We will see the SAP BPC deployment options that we can use in the present up to future stages. Also, what are the possible challenges that we might encounter in the process?
Introduction Sap Bpc Deployment Options
SAP BW is a business intelligence and enterprise reporting tool which helps in reporting, analysis, and decision-making purposes. SAP BW is one of the most complicated SAP modules.
The purpose of accessing and integrating data from multiple sources. SAP BPC helps in business process automation. It is where it can be used to create rules and then execute them using a workflow manager.
It can be used to monitor business process execution, document them, and control them by managing tasks and workflows.
1. On-Premise Deployment
The SAP BPC deployment on-premise is the only deployment option that we have at our disposal currently. As mentioned earlier, it requires heavy infrastructure installation and maintenance hence it is costly too
It also requires expertise to design, implement and maintain the system as well as the infrastructure.
2. Hosted On-Premise Deployment
This deployment option is similar to the earlier one but with a lot of changes. In this option, there are two main differences. First, we don’t have to worry about managing or maintaining any infrastructure. As it is done by the vendor that hosts our application for us.
Also, if we choose a vendor who offers managed hosting services. Then we need not worry about patching or upgrading our application either as they will do it for us too. This type of deployment comes with a higher price tag than the other options.
Though it has almost all the benefits that we get from on-premise deployments plus more benefits as well.
3. Hosted Off-Premise Deployment
This deployment option is similar to the previous one with a few changes as well. In this case, again we need not worry about manpower or any overhead costs.
As it’s handled by our vendor. But this time there is no hardware at all as everything is hosted on cloud servers. Which makes this option very cost-effective compared to its counterpart hosted on-premise deployment option.
But still, some downsides are associated with this deployment method. Like slower performance. Less robust security compared to other options mentioned above which makes this option.
4. Cloud Deployment
In this deployment option, everything including data storage and computing power lies in a cloud rather than having local hardware dedicated to one
In cloud deployment, we have to pay for only the resources that we use. It is also very easy to scale up or scale down the infrastructure as needed. Also, it’s easy to upgrade and downgrade the infrastructure as well.
But to get all these benefits we have to pay a subscription fee to the cloud provider that hosts our application in their data centers. For example, AWS or Azure.
It’s a good option if we are short on budget and don’t want to invest heavily into hardware. But it has its own set of challenges too like the following:
- service interruptions etc.
In this article, we saw about SAP BPC deployment options that are present in the present up to future stages. Also, what are the possible challenges that we might encounter in the process?