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Author's profile photo Peter Engel

CPEA: SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation – New Metric available

Metric and Pricing Change for SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation


SAP introduces a new metric and pricing for SAP Intelligent Robotic Process Automation effective January 25, 2021. SAP will change the metric from Transactions to Concurrent Sessions:

Concurrent Sessions (CS) are the aggregated number of sessions accessing the cloud service at any one time. ​

A session refers to the time between logon and logoff or time out where a unique user, application, bot, or platform accesses the cloud service either directly, or indirectly via a custom application.​

As an existing customer you can use SAP Intelligent RPA with your subscription or as part of your Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement (CPEA) contract without any changes. If you are an existing CPEA customer, you can see an additional tile under Subscriptions in the Cloud Cockpit:


The old tile is slightly adopted in the description to make sure that this subscription is working with the Transaction metric. New customers see both tiles and can decide which metric they want to use. Ad a certain point of time SAP will remove the Transaction metric from CPEA for new customers.

For more details on the available service plans visit the SAP Discovery Center.

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      Author's profile photo Lars Heppner
      Lars Heppner

      Dear Peter,

      thanks for the information. I didn't really understand the definition of a session. Could you give examples?

      Best regards,


      Author's profile photo Peter Engel
      Peter Engel
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Lars,

      a session is one instance in the factory where you run automations. This means with two unattended licenses you can run two automations at the same time.

      e.g. you have created 5 automations and you would like to execute this in parallel then you need 5 unattended licences to execute this 5 automations. If you can run the automations in sequence then you need 2 or 3 unattended licenses.

      I hope this brings more clarity.



      Author's profile photo Isaac Leung
      Isaac Leung

      Dear Peter,


      If I created an automation and want to execute once per hour and only one automation run in same session, how many unattended license is need?


      Thank you

      Best Regards,


      Author's profile photo Peter Engel
      Peter Engel
      Blog Post Author


      you need exactly 1 block of unattended concurrent sessions.