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Author's profile photo Thierry BRUNET

SAP Predictive service – Starter Kit


What’s new?

Click here to read more on the last release of SAP Predictive service.


A set of developer-level services deployed within SAP Cloud Platform that allows any cloud application to easily embed SAP’s automated analytics capabilities. End customer of applications embedding Predictive service gain advanced analytical capabilities through business-level services that take advantage of the sophisticated mathematical capabilities of the SAP Automated Predictive Library, packaged as easily usable web services.

Watch this 4 minutes video that gives you an overview of the SAP Predictive service and how to include it into a simple cloud application.

This page details more what SAP Predictive service is and what can be done with them. This presentation will give you a functional introduction and will explain you how to use SAP  Predictive service..


Visit this link : It is a set of videos done by Philip Mugglestone from SAP HANA Academy which shows how to get started started with SAP Predictive service. You will see how to install, deploy and configure predictive services. Finally you will also see how to use the SAP Predictive service.   

Frequently Asked Questions

Jump to this page to get answer to the frequently asked questions.

You can also visit the blog about predictive services and post your questions and/or experiences.

Online documentations

When you will be on your SAP Cloud Platform account, go to SAP Cloud Platform Help. You will get access to:

Developer Information

Getting SAP Cloud Platform Account

SAP  Predictive service is available only on SAP Cloud Platform. Before to use them and include them into a cloud application you will develop, it is necessary to get:

  1. SAP HANA DBaaS, Platform Edition. Refer to this page to know how to get it.
  2. Install a developer environment to be able to develop your application. The developer page of SAP Cloud Platform provides you all documentations and tools needed for this. This SAP Cloud Platform Help page contains also useful information about how to start with SAP Cloud Platform and which tools are available for your developments

SAP Business Hub

SAP  Predictive service is present in the SAP Business Hub. Here are the direct access to the two components of Predictive service::

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Thierry,

      Nice article and a great place to start for first timers. I have a few questions. Can you please answer them.

      1. How much does it cost to deploy Predictive Services in a Production environment?
      2. Can I use the HCP trial (the Europe trial version) to do a Proof of Concept project?
      3. Will I be charged on a hourly basis like PAYG or fixed monthly basis?

      Thank you.



      Author's profile photo Thierry BRUNET
      Thierry BRUNET
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Pavan

      In addition to the cost of your cloud account, you have to subscribe to the predictive services. This is a monthly cost and it depends on the size of the database. Contact a sales representative who will give proposals corresponding to your needs.

      The SAP Cloud Platform trial is free but with limitations. In particular you cannot use it for productive usage. Note that the SAP Cloud Platform Predicitve service is also available on trial.


      I hope this answer to your questions.

      Best regards


      Author's profile photo Gabriel Schroedter
      Gabriel Schroedter

      Is there somewhere in the other guides (not comment section) where this is stated?

      I make it a personal policy not to read comments sections, and when I have to read the comments section, I take it with a lot of skepticism.