One of the challenges with understanding the licensing of complex enterprise applications is, well – they can be complex. Having detailed knowledge of your enterprise licensing is a prerequisite for the ability to measure application usage and reconcile license entitlements with installations and usage.
The companies with the right Software Asset Management (SAM) processes and license optimization tools can enjoy cost savings, enhanced budget planning, and reduced uncertainties and risk.
For many other companies that lack best practice SAM processes and tools, software license management for SAP® and many other vendors is a daunting challenge.
For example, SAP customers are often challenged to understand their licensing and entitlements. There are SAP package licenses - the entitlements to deploy and use software packages such as Human Capital Management (HCM). There are named user licenses that authorize an individual to access licensed software. Then there is database licensing, such as SAP HANA® and reporting licensing for Business Objects.
The online technology publication The Register, reported about the “fear and uncertainty” over SAP's licensing practices, and that 95% of the UK & Ireland SAP User Group found the SAP software licensing policy to be "over complicated.”
Flexera Software and KPMG can help you understand and manage the complexities of SAP licensing. In our upcoming webinar, Pull Out All the Stops and Make the Right Decisions for SAP License Management, you will learn how to:
- Automatically optimize Named User licenses and proactively manage SAP Packages in preparation for SAP License Administration Workbench (LAW) reporting
- Define transaction profiles for Limited Professional Users as a basis for converting them to another type
- Get transparency on SAP indirect access, e.g. when using Salesforce® to access SAP data
- Know what to consider when integrating third party products
Be sure to join us on January 20th at 10:00 am central time for those in North America, with additional times on January 21 for Europe and Asia/Pacific to Pull Out All the Stops and Make the Right Decisions for SAP License Management!
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