Cloud technology is riding the digitisation wave through business process transformation. Corporations have increasingly embraced the Cloud platform realising its pivotal role in day-to-day operations.
Within the gamut of Cloud ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning lies the SAP Cloud Platform or SCP. It is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) product that renders a development and runtime environment for Cloud applications. Using open-source and open standards, SCP enables software vendors, startups and developers to create and test HANA-based Cloud applications.
According to SAP, SCP enables corporations to blend next-gen technologies, including advanced analytics, blockchain, and machine learning.
But, is SAP Cloud the right choice for your organisation?
Factors That Help When Choosing The Right Provider
In essence, this section enquires into the ‘how’ factor. Below are the integral aspects that businesses must consider when selecting the provider.
Note that Cloud-hosted ERP is operated and managed by third-party service providers. The providers stand to possess the requisite expertise, resources, and infrastructure. These together assure businesses with enhanced uptime, support and updates. Furthermore, the platform offers enterprises a more reliable alternative compared to an on-premise system that probably deploys dedicated skilled resources to overlook the environment.
Scaling the infrastructure on-premises can be deemed a costly and complicated endeavour for a business. In this stead, corporations often scale slower or faster than required. The latter leads to overspending on equipment, thereby making maintenance expensive. Cloud ERP comes to the rescue and offers businesses the freedom to scale up or down through a pay-as-you-use model.
Cloud ERP stands tall with the superior security it offers to all types and sizes of businesses. What’s more, Cloud ERP includes robust security frameworks that come to the fore to safeguard critical data and rid businesses of the worry of data breaches. The system tracks all activities and fully encrypts all the data.
- Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
As a subscription model, Cloud ERP provides significant savings on operating costs. It eliminates recurring expenses and maintenance efforts such as hardware and software updates. With this, businesses no longer need to spend on hardware and software hosted in their on-premise data centres. Plus, enterprises don’t have to bear maintenance and upgrade costs either.
- Always-available Service Support
Cloud-based ERP services get operated by vendors that ensure 24/7 support. On-premise hosting requires the additional purchase of a support package. On the contrary, a Cloud model enables corporations to access support round-the-clock. And this includes software upgrades.
In light of the above factors, a Cloud ERP application is integral for gaining visibility and control over the crucial processes that lead up to resources and process optimisation. What the Cloud also offers is collaboration and business continuity. Thanks to the increased prominence of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based solutions, enterprises can gain from resiliency building, cost and process optimisation, agility and scalability, and lastly, a distributed workforce.
What Is An SAP Cloud Platform?
Simply put, an SAP Cloud Platform is an integration and development portal for ERP applications. It thrives on the three principles of agility, flexibility and intelligence. The unique selling proposition of the SAP Cloud is the emphasis on business-focused innovation.
The platform focuses on three vital areas
- Integration of apps and processes
This integration or collaboration occurs on both Cloud and on-premises systems. In this way, the platform renders seamless and secure business activity. It helps connect people across data and devices through intelligence. What’s more, the enterprise can avail of integration options and pre-packed flows with third-party applications.
- Extend the power of enterprise applications
Here, businesses can add capabilities to ensure that the application adheres to the business activity. That is a custom design. Corporations can also leverage their SAP investments and get new, personalised digital experiences. In a nutshell, the platform supports unique business processes.
- Innovative business capabilities
Using the platform, enterprises can render smart, custom business services with new solutions. The innovative streak thrives and leverages the synergistic capabilities of all the parties involved. A standout aspect is that businesses can take advantage of technologies such as machine learning, IoT, and predictive analytics. In essence, the platform helps create visible and radical business differentiation.
Why Should Businesses Go For The SAP Cloud Platform?
The first is the ecosystem. The SAP Cloud platform is extensively adopted. It has over 13000 customers, 1300 partners and over 50 SAP enterprise apps. Also, there are over 1700 applications on the app centre.
Next is its unique configuration. Its strength lies in its comprehensiveness. It focuses on tech capabilities and business services (some are mentioned later). Also, enterprises can operate the SAP Cloud on their preferred public Clouds, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, amongst others. Today, many organisations have adopted an aggressive multi-Cloud strategy with applications hosted on multiple Clouds. And it is in this multi-Cloud ecosystem that the SAP Cloud Platform shines due to its unsurpassed flexibility and scalability.
To Sum It Up
Innovation, integration, and collaboration are the watchwords for modern-day technology services. The SAP Cloud Platform is an advancement that offers industry and function-specific configurations.
For those contemplating the implementation of the SAP Cloud Platform, Web Werks’s SAP Certified Cloud fulfils the performance and security needs. With this, enterprises can develop and perform real-time analytics and get minute visualisation across their dynamic data.
As India’s leading Tier III Colocation Data Center and Cloud On-ramp services provider, Web Werks enables enterprises to leverage the scalability and cost benefits while developing, deploying and performing on remote infrastructure. Plus, when it comes to compliance improvement, companies can benefit from multi-regional support and a dedicated security setup for each client.
Migration to SAP HANA is expedited as experts analyse enterprise requirements and transformation priorities from the very beginning. This is coupled with an assured performance, disaster recovery, backup and data analytics on the SAP Cloud.
Furthermore, major Hyperscale Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) like Azure, AWS, and Google come within the ambit of our Cloud On-ramp services for Private, Public, SAP-certified, and Hybrid Multi-Cloud deployment. This is standard across our three state-of-the-art TIER III Data Centers in Delhi-NCR, Pune and Mumbai, with more coming up in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Chennai. Organisations also get unified cross-country localisation through unrestricted access to 15+ advanced Data Centers spread across the US, Europe, and APAC in partnership with our Joint Venture partner Iron Mountain Data Centers.
To learn how Web Werks can help you host your HANA and non-HANA workloads on a state-of-the-art SAP Cloud Platform, please visit https://www.webwerks.in/sap-certified-cloud or get in touch with us on +91 8828 335 555.