SAP Integration Suite – How to seamlessly upgrade your tenant to a higher service plan
SAP Integration Suite offers multiple service plans catering to different needs of our customers.
With October 2021 release, we will be providing the much sought after feature to seamlessly #upgrade an existing Integration Suite tenant to a higher service plan. Customers can now easily upgrade their current plan from a lower edition to a higher edition. For example, you can upgrade to standard edition (or) premium edition from basic edition, and be able to consume the features like B2B Integration and Low-code API on your existing tenant. Also note that the upgrade would not cause any downtime for the existing tenant.
In this blog, I will summarize the process required to upgrade the service plan.
- Active Integration Suite tenant.
- Procured additional entitlements required to upgrade the tenant.
If you are planning to upgrade a basic_edition Integration Suite tenant to a standard_edition, you need to follow the steps below:
Step 1: Verify, Configure and Assign the Higher Service Plan Entitlement to the Subaccount
Global Account Admin can verify the entitlements in Global Account > Entitlements > Service Assignments to ensure the availability of the service plans before you upgrade.
The below screenshot shows the entitlements screen for basic_edition and standard_edition.
Global Account Admin needs to assign the standard_edition service plan to the subaccount wherever the basic_edition service plan has been already subscribed.
To assign the service plan you need to navigate to Global Account > Entitlements > Entity Assignments and configure entitlements as shown below:
Once the assignment is successful on your subaccount, you should see the screen below:
Step 2: Upgrading the Service Plan
Navigate to Subaccount > Services > Instances and Subscriptions > Update and perform the steps as shown below:
Select standard_edition from the dropdown in the pop-up dialog and choose Update Subscription.
Once the upgrade is successful, you can notice the plan change as shown here:
Step 3: Activating Additional Capabilities
You can activate the new capabilities offered in the higher plan by navigating to Go to Application > Manage Capabilities > Add Capabilities as shown below:
Now you have successfully upgraded your Integration Suite tenant in a seamless manner.
Supported Service Plans
|Payment Model||Source Service Plan||Target Service Plan|
|CPEA / PAYG||free||enterprise_agreement|
Integration Suite Tenant Provisioning : https://blogs.sap.com/2020/05/11/integration-suite-simplified-onboarding-and-provisioning
Thank you Appala Naidu Uppada In above table, you mentioned the payment model is only “subscription model”. So thought of asking this question, does it also apply CPEA and PAYG commercial models as well.
In CPEA/PAYG, today there is no need for upgrade as we offer only one plan that consists all available capabilities.
Hope this answers your query.
Hi Appala Naidu Uppada
Thanks Appala Naidu Uppada for the update. Would there be any downtime for someone who is using their existing lower edition for current business?
The upgrade is completely seamless without any downtime.
Hi Appala, do we have to consider special points if the initial Basic Edition was purchased via SAP Store and the Standard Edition will be sold via direct subscription contract at renewal time of store order? I therefore ask because sometimes "strange" (unforeseeable) things happen because of different processes re. store orders and direct sales... Do have any experiences and/or hints? ZHX and BR, Beat.
It does not matter w.r.t mode of purchase. Only pre-requisite is to have the entitlements of both basic and standard edition assigned to the same Global Account.
Hi Appala Naidu Uppada and SAP community....
Is it possible to also downgrade to the basic edition from a instance running the basic edition ?
I guess there is a typo in your question, which maybe should read "downgrade to the basic edition from a [...] standard edition".
You can only move towards higher plans of the integration suite as stated in the note 2903776:
"SAP Integration Suite offers seamless service plan upgrade from an existing lower plan to a higher plan."
Hi Appala Naidu Uppada ,
Thanks for this post and SAP note 2903776 brought me to this blog.
I wonder how successfactors_edition in Neo environment can be upgraded to standard or premium edition? Will the subaccount remain in the Neo environment after upgrade?