cmShell is licensed according to the number of productive SAP systems. The number of Development, Sandbox or QA-systems doesn’t affect the number of required licenses. Nor does the number of application servers influence this.


Lets assume you run SAP CRM, SAP ERP and SAP BW productive landscapes.

One would need three cmShell licenses for this environment.


A productive SAP J2EE instance such as a Portal also requires a valid cmShell license if it is standalone.

If the portal is just an extension of an other system, you do not need a separate license.

Software Assurance

Protect your investment:
New software releases by Microsoft and SAP come quite regularly.
connmove supports any new release for cmWatcher at least six months after General Availability.
The connmove Software assurance contract allows you to contact our 24/7 support, and also run the latest cmShell software version.