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Renaming of some SAP Cloud Applications shows SAP Cloud commitment

Posted on behalf of David Ahrens ,Global Vice President Cloud Marketing.

I am excited to see so many of customers and partners at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando this week. As you’re walking around SAPPHIRE NOW, you’ll probably notice some changes in the way we’re talking about our some of our cloud solutions.

SAP’s Cloud applications are increasingly being adopted by existing as well as new customers and partners. The term “cloud” is resonating well with the market and provides not only a branding anchor but also a promise to our customers and prospects that the value of cloud technology will be available for their business, i.e. business velocity, faster time to market, speed of implementation, manageable cost structures and transparent security amongst others.

Therefore SAP has decided to consolidate the SAP Line of Business Cloud Applications around 4 pillars, namely People, Customer, Money and Supplier, and align the names of the SAP Cloud Applications accordingly (for now, name changes only apply to Customer and Money pillars). On the  SAP Line of Business Cloud Applications webpage, you have a quick reference guide to the 4 pillars, the solutions and some additional resources.

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For your reference, here is a list of some of the names which have changed:

Customer Cloud 

Formerly known as…

New name

SAP Customer OnDemand

SAP Cloud for Customer

SAP Sales OnDemand

SAP Cloud for Sales

SAP Service OnDemand

SAP Cloud for Service

SAP Social OnDemand

SAP Cloud for Social Engagement

SAP Social Media Analytics by Netbase

SAP Social Media Analytics
by Netbase

Money Cloud

Formerly known as…

New name

SAP Financials OnDemand

SAP Cloud for Financials

SAP Travel OnDemand

SAP Cloud for Travel and Expense


Invoice Pro (Ariba)

SAP Business One OnDemand

SAP Business One Cloud

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Business ByDesign

SAP Sales & Operations Planning

SAP Sales & Operations Planning

In addition, SAP Cloud Applications Studio  will replace both the SAP Customer OnDemand studio and the SAP Solutions OnDemand studio.

Please note that these name changes will have no impact on pricing or contractual relationships.  It may take a while for the naming changes to be reflected on all materials, but feel free to respond to this blog if there are any uncertainties.

All other product names will stay the same.

Let SAP’s Line of Business Cloud Applications help manage your people, money, customers, suppliers — even your entire business — with the most comprehensive, beautiful, and innovative cloud solutions on the market. Easily integrate with your on-premise investments and maximize agility — all at a lower cost.

Remember to view the SAPPHIRE NOW sessions online if you are not attending in person.

Click here for the Online agenda: SAPPHIRE NOW from Orlando and choose which cloud sessions you to view in real time or the replays.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact or respond to this post.

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      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson

      Hi Schalk,

      Thanks bringing this topic up clearly and concisely. It's important for customers and the community to recognize the changes. I certainly think it makes sense to replace the "OnDemand" termwith "Cloud" as I see the usage of the term "OnDemand" declining.

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Ralf Baumann
      Ralf Baumann


      I would like to see the term "SAP Cloud" in all the Cloud Line-of-Buiness applications including the pillars people and supplier. There was no renaming for Business ByDesign. Is this planned for the near future as well?

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Schalk Viljoen
      Schalk Viljoen
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Ralf - no renaming for ByDesign is currently being planned.

      Author's profile photo Chris Paine
      Chris Paine

      Hi Schalk,

      any official - or not so official - hashtags that you could add to the collection A guide to Twitter hashtags for SAP's Cloud offerings to help people spread the new names?