How to Cancel Your
SAP Subscription

In this guide we’ll walk you through the steps of how to cancel your SAP subscription.

SAP is the global standard for enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Now, the new SAP S/4HANA version takes another step forward by using the power of in-memory computing to process large amounts of data and support advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

SAP has a monthly or annual billing model. Your service can be suspended due to payment issues but can be restored. However, you can also cancel or terminate your subscription anytime you wish.

About SAP

Born in 1972 as a five-person venture in Germany, the company’s initial name stood for “Systemanalyse Programmentwicklung” (Systemanalyse Program Development) and was later shortened to SAP. The company grew to become a multinational corporation headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, with more than 105,000 employees worldwide. It currently has more than 230 million cloud users, more than 100 solutions covering all business functions, and all service providers’ most extensive cloud product portfolio.

SAP is a global pioneer in creating software to help companies and organizations of all sizes manage business processes. The company develops cost-effective data processing and information flow solutions, giving employees easy access to real-time information across departments. SAP software is used to avoid duplication of data across multiple departments, accelerate workflows, reduce IT storage costs, increase productivity, and minimize the risk of data errors to increase profits and grow sustainably.

Steps to Take Before Cancelling

Before canceling services with SAP, take your time to make all the necessary backups and ensure you have everything in order, such as files, money on cards, and e-mail.

You can pause a subscription and interrupt the billing process for recurring charges without canceling the subscription, either indefinitely or for a defined period, by setting a resume date.

What Happens to Your Account When You Close It

When an account is closed before its normal expiration, a new version is created with a new billing date determined by the new expiration date. The initial charges are reversed and discarded from the original account. If no items remain on the original account, they will no longer show in the Accounts application.

Canceling SAP

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Specify the reason for the cancellation. Note that you can reverse the cancellation of a subscription and reset the original expiration date.

Calculate the possible cancellation date according to the subscription terms and billing period. You can enter today or any date in the past as long as the resulting expiration date was more than two years ago.

Set the cancellation notice date.

Cancel the terms of the subscription when you cancel the subscription. The relevant subscription terms are as follows:

  • Minimum term period
  • Renewal period
  • Notice period
  • Revocation period
  • Allow expiration in the middle of the billing cycle.

Generally, a subscription is canceled as a provider when subscribers do not pay their bills. But, by canceling the defined terms, you can terminate the subscription immediately. However, to cancel subscription terms in the Subscriptions application, you need the ui_subscription-cancellation_overrule-terms role and the basic cancellation role.

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If you’re still having trouble canceling your subscription, you can contact SAP via:

Online chat

Contact form, which you can fill with your name, company information, and reason for the message.

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