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RISE with SAP – Accelerate Your Business Transformation

What are the reasons for you, whether you're already using SAP or not, to consider adopting RISE with SAP? In brief, SAP now presents a rental-based service model that combines licenses, system operation, and the accompanying services, all bundled into a single comprehensive package.

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Why Move to the Cloud?

Your business deserves efficient, tailored, industry-specific end-to-end processes that can keep up with the demands of markets, clients and partners, every day. Ideally, these standardized yet flexible processes should run in a cloud ERP system. The benefits include flexible scaling, minimal maintenance requirements and the highest security standards.

However, there are a number of questions before switching to the cloud and the transformation that goes along with it: Which platform would be the most cost-effective and future-oriented choice? How will we implement potential process improvements and innovations in practice? How can we harness the cloud to maximize the benefit to our business model and its expansion?

In short, how does your business transition to the cloud as risk-free and smoothly as possible? And how can you benefit quickly and comprehensively from this newly unleashed potential?

Why RISE with SAP? The Added Value of SAP Starter Packages

For companies that already use SAP, RISE with SAP delivers everything you need for a smart, sustainable business. It combines SAP S/4HANA Cloud with preconfigured best practices, embedded AI and automation functions, and the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP).

Unlike on-premises solutions, you don’t purchase a one-off license. Instead, you subscribe to a service model with RISE with SAP that combines the licenses, system operation and services. The subscription costs depend on the number of full user equivalents (FUEs). One major advantage of this model is that businesses have a single point of contact for operations, licenses, maintenance, and support.

GROW with SAP: New Offering in the SAP Portfolio

Based on the model of RISE with SAP and largely featuring the same components GROW with SAP is an innovative addition to the SAP portfolio, designed to cater the needs of small and medium-sized businesses that do not yet have an ERP system in place. This new offering allows businesses to implement SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud in a fast and uncomplicated way – especially with preconfigured and standardized processes.

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SAP S/4HANA Cloud – Public or Private Edition? Base or Premium Version?

Public or Private Edition?

RISE with SAP is available in Public and Private Editions. With the Public Edition, multiple customers share infrastructure and software on a public cloud. The benefits include flexible scaling, high availability, and low maintenance costs, safe in the knowledge that the host meets the highest security standards.

The Private Edition allows for more customized processes, and the classic ABAP enhancements are generally available (but are to be used with caution so as not to limit the release capability). SAP or a Hyperscaler provides the cloud infrastructure, with a choice between Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Amazon Web Services.

Base or Premium Version?

RISE with SAP S/4HANA Public and Private Editions are both available in “Base” and “Premium” versions. Both versions include preconfigured processes, e.g. for Procure to Pay, Order to Cash and Finance. The “Premium” version offers additional frequently required features.

Find out below which components are included in the respective editions and versions.

RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition, Base

The “Base” version includes preconfigured processes, plus:

  • SAP BTP: Expands the S/4HANA Cloud and integrates SAP and non-SAP applications into cloud and hybrid landscapes to create, manage, optimize, and link applications and data in one platform. Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement Credits (CPEA) are available.
  • SAP BTP Build Process Automation: Tool to create SAP applications and systems and to automate the build process, which saves time, resources and improves application quality. Automation tools like Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and DevOps methods can be used.
  • SAP BTP Build Work Zone: This service enables to create launchpad sites that follow the SAP Fiori user experience and integrate SAP solutions, as well as custom and third-party applications.
  • Group Reporting: This solution covers the entire process of consolidation from local data, import to currency conversion, validation, offsetting, and analysis.
  • Digital Access: Allows indirect access to SAP S/4HANA Cloud via devices, bots, and automated systems. Indirect access includes access by people, devices, or systems via an intermediary non-SAP software, a custom solution, or a third-party application.

RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition, Premium

The “Premium” version comes with everything included in the “Base” version, plus:

  • Group Reporting in a greater scope.
  • Digital Access enabled for more documents.
  • Cash Management: Tool to manage bank accounts centrally, and correctly and accurately reviews daily cash operations and long-term liquidity trends.
  • SAP Advanced Financial Closing: Accelerates and automates the planning, execution, and monitoring of closing processes, ensuring high-quality record-keeping that is easily auditable.
  • Receivables Management: Support for all financial accounting processes related to receivables, including invoicing customers and managing disputes, collections, and customer credit risks.

RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Private Edition, Base

The “Base” version includes preconfigured processes, e.g., for Procure to Pay, Order to Cash and Finance. SAP provides the infrastructure.

RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Private Edition, Premium

In the “Premium” version, the user is free to choose the infrastructure host. It also includes:

  • SAP Business Technology Platform, including CPEA Credits
  • SAP BTP Build Process Automation
  • SAP BTP Build Work Zone
  • Signavio Starter Pack

Take Advantage of Our Consulting Services

We understand that choosing the right edition and version of SAP S/4HANA Cloud for your business is a critical strategic decision. Various factors like your specific requirements, individual needs, and available resources play a significant role in determining the best solution for your organization. That’s why we recommend seeking support from a trusted SAP consulting company like us – NTT DATA Business Solutions. We can assist you in making informed decisions regarding RISE with SAP that aligns with your organization’s objectives and priorities.

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Which Industry Solutions Do We Offer in Combination with RISE with SAP?

The components of RISE with SAP are central across different industries. This is just as true for our own solutions. Our solution packages provide proven industry templates and accelerators to ensure customized results with a simple process. We have industry-specific expertise and offer solutions in the following industries:

1. Consumer Products

For most consumer goods, global trends determine business. Whether it is the food, beverages or durables industry, companies in the CPG industry face challenges like supply chain agility, effective demand management and also food safety. Here SAP solutions like the powerful ERP system SAP S/4HANA support your needs and can help you lead the way.

Visit our dedicated consumer products industry website for more information.

2. Discrete Industries

Automotive, high-tech, and industrial machinery and components (IMC) are summarized in discrete industries. Each sub-industry faces its own specific challenges like reduction of lead times for automotive, improved UX by technologies for high-tech, and end-to-end integrated process scenarios for IMC. All these challenges can be targeted with different IT solutions and we help you identify them. We understand your industry’s needs and are therefore the partner to choose.

Learn more about the challenges and related solutions on our website for discrete industries.

3. Life Sciences

Data integrity, product quality and patient safety are the pillars of the life sciences industry. With increasingly stringent rules and regulations and growing market pressure, compliance and also supply chain tracking is becoming a challenge. The reason for this is often: unconnected data.

By combining industry experience and SAP and data expertise, we are able to help you to explore the potential your data provides to optimize processes – with the help of an IT platform.

Learn more about this Pharma 4.0™ dedicated IT platform and how it supports you in overcoming challenges and starting to thrive on our life sciences website.

4. Chemicals

Increasingly strict compliance regulations, complex supply chain, time-consuming production control processes – these are some challenges the chemicals industry is facing. Tackle these challenges with an integrated value chain and receive transparent, compliant, and cost-effective processes.

Learn more about the chemical industry here.

5. Wholesale Distribution

Constant changes in market dynamics for wholesale distributors have populated the roadmap to success with as many challenges as they have opportunities. Increased pressure to optimize procurement and supplier management processes, ever-increasing expectations to ensure customer loyalty and the pressure to optimize procurement and supplier management processes as competitors drive down prices are forcing companies to search for the optimum SAP solution.

Read more about the challenges and our expertise in the wholesale industry here.

6. Professional Services

Even in the digital age, the service sector remains a business that depends primarily on people. To be successful, companies must systematically search for experts and optimally distribute their employees among the projects.

We help you to be successful with your service company in the highly competitive project market. Together with you, we develop a consistent, transparent process that enables you to find the ideal employees for the project, deploy them effectively and, above all, secure your margins.

You can find more information on our website about the service provider industry.

7. Higher Education

The industry of higher education is not exempt from the pressure to transform. The students’ expectations rise and so does the diversity of needs for universities in an intense global competition for talents. Marketing strategies, user experience and employee engagement are gaining significantly in importance.

Our key enabler for you is our ‘Education Competence Center’, where we can draw upon specialists helping you leverage SAP solutions along all processes like administration, analytics, commerce, and management.

Learn more about challenges and trends in the higher education industry here.

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We Are Your Ideal RISE with SAP Partner

With more than 30 years of experience in the digital industry, a specialization in transforming SAP-centric systems of internationally operating customers, and in-depth knowledge of SAP’s entire product and service portfolio, NTT DATA Business Solutions is the perfect RISE with SAP partner for your journey to the Intelligent Enterprise.

As your trusted advisor and long-term partner, we help you design your journey to the cloud and unlock the full potential of the RISE with SAP Software Package based on our proven project methodology. Together, we analyze your business model, develop a strategy for the optimal setup of RISE with SAP for your company, and take care of the successful implementation and value realization.

We always cater to the individual needs of our customers in a wide range of industries – from industrial machinery and components, to consumer products, life sciences and higher education. Thanks to our longstanding experience in our focus industries, we know our way around and, as a global company, we also know how to solve international challenges in the best possible way. Trust us – together we will make RISE with SAP a success for you!

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RISE with SAP Convinced You?

Contact us today to explore how NTT DATA Business Solutions can support you in choosing and implementing the right edition and version of SAP S/4HANA Cloud that aligns with your company’s unique requirements, needs, and resources.

Let us be your trusted partner in unlocking the full potential of SAP technology and empowering your digital transformation journey – we look forward to hearing from you!