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Quickly deploy and use latest SAP solutions in the cloud with SAP Cloud Appliance Library

Quickly deploy and use latest SAP solutions in the cloud with SAP Cloud Appliance Library

SAP Cloud Appliance Library (SAP CAL) provides an online repository of latest, pre-configured SAP solutions that can be instantly consumed in the cloud. Powered by SAP HANA Cloud Platform and based on SAP Fiori design guidelines, it offers a simple and appealing user experience that gets you up and running with test, demo, trial and development systems "within minutes”. 

Why SAP Cloud Appliance Library?

Because the tool uses virtual appliance and machine technology to help you quickly deploy SAP demo content in a cloud infrastructure. It lowers the entry hurdle to cloud implementation – and brings the benefits of public/private clouds to new or existing customers.

  • Quickly deploy preconfigured cloud SAP test, demo, and training solutions
  • Access and manage your solution instances through a Web-based, self-service portal
  • Easily purchase the tested solutions, going live with the cloud provider of your choice
  • Reduce overall costs, minimise manual effort, and speed time to value for your SAP systems
  • Accelerate your company’s transition to a cloud-enabled IT infrastructure

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Learn how SAP Cloud Appliance Library can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities
  • New, approved shipment channel for SAP solutions
  • Quick-and-easy access to proof-of-concept, demo, and training systems
  • Reduced costs and time-to-value for your SAP systems
  • Ad-hoc provisioning of standardised and validated SAP systems
  • Production and delivery of virtual appliances, governed by SAP

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Technical Capabilities
  • Preconfigured SAP systems and content available as virtual appliances
  • Integration with cloud providers
  • Integration with the SAP Store

System requirements for
SAP Cloud Appliance Library

System and software requirements vary according to specific customer scenarios – please refer to product documentation on the SAP Cloud Appliance Library site for more information.

System Requirement Details
Web Browsers


  • Internet Explorer 10 and newer
  • Firefox 10 (also known as Firefox Extended Support Release) and newer
  • Chrome 40 and newer

Mac OS X:

  • Safari 5.1 and newer
Cloud Providers
  • Amazon Web Services™ (AWS) and Microsoft Azure
  • SAP Cloud Appliance Library is based on SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • If your scenario requires you to connect to the operating system (OS) of a specific instance, make sure you use Secure Shell (SSH) to encrypt the communication

Licensing and purchasing options for
SAP Cloud Appliance Library

There are many SAP solutions available to you in SAP CAL – all you need is a subscription package from the SAP Store. The subscription package requires you to own the product license of the SAP solution(s) you choose to access (Bring Your Own License, BYOL).

Free trial: SAP Cloud Appliance Library

Try before you buy. Experience the SAP Cloud Appliance Library in five easy steps.

SAP Cloud Appliance Library

Get configurable subscription access to a variety of SAP solutions – in your own cloud provider account – with SAP CAL. Evaluate and test solutions, or use them for training purposes. Ready to buy? During checkout, you can easily configure your start date, contract period, and number of instances.
  • Pricing is per instance per month, with a minimum contract terms of 3 months
  • A cloud provider account and credentials
  • A valid product license after the pre-installed temporary license has expired
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Client 3.0 or higher, or SAP HANA studio – for select solutions only
 Available solutions  
  • SAP Rapid Deployment solutions activated for SAP ERP, SAP CRM, and SAP SCM systems
  • SAP ERP 6.0, Enhancement Package 6
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.40 running on SAP HANA
  • SAP HANA platform
  • And more – all available solutions are listed here  

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For general licensing information, consult Licensing SAP Software: A Guide for Buyers 

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Ensure a successful implementation and maximise your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP Cloud Appliance Library – from planning and installation to operation. 


Explore concepts and user roles

Familiarize yourself with SAP Cloud Appliance Library concepts and user roles – and see which concepts apply to you.

Review tasks for SAP CAL users

Get information about the specific tasks associated with user roles in the SAP Cloud Appliance Library.

Try SAP CAL before you buy

Get started with your free trial. Once you’ve evaluated SAP CAL, you can unlock the full library of solutions. 


Need additional help with your implementation? Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services 


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

Access notes and guides to help you set up your SAP Cloud Appliance Library.

Technical system landscape
Get an overview of the technical system landscape for SAP CAL.

User administration and authentication
The first user to log on to SAP CAL becomes the system’s administrator.  Administrators control who has access to the library, as well as all library functions.

SAP CAL authorisation is based on user roles and access control lists (ACLs). Learn more authorisation here.

Network and communication security
To ensure network security for SAP CAL, verify the use of communication protocols in accordance with these requirements.
Data storage security
Review information about the security-relevant data used by SAP CAL, including storage location and protection.   


Need additional help with your implementation? Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services 


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Administering SAP CAL

Learn about the maintenance tasks and processes needed to administer and manage SAP CAL.

Working with solution instances

Review descriptions of the tasks required to manage solution instances and their backups.

Security considerations

Get a detailed overview of security information for the SAP Cloud Appliance Library.


Need additional help with your implementation? Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services 


Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation


How to create an AWS account

Learn how to create an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account, assign IAM roles, and configure your account within SAP CAL.

How to create a Microsoft Azure account

Discover how to create a Microsoft Azure account – and add a subscription to your account so you can configure it within SAP CAL.

Configuring your SAP CAL account

Hear how to create a user account for logging in to SAP CAL, and configure your AWS and Azure accounts within the library.


Creating your solution instance

Find out how to access the SAP CAL solution library, and get step-by-step instructions for creating your SAP solution instance.

Purchasing SAP CAL as an SAP partner

In this short video, we will show you how to purchase a subscription package to SAP Cloud Appliance Library as an SAP partner.


Need expert guidance with your educational needs? Learn how education consulting services from SAP can help



Plan and carry out a successful upgrade to the latest release of SAP Cloud Appliance Library – so you can take advantage of the new features and capabilities right away.


View the product road map

Refer to the SAP CAL road map to see how the technology is planned to progress over time.

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Ask the Community

Visit the SAP Cloud Appliance Library community for the latest technology news and updates. Ask questions, post comments, and discuss issues.

Visit the community


Need additional help with your upgrade? Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services


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Get the support you need to keep SAP Cloud Appliance Library running at peak performance. Our experts can help you maximise the value of your software, take advantage of new business models and capabilities, and more.

Expert Community

Connect with SAP experts – and get the latest news and views on SAP Cloud Appliance Library implementations, upgrades, innovations, and best practices.
Why do you have to pay subscription fees to access SAP Cloud Appliance Library, and what benefits do you get as a subscriber?

New Free Trials Available with SAP CAL

Check out new free trials – including SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP 7.5 SP01, SAP Business Warehouse on SAP HANA, and more.

Virtual Appliance FAQ: Business-Related Questions

Get answers to your business- and process-related questions about SAP CAL – which can be accessed for free by everyone.

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