SAP has the the largest customers, the largest and most globally-distributed integration partners, most diverse industries, most comprehensive footprint of software, all-in-one functionality, and the most expensive implementations of any ERP provider on the planet. In some customers' minds, SAP is considered the only ERP.

Why Customers Choose SAP

SAP's robust functionality handles the most complicated ERP requirements including high volume of transaction processing, technical accounting requirements, currencies, languages, regulatory compliance and all-in-one functionality such as HCM, Manufacturing, Inventory, Distribution, Services, Asset Management that a multi-national, multi-billion dollar company could need, making it the de facto choice for many global implementations.

Large Size and Capacity

SAP S/4HANA is specifically designed to service large enterprises. SAP's scale and capacity go beyond what much of the competition can offer, providing in-depth solutions for all aspects of business operations. SAP's platform can handle very high transaction volume while delivering a high-powered technical platform.

Global Partner Network

SAP can require extensive understanding and expertise to deploy its solutions at a larger scale and can require resources in diverse regions to service global customers' implementations.  Global customers can rely on a network of SAP systems integrators and consulting firms in any geography to provide configuration and support services.


Rapidly growing businesses gravitate to one of two smaller SAP packages as it enables customers to deploy an ERP with small to mid-market business needs. Businesses and startups who want the trusted reputation of SAP behind their ERP purchase choose SAP Business ByDesign or SAP Business One.

Extensive Product Line

Some SAP customers choose SAP for the flexibility to roll out modules the will need in the future but are not ready for.  Large businesses find peace of mind in knowing that a smaller SAP deployment can manage its current operations while offering best of breed functionality that can be deployed in the future that is not a bolt-on but part of the same system.

What Does SAP Sell?

SAP offers Enterprise Resource Planning as well as many enterprise software solutions that are crucial to a business's operations. SAP’s core software functionality expands across departments and industries, delivering value to customers around the world.

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  • Offered both on-premises and in the cloud, or even as a hybrid deployment. S/4 was developed as a replacement for SAP’s original SAP R/3 and other versions.
  • Includes financials, supply chain management, customer experience and relationship management, human capital management, and many other applications.


  • SAP’s original ERP solution
  • Runs on-premises at the customer's place of business; many organizations still run this version today.
  • Preceded SAP ECC, SAP’s ERP at the core of SAP’s Business Suite.
  • Operates on a web-based application server.

SAP Business ByDesign

  • SAP’s SaaS solution for small and mid-sized businesses.
  • Core functionality includes financial management, customer relationship management, project management, supply chain management, human resources management, and business analytics.
  • Multi-tenancy deployment allows for ease of use and simplified scalability for users. 

SAP Business One

  • Typically centralized financials, sales operations, purchase order functions, and banking and inventory
  • Each application within the platform can be used individually but can also be connected to ensure automation and consistency across the organization and its operations.
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SAP Partners

SAP’s partnership network is vast, especially considering the wide variety of solutions they offer. From Value-Added Resellers (VARs) to Solution Hosting, SAP has partners to help with every aspect of SAP offerings, from initial integration to usage and upgrades.

Value-Added Resellers

The Value-Added Resellers are extremely specialized to meet the needs of users based on their SAP platform or solution. SAP VARs act as advisors to SAP customers, guiding their usage of SAP functionality to meet their needs.

Developer Partners

SAP partners with developers who deliver solutions through Internet of Things (IoT) devices, cloud, and other mobile SAP offerings. These specialized solutions enhance what users can do with SAP, enhancing the capabilities of its applications.

Consulting Service Programs

SAP has organized consulting service programs for its customers. Consulting partners lead users through the design, development, implementation, and integration of their SAP solutions.

Solution Hosting Partnerships

SAP customers can run their SAP solutions through a third-party provider who specializes in hosting SAP.  Outsourcing hosting resources allows customers to make the change from demanding on-premises solutions to cloud deployments specialized for SAP’s software.


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