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SAP Business One on AWS is #13 ranked solution in top Infrastructure as a Service Clouds. PeerSpot users give SAP Business One on AWS an average rating of 8 out of 10. SAP Business One on AWS is most commonly compared to Microsoft Azure: SAP Business One on AWS vs Microsoft Azure. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 30% of all views.
What is SAP Business One on AWS?

Small businesses can now access all the benefits of the SAP Business One solution on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud without needing to make long-term commitments or costly capital expenditures for the required IT infrastructure.

AWS and SAP have worked together to test and certify the SAP Business One solution on the AWS cloud. Both SAP Business One, version for Microsoft SQL Server and SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA have been certified on the AWS cloud platform.

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SAP Business One on AWS Pricing Advice

What users are saying about SAP Business One on AWS pricing:
  • "The price of the limited version is about 70,000 Pesos ($2,900 USD), and the professional version is about double at 140,000 Pesos ($5,800 USD)."
  • "Licenses are available on a monthly or yearly basis, and it costs about $1,200 per license, per user."
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    Innovation and Technology Head at APPTech
    Reseller
    Top 20
    Cost-effective scalability and you can access it from anywhere
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most valuable feature is the ability to access it from anywhere."
    • "The browser access needs to improve, as everybody in the industry knows how limited it is."

    How has it helped my organization?

    During the current times, amid the pandemic, having this solution allows us to much more ably work at home. You don't need to go to the office to access your ERP. 

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature is the ability to access it from anywhere. We can collaborate as a team from all different locations.

    Putting it on the cloud gives you cost-effectiveness and the power to easily scale up, either horizontally or vertically.

    What needs improvement?

    The browser access needs to improve, as everybody in the industry knows how limited it is. Everybody is excited for the next version to come out with the web-based client.

    I would like to see a full Linux version available in the future.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been working with SAP Business One on AWS since 2015. We have been using the main product, Business One, since 2006.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    This product is very stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    If you need additional resources then all you have to do is adjust it, unlike an on-premises solution where you have to replace hardware and experience downtime. Having it on the cloud essentially gives you the power to scale it up, any time you want it.

    We have about 60 users in our company and we are managing about 100 clients. SAP supports organizations of all sizes but it mainly targets medium-sized and enterprise-level companies.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    Everybody in the SAP team, including the partners, are very knowledgable about the product at both the technical and the functional level.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is very easy. If you are very familiar with the product then it will take you less than an hour to deploy. Integrating it is also easy to do. The majority of time for deployment would be with the installation itself, as opposed to the configuration because it is very straightforward.

    In total, it will take less than a day to fully deploy on the cloud.

    What about the implementation team?

    We have an in-house team to handle the integration of this product into different solutions. We have industry-specific implementation services for retail, manufacturing, real estate, and others.

    Including the administrator, project manager, and consultants, you normally need less than five people to deploy. We have five people in our application support team that can take care of maintenance.

    What was our ROI?

    When it comes to ROI, our clients who concern themselves with it are comparing cloud-based deployments to on-premises deployments. The companies that are investing a lot of money in their on-premises server don't mind investing more if it means transitioning them to the cloud. The security is better and accessibility improved, which is worth the investment.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    SAP is a fair price and you get what you pay for. There are two versions, being a limited and a professional one. In some companies, they call the professional one the "Super User".

    The price of the limited version is about 70,000 Pesos ($2,900 USD), and the professional version is about double at 140,000 Pesos ($5,800 USD).

    If you need to integrate with other third-party software then you need to purchase Indirect Licenses, which are in addition to the standard fees. There would also be an implementation cost in this case.

    What other advice do I have?

    When this solution is installed, there are three servers. One is Active Directory, the second is the remote desktop, and the third is the SAP Database Server. In version 9.3, it is not purely cloud-based, which is why you need the remote desktop. In the upcoming version, 10.0, there will be a web-based client, which means that the entire solution will be purely cloud-based. This will result in better client experience.

    My advice for anybody who is implementing SAP Business One on AWS is to be prepared. You have to understand the product really well before beginning the implementation. There are several certifications and accreditations available from SAP that are available in the training, which is a good place to start.

    I also suggest getting the best consultants and technical team to assist with implementation.

    The biggest lesson that I have learned from working with this solution is that you cannot learn enough by just reading about it. You need to have real-life, hands-on experience with implementing it and using it. There are a lot of things to learn and the biggest benefits come from experiencing it yourself. The documentation is okay but it is not a substitute for experience.

    Overall, this is a really good product and I would rate it a ten out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
    Client Relationship Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
    Reseller
    Top 10
    Straightforward to set up and the support is good, but it should be more user-friendly
    Pros and Cons
    • "Technical support from SAP is great."
    • "The look-and-feel of the system is quite outdated as compared to a lot of other products out there."

    What is our primary use case?

    We are a solution provider and SAP Business One on AWS is one of the products that we offer to our clients. Our customers are typically in the manufacturing or wholesale distribution industries. They are predominately looking at refreshing their management solution and are looking for a better-integrated system, more from the finance, stock management point of view.

    Some of our clients have products that are going out of life and they want to get to the next stage, which is where I think SAP comes in.

    What needs improvement?

    The look-and-feel of the system is quite outdated as compared to a lot of other products out there. They are more user-friendly, I would say. As someone who has not used accounting products before, they might find it quite overwhelming.

    It should be more user-friendly.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been working with SAP Business One on AWS for a few years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    This product is very much stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    This is a scalable solution. I have different clients of various sizes who are using it.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    Technical support from SAP is great. If you're not able to do it as a partner, you always have SAP's help.

    How was the initial setup?

    This solution has its own complexities because it is an ERP system, but the current version is pretty straightforward. That said, you will still need external help, as you probably couldn't do with internal IT teams.

    The length of time to deploy can take anywhere from 15 or 20 days and above.

    What about the implementation team?

    The number of staff needed for deployment and maintenance depends on the size of the project. They are all user-dependent. Also, it depends on the complexity of deployment in terms of what kind of environment it is.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    Licenses are available on a monthly or yearly basis, and it costs about $1,200 per license, per user. Given what you're getting from the system, I think it's worth it.

    What other advice do I have?

    This is a great product on its own, and the technicalities of it have improved as compared to the older version. I absolutely recommend it and we plan to continue selling it.

    I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
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    IT Manager at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Easy to use software that helps with finance, invoicing, and accounting

    What is our primary use case?

    Our primary use case is for finance, invoicing and accounting.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable aspect is that it is easy to use the software.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using SAP Business One on AWS for four years. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    There are limits to the analytical dimensions for the accounting. There are only three analytical dimensions. You can choose a maximum of three analytical dimensions. If you want to use a more, you can. You have to upgrade the software with a version like HANA.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    We are satisfied with the price. 

    What other advice do I have?

    I would rate it an eight out of ten.  Not a ten because…

    What is our primary use case?

    Our primary use case is for finance, invoicing and accounting.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable aspect is that it is easy to use the software.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using SAP Business One on AWS for four years. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    There are limits to the analytical dimensions for the accounting. There are only three analytical dimensions. You can choose a maximum of three analytical dimensions. If you want to use a more, you can. You have to upgrade the software with a version like HANA.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    We are satisfied with the price. 

    What other advice do I have?

    I would rate it an eight out of ten. 

    Not a ten because it's not software for a structured company or something very big. That is my impression.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.