SAP Cloud Platform Pricing

Choose from two commercial models to acquire and use SAP Cloud Platform services to match your business needs – a subscription experience or a consumption experience. Subscribe to only the services you need in the subscription-based model. Gain access to all available services in the consumption-based model. Choose individual services or take advantage of popular use cases to get started quickly.


Complete, protected, secure.
Receive a fixed price and length for access to subscribed SAP Cloud Platform services and use as much of the subscribed services as desired. Safeguard IT investments via known costs for life of consumption. 


Simplified, agile, flexible.
Receive access to all eligible SAP Cloud Platform services. Quickly start and scale new development projects to meet changing business requirements. Flexibly use and pay for consumed services within the prepaid cloud credit balance.

Scenarios & Use Cases

Dive into real-world production projects proven to accelerate digital transformation by helping you quickly and easily develop the exact application you need. Select from a variety of specific SAP Cloud Platform scenarios and use cases related to key topics like mobile, user experience, security and more – all tailor-made to fit your business needs.

What’s the difference between the commercial models?


Contract Period
Subscription period (typically 12 months or more).

Available SAP Cloud Platform services
You can use the services that are specified in your contract. Additional services require contract modifications.

Price / Cost
The cost is fixed for the duration of the subscription period, irrespective of consumption.

In advance, at the start of the contract period.

At the end of the subscription period.


Contract Period
Consumption period (12+ months).

Available SAP Cloud Platform services
You are entitled to use all eligible SAP Cloud Platform services. No additional contract is required for changes in usage.

Price / Cost
You prepay for cloud credits, which are then balanced against consumption of services.

In advance, and again when cloud credits are used up*.

At the end of the consumption period.

*can be multiple times during consumption period

Which commercial model is right for you?





You know the exact services and their usage for your business/projects.

You need the agility to use and consume all the services required for new business initiatives.

Additional Services

You do not expect to add new services during the subscription period.

You need the flexibility to add services and stop usage of other services.


You prefer to negotiate upfront and not worry about scaling usage per service.

You want the transparency to see which services are being over and under-utilized.


You prefer paying for a consistent fee for all the contracted services.

You want a self-service approach to adding or stopping services.

Still have questions? Please read the FAQ on pricing.