Posted on September 2023 By Speller International
What is RISE with SAP?
This has been the general confusion among most of our customer base. So we at Speller, have been trying to cut through some of the noise to understand the product better and if it is actually a new product or SAP’s great marketing spin.
Here is what we have found.
RISE with SAP is not a specific product or system but rather a business transformation offering (BTaaS) introduced by SAP to help customers accelerate their digital transformation journeys covering (IaaS, SaaS and PaaS). Which we see at the most basic level really to assist companies make the move from outdated ERP to SAP S/4. With the upcoming end date for support of SAP ECC in 2027 (2025 for customer below Enhancement Package 6), SAP have introduced RISE as a flexible approach which includes some of their newer SAP offerings such as Signavio & BTP, these amongst other things will ultimately assist with moving over any customisations and innovations across technology and business process.
One of the main mantras of RISE with SAP is keeping the core clean and to innovate via BTP and transform processes via Signavio, allowing customers the flexibility and agility.
SAP have recently changed their approach to partner with hyperscalers such as AWS, GCP and Azure, so clients now have wider choice in this area for their RISE with SAP journeys. There are three deployment options available for RISE with SAP which are Public Cloud, Private Cloud and Hybrid (two-tier) - stay tuned for our blog next month when we take look at these in more detail.
So there we have it – clear as mud! 😊
From what we can tell SAP with RISE appears to be nothing totally new from a technological stance and still holds S/4 Hanna at its core. However, by packaging up a multitude of tools and products it seeks to make that digital transformation journey simpler in both process and contractually (one subscription, one contract) while still allowing flexibility for individual business needs and innovations.
Perhaps the main point that we take out of this product is not necessarily the immediate impact and whether companies should or should not choose RISE with SAP but rather what it speaks to about the strategic direction of SAP – which should also be considered when making your choice.
With this “simplicity” (for want of a better word), will come with pro’s and con’s for individual companies, and we would love to hear your thoughts, concerns, comments on what these are to assist wider SAP community.