SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) offers two pricing models; the Subscription model and Consumption-based model with CPEA and Pay-As-You-Go options for Enterprise Global Accounts. We will discuss more these models and helps you choose the pricing models.
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🚀 SAP BTP
SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) is a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to build, extend and integrate business applications in the cloud. It provides a platform to build intelligent, mobile-ready applications to digitalize & modernize business processes.
SAP BTP provides the technology layer that enables the enterprise to become an INTELLIGENT enterprise.
It consists of 4 main pillars and they are as follows
SAP BTP constitutes Services that can be consumed to create intelligent business applications. Each service has to be purchased based on the choice of commercials licensing models.
SAP Discovery Center is free of cost, a self-service tool to check out the different services available in SAP BTP before purchasing.
👉 SAP BTP Commercial Licensing Models
There are two main commercials licensing models SAP BTP offers for enterprises:
💰 Subscription Model
The subscription model is A la carte model. In the subscription model, you are allowed to use only the subscribed services which you need
- Pay at a fixed cost, regardless of consumption of the services.
- Pay in advance when the contract starts and renews at the end of the contract period.
- The contract period typically is 1 to 3 years.
- Pay whether you use it or not.
- All additional services with extra cost.
Subscribing to individual services sometimes end-up in paying more, so the subscription model also offers packages that consist of related services.
💵 Consumption Model
The consumption model allows access to all eligible available services without quotas.
- Pay only for what you use.
- Provides complete flexibility to all services based on business requirements.
- Active or De-active service at any point in time.
The consumption model is available in two flavors.
- CPEA (Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement)
Now that you know about different commercial models available in SAP BTP. Let’s look at some important key points for both the licensing models.
- Availability of services is specific to the commercial model. To check the availability you can use SAP Discovery Center.
- You can switch between the two commercial models
- Each SAP BTP Global account is tied to one commercial model.
Price List Overview
Pricing for each SAP BTP service for these commercial models is available in SAP Discovery Centre here.
You can also find the current and historical prices of each SAP BTP service for the CPEA licensing model here.
🔎 Monitoring Usage
SAP BTP Cockpit offers to monitor and track usage of services at both Global Account and Sub Account levels.
Based on the commercial model, if the commercial model is subscription-based, we can monitor usage. If it is consumption-based, we can monitor both usage and consumption about costs and cloud credits.
🌐 Global Account Usage Analytics
To view the Usage Analytics of the global account, log in to SAP BTP and choose the Usage Analytics section from the left navigation area.
The global account’s Usage Analytics provides information about usage in two views.
- Service Usage
- Directory/Subaccount Usage
1. Service Usage
This section displayed usage according to service. You can apply filters to view the usage based on Environment, Service, Directory/Subaccount, Space( in case of SAP BTP Cloud Foundry Environment ). The Period filter is only applied to the chart 📊display.
2. Directory/Subaccount Usage
This section displayed usage according to service. You can apply filters to view the usage based on Directory/Subaccount and Space. The Period filter only applied to the chart 📊 display.
💠 Sub Account Usage Analytics
Subaccount usage analytics provides usage for the services and the applications deployed to the subaccount. Log in to the SAP BTP cockpit and select Usage Analytics from the left navigation area to monitor and track the usage.
It also displays usage data in two views.
Under the Service section, you can view the usage for each service plan for the selected Capability, Service and Metric.
On the other hand, the Spaces section displays the usage of each service plan per space and is only applicable if the Cloud Foundry environment is enabled.
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