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This was an ASUG webcast the other week, with a focus on BI (not predictive, HANA)

On a different webcast I became aware of this related document about licensing – see here


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Everyone’s contract is different


Figure 2: Source: SAP

There have been multiple BI license models over time


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows the context of BI license models; SAP has previously had add-on models

SAP has moved to suite style licensing

Differences in BI suite license over on the right including Desktop and Lumira Server


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 shows the core licensing principles

There is no obligation or requirement to convert licensing

SAP wants to be transparent in license models

License models are non-version specific


Figure 5: Source: SAP

SAP no longer sells CPU licenses to new customers but to existing

NUL stands for named user license – for managers, power users, most desktop tools

CSBL are for casual users that don’t require guaranteed

In the CMC configure NUL or Concurrent


Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows 1 logon = 1 session


Figure 7: Source: SAP

It is still one session if navigating between sessions


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Figure 8 shows SAP is moving away from CPU based licenses because they wanted to remove from constraints

Part 2 is coming when time allows


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