SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition
In contrast to SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition offers customers their own cloud infrastructure and includes the classic S/4HANA ERP system with the full range of functions (identical to S/4HANA ERP AnyPremise) as well as all available industry solutions and country versions. This variant can be customised and extended (extensibility), i.e. changes to the source code are possible but not recommended by SAP.
SAP provides one upgrade per year, whereby the customer can decide for himself whether and when to install this new release.
The path to the SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, can take the form of a complete new implementation (Greenfield), a migration (Brownfield) or a “Selectice Data Transition” (Bluefield).
The cloud is operated at hyperscalers such as Azure, AWS, Google, Alibaba or in SAP data centres.
A periodic subscription fee (rental fee) is charged for licensing. With the exception of the implementation costs, this also covers all costs, i.e. infrastructure costs, licences, maintenance fees, backups, operating costs at SAP or a hyperscaler, etc.