2650451 - Higher license is consumed if all the lower licenses are being used in SAP Analytics Cloud

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2650451 - Higher license is consumed if all the lower licenses are being used in SAP Analytics Cloud


  • A higher license is consumed in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), if all the lower licenses are being used.
    • For example: A lower license (BI Professional) is supposed to be used by SAC (instead of a Planning Professional one) when reaching the limit.


  • SAP Analytics Cloud 2018.08

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Try to consume a more "lower" licenses than available in SAC.
  2. Observe that all the licenses will be rolled up and the additional roles which would require a "lower" license, will consume "higher" one.
    • For example: A Planning Professional license is being used where the SAC Admin added a role which requires only BI Professional license.


  • Limit of the lower license has been reached in SAC.
  • Currently the system rolls up the user’s license to consume a higher license, if all the lower licenses have been consumed.


  • Lincensing in SAC will be simplified shortly and going forward roles will be mapped to licenses directly.
  • This is planned to be available in customer tenants in August 2018.

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