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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SAP HCM?



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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I do not have very good knowledge of the pricing itself. It's not an aspect of the solution I directly deal with. However, it's my understanding that the cost is quite high.

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Top 10Real User

SAP is expensive, but if you're using the product, then the expensive product becomes inexpensive. Considering its performance and features, I find it quite reasonable.

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Top 20Real User

SAP is extremely expensive. The integration costs and customization costs are also a lot.

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Top 5LeaderboardVendor

The cost may differ from region to region, but here in the Middle East, you pay per license. There not any costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. SAP HCM is on-prem. SAP has another solution which is called SuccessFactors. It is on the cloud and by subscription only. So SAP has two solutions, the one on cloud is SuccessFactors and HCM on-prem. SAP is pushing for clients to go to SuccessFactors right now. The cloud solution may save some people money.

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Real User

SAP costs a lot of money. In my view, this product is a waste of money for SMB because there are much better products available and licensing is an issue. I don't know how they come up with this pricing, but it is ridiculous. For example, if you want to have self-service for employees and managers then you need to pay for additional licenses.

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Real User

Licensing is pretty complex. SAP does not have a straight forward way of licensing, and it differs from client to client. The terms on which you buy licenses might change due to the way they license in a particular product. Be careful and guard against future changes in licensing.

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