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Difference between SAP S/4HANA Any Premise, SAP S/4HANA Cloud Essentials and SAP S/4HANA Cloud Extended

As promised in my previous blog, here is the detailed comparison between various deployment options available for SAP S/4HANA in an easy to follow tabular format. I tried to break the comparison into categories and tried to compare against various parameters with in each category. Hope you find it helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions or need more details.

 

Aspect

S4HC Essential

(Multi Tenant)

S4HC Extended

(Single Tenant)

On-Prem/HEC/PMC
Infrastructure License Subscription Subscription BYOL (build your own license)
Updates Automatic. SAP. <- Either ->

Complex,

Manual

Release Cycle Quarterly Semi Annual Annual
Cloud Service Provider No Choice Customer Choice Customer Choice
Performance Influenced by overall system usage Private, Tuning co-shared by SAP Private, Tuning Owned by Customer
Implementation Timeline 8-16 weeks (Phase 1) ~ 16 weeks (Phase 1) TBD
Implementation Strategy Greenfield Greenfield

Conversion or

Greenfield

Methodology TDM for Multi Tenant Cloud TDM for Single Tenant Cloud TDM
Aspect

S4HC Essential

(Multi Tenant)

S4HC Extended

(Single Tenant)

On-Prem/HEC/PMC
Process Preconfigured Business Processes

Mandatory,

= End State

Mandatory,

Jumpstart

Optional,

Jumpstart

Functionality All All All
Industry Coverage Finance led ERP, Professional Services, Component Manufacturing, Oil & Gas (Upstream Operations Management) All (25) All (25)
Localisation 43 countries. 25 languages. 64 Countries. 38 Languages. 64 Countries. 38 Languages.
UX

100% web based

Mostly Fiori

Web + GUI,

Some Fiori

Web + GUI,

Some Fiori

Simple Config Yes No No
Future Innovations All Most Some

 

 

Aspect

S4HC Essential

(Multi Tenant)

S4HC Extended

(Single Tenant)

On-Prem/HEC/PMC
Config / Extensions

Configuration

(“Customising”, IMG, SPRO)

Some + Simplified

(Guided Config)

All All
Interfaces All All All
In-app extensibility Yes Yes Yes
Side by side extension Yes Yes Yes
Classical Extension No Yes (not recommended) Yes
Modifications No No Yes (not recommended)

 

 

 

 

 

Aspect

S4HC Essential

(Multi Tenant)

S4HC Extended

(Single Tenant)

On-Prem/HEC/PMC
Security Infrastructure Security Secure Secure Customer Specific / Secure
Data Breach Risk Shared / High Isolated / Low Isolated / Low
Disaster Recovery •Shared Isolated Isolated
Implementation Timeline 8-16 weeks (Phase 1) ~ 16 weeks (Phase 1) > 16 weeks
Implementation Strategy Greenfield Greenfield

Conversion or

Greenfield

Overall Total Cost of Ownership Low Medium High
OCM Efforts Very High High Customer Controlled
Innovation SAP Lead, Supplemented by Customer SAP Lead, Supported by Customer

Mostly Customer Owned

 

 

 

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      Author's profile photo Natalia Singer
      Natalia Singer

      Very useful comparison, belongs to my bookmarks!

      Author's profile photo Uma vanka
      Uma vanka
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you.

      Author's profile photo Suma Rammohan
      Suma Rammohan

      Hi Uma,

       

      what does PMC in the last column mean ? Is it Private managed cloud ? If so, is it same as new Private Cloud edition being launched in Jan 2021 ? Can you pls clarify ? Thanks.

      Regards,

      Suma

      Author's profile photo Anil Vempati
      Anil Vempati

      Uma vanka , Good comparison..

      How ya doing?

      Author's profile photo Khalid Habeeb
      Khalid Habeeb

      Can you please explain what TDM stands for under methodology section?

       

      Methodology TDM for Multi Tenant Cloud
      Author's profile photo Michael Piesche
      Michael Piesche
      Khalid Habeeb, in best case it just means “To be Defined Methodology”.

      But it can also mean “Transformation Delivery Methodology”
      I assume it will definitly not be “Test Data Management” and not be “Test Data Migration”.

      SAP’s current suggested implementation methodology for most of its current applications is “SAP Activate” with the six phases: Discover -> Prepare -> Explore -> Realize -> Deploy -> Run.

      Author's profile photo Uma vanka
      Uma vanka
      Blog Post Author

      Good catch. TDM is our proprietary methodology. I updated it to Activate.

      Author's profile photo ranjita Panigrahi
      ranjita Panigrahi

      Thanks for putting this together !

      Author's profile photo Ashish Srivastava
      Ashish Srivastava

      Thanks a lot for sharing this blog. This is really helpful in understanding S/4HANA complete offering from SAP.

      Author's profile photo Sreehari V Pillai
      Sreehari V Pillai

      straight to bookmark !

      Author's profile photo Manu Kozhuppankutty
      Manu Kozhuppankutty

      Thank you, very good insights.

      Author's profile photo Dennis Phyo
      Dennis Phyo

      BYOL = Bring your own License

      Author's profile photo Uma vanka
      Uma vanka
      Blog Post Author

      Not in this context. In any case, it doesn't really matter. The idea is a customizable license.

      Author's profile photo Nam Truong
      Nam Truong

      Great information, thanks

      Author's profile photo shweta nargachhe
      shweta nargachhe

      Thank you for sharing detailed comparison.Very insightful.

      Author's profile photo Dirk Schuler
      Dirk Schuler

      Excellent comparison, thank you !

      Author's profile photo sailaja ramasani
      sailaja ramasani

      Great comparison. Thank you!

      Author's profile photo Klaus-Dieter Heerklotz
      Klaus-Dieter Heerklotz

      This is really excellent and really helpful! Thank you for that great work. 🙂

      Hard to understand, why SAP has no really comprehensive, compelling and clear comparison (not diluted by generic marketing statements) of the different versions. Maybe this could be exploited as kernel for some official materials.

      Author's profile photo Lisette Muntslag
      Lisette Muntslag

      What do you think is missing?

      Author's profile photo Lisette Muntslag
      Lisette Muntslag

      This is a great visual....thank you!