"The licensing of the product is reasonable but the cost of the hardware is exorbitant."

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Top Answer: Flexibility and costs were probably the most important thing for us. The cost was one of the big factors for choosing Alibaba Cloud relative to other cloud solutions, especially in Asia
Top Answer: I'm not sure about the exact pricing, but let's just say if it cost a dollar for Amazon AWS, it was closer to 70 to 80 cents for Alibaba Cloud.
Top Answer: The majority of the tools and processes, in general, have a lot of room for improvement. I think, in general, things are there, but they're not good enough. Customer support could also be better.
Top Answer: The solution adds great value to any organization.
Top Answer: If clients are setting up the solution as an infrastructure as a service, they have to bring on their own license.
Top Answer: The product can be very complex. It is not extremely user-friendly. If you want to learn SAP S/4HANA the resources are not available and it's very difficult to learn. We found that aspect very… more »
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580
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6.3
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8
Average Words per Review
636
Rating
7.9
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SAP S/4HANA on AWS
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Overview

Alibaba Cloud offers a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to support growing enterprises worldwide, including data storage, relational databases, big-data processing, and content delivery networks.

SAP customers of all sizes can fully realize all the benefits of the SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition on the AWS Cloud. With SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition on the AWS Cloud you can:

  • Achieve faster time to value with the AWS on-demand infrastructure
  • Rapidly provision infrastructure for SAP S/4HANA with no upfront cost or long-term commitment
  • Pay for only what you need Don't spend upfront costs purchasing hardware for what you can't forecast
  • Test and evaluate SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition with a free trial offering from SAP on AWS
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Sample Customers
Schneider Electric, BorderX Lab, Royal Philips, Catchpoint, Conversant, Blogmint
Brigade Group, DoHome, Royal FloraHolland
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company21%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Educational Organization7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise25%
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Alibaba Cloud is ranked 14th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 3 reviews while SAP S4HANA on AWS is ranked 8th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 7 reviews. Alibaba Cloud is rated 6.4, while SAP S4HANA on AWS is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Alibaba Cloud writes "A flexible and affordable cloud solution, but customer support could be better". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S4HANA on AWS writes "Maturity may be a problem for this solution and the user base even though it is based on older, solid products". Alibaba Cloud is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Google Firebase, Amazon AWS, DigitalOcean and Oracle Cloud, whereas SAP S4HANA on AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, Virtustream xStream, DigitalOcean and Google Cloud. See our Alibaba Cloud vs. SAP S4HANA on AWS report.

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