Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement (Cpea)

Sap Cloud Platform Services Catalogue: services consumed under this contract use a dedicated global account on SAP Cloud Platform. Prepaid service consumption for each credit period is the « initial cloud cash balance. » The estimated value calculates the expected fee per month. From there, customers can determine the annual amount of cloud credit needed and put them in touch with the SAP sales team. There is no switch per se. Customers can, at their own discretion, turn existing cloud services on and off. For elastic services, there is no need to disable, as only actual use is mandatory. For example, based services (i.e. the HANA database) that are calculated from a period, there is a deactivation provided. However, certain conditions apply, especially for cloud services in the neo domain. For cloud foundry services, activations and deactivations are available and can be performed flexibly at the customer`s choice. Any usage that goes beyond the cloud credits available for each period results in overruns and is charged based on the list price. SAP will send these invoices monthly. When consumer costs exceed the available value of the cloud account, the balance sheet account acts as a bill for the amount of the overrun.

The CPEA and the subscription model represent two business models. Each model requires a specific contract and it is therefore not possible to combine these models into an agreement. From a technical point of view, too, it is necessary to separate subscriptions and consumption-based services into separate global accounts. Integration is technically possible, but it is subject to technical constraints and constraints. The authorization process is essentially a control mechanism made available to the administrator to avoid accidentally depleting cloud credits by one or two people on the team who may not know the effects. As might be expected, there are no charges at the time of the claim.