If you're interested in SAP topics you have probably heard about the new SAP offerings RISE with SAP and Grow with SAP, but some people are still confused about the difference between the two, so in this blog we will explain and break it down:
RISE with SAP and GROW with SAP are two offerings from SAP that help businesses of all sizes move to the cloud and take advantage of SAP S/4HANA Cloud. However, there are some key differences between the two offerings that businesses should be aware of when making a decision. RISE with SAP was introduced in 2021 gained popularity among existing users. In 2023, SAP launched a new offering called GROW with SAP. let's explain more.
What is RISE with SAP?
RISE with SAP, is an offering introduced by SAP in 2021, it presents a fresh approach to implementing SAP S/4HANA ERP. It offers a subscription-based model that includes the followings:
SAP S/4HANA application
Access to the Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP)
Implementation services and tools
Ongoing support and maintenance
RISE with SAP focused on a private cloud configuration, providing a choice of hyperscaler for S/4HANA ERP. This private cloud option has been successful among existing SAP customers seeking to migrate to a cloud-based S/4HANA solution while preserving their previous investments. It has also attracted new customers with complex business requirements or operating in regulated industries that necessitate a private cloud environment.
What is GROW with SAP?
Recognizing the growing importance of the SME market, SAP introduced GROW with SAP in 2023 targeting new SAP customers, often referred to as "Greenfield" or "Net New" customers. GROW with SAP is a public cloud S/4HANA solution offered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), featuring accelerated and standardized implementations for core functions. the solution covers all essential processes in finance, sales, purchasing, manufacturing, supply chain, service, asset management, R&D and engineering.
This offering targets clients seeking a ready-to-run solution with faster adoption services, pre-configured best practices, So What does the GROW with SAP bundle include?
SAP S/4HANA public cloud – a ready-to-run cloud ERP solution
Services for rapid cloud ERP implementation ("adoption services")
Access to the learning hub and SAP community for support
Access to the Business Technology Platform for extension development
Services from partners who have extended SAP best practices to specific industry verticals.
The aim of GROW with SAP is to enable quick and secure implementation of a standardized SAP S/4HANA solution within a few weeks, allowing businesses to start small and scale over time, rather than opting for a complete solution that lasts for several months to implement.
In nutshell let's recap to whom each offering is suitable for:
RISE with SAP is suitable if:
You are an existing SAP customer looking to transition to the cloud while safeguarding your initial investment, with a focus on private cloud deployment.
You are a new client with a large and complex processes, seeking comprehensive ERP capabilities within a private cloud environment.
You operate in a regulated industry where a private cloud solution is mandatory.
GROW with SAP is suitable if:
You are embarking on a new implementation and prefer a public cloud deployment.
You are an SME with limited scope, looking to kickstart operations quickly with a short-term Implementation time
You prioritize standardization to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) rather than extensive customization.
You aim to deploy SAP best practices and industry-specific solution
Comparison Between RISE with SAP & GROW with SAP
Rise with SAP
Grow with SAP
Small and Medium Businesses
Existing and New Customers (Greenfield & Brownfield)
New Customers (Greenfield Only)
Private cloud & Public cloud
Covering all industries as SAP S/4HANA On-Premise
Covering key industry scenarios and selected line of business Only
Standard and preconfigured
By understanding the distinctions between RISE with SAP and GROW with SAP, you can make an informed decision based on your unique requirements and preferences.
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