The Evolution of RISE and GROW in the SaaS Era


For years, SAP has been the cornerstone of enterprise operations, offering control and customization through on-premise solutions like ECC and S/4HANA. However, as businesses evolved, so did their needs. The shift from treating SAP as a mere IT project to leveraging its capabilities for business enhancement marked a significant turning point.

The advent of S/4HANA changed the game. It shifted the focus from managing technology to harnessing its potential for business processes, real-time insights and data-driven decision-making. Suddenly, SAP was not just a tech solution but a strategic business enhancer.

Enter RISE with SAP and GROW with SAP – emblematic of SAP’s shift to a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. While RISE Private Edition caters to existing customers with extensive customizations, the Public Editions are reshaping SAP’s cloud offerings.

CNT Management Consulting, specializing in SAP implementation and strategic consultancy, facilitates businesses’ transitions to the SaaS realm, ensuring a seamless integration of RISE and GROW Public Editions into their operations.

RISE Public Edition targets high customization with predefined integrations, offering control over applications but requiring longer implementation times and higher costs.

GROW Public Edition, on the other hand, suits standardized processes with shorter implementation periods and lower expenses but limited control, favoring pre-built setups.

SAP champions a ‘fit to standard’ approach, aligning business processes with S/4HANA’s best practices. SaaS amplifies this ideology by offering pre-configured, standardized environments that streamline operations, accelerate insights and simplify upgrades.

Working in tandem with CNT, SAP users gain access to strategic guidance and implementation support tailored to their unique needs. This collaboration ensures a smoother transition, allowing businesses to harness the full potential of RISE and GROW Public Editions.

For SAP users, this evolution is critical. Embracing thorough business process analysis and adapting to change is crucial. SaaS aligns perfectly with SAP’s ‘fit to standard’ vision, unlocking agility, efficiency, and innovation for S/4HANA transformations.

These shifts mean more than just technological changes – they signal a strategic opportunity. Understanding their business needs, customization requirements and the offerings within SAP’s evolving landscape becomes paramount.

Ultimately, embracing SaaS, guided by the expertise of companies like CNT, could be the catalyst propelling SAP users towards a more adaptable, efficient and future-proof SAP ecosystem.