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Discover a World of Possibilities with SAP RAC!


Overview:


SAP RAC is primarily designed for Partners, offering them immediate entry to an expansive collection of SAP-maintained systems through a cloud-based service hosted on IaaS, liberating them from concerns related to system administration.

With SAP RAC, you can say goodbye to complex system setups and costly investments in specialized expertise. SAP RAC revolutionizes the way you access SAP solutions by providing you with the agility to jump-start your integration projects, seamlessly integrating your applications with SAP solutions through open & released SAP APIs and achieving certification from SAP.

Choose from the latest offerings, including SAP S/4HANA and more. The SAP S/4HANA Fully Activated appliance, for instance, equips businesses with a wide range of features and capabilities. These include preconfigured end-to-end business scenarios, best practices, prebuilt master data, sample transactional data, preconfigured reporting and analytics, and guided configuration accelerators. Moreover, the appliance incorporates tools and templates to support data migration and integration with other systems.

SAP BTP’s integration prowess makes it essential for offering on-premise SAP systems, as it allows businesses to seamlessly interlink on-premise systems with cloud-based counterparts.

Partner-Centric Innovation:
Rapid Adoption and Certification with Plug and Play Access


RAC Subscription Offers



  • Empowering Success: Explore the Latest S/4HANA Version (with Fully Activated Appliance and Sample Data).

  • Seamless Operations: Enjoy Administration Support, Backup, and Peace of Mind.

  • Enhance Connectivity: Seamlessly Integrate with Your SAP Systems.

  • Integration Excellence: SAP BTP's Contribution to On-Premise SAP Systems.


Shedding Traditional On-Premise Troubles



  • A Stressful Endeavor: Wrestling with Infrastructure and Software Installation.

  • Strained IT Budgets and Crumbling Administration Support: A Double Blow.

  • License Management Woes.

  • Test Data Setup Nightmare: When Plans Collide with Reality.


Key Benefits of SAP RAC




A Glimpse at the Two SAP Environment Options from RAC


Shared Environment


A shared environment is a cost-effective way to access SAP systems. Multiple RAC subscribers can access the same system concurrently, which can save you money on hardware and software costs. Shared environments are also a good way to collaborate with partners on SAP projects. This could save them time and money, and it could also help to ensure that the integration is successful.

Dedicated Environment


A dedicated environment is ideal for partners who need to customize SAP systems to a significant extent or who require 24/7 access to a system. Dedicated environments offers the flexibility to configure the system specific to the needs and to have full control over the environment.

 

SAP RAC Subscription: Pricing & Extensive Offerings


Tailored SAP RAC Subscriptions and Pricing Options:


SAP RAC offers a varied range of subscription options to meet the unique needs of different partners. Whether you need a shared environment for integration testing or a dedicated environment for development and extensive customization, SAP RAC has a solution that can help you achieve your business goals.

SAP RAC Subscriptions


SAP RAC offers a variety of subscription variants to meet your specific needs.

SAP Standard RAC Subscription:


The Standard SAP RAC subscription comes in 3 variants to cater to the diverse needs of the partners:

  1. SAP RAC Basic: This variant provides one user access to a system shared with multiple partners for a subscription term of one year or two years. The subscription renews automatically at the end of the term, if not cancelled.

  2. SAP RAC: The standard variant of SAP RAC provides two users access to two systems shared with other partners for a subscription term of 3 months, one year, or two years. The one-year and 2-year subscriptions renew automatically at the end of the term, if not canceled.

  3. SAP RAC Advanced: The advanced variant of SAP RAC provides up to three users access to three systems shared with other partners, for a subscription term of 3 months, one year, or two years. The one-year and two-year subscriptions renew automatically at the end of the term, if not canceled.


Partners accessing the shared system will have controlled privileges, complemented by purposefully designated roles that facilitate the smooth execution of SAP system integration scenarios and completion of SAP ICC certifications.



SAP RAC Premium Subscription


The premium subscription includes 2 variants:

  1. SAP RAC Premium:


The SAP RAC Premium variant offers a dedicated and meticulously managed SAP environment, catering to exceptional remote testing and landscape support. This option is particularly suitable for software vendors requiring extensive system customizations that might not be feasible in a shared environment. The Premium variant of SAP RAC grants up to ten users access to a dedicated system for subscription terms of 6 months or one year. Subscription renewal is required explicitly at the end of the term. The subscribed system is available for use 24 hours a day, making it well-suited for distributed teams.

  1. SAP RAC Premium Flexi:


The SAP RAC Premium Flexi variant provides a dedicated SAP environment without additional application or database support. It's an excellent choice for extensive customizations that may not be practical within a shared environment. Similar to the Premium variant, the Premium Flexi option grants up to ten users access to a dedicated system for subscription terms of 6 months or one year. Subscription renewal is necessary at the end of each term. The Premium Flexi system is designed for use 12 hours a day, as chosen by the partner at the start of the subscription. It's ideal for co-located teams.

Additionally, technical support is available as an add-on for the SAP RAC Premium Flexi variant.
Please contact the SAP RAC team for more details about the support, which covers various tasks such as availability monitoring, troubleshooting, kernel upgrades, patch management, backups, networking, infrastructure lifecycle activities, and capacity planning.


To inquire about the availability and fee for systems with non-HANA DB, or for longer SAP RAC Subscriptions, please contact the RAC team or write to SAP RAC Support.

Pricing


The pricing for SAP RAC subscriptions is based on the subscription variant, the number of systems, and the level of support.

Choosing the Right Subscription Model


The best subscription model for your business will depend on your specific needs. If you need a shared environment to collaborate with partners, then a standard subscription variant may be the best option for you. If you need to customize SAP systems to a significant extent or require 24/7 access to a system, then a premium subscription variant may be the best option for you.

It is strongly advised that partners discuss their proposed usage with SAP ICC for the respective RAC variant prior to the subscription.

Popular Use Cases



  • Integrate partner applications through SAP Integration Suite, from SAP BTP, with SAP systems as backend utilizing the APIs released by SAP.

  • Integrate partner applications using Java or .Net connectors with SAP solutions utilizing the released APIs.

  • Develop custom add-ons in-stack with SAP solutions for creating own function modules, reports, transactions, user exits, or own remote APIs.

  • Utilize pre-loaded data for testing or create own data or customize the system settings or develop config settings.


Optimize Your Benefits through Enhanced Technical Assistance


Technical support is also available as an add-on for the SAP RAC Premium Flexi variant. You can contact the SAP RAC team for details to cover various tasks including availability monitoring, troubleshooting, kernel upgrades, patch management, backups, networking, infrastructure lifecycle activities, and capacity planning. Contact the SAP RAC team for more details.

A Thoughtful Approach to Your Needs


We understand that every partner’s requirement is different, and we offer a variety of subscription variants to meet them. Whether you need a shared environment for integration testing or a dedicated environment for extensive customization, SAP RAC has a solution that can help you achieve your business goals.

Contact Us Today


If you're looking for a powerful and flexible way to access SAP solutions, then SAP RAC is the perfect solution for you. Contact us today to learn more about how SAP RAC can help you achieve your business goals. For further information or inquiries, please reach out to the SAP ICC at rac-support@sap.com.

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