SAP Cloud Service Models

SAP Cloud Service Models
There are three types of cloud service models, including:
  • IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service)
  • PaaS (platform-as-a-service)
  • SaaS (software-as-a-service)
IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service): IaaS solutions provide an underlying network infrastructure like physical computing resources, location, data partitioning, scaling, security, backup etc. They are ready for use but offer more customization and control than SaaS solutions do. For businesses already running on-premise platforms, IaaS solutions offer a privately managed cloud environment for your business.

PaaS (Platform as a Service): PaaS solutions are those that provide a platform within the cloud where applications can be developed, managed, and run without having to maintain your own physical infrastructure. So, for customers that prefer to build and run custom cloud applications designed to extend the functionality of on-premise systems, PaaS cloud solutions are available.

SaaS (Software as a Service): SaaS is a delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and hosting by the company. For those who prefer to get started in the cloud as quickly as possible, these types of cloud solutions may be the way to go. They include standard business applications focused on procurement, finance, HR, etc.

Here’s the complete list of SAP SaaS (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS are described below):
  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud (ERP for medium and large companies)
  • SAP Business ByDesign (ERP for medium companies)
  • SAP Business One (ERP for small companies)
  • SAP S/4HANA Finance (Finance)
  • SAP Concur (Finance)
  • SAP Ariba (Procurement)
  • Human Capital Management (HR)
  • SAP Fieldglass (HR)
  • SAP SuccessFactors (HR)
  • SAP Analytics Cloud (BI)
  • SAP Integrated Business Planning (Logistics)
  • SAP Jam Collaboration (Collaboration Platform)
  • SAP Jam Communities (Community Platform)
  • SAP Marketing Cloud (CRM)
  • SAP Commerce Cloud (CRM)
  • SAP Customer Data Cloud (CRM)
  • SAP Sales Cloud (CRM)
  • SAP Service Cloud (CRM)