In this lesson, you will learn how to sign up and activate a free SAP.com account. You can use your personal SAP.com account to create a SAP Business Technology Platform trial instance and explore the SAP HANA Cloud database features.
Your company wants to make the move to the cloud and perform the digital transformation that is required by this decision. In your role, as a database administrator, you need to have a clear insight in the SAP HANA Cloud capabilities and features to be able to integrate these in to your companies digital transformation vision.
To get a better insight in the capabilities of SAP HANA Cloud, you want to create a SAP.com to be able to explore the SAP HANA Cloud functionality in your SAP Business Technology Platform trial instance.
Sign up for a free SAP.com Account
SAP HANA Cloud is available as a free trial, but you need a SAP.com account before you can log-on to the SAP BTP to explore the SAP HANA Cloud features. Creating a SAP.com account only takes a few minutes. You can start the sign up process by following these steps:
- Navigate to the URL: https://people.sap.com/
- On the SAP ID Service landing page, select the Register button.
- On theRegistration page, fill out all the required fields, provide a strong password and specify contact preferences. Confirm that you read the SAP.com Terms and Conditions and click the Register button to complete the registration.
As a last step in the registration procedure, you need to go to the e-mail account you specified. There you will find a verification e-mail from SAP. Open that e-mail and press the Click here to activate your account button to finish the verification process and activate your SAP.com account.
As soon as your SAP.com account is successfully activated, you will be forwarded to your SAP.com dashboard. You can use the SAP.com dashboard to change your account setting (e.g., set your profile to private (default) or public, add a profile picture, or write a BLOG post). Changing your account settings is optional, the account you have created is fully operational.
Log-on to SAP.com
Before you can use the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) to explore the SAP HANA Cloud features you need to log-on to the SAP BTP using your personal SAP.com account.