SAP Build Apps Free Tier Individual Access
Update: The steps were updated on 13th December 2022
Are you looking to try SAP Build Apps as an individual user?
You can use the Free tier model available on SAP Business Technology Platform to test and evaluate if the no-code app builder is the right choice for you or your company.
The free tier option includes the front-end capabilities to build beautiful UIs in drag-and-drop fashion using a large library of customizable components, logic flows, and formulas for data transformation.
It also enables the creation of no-code application backends using the built-in cloud functions.
For details and possible restrictions, please refer to the Service Guide.
You can follow this video tutorial to subscribe to SAP Build Apps on SAP BTP Free Tier (please note important information around region and IAS plans):
When starting from scratch there are 5 steps to use SAP Build Apps on free tier:
1. Order SAP BTP Pay-As-You-Go account
As a first step we’ll create an individual SAP Store account. See here for country availability and limitations
Go to the pricing information and click the ‘start now’ button in the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) for SAP BTP model.
Fill out the registration form. After you’ve successfully registered at the SAP Store, you now need to verify your contact details. You will find an e-mail in your email account asking you to ‘activate your account‘. The ‘continue‘ button will take you back to the store and you’ll be logged in using the new credentials.
Select ‘purchase as an individual‘ to create a global account on SAP BTP with free tier service plans.
(The registration flow offers you the option to register on behalf of your employer but there’s more steps to that process and that’s not what we’re going to focus on in this walk through.)
Fill out the address form, configure your solution and go to ‘check out‘
Please note: you are asked to enter your credit card details, such as card holder name, card number, and expiration date. Your free tier service plans are for free. However, we need this information for authentication purposes and for billing if you decide to use standard service plans.
2. Create a subaccount
Use the access URL from the confirmation email to log into the SAP BTP Cockpit with your newly created global account.
In the cockpit, under ‘account explorer’ ‘create’ a new ‘Subaccount’.
Define a ‘Display name’ and choose one of the available regions – currently only ‘Europe (Frankfurt)’ or ‘US East (VA)’.
3. Create a custom IAS tenant
In your newly created subaccount, go to the ‘service marketplace’, find the ‘cloud identity services’ tile, click on ‘create’, select the ‘default’ plan’ – (Remark: the IAS default plan entitles for the option to request one productive and one test tenant free of charge for SAP Integrations, for third party integrations costs might apply see blog).
Now select the service type (either productive or test), and click ‘create’.
Once this step is done processing, it will appear as ‘subscribed’, which can take a few minutes.
You’ll receive an email confirming the activation and providing an URL to activate your admin user for this new IAS tenant.
4. Run the SAP Build Apps booster
5. Launch SAP Build Apps
You can go back to the subaccount, under ‘services’ – ‘instances and subscriptions’ and launch SAP Build Apps. Sign in with your credentials and log into the lobby. Now you can start building!
For detailed and updated product information, and what’s new, visit the service guide on SAP Help Portal.
In case of further questions don’t hesitate to contact us or comment below this post.
Beatrice Pasch, Maiara Ellwanger
for SAP Build Apps PM
P.S. Please note that you can also use a free of charge SAP Build Apps Sandbox for 30 Days as described in the blog from Joe Binkley: https://groups.community.sap.com/t5/sap-builders-blog-posts/announcing-the-sap-build-apps-sandbox/ba-p/128821