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Getting a SAP BTP account
- Updated on 15 Nov 2022
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SAP BTP offers two types of global accounts: Trial accounts (completely free of charge) and enterprise accounts. Within an enterprise account, you can use both free and paid plans.
A global account is the realization of a contract you or your company made with SAP. A global account is used to manage subaccounts, members, entitlements and quotas. You receive entitlements and quotas to use platform resources per global account and then distribute the entitlements and quotas to the subaccount for actual consumption. There are two types of commercial models for global accounts: consumption-based model and subscription-based model. See Commercial Models.
A free trial account is intended for individuals, for example students, who want to explore SAP BTP for free. It is an isolated account and subaccount, with pre-allocated service entitlements that can be used for a limited number of days.
Free tier is not an account type, but it is a set of free services that can be used within an enterprise account.
To learn which is best for your needs, see the Set Up an SAP BTP Account for Tutorials Information published on SAP site group in the SAP Developer Cente
To use an enterprise account, you can either purchase a customer account, join the partner program to purchase a partner account, or self-register for an enterprise account to try out free tier service plans.
For more information about the scope of our enterprise offering, see Enterprise Accounts. For more information about free tier within an enterprise account, see Trial Accounts and Free Tier and Using Free Service Plans.