Standard SAM systems operate like a traffic count on an intersection. The new SAP licensing model in turn requires more detailed tracking. [shutterstock: 348384155, Stephan Guarch]

Standard SAM systems operate like a traffic count on an intersection. The new SAP licensing model in turn requires more detailed tracking. [shutterstock: 348384155, Stephan Guarch]

SAP Licensing: E2E – Don’t Administrate, Orchestrate!

ERP has masterd the concept of thinking in end-to-end processes right from the start. E2E ultimately is the term for the value added by every integrated, business IT system. Everything in these IT systems is connected with everything - an advantage for the user, a challenge for license management. In this text, Stefan Autengruber, SAP Licensing Expert at License Ethics, and Peter Färbinger, E-3 Editor-in-Chief, share their perspectives on the new SAP Licensing Model.

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The new SAP licensing model leaves room for interpretation. More audits may be incoming for SAP customers. [shutterstock:788799925, Robert Kneschke]

The new SAP licensing model leaves room for interpretation. More audits may be incoming for SAP customers. [shutterstock:788799925, Robert Kneschke]

SAP Licensing: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

Since the 10th of April of this year, everyone has been talking about the provisional licensing model agreed upon by SAP, ASUG and DSAG. There already is a rudimentary concept, a price list. What is still missing, however, is a technical evaluation.

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Developer access might be the next issue when it comes to SAP licenses. [hutterstock: 692207827, fizkes]

Developer access might be the next issue when it comes to SAP licenses. [hutterstock: 692207827, fizkes]

Licensing Strategies For SAP Hana Developers

SAP is aware of its "license debt" and is timidly attempting to repair their prior behavior without losing face. But SAP boss Bill McDermott has too many construction sites for quick answers. The next escalation around a possible "Native Hana Developer" might already be looming.

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In our last part of this special, Florian Ascherl from KPMG talks about User System Measurement Management (USMM) and Licence Administration Workbench (LAW). [shutterstock: 627878429, wellphoto]

In our last part of this special, Florian Ascherl from KPMG talks about User System Measurement Management (USMM) and Licence Administration Workbench (LAW). [shutterstock: 627878429, wellphoto]

SAP Licence Measurement

If an SAP licence measurement is announced, it is generally too late to put the IT asset management in order. You can sit waiting and twiddling your thumbs, or you can make active and co-operative preparations for the work required. An interview with KPMG senior manager Florian Ascherl focuses on the issue of licence measurement.

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The simple example of time recording in a company shows how complex licencing really can get. [shutterstock: 691957093, Martin Janecek]

The simple example of time recording in a company shows how complex licencing really can get. [shutterstock: 691957093, Martin Janecek]

SAP Licence Management: Case Study & Recommendations

In this case study on SAP licence management, three different scenarios are used for illustration purposes, to look at the exampleof time recording in more detail and understand when an in-house solution causes acompliance breach. Afterwards, we have summed up the expert recommendations from KPMG.

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Transparency is one of the key components of great SAP licence management. [shutterstock: 184576229, Atstock Productions]

Transparency is one of the key components of great SAP licence management. [shutterstock: 184576229, Atstock Productions]

The Challenge of SAP Licence Management Pt. 2

In order to deal effectively with the issue of SAP licence management, it is necessary to understand which activities lead to the use of the manufacturer’s intellectual property. Indirect use, for example, is a widespread issue in the SAP community and not just since the legal dispute in Great Britain became known. In part two we dive into the topics of transparency, more complex licence models and the worst-case scenario.

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