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SAP BTP - Difference between Service Instance and Service Subscriptions?

amitgoyal
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Hi,

I am not clear about the difference between an instance and a subscription in SAP BTP? Thanks Amit

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dvankempen
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Hi Amit,

For the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), there are two commercial models: consumption and subscription-based.

For subscription-based consumption, you sign up for specific services, service plans, and quota, which you (as global account administrator) can assign as entitlement to the different subaccounts.

For the service catalog, see

For these services, a service instance is created, e.g. your own SAP HANA Cloud tenant in the Cloud Foundry environment, which your space administrator could stop/start/terminate.

In addtion, you could also subscribe to shared services like SAP Web IDE. You would consume these (no administration involved).

Recently, both services and (shared service) subscriptions were combined. There is a guide dedicated on the topic, which documents this in detail

Commercial Models Available for Enterprise Accounts

Relationships between Services Plans, Entilements, and Quotas

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Can we say every instance of service have Application/Subcription associated with it through bindings.

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amitgoyal
Explorer

Thanks @denys.kempen

dvankempen
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Product and Topic Expert
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You're welcome, Amit; thanks for marking the question.

steven_foo
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Just a question, which one should we choose if we have CPEA contract with SAP. For example below.

saas-application or instance

What are the difference between two of them and which one is better?

Another one..

We already have CPEA plan, which one should we create ==> Subscription or Instance?

Which one is better?