SAP Indirect Access has been a contentious topic within the SAP User Group communities since well before the Diageo case came to light.
Since then there have been some key developments like the SAPPHIRE Now licencing announcement, which had a hint of mass commercialization about it.
The AB-InBev case caused a stir, and in the USA the Duke Memorandum was published setting out an argument against indirect access licensing policies as anti-trust and illegal.
There has also been the emergence of Robotic Process Automation, with an equal level of uncertainty around how the interaction between RPA and SAP should be licensed. Reservations remain as to how forthcoming customers can be with SAP about potential indirect usage, for fear of back maintenance fees, and doubt about their legitimacy.
Paul Cooper UKISUG Chair, also maintained the focus on indirect access, and licensing concerns in general, in his keynote address at the recent User Group Conference.
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Jan Cook – Global Client Engagement Manager
JNC’s global client portfolio often actively project managing licensing
projects or managing the transition of larger engagements into the delivery
environment. Jan has actively managed or coordinated 10 SAP indirect access
licensing projects for both UK based and international SAP customers.
Alex Meijer – Principal Consultant & Indirect Access Licensing Expert
Principal Consultant within JNC’s License Audit practice. Formerly Senior
Expert License Auditor for SAP, Alex was the senior escalation point globally
on SAP Licensing within SAP’s license auditing divisions. Alex is a leading
expert on indirect access licensing and has supported some of the largest SAO
customers in the world resolving indirect access licensing concerns including
many complex, detailed (and successful) audit defence projects.
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