One of the ways the importance and value of a product is demonstrated is when supply does not meet demand levels and customers pile up at the door. Usually this is more frequent with tangible goods, but we learned that this can also happen in the software world.
When the consumption-based commercial model was introduced via CPEA (Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement) and Cloud Credits, SAP Fiori Cloud was missing from the list of available services. It was a simple case of prioritization as we were working on making other services such as SAP Cloud Platform Portal available via this commercial model. Almost immediately, we began receiving requests and inquiries to include SAP Fiori Cloud in CPEA. You wanted it available and you wanted it soon.
As a result, the team stepped up, lines of code added, bugs got fiercely crushed, pizza expenses tripled, and we are happy to announce the availability of SAP Fiori Cloud for CPEA.
One thing did not change: SAP Fiori Cloud continues to help customers to revamp user experience with SAP Fiori on SAP Cloud Platform – including the recently announced S/4HANA support, for modernizing employee experience.
What did change, is that customers with a CPEA license, can enable the SAP Fiori Cloud Service directly and instantaneously from their SAP Cloud Platform Cockpit, and start using it.
Under CPEA, from a commercial perspective, there is no longer a need to estimate the planned scope of usage, or the amount of services and resources needed. Once you enable the service, you’ll see a single fixed monthly charge for running the infrastructure in the SAP cloud. As your users start accessing the service, you will get billed for only the resources and services they are consuming.
This is now up to you. We hope you find SAP Fiori Cloud beneficial and we would love to hear any feedback you have.