SAP Cloud Appliance Library Reviews & Product Details

SAP Cloud Appliance Library Overview

What is SAP Cloud Appliance Library?

SAP Cloud Appliance Library offers a quick and easy way to consume the latest SAP solutions in the public cloud (e.g. SAP S/4HANA, SAP HANA Express Edition, SAP Data Hub, industry solutions, model companies, developer solutions and so on). This cloud self-service solution offers an online library of latest, preconfigured, ready-to-use SAP business solutions with a fully automated deployment into your own public cloud accounts (e.g. Amazon Web Service, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform), letting you quickly spin-up latest solutions to kick-start your SAP projects.

SAP Cloud Appliance Library Details
Languages Supported
German, English
Product Description

Quickly deploy and use latest SAP solutions in the cloud


Seller Details
Seller
SAP
Ownership
NYSE:SAP
Company Website
Phone
+1 (800) 872-1727
Year Founded
1972
HQ Location
Walldorf, Germany
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$27,553
Twitter
@SAP
280,013 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
116,250 employees on LinkedIn®
Description

Our business analytics solutions close the gap between transactions, data preparation, analysis, and action, so you can make more informed decisions.

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Independent Consultant - Software Engineer & DevOps
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

A single place that is searchable and explorable content for modern cloud apps that we can trial and experiment quickly on our systems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Could be more organized to find new content easily and provide detail on version history and change management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is great tool to quickly view and try the latest and greatest of SAP offerings, It has multi could support, so existing IaaS accounts can be used which makes billing easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly exploring new features and adopting them after certain trials from business users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Like the way of technical details and exposure of cloud clearly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Integrating non sap systems and different applications could be more accurate Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly exploring new features and adopting them after certain trials from business users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Banking Sales Consultant
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the way it integrates the lead into a sale and beyond Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I think its clunky at times and should have a way to allow certain things without a full license upgrade Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had 3 separate pieces of software and have been able to consolidate them for the most part. We still have some issues which I believe can be resolved. Your advisor will make all of the difference. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consultant
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

- Ability to provision instances rapidly

- Wide spectrum of available solution instances

- Ease of hosting cloud integration Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

- The concept of tenant URLs is confusing - this results in me logging with an account and a solution instance available or unavailable, depending on the URL I'm choosing. Would like to see this feature being reworked for ease of end-user convenience of not needing to remember URLs.

- Thought technically challenging, it should be feasible to move solution instances from one cloud account to another (rather than have customers spin off new instances).

- SAP CAL requires features to (a) Notify users when new solutions are added; and (b) Export/copy out a list of current solution instances available e.g. for comparison analysis on a spreadsheet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

SAP CAL is an excellent platform to provision and use SAP solutions rapidly by hosting the underlying infrastructure on public clouds at cost effective prices. Comes in very handy for pilot and development instances and availability of new upgrade instances of the same product makes patch upgrades a breeze.

Free trial periods for most products and excellent support via tickets/mails/SAP blogs by the SAP CAL Support team makes this a must-have option on the table, for customers wanting to rapidly provision SAP products Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have provisioned non-production instances for product pilots and to serve as development instances, for TCS teams. The instances primarily provisioned were S/4HANA fully activated appliance solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Partner - Technologies
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Easiness of consumption. Starting new instances is a breeze. Can have a SAP system running in 2 hours while it would take weeks to build one from scratch.

Most SAP solutions are available there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Good list of appliances, but not all products are there. Would like to see GRC (Access control), C4 Commerce, C4 Marketing, etc

Also, billing at SAP is far from ideal. I can start instances immediately and pay for the provision with Amazon without problems. Simple and easy. Paying SAP for the rights of using additional CAL systems is less efficient process. Subscription outside of the CAL platform, invoicing that is not quite clear. Utilization reports not available. Long process to cancel subscriptions Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are not using CAL today you are wasting time. It is the fastest and cheapest way to access SAP solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Several:

Ease of consumption of SAP Solutions help us in several areas:

- Customer demos - We can show a solution that works quickly

- Customer project jumpstart - Some projects can start discovery using a CAL instance

- Training - Access to a solution is the best way to get resources trained

- Sandboxing - Quick try something on a system we can destroy after Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

CAL is a fantastic 1 stop shop for all your SAP demo environment needs. It's great that in such a large organization there is a single place to go for this. By comparison, Microsoft and Oracles programs are much more segmented and far less intuitive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

To use CAL I also needed to engage the partner licensing team Test and Demo Registration. This experience was far less friendly and is unfortunate that it's a completely separate tool from CAL. It would be great to have some integration there where I can click "Get a license for this service" and it would take me to the order management tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cloud Elements provides systems integration, we use our test and demo systems for development and demonstration to customers of our integration expertise with SAP Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

- Ease of use, the interface is quite nice.

- you can choose your VPC which helps for an integration and security point of view Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

- the tenant concept is troublesome, especially in my case where I had to change S user in the middle of the provisioning. Meaning, every time I logon, I redirected to a tenant that I am not using and there no way to chose the tenant other the remember the link in the http address.

- the fact that you cannot invite users, but they have to invite themselves using a link that you send (same story of the tenant)

- it seems that other admin in my tenant cannot stop/start a solution (is it a bug? ) but they can change the schedule of the stop/start Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

demo systems for S4/HANA and Solman Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Customer Service Team Lead
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

I like the instant access to SAP solutions. The great access is instrumental to development team to get solutions to our stakeholders. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This is very technically challenging, also doesn't have everything we need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Demos for customer are great. Also allows us to develop internal tools quickly for the team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CL
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Its amazing to see many of the pre-assembed systems, ready to deploy in minutes. This accelerates sales cycle with quick demos, helps in internal trainings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not much, its fit for purpose, may be adding more cloud options with clear pricing comparison between them visible upfront will help. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go for it, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Faster pre-sales cycles, trainings, quick project startups Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

I really like how sap can handle such large volumes of key performance metrics. Including pricing terms, payment terms and demand metrics. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do wish that tcodes offered in sap were more intuitive. Sometimes it can be hard to search for tcode and understand when information is supposed to give you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Some business problems that I am solving using sap Cloud Appliance Library, our pricing term differences according to the contract and changes and then demand schedules for parts. I have realize how easy it is though to create reports using this application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AA
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

CAL is quick and offers reduced "run" cost verses full on-premise implementations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish more offerings were available in CAL. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SAP Cloud Appliance library offers speed and cost benefits verses standard on-premise. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AM
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Very simple and user friendly, all questions can be answered on the SAP website. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A lot of the functions seem very out of date, and theres not much personalization that can be done Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use the cloud labrary with cloud platform in data warehouse to keep inventory count and cost on hand Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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