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If you thought S/4HANA Private Cloud Edition  ===  S/4HANA On-Premise Edition  – then you would be wrong!

The S/4HANA Private Cloud Edition and SAP S/4HANA On-Premise Edition are similar but not the same.
The blog post I’ve linked here to goes to lengths to explain that “…the functional differences between SAP S/4HANA Cloud, private edition, and SAP S/4HANA On-Premise are only features that belong to the compatibility scope Matrix“.

If you are migrating to S/4HANA, those differences may not be something to be taken lightly!

Three editions of S/4HANA, three editions with *growing* differences:

  • Private Cloud Edition (for RISE with SAP but a.k.a “Cloud, private edition”).
  • On-Premise Edition (for those that know sense ;-p ).
  • Public Cloud Edition (a.k.a “Cloud, public edition” – but whichever way around you want to use it).

Consider the ramifications from that blog post, if you are debating going for RISE with SAP and S/4HANA Private Cloud Edition.  There may be a lot more to be done during a RISE provided conversion, compared to a slower angle of attack with a non-RISE conversion and S/4HANA On-Premise Edition.

If you are considering which S/4HANA On-Premise Edition you should look towards, then the 2023 version is probably going to be the last possible target you can get to for various reasons explained in my previous post here.