In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, companies are in search of innovative solutions that provide the resources needed streamline core business operations and accelerate their growth over time…

This is where SAP Cloud Appliance Library (SAP CAL) comes in to help!

By providing a simplified and agile approach to provisioning SAP landscapes, SAP CAL revolutionizes the way businesses access, test, and explore SAP software.

This article will offer a deeper dive into the SAP Cloud Appliance Library (CAL) solution and its key features and capabilities, as well as where our team of senior-level SAP consultants can come in to help.

Read on to learn more!

What is the SAP Cloud Appliance Library?

The SAP Cloud Appliance Library (CAL) is a web-based tool designed to help users quickly and conveniently deploy pre-configured SAP solutions in the cloud.

With the SAP Cloud Appliance Library system, users can efficiently configure, test, and explore SAP solutions in a cost-effective manner, facilitating the development, configuration, prototyping, and evaluation of core SAP applications.

It supports operations and connections for multiple non-SAP and SAP systems, including:

  • SAP S/4HANA and BW 4/HANA
  • SAP ABAP Platform
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Understanding the Need for the Cloud Application Library

The Cloud Appliance Library offers a catalog of pre-built virtual machines with various SAP software components and configurations, allowing users to select and deploy the chosen systems with ease.

And, while an account with a hosting provider is necessary to create SAP instances, the SAP CAL solution makes it easier for users to connect their existing SAP products and other systems in the same place.

SAP Cloud Appliance Library simplifies the process of provisioning and managing SAP landscapes and choosing the preferred infrastructure to meet requirements for your SAP workloads, eliminating the need for complex manual installations and configurations across the system.

Why SAP Cloud Appliance Library?

When it comes to choosing a solution that offers a quick and easy way to manage and create SAP workloads, set up a fully-configured environment for an SAP product, or stay up-to-date with the latest version of SAP S/4HANA software, SAP Cloud Appliance Library is the choice for you.

Here are a few key reasons to choose the SAP Cloud Appliance Library:

  • Simple: With fully automated deployment, SAP Cloud Appliance Library simplifies the user experience and makes it easier to set up, configure, and manage operations across the cloud.
  • Strong: SAP CAL provides robust resources to help keep users up-to-date with the latest SAP solutions and accelerate time-to-value for core business processes across their SAP landscape.
  • Speedy: By leveraging an intuitive user interface, companies can demo, test, and trial production and development-ready workloads efficiently and effectively across teams.

Key Capabilities of the SAP CAL Solution

Here are a few of the main capabilities of the SAP Cloud Application Library:

1) Flexible Scheduling Capabilities

Flexible scheduling tools in SAP CAL make it easy for employees to define their own operational schedule, optimize integrations with hyperscaler tools, and accelerate time-to-value for their core SAP solutions.

2) Hyperscaler Integration

With pre-built integrations in SAP CAL, users can connect with leading hyperscalers to deploy and run SAP workloads more efficiently and leverage multiple cloud accounts to manage business scenarios across their entire SAP landscape.

3) Intuitive Web Management Tools

An intuitive user experience and advanced web management tools in SAP CAL make it easier for companies to manage and optimize existing appliances, allow access to multiple users within the organization, and switch between basic and advanced modes more efficiently.

4) Expandable Storage

Expandable storage capabilities in the SAP Cloud Appliance Library enable users to define new sizes based on project requirements and increase default sizes of virtual machines and appliances.

5) Quick Start Solutions

With quick start tools for multiple different business cases, the Cloud Appliance Library helps users create appliances for the sandbox, proof of concept, or self-paced learning initiatives. The quick start capabilities also enable users to deploy a fully activated appliance in SAP S/4HANA from default or custom settings and leverage advanced configuration settings to improve integrations between solutions.

Main Advantages for SAP CAL Customers

  • Simplify IT consumption tasks and development requirements
  • Deploy the newest SAP solutions directly into your existing SAP cloud account
  • Optimize costs and save money through simplified system setup
  • Reduce manual effort required to complete setup tasks across the system
  • Evaluate business scenarios more effectively to accelerate time-to-value
  • Leverage innovative solutions to reduce system provisioning costs

How Can We Help?

Whether you need help integrating existing on-premise products with new cloud applications, keeping up with new features in SAP GUI, or anything else SAP-related, Surety Systems is here to help.

Our team of senior-level, US-based SAP consultants has the knowledge, skills, and experience to keep your projects on the right track, no matter what!

Getting Started with Us

If you’re interested in learning more about the SAP community or you’re looking for a little extra help configuring, managing, or optimizing your SAP applications, our team is here to help.

Contact us today to get started!