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May I legally sell software created with the ABAP AS Trial?

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am a freelance SAP / ABAP Consultant, and during the last years I have used my ABAP AS Trial to develop a System to automate the creation of Technical Documentation for SAP / ABAP development objects. Now that I have a working prototype, I am preparing to use it commercially (mainly, looking for a development partner to turn it into a finished product for sale).

My question is two-fold. First: Is it legally ok with SAP to do so? If not, how do I get SAP's consent to do so?

Second: Would SAP be interested to be said Development Partner?

Best Regards,
Mike Koehler

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    Posted on Apr 30, 2019 at 07:37 AM

    Hi Mike,

    If you want to get started using SAP Partner page, that may well be what you're looking for. Thanks Tammy Powlas for that.

    Just to clarify your original question:

    - No, the Developer license is not intended for productive use - of which your use case is definitely an example.

    - If you're interested (instead or as well as the Partner-specific offerings), we do offer a "Vanilla" AS ABAP, on the Cloud Appliance Library (CAL), with which you can use a Productive license.

    For more details, see:

    - SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP 7.52 SP01 on SAP HANA 2.0 SP02 (CAL)

    - Getting Started: SAP AS ABAP Vanilla 7.52 SP01



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    • Hi Julie,

      Thanks for your answer - not quite what I was looking for, but it is what it is. I will start looking into the 'Vanilla' AS as well; especially what kind of costs are associated with that license. Probably THE deciding factor for a one-man firm...

      Best regards,

  • Posted on Apr 29, 2019 at 05:06 PM

    Hi Mike - I recommend going to the SAP Partner page -

    SAP has a SAP App center too - see

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    • Hi Tammy,

      Thanks - I was not aware of that program. I will definitely work through the sites; they look like a good place to get started.

      By the way - this does not answer the original question, though... the 'legal' part is still open...

      All the best,