Usage rights for SAP Solution Manager are included in SAP support and maintenance agreements for on-premise SAP solutions. The rights include database licenses for SAP HANA and ASE. Customers with Enterprise Support agreements have usage rights for all functional areas of Solution Manager, whereas customers with Standard Support agreements have restricted rights that include commonly used areas such as Change and Release Management (ChaRM), System Recommendations, and System Monitoring, but excludes areas such as Custom Code Management and Business Process Analytics.
SAP Cloud ALM is an alternative Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution that is provided to SAP customers with active cloud services. It can be used for both cloud and on-premise SAP solutions. Enterprise Support customers have usage rights for Cloud ALM but customers with cloud services and no on-premise solution supported by SAP do not have usage rights for Solution Manager.
There is currently no feature parity between Cloud ALM and Solution Manager. In other words, Cloud ALM does not support the same scenarios as Solution Manager. Since many customers require ALM functions that are not provided by Cloud ALM, SAP provides cloud-only customers with the option to subscribe to SAP Solution Manager, Private Cloud Edition (PCE).
Solution Manager PCE is the successor to SAP Solution Manager for SAP S/4HANA Cloud and like its predecessor, it is available in two versions: Project Documentation and Full. The main difference between the two versions is that the project documentation version is deployed as a single-system landscape, whereas the full version is deployed as a dual-system landscape, similar to on-premise installations. The full version is required to support the deployment of agents to managed systems.
Cloud-only customers can order the full version of SolMan PCE from SAP Enterprise Cloud Services (ECS) using SKU 8014172 providing they are using SAP S/4HANA or ERP on RISE. It is provisioned by SAP ECS within 30-40 days and includes SAP HANA.
The Cybersecurity Extension for SAP can be deployed to both on-premise and cloud installations of SAP Solution Manager. This includes SolMan PCE for RISE customers. Layer Seven Security provides a fully managed service for RISE customers that includes setup and maintenance of SolMan PCE.