SAP Hybris - Cloud for Customer

SAP Cloud for customer (C4C) is a cloud solution to manage Customer Sales, Customer Service and Marketing Activities efficiently and is one of the key SAP Solution to Manage Customer Relationship.

SAP C4C is based on the following individual products −

  • SAP Cloud for Sales
  • SAP Cloud for Marketing
  • SAP Cloud for Social Engagement
  • SAP Cloud for Service

Following are the key objectives of SAP Cloud for Customer −

  • Relationships
  • Collaboration
  • Insight
  • Business Processes

Following are some interesting facts about SAP C4C −

  • SAP Cloud for Customer solution is available from June 20, 2011.

  • SAP C4C is available in 19 languages as on May 2015.

  • You can easily integrate C4C solution to SAP ECC, CRM and Outlook using SAP NW Process Integration or SAP HANA Cloud Integration HCI for standard scenarios.

  • SAP C4C is a new product of SAP based on SaaS (software as a service), PaaS (Platform as a service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a service).

  • SAP C4C connecters are available for popular middleware like Dell Boomi for Cloud Integration, Informatica, MuleSoft for Application Integration, etc.

SAP C4C vs On Premise

The following illustration describes the key differences between Cloud for Customer and on premise solution −

Feature Cloud for Customer On Premise Company owned
Solution location On Cloud.Off the Premise On Premise
Solution Ownership SAP/subscription Company owned
Business Model Operational Expenditure Capital Expenditure
Cost Less High
Licenses and Users As per demand Peak
Solution Management Vendor Company
Capital Expenditure Only operational expenditiure like end-user's system and user creation Cost of IT infrastructure is very high.Example:servers and user licenses etc.
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