VMS a company who specialised in analyzing and optimizing SAP landscapes and owns the largest database for SAP benchmark results worldwide. For this specific benchmark VMS used TCO data from 2600 measured SAP systems.
VMS AG has compared the following 3 SAP solutions running on-premises ,outsourced against running them on Amazon Web Services. A Typical ERP solution for 300 users running on-premises, The same ERP solution for 300 users outsourced and managed by an authorized vendor, and a SAP All-in-One system for 100 users running on-premises.
The main components that make up the overall Total Cost of Ownership are software licensing costs, maintenance fees, and application operations are not affected by Amazon Web Services. The overall 5-year TCO savings for SAP systems running on AWS range between 15% and 22% over identical systems that are deployed on-premises or outsourced.