Are you looking for an SAP IDES server that you can remotely access via the Internet? Do you need an SAP system that can be used for training, self-study or any other purpose? Do you want to be sure that the SAP server has a high-speed connection to the Internet and runs 100% legal software? We reviewed companies that provide SAP IDES access and made a list of the best providers. Hopefully our list will be helpful for you in choosing the right company for getting remote access to SAP systems.
#10 101ERP – Cheap but not Trustworthy
Price: 19.99 USD for 1 month
101ERP seems to be a shady company that provides access to SAP systems. Their website doesn’t work very well and I don’t feel certain that you will receive the service they promise after your payment. Therefore, our recommendation is to steer away from these guys.
- Very cheap price
- Not trustworthy
#9 SAP Quick Access – Cheap and Shady
Price: 15 USD per month
The website called SAP Quick Access suggests you to subscribe for online access to their SAP IDES for practice, training and self-study purpose. They claim that their main aim is to give quick access to their customer with the top class support. These guys look as shady as the previous company in our rating but at least their prices are lower. So, they are getting a better position because at least you risk a less amount of money by contacting them.
- Very cheap price
- Not trustworthy, risk to loose money
#8 SandboxSAP – Provider of SAP Remote Access & Installation
Price: 40 USD per month
SandboxSAP position themselves as a company that offers remote access to IDES servers since 2007. Unfortunately, we were not able to verify this statement. This provider offers a large variety of SAP systems and their prices can be described as average on the market. The legitimacy of their service remains an open question because nowhere is specified how they obtain SAP licenses.
- The company is around for a long time (according to their website)
- Questions about legitimacy of the service
#7 LEARNSAP – SAP Training Company that Offers Access to SAP IDES Sandboxes
Price: 75 USD for 1 month
The main business of the company called LEARNSAP is related to SAP training. However, they also provide remote access to their SAP training servers. The choice of the SAP systems is not very large and there is no possibility to get a developer key. Overall, there is nothing special in the services that they offer and it does not seem to be a good idea to buy access to SAP IDES from this company unless you are also taking there training courses.
- White-hat company located in US
- A very limited number of SAP systems is available
#6 ERPtrainingUK – Low Cost SAP IDES Provider with Free Developer Keys
Price: 28 USD for 1 month
One of the most interesting features of the service provided by the company called ERPtrainingUK is that they offer free developer key with every account. It means that everybody can perform ABAP development and modify SAP systems in whatever way they want. From the first look such an approach seems to be a great deal but there is also a significant downside. Since everybody has authorisation for modifying ABAP code, the SAP systems do not run reliably and often need to be refreshed. It also means that functional SAP consultants will feel like in a nightmare while trying to customise a business process because ABAP developers will constantly break or modify some functionality.
- Low cost
- Good for ABAPers
- Not suitable for functional SAP consultants
- We have doubts if this company actually has SAP licenses because it is not possible to offer developer keys for free
#5 SAP SE – A Bit Pricey
Price: 191 USD for 20 hours of access (that must be consumed within 30 days)
SAP SE (the company that developed SAP software) has recently introduced a new service that they called SAP Live Access which allows anybody to connect to their SAP systems and practice skills of customising, developing, and understanding SAP.
- You receive the service from SAP itself
- Too expensive and very limited time for access
#4 RentOurServer – US-Based Company that Welcomes Negotiation of Prices
Price: 100 USD for 1 month
RentOurServer offers access to a large variety of SAP IDES servers. They also provide developer keys and access to OSS notes for additional fees. This company also offers to buy their video tutorials for two or three SAP modules. Prices for video tutorials are from 1000 USD. Interestingly, this company also invites everybody to negotiate their prices. There is a form on their website where you can propose your price and see if they accept it or not.
- Legitimate provider with SAP licenses
- Opportunity to purchase access to OSS portal
- Not very cheap
- Developer keys need to be purchased separately
#3 IDESACCESS – Provider of SAP IDES Servers in Evaluation Mode
Price: 59.99 USD per month
The company behind this website offers SAP IDES access to the general public. They claim to be in this business since 2001 but check if it is actually true. This is a “virtual” company and it looks a bit shady because there is no contact information on their website that mentions where they are physically located. IDESACCESS explicitly state that they do not pay for any SAP licenses and explain that selling access to SAP systems under evaluation licenses is fine.
- They seems to be around for a long time
- Prices are above average
- Not clear if is the service is legal
#2 Michael Management Corporation – SAP Training Company with Separate SAP IDES Offering
Price: 99 USD per month
Michael Management Corporation is company that provided SAP training for long time. Last year, they introduced a new service of SAP Access for everybody. This US-based company offers remote access to the most demanded SAP systems as well as access to OSS notes with their most expensive subscription. Since the company earns a lot of money from SAP training they also dictate high prices for SAP IDES access.
- Reputable company
- Licensed SAP software
- Very expensive
- No free trial available
#1 Ivobe – SAP Hosting Company that Provides SAP IDES Access
Price: 39.90 USD per month
The first place in our rating belongs to Ivobe. After reviewing other providers of SAP IDES servers, we believe that Ivobe provides one of the most attractive offers on the market of SAP systems hosted in the cloud. They are a reseller of SAP remote access services of another big SAP hosting company and specialize on providing affordable prices for private individuals. We tested their SAP servers and we were satisfied with the observed performance. For these reasons, we put them on the first place in our rating and recommend them to the readers of our blog.
- Attractive price
- Trustworthy company
- Legal software
- Trial for 2 days
- ABAP programming is only allowed in dedicated SAP clients that cost more
Guide for Connecting to SAP Systems
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