We often get questions on the different types of SAP Analytics Cloud licenses. We won’t talk about production licenses here, as they are obviously suitable for companies that want to create and deploy modern dashboards within their organization.
But, at the same time, SAP offers the market different flavors of SAP Analytics Cloud, which have been customized to discover, test and even develop analytics content. What are the benefits of each and what are their limitations? Which one should you choose for yourself and recommend to others, and why? Let’s review the different types of licenses first, so you can understand which one will best fit your needs, and then refer to the matrix at the end of the blog to see what is and isn’t available in each.
This is your first contact with SAP Analytics Cloud
You are not familiar with SAP Analytics Cloud, and want to understand and experience it simply and quickly. We recommend you to request a SAP Analytics Cloud guided experience. instantaneously available on simple request for 30 days, it takes you on an interactive journey through pre-loaded data that opens the doors to its use and functionality. Anyone can request it, and multiple times if necessary.
You are somehow familiar with SAP Analytics Cloud, and you want to evaluate it
As you probably know, the main purpose of SAP Analytics Cloud free trial is to allow you to confirm the benefit of the solution, and that’s why it is limited in time and in its functionality. It is usually the best choice for an informal evaluation of SAP Analytics Cloud with your own data, and you can get it immediately upon request. However, this single use version does not offer a complete functional scope for all use cases. It does not allow you to export the content created during the evaluation and cannot be turned into a paid production version. Note that the free trial is not available to SAP partners.
You are an SAP customer who needs to work in a NON-productive environment
SAP Analytics Cloud test licenses can be purchased by companies that may or may not have a productive SAP Analytics Cloud license. These licenses provide access to all the features available in the production versions. Users can use them to learn, teach, test, develop, prepare deliverables, but productive use is not allowed on these tenants.
If your company is already an SAP customer, you should contact your SAP representative or your internal IT department in charge of SAP solutions. If they have already deployed a test tenant, they will be able to give you access to it.
Matrix of available features by type of NON-productive license
You are already a professional or maybe still a student, you are already familiar with SAP Analytics Cloud, or you are completely new to it, you are already an SAP customer or partner or you only know us by reputation. In any case, SAP allows you to choose your journey to discover, learn, evaluate, and choose SAP Analytics Cloud.
The following resources might be helpful if you want to learn more
- SAP guided experiences for data and analytics
- SAP guided experiences, and even more
- Start your SAP Analytics Cloud guided experience
- Request an SAP Analytics Cloud free trial
- Join the SAP Analytics Cloud Community
- Become an SAP partner