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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Public Cloud vs. SAP Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Pros
"The initial setup was very easy. It's quite straightforward. Deployment took about fifteen minutes. Everything is well organized.""This product is very good because it is accessible in remote locations, and anyone can deploy from any place.""The price of IBM Cloud is most valuable for us. The service is personable and gives us a good rapport. I can't say it's the best, but it was enough for our needs.""The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.""One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware.""This is a predictable and dependable service."

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"The integration flows are the most valuable feature of this solution.""The mapping transformation allows us to connect our on-premise ECC to the cloud system.""One of the best features of this solution is that it is web-based and you can log in and work on it from anywhere.""The most valuable feature is the data synchronization, or the push and pull of the data.""SAP has provided very good support.""SAP is an excellent company with an excellent reputation, excellent products, and dedicated customer support.""The most valuable feature is integration.""It's suitable for various sizes of companies. I have used it with big companies and with small ones as well."

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Cons
"The solution needs to be more autonomous. It should let the DL go to allow for more jobs on the cloud. It could have a better interface as well.""I would like to see a more user-friendly deployment process in the next release of this solution.""Maybe performance enhancers and reports could be better improved. If they do so, it would be better. Of all the drawbacks I saw, this would be the biggest enhancement.""The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right.""There is not a lot of support for this solution, which is something that needs to be improved.""They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities."

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"I would like for it to have integration to GitHub.""Better connectivity to on-premise systems would help us to support older systems that are migrating to the cloud.""I would like to see more and better support for data transformations.""Usability is a challenge most of the time and not being able to get all of the information.""We need to connect our ERP solution via the VPN. We need to make sure our ERP solutions aren't exposed to the outside world. Our teams really struggle with this.""They are still developing this product. It does not really have 100% of the necessary features available to properly service business clients""In the next release, I would like to see improvements with the price and the licensing.""The solution requires more flexibility overall."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We are using the trial version of this solution, so we have not paid anything.""The price of IBM Cloud is very cheap compared to competitors AWS and Azure.""The licensing fees are straightforward and predictable."

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"Licensing costs for this solution are based on the number of users and the bandwidth.""SAP's pricing is usually high compared to the competition. But this is also justified because they hold their products and services to quite high standards.""The pricing can be negotiated."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good.
Top Answer: The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right.
Top Answer: My clients' use cases are for their private data where there's concern about the data being exposed. If it is on the public cloud whether it's performance issues or issues around disaster recovery or… more »
Top Answer: It's suitable for various sizes of companies. I have used it with big companies and with small ones as well.
Top Answer: The rates are client-specific because they are negotiated. The actual rates may be classified, even for me.
Top Answer: For our organization, the price is the main downside. They should work to reduce the cost. This specifically affects small companies who would like to use it. The solution should work to simplify its… more »
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out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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677
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7.7
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IBM BluemixSAP HANA Cloud Platform
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Overview

IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform that spans public, private and hybrid environments. Build with a robust suite of advanced data and AI tools, and draw on deep industry expertise to help you on your journey to the cloud.

SAP HANA Cloud Platform powers applications that deliver real-time insights to drive more effective and timely decision making. The product promises to accelerate analytics, business processes, sentiment data processing, and predictive capabilities.

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Sample Customers
Uvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny CountySiemens, Shell & Volkswagen, Still, EarlySense, Roche, National Football League, Heidelberg University Hospital, In Mind Computing, The Timken Company, OPAL, EnterpriseJungle, Groupe Danone, Accenture, T-Systems, Sailing Team Germany, Sloan Valve
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider19%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
Media Company5%
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Manufacturing Company29%
Computer Software Company29%
Pharma/Biotech Company29%
Retailer14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School4%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Large Enterprise71%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Public Cloud vs. SAP Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
448,542 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Public Cloud is ranked 4th in PaaS Clouds with 6 reviews while SAP Cloud Platform is ranked 5th in PaaS Clouds with 9 reviews. IBM Public Cloud is rated 8.8, while SAP Cloud Platform is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Cloud Platform writes "Offers a good pathway to integrate with the cloud and has good support ". IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Google Compute Engine, whereas SAP Cloud Platform is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, OpenShift and Oracle Cloud Platform. See our IBM Public Cloud vs. SAP Cloud Platform report.

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