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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Proper SAP licence management requires a lot of know-how and effort to get the best resulst. [shutterstock: 583886152, kenary820]

Proper SAP licence management requires a lot of know-how and effort to get the best resulst. [shutterstock: 583886152, kenary820]

The Challenge of SAP Licence Management Pt. 1

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. Part one covers indirect use, SAP's effort to create a future-proof licence model and the SAP ecosystem.

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SAP vs. Diageo shows how non-compliance in indirect use can lead to significant damage. [shutterstock: 424466095, Jorg Hackemann]

SAP vs. Diageo shows how non-compliance in indirect use can lead to significant damage. [shutterstock: 424466095, Jorg Hackemann]

Preventing Software Licensing Legal Actions

The recent SAP UK vs. Diageo Great Britain court decision is yet another software licensing lawsuit between large vendors and their customers. Flexera's Anton Hofmeier will demonstrate how legal action can be avoided.

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Recent court rulings have caused an uproar among SAP customers as companies are facing huge financial risks. [shutterstock: 299616500, Evlakhov Valeriy]

Recent court rulings have caused an uproar among SAP customers as companies are facing huge financial risks. [shutterstock: 299616500, Evlakhov Valeriy]

Risks of Indirect Use – Better Practice

The recent judgment in favor of SAP in the litigation regarding indirect use disconcerts the global SAP community. As an outcome, transparency when it comes to the entire SAP infrastructure of a company is rapidly becoming a high priority.

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