OPINION: SAP Billing’s Product score rose slightly to 12.64 from 12.51 while its Management, Channel, Strategy, and Finance scores remain unchanged. The product provides sophisticated, multi-party settlement and pricing abstraction capabilities and integration with many SAP financial and analytics products. SAP recently acquired CallidusCloud, adding Incentive Compensation, CPQ, Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM), and Revenue Recognition solutions to its SAP Sales Cloud lineup—efforts geared toward stemming the rising tide of Salesforce.com momentum. In March 2017, SAP rolled out a new cloud version of its product: SAP Revenue Cloud. While significant and competent resources were devoted to the cloud solution, many unanswered questions persist about its dependence on the on-premise version and the rest of the SAP ecosystem. MGI will rate SAP Revenue Cloud once SAP has references for this product. We expect a new, more sophisticated version of SAP Revenue Cloud in 2019.
USE CASE: We continue to view the on-premise SAP Billing product as the premiere, high-end, real-time billing solution for large, complex enterprises that require a proven, high-performance, SAP-centric solution that tightly integrates billing, CRM, core financials, and BI.
COMPETITORS: Amdocs, Aria Systems, BillingPlatform, BluLogix, Ericsson, goTransverse, OpenCell Software, Oracle BRM, RecVue, Salesforce.com, Zuora