SAP Cloud Platform Service Catalog
The SAP Cloud Platform Service Catalog has been live for more than one month already, and I’m happy to share some hot new features implemented just this month. New to Service Catalog? Read the announcement.
In this blog I’ll give you some insights into the new features:
- Integration with SAP Store
- Tags in the suggestion list (for the search box)
- Trial service plans (Overview and Service Plans)
- New and Featured section
- New resource type: Communities and Support
- Clean URLs
- Deprecated Services: include blog links and description
- Metric description
- Pricing examples
As always, you can access the service catalog via Discovery Center
or via the direct link https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/serviceCatalog
SAP Store Integration
In Cloud Platform you can choose between two business models:
Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement (CPEA): Consumption-based model, you pay each month only for the services that you actually use, and only when you use them.
Subscription: Your organization receives a fixed price and period (typically a 1 to 3-year period) for access to your subscribed SAP Cloud Platform services.
For all services which are available via SAP Store, you’ll find a link in the Subscription section.
Tags in the list of suggestions in the search box
All services are now tagged, and you’ll get a suggestion list with the tags in the search field to find services easier.
- Business Services
- Data Management
- Digital Experience
- Intelligent Business Process Management
- Internet of Things
- Runtimes & Containers
In the Filter dialog it is now possible to filter by “Trial”. Only services which are available on SAP Cloud Platform Trial are listed in the service catalog after setting this filter.
In the service page under service plans you’ll find now a section “Trial” with all information around the service plan name and availability by provider, region/data center.
New & Featured in Overview Page
In the New & Featured section in the overview page, you can see services introduced in the last eight weeks (new – lilac color) or featured (ocher color) as noteworthy.
New Resource Types: Communities and Support
Two new resource types are introduced:
Communities: join our service communities to hear from experts, access learning resources, sample scenarios, Q&As, and other resources that can help in your service journey.
Support: In this area you’ll find information like the ticket component of the service and support in general.
With the May-release we replace our previous lengthy URLs based on technical IDs with intuitive and search engine-friendly URLs.
SAP Analytics Cloud, embedded edition: https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/#/serviceCatalog/sap-analytics-cloud-embedded-edition
Business Application Studio: https://discovery-center.cloud.sap/#/serviceCatalog/business-application-studio
Deprecated Services: include blog links and description
We added the metric definition to bring more context into the commercial part of the service.
With this release you can also read some pricing examples available for services available in commercial model “Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement” (CPEA).