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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The answer to SAP NetWeaver Foundation for Third Party Applications [Shutterstock 218564146]

The answer to SAP NetWeaver Foundation for Third Party Applications [Shutterstock 218564146]

The answer to SAP NetWeaver Foundation for Third Party Applications

Indirect use is currently the spectre haunting all established SAP customers. Is a menacing follow-up licencing requirement in prospect? No – by the very nature of things it is not: many a threat is much less frightening than it first appears to be. There is just no proof to reinforce the fear – and this is also how DSAG, the application-usersꞌ association, views this subject.

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