SAP Information Sheet

SAP for Telecommunications
Managed Cloud as a Service

Accelerate Time to Value and Reduce Costs
with Managed Cloud as a Service
Quick Facts
Summary
The telecommunications industry is going
through a time of intense transformation.
Leveraging a flexible IT infrastructure that
supports industry best practices, but without
the costs and management challenges of onpremise software, lets communications
service providers (CSPs) adapt quickly to a
changing market. Now they can take
advantage of managed cloud as a service:
subscription-based solutions that run on a
private cloud hosted by certified, trusted SAP
partners. This way, companies can deploy
proven SAP® business solutions with reduced
capital expenditure and a rapid time to value.
Objectives
 Support innovation and growth of business
and services
 Increase business flexibility and
responsiveness
 Reduce IT costs and improve operating
margins
 Realize a rapid return on investment

Solution
 A comprehensive, tailored solution based
on SAP technology
 Subscription delivery in the partner’s private
cloud
 Application migration, management, and
support services
Benefits
 Faster time to value, with prepackaged
services for industry-specific solutions
 Ability to preserve cash with a pay-as-yougo model
 Increased capacity for businesses to
innovate and respond quickly to new
market opportunities, with a flexible, cloudbased IT infrastructure
Reduced IT costs, leveraging the expertise
and scale from experienced SAP partners
Learn more
Call your SAP representative, or visit us online
at www.sap.com/mcaas.

Overview
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Overview
The telecommunications industry is in a time
of intense transformation. Revenue from core
services is stagnating, and pressure is
increasing to look beyond traditional
communications services while continuing to
focus on lowering operating costs. A flexible
IT infrastructure that supports industry best
practices is essential. But CSPs often lack the
IT budgets and resources needed to deploy
systems that support these objectives.
That’s why forward-thinking CSPs are taking
advantage of managed cloud as a service.
With this model, companies can leverage
powerful, proven SAP® solutions – with the
speed, agility, security, and favorable
economics of cloud deployment.

Organizations also want to spend less time
building and maintaining IT systems and more
time creating new revenue-generating
services for their end customers. With
managed cloud as a service, CSPs can focus
on running their business – not managing IT
systems.
Managed cloud as a service enables
subscription delivery of SAP solutions on the
private cloud of an SAP-certified partner or
service provider. Compared with traditional
on-premise software deployment, subscription
delivery of software can lower total cost of
ownership by 30% over five years,1 with
almost half of those savings realized in the
first year.
1. VMS AG report, “The Impact of MCaaS on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
of Running SAP,” July 2013.

Figure: Expenses for Managed Cloud as a Service, as a Percentage
of On-Premise Deployment Cost

Quick Facts

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