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Confusion with HANA Cloud pricing


After having built a few HANA Cloud apps, I now want to go productive.

but looking at the details it's quite confusing:

in the Apps store:

It seems like only $439.12 per year - AWESOME!

I have no idea what "header cumulation" means and even when I JFGI I'm still none the wiser.

but further down on same page:

4342.88 EUR per year

Now if I assume that this means the main advertised price is a monthly figure not an annual (which is far from clear) then I'm buying my currency from SAP because at current rates, I'd have to pay 458.53 AUD per month to get that EUR figure quoted.

So, question, is my path to using SAP HANA Cloud really as cheap as the headline price on the SAP Store, and if not what is that price and what is the real price?

BTW if the headline price is actually a monthly price it is very strange to advertise that as you can only buy the service in 12 month blocks!

Help me understand folks!

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    Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Hi Chris,

    what is advertised in SAP Store today are in general subscriptions for one year for predefined packages containing compute units, storages, connectivity and such. For the chosen package we are talking about a 12 month subscription for the total price of 4,343.88 EUR.

    What however is shown is the price for a single month that is subtitled with "Header Cumulation". This is due to the fact that the store today shows packages like this. We are a aware that this does not make it easy to understand what is the actual price to pay. For this reason we are already working to improve on this. However, as long we don't have it ready we decided to at least put all information in the "pricing" tab: That is is a subscription, that it is 12 month, what is contained in the package and so on. You will also see this as soon you actually purchase, so you will not accidantly purchase something without understanding the total cost.

    I understand that your preference would be to put there the overall price for the overall subscription so that it basically reads 4,343.99 EUR / Year - correct?



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