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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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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