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"What I like the most is that we can convert databases into a proper multi-dimensional model, and then we can project with the integration with Power BI.""The solution does provide quite a lot of support, upgrades, automated batch updates, etc.""There's a minimum amount of downtime when using the solution. This platform is very effective.""One of the features that I've found most useful is that It's very simple. They take care of the technical aspects of the data, installations, patches.""The most valuable feature is virtual modeling, which is beneficial because you don't really save the data multiple times the way we did in the past.""The solution is stable and we have never had a problem. We started with one terabyte of data when the solution was first implemented and today we have around almost 600 gigabytes of data, which means means the compression works properly. Before migrating from ECC, we had nine terabytes of data."

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"This solution has one of the most modern databases and it is very stable.""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."

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"The stability needs to be improved to be able to handle large amounts of data.""Our data centers are in Europe and come under GDPR regulations, and this doesn't apply to the Middle East yet. It causes a lot of confusion.""The customer has a lot of dependencies on SAP which means they don't have much flexibility to go and update the system when or if they need to. They will need to wait for the quarterly updates. It's possible to maybe raise a special request with SAP if it is absolutely necessary.""They should probably offer more cloud services. Most of the cloud infrastructure providers we have make everything pretty transparent, you know what you're getting, you have all these metrics and measurements and everything in the dashboard. Here you have to go through the contracting negotiations and all those things.""This product is not mature enough at this point in time.""The solution is scalable from an infrastructure point of view. However, it becomes more complex over time because technology is changing so fast."

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"This solution is very resource-intensive, including high memory and CPU utilization.""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."

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"If you choose the minimum, it will probably cost around $1,000 USD per month if you take a contract for a year or two.""The licensing of the solution is on a yearly basis. The normal price of the solution is quite high, but I received a special discount by making a purchase near the end of the year."

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"Licensing fees are on an annual basis.""The licensing of the product is reasonable but the cost of the hardware is exorbitant."

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Top Answer: The solution is stable and we have never had a problem. We started with one terabyte of data when the solution was first implemented and today we have around almost 600 gigabytes of data, which means… more »
Top Answer: The licensing of the solution is on a yearly basis. The normal price of the solution is quite high, but I received a special discount by making a purchase near the end of the year.
Top Answer: Additional features that should be included in the next release are more analytics and intelligent decision making tools, such as a WhatsApp chatbot.
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Overview

SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is a fully scalable and secure private managed cloud solution. It empowers organizations to unlock the full value of SAP HANA in the cloud - accelerating growth and innovation, driving IT and business transformation, quickly delivering business outcomes, and reducing risk.

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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SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is ranked 7th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 6 reviews while SAP S4HANA on AWS is ranked 8th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 7 reviews. SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is rated 8.0, while SAP S4HANA on AWS is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud writes "A flexible platform with good support and minimal downtime". 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". SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Oracle Cloud, Google Firebase and SAP Hybris on AWS, whereas SAP S4HANA on AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Alibaba Cloud, Virtustream xStream and DigitalOcean. See our SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud vs. SAP S4HANA on AWS report.

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