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RISE with SAP vs. GROW with SAP: Which is Right for Your Business?

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

  • Cloud infrastructure

  • 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

Target Audience

Large Enterprises

Small and Medium Businesses

Deployment Scenarios

Existing and New Customers (Greenfield & Brownfield)

New Customers (Greenfield Only)

Deployment options

Private cloud & Public cloud

Public Cloud


Covering all industries as SAP S/4HANA On-Premise

Covering key industry scenarios and selected line of business Only

Customization options

More Customizable

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.

If you're interested in exploring these offerings further and discovering which one is the right fit for your business, we encourage you to reach out to us. Contact our team on or give us a call at 01117770503. Our experts are ready to answer your questions and provide guidance tailored to your specific needs.

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