Rise with SAP: An Overview of the Integrated Solution That Can Help Businesses Transform

In the face of changing business landscapes accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies worldwide are increasingly looking for ways to transform their operations to stay ahead of the curve. The companies that can swiftly transform and adapt to the current volatile environment will win in today’s fast changing world.

This has led to a surge in demand for digital transformation solutions, with SAP being a top choice for enterprises looking for a comprehensive solution. In response to this need, SAP introduced Rise with SAP, a holistic solution designed to help businesses turn their digital aspirations into reality. RISE with SAP is a subscription-based service that provides a comprehensive bundle of products and services. RISE with SAP aims to simplify the transition of companies to SAP S/4HANA and the cloud, facilitating their journey towards becoming an “intelligent enterprise.” In this article, we take a closer look at what Rise with SAP entails, how it helps businesses achieve digital transformation, and why it’s worth considering for your organization.

What is Rise with SAP?

Rise with SAP is an all-encompassing package that combines multiple SAP solutions to drive transformation for businesses. SAP refers this as Business Transformation as a Service (BTaaS). It aims to simplify and accelerate the transformation process by offering an integrated solution that includes support, cloud infrastructure, and carefully curated tools and services. Rise with SAP comprises a licensing model based on subscriptions, which brings together ERP products, third-party hosting services, and additional offerings.


Components in Rise with SAP

1. SAP S4 Hana Cloud

Main component of Rise with SAP is SAP S4 Hana Cloud Edition.

SAP S4 Hana Cloud, Public edition

This is a complete SaaS ERP solution runs in SAP S4 Hana Cloud. SAP manages all aspects of infrastructure. This is a multi-tenant application which one instance of the software and its infrastructure caters to multiple customers. All customers share the same software application and a single database. However, each tenant’s data is isolated and kept confidential from other tenants. Salesforce is an example for a multi-tenant SaaS application. The implementation process should primarily focus on activating SAP Best Practice business processes. Customizations for individual processes are restricted or minimized. If a current ECC or Classic S4 Hana customer decides to transition to S4 Hana Cloud Public edition, they will be required to re-engineer all their business processes to comply with SAP standards. This solution is better suited for a greenfield implementation, particularly for small or midsize businesses.

SAP S4 Hana Cloud ,Private edition

Private editions are single tenant environment where the provider runs our services in a dedicated environment. Customer can decide on the cloud infrastructure, which can be SAP data centers, SAP partners such as Microsoft (Azure), Amazon (AWS), Google and Alibaba, or customer’s own data centers. With the S/4 HANA private cloud, customers will have the ability to do customizations and integrations including changes to SAP source code and have full access to configuration. Unlike S/4 HANA Public cloud, the access to SAP GUI is possible as S/4 HANA on premise edition. Total cost of implementation is higher than the public cloud.

2. SAP Business Network -Starter Pack

Rise with SAP allows customers to access SAP Business Network, Ariba, Fieldglass, Concur etc. SAP Business Network offers a better way to collaborate with your trading partners and navigate the networked economy. It includes collaboration platforms for procurement , Supply Chain, Logistics, Asset, Finance and Customer.

3. SAP BTP (Business Technology Platform)

SAP BTP (SAP Business Technology Platform) is an integrated and comprehensive platform provided by SAP that offers various tools and services for application development, data management, integration, analytics, and artificial intelligence. It serves as a foundation to support and optimize SAP applications running in the cloud.
SAP BTP enables businesses to build and extend applications, integrate different systems and data sources, perform advanced analytics, and leverage artificial intelligence to enhance their business processes and operations. It provides a unified environment for developers and business users to collaborate and create innovative solutions that cater to their specific needs. With SAP BTP, organizations can connect and streamline their processes across different departments, utilize data insights for informed decision-making, and accelerate their digital transformation journey by leveraging cutting-edge technologies in a scalable and secure manner. SAP BTP offers SAP Data Intelligence, SAP Data Services, SAP Master Data Management, SAP Information Steward for Database, and data management. It offers Analytics Cloud, SAP Business Intelligence, Data warehouse etc for analytics. SAP Fiori, SAP Workflow Management, DevOps services are provided with SAP BTP for application development and integration. With these tools customers can customize the system and integrate with third-party systems. Intelligent technologies comes with SAP BTP includes SAP Intelligent RPA , SAP IoT etc.

4. Business Process Intelligence Starter Pack

SAP Signavio Business process transformation starter is included as part of Rise with SAP. SAP Signavio is a cloud-based business process modeling and management software. It is designed to help organizations visualize, analyze, and optimize their business processes. Signavio provides a collaborative platform where teams can create process models, analyze them for inefficiencies or potential improvements, and share insights with stakeholders. SAP acquired Signavio in January 2021, intending to integrate its capabilities into the SAP Business Process Intelligence suite and enhance their overall business process management offerings.

5. Tools and Services for Technical Migration

As part of the Rise with SAP , Business Transformation as a Service (BTaaS) SAP provides tools and services required for a smooth migration to SAP S4 Hana Cloud. This includes SAP Launchpad Service and Mobile Start App, Custom Code Migration, SAP Readiness Check , SAP Cloud ALM , SAP Enable Now etc. For example, Custom Code Migration app can be used analyze the ABAP custom code for Hana readiness. In addition to this Rise with SAP provides the support from technical architects to help enable smooth migration and high adoption.

For customers seeking to transition to a subscription-based licensing model and improve their cloud-based business operations, the RISE with SAP offering is worth considering. RISE is designed to expedite the transformation process for those looking to migrate to S/4HANA, enhance business innovation, streamline, and automate processes, and incorporate intelligent solutions into their operations.

Intellect Consulting, a leading SAP consulting company, we are proud to offer the transformative capabilities of RISE with SAP to our valued clients. With this innovative offering, businesses can seamlessly transition to a subscription-based licensing model, optimize their cloud-hosted processes, and unlock the full potential of SAP solutions. Our team of expert consultants is dedicated to guiding organizations through a smooth migration to S/4HANA, enabling them to embrace cutting-edge technologies, automate workflows, and infuse intelligence into their operations. By leveraging RISE with SAP, our clients can stay ahead in the competitive landscape, achieve remarkable business outcomes, and embark on a journey of growth and digital excellence. Partner with Intellect Consulting to embark on your successful transformation with RISE and elevate your business to new heights.

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