Customers often struggle to find an answer on what license they need. [shutterstock: 331203719, ImageFlow]

Customers often struggle to find an answer on what license they need. [shutterstock: 331203719, ImageFlow]

Indirect Use: Making Complicated even more Complicated

What should we understand 'indirect use' to mean in context of SAP? Which licenses should customers buy? Which license do customers need to buy? With the change to the description for 'SAP NetWeaver Foundation for Third Party Applications' in the List of Prices and Conditions ('PKL') 2016/2, the confusion has increased.

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Decision-Makers are facing a lot of challenges when it comes to SAP License Management. [shutterstock:303208433, Robert Kneschke]

Decision-Makers are facing a lot of challenges when it comes to SAP License Management. [shutterstock:303208433, Robert Kneschke]

The Challenges of SAP License Management

Compliance aspects are just as relevant as economic efficiency. Efficient SAP license-management's recipe for success is based upon a well-balanced and efficient mix of people, processes and tools.

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SAP License Management needs to be carefully planned. [shutterstock: 531705502, Wright Studio]

SAP License Management needs to be carefully planned. [shutterstock: 531705502, Wright Studio]

SAP License Management begins not when the Contract is signed…

...it already begins when the contract's content and its structure are planned. What must be defined is not only the contractual framework when the contract is concluded; one must also take into account what could happen in future years, with regard to software care and maintenance.

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Set in stone: save resources in SAP license and authorization management. [Shutterstock: 229664911, Inked Pixels]

Set in stone: save resources in SAP license and authorization management. [Shutterstock: 229664911, Inked Pixels]

Ten Commandments for SAP License & Authorisation Management

The fear of security gaps and data leaks is costing more and more IT personnel their sleep at night. Sensitive corporate data needs to be protected by using sophisticated authorisation concepts. Peter Rattey from Voquz sums up the 10 commandments for SAP License & Authorization Management to save you time and money.

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Indirect access licenses: How to make something complicated even more complicated [shutterstock: 296778314, zimmytws]

Indirect access licenses: How to make something complicated even more complicated [shutterstock: 296778314, zimmytws]

Indirect access licenses: How to make something complicated even more complicated

In the last several months, much has been written about “indirect access”. What does this mean and which licenses should SAP customers be purchasing? Even SAP has not exactly provided clarity, but rather has increased the confusion by making amendments to the description of the “SAP NetWeaver Foundation for Third Party Applications” in the Pricing and Conditions List (PCL) 2016/2.

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