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SAP customers, partners, and individual developers are eligible to access the free tier model for SAP BTP.

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Frequently asked questions


Each free tier service has a capacity limit on usage. For example, SAP Business Application Studio is limited to two developers; SAP BTP, Kyma Runtime is limited to four CPUs; SAP Mobile Services is limited to three users each on 10 applications. Once you reach the free tier capacity limit, you will be notified, and you can update to a standard plan in your SAP BTP Cockpit to continue using the service.

No. Once you reach the limit of a free tier service plan, you will be notified. At that time, you can choose to update from a free tier to a paid service plan. Only after you update to a paid service plan will you be charged for additional usage.

Access to free tier services does not expire as long as you have an active Pay-As-You-Go or CPEA account with SAP. Once a free tier service limit has been reached you have the option to update from a free to a paid service plan in the same account.

Your SAP BTP trial account remains active until further notice. The SAP BTP trial continues to allow users to build full applications in a test environment to learn and explore the capabilities of SAP BTP. However, once a user is ready to move to the next phase of their journey and create production applications, the customer will need to move to one of SAP’s commercial models for SAP BTP: Pay-As-You-Go, CPEA or Subscription. Work done in the Trial will not be migrated to the new, paid model.  

By signing up for a CPEA or Pay-As-You-Go for SAP BTP (PAYG) agreement, you gain full access to your own SAP BTP instance. Credit card information is required to verify your account, which includes the free tier capabilities for a subset of SAP BTP services. Providing your credit card also allows you to move work done in free tier to production via the PAYG and CPEA terms and conditions, as well as to activate paid services immediately as desired.

After signing the CPEA agreement, you can transition smoothly while retaining your global account. If you have an existing CPEA account, your account for Pay-As-You-Go for SAP BTP will transition to a separate account. Contact your local account executive for more information. 

The objective of the Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement (CPEA) is to create one rich and simple customer experience for finding, trying, buying, and consuming cloud services from SAP and partners for net-new and installed base customers. It allows customers to integrate, extend and innovate applications with business and technical functionality offered as cloud services in a flexible way. Learn more FAQ Consumption-based commercial model CPEA & Cloud Credits

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