Getting Started with the Trial Version Of SAP S/4 HANA Cloud

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Last Updated on July 8, 2024 by Team Experts

Everybody prefers to use a software solution before committing to implementing it across the organization. Therefore, like most other businesses, even SAP realized that providing their clients with a trial of their solutions can benefit both their clients and SAP themselves. However, we are not discussing the trails of every SAP solution here; instead, we will take an extensive look into the SAP S/4 HANA Cloud trail systems in this post. 

But First, What is SAP S/4 HANA Cloud?

In simple words, SAP S/4 HANA Cloud is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) variant of S/4 HANA, and businesses of different scales and industries can deploy this advanced solution in both private or public clouds. The primary reason why businesses prefer using this SaaS solution is that it enables them to use all the advanced features and functionalities of SAP S/4 HANA without the need for any separate database, hardware, or even an internal IT staff to manage the solution.

With SAP S/4 HANA Cloud, one can tackle everything associated with the customers, including runtime, operating system, data, storage, applications, networking, servers, and middleware. 

What is SAP S/4 HANA Cloud Trial?

The trial system of SAP S/4 HANA Cloud enables businesses to develop a user with test access for fourteen days to a demo system of SAP S/4 HANA Cloud that is already configured. This SaaS model or public cloud variant of S/4 HANA Cloud behaves exactly like an SAP S/4 HANA Cloud solution hosted on a public cloud. 

All users can use this trial system as it is shared by all the users and is also ready to be used, even enabling businesses to develop and implement different demo scenarios by leveraging the wizards. However, the SAP S/4 HANA Cloud trial system is mostly used by users to familiarize themselves with the advanced features and functionalities offered by the SAP S/4 HANA Cloud.

In addition, the trial system comes with restricted migration functionalities, consequently restricting users from running migration scenarios or altering the configurations of the system. Nonetheless, the best part about the S/4 HANA Cloud trial system is that it can be tried and tested without worrying about paying any cost to host the solution.

Easy Steps to Get Started with SAP S/4 HANA Cloud Trial System

As we understand by now, even SAP understands that it is better for users if they are permitted to try and test the solution before actually investing money in it. Therefore, if someone is interested in accessing the free trial version of S/4 HANA Cloud, then here are a couple of steps that will make it easier for businesses to get started with the S/4 HANA Cloud trial system.     

Step 1: Signing Up for the SAP S/4 HANA Cloud Trial System

As with most software solutions, the very first thing that businesses need to do to get started with the S/4 HANA Cloud trial system is to sign up for the system. The sign-up process is not as complicated as one would expect it to be; instead, all users need is to provide the required information on the trial registration form. Generally, this information includes details such as contact number as the system will send a verification code through text message to verify if the correct contact number is provided. After the contact verification process, the trial account of the user will get confirmed, enabling businesses to access the system with ease.

Step 2: Accessing the SAP S/4 HANA Cloud Trial Account

After completing the sign-up and account confirmation formalities, users can seamlessly access their trial account on the SAP Business Technology Platform. This will allow businesses to use different informative tutorials that can be found on the home page of the SAP Business Technology Platform Trial. These informative tutorials can greatly help first-time users as it acquaints them with all the basic features and functionalities found in S/4 HANA Cloud. Furthermore, one can even check the services available and set up their own preferences to better acquaint themselves with S/4 HANA Cloud.   

Step 3: Provisioning the Trial System

For the sake of convenience, all the space and subaccounts of the user in SAP Business Technology Platform were already set up when the user created the account. This enables businesses to seamlessly add different services offered by S/4 HANA Cloud to their space. The last thing left to do here is to create an SAP HANA database instance of the user, but users also need to keep in mind that the number of data lakes created for the trial instances is limited. Therefore, in case any error message is displayed by the system while creating a data lake, it is better to try again after passing a little time.   

Concluding Thoughts

All information provided in this post is more or less all that we need to know about the SAP S/4 HANA Cloud trail system. Therefore, our only recommendation to businesses is not to delay their SAP HANA migration any further. We say so because businesses without such advanced solutions are missing out on different advanced features and functionalities that can help them grow their business seamlessly. Furthermore, leveraging S/4 HANA Cloud for simplifying and automating different business operations can help one enhance their efficiency and accuracy to drive augmented growth and expansion.

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