SUGEN Welcomes DAAP Extension Announcement by SAP

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WALLDORF, Germany, May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP User Group Executive Network (SUGEN), the global network of 22 independent SAP user groups, commends SAP for the announcement about extending the Digital Access Adoption Program through December 31, 2021.

In May 2019, at the customer conference SAPPHIRE NOW®, SAP announced the introduction of the Digital Access Adoption Program (DAAP), which aims at improving indirect access licensing transparency, predictability, and simplicity.

The DAAP was designed in close collaboration between SAP and SAP user groups. It was introduced to address ongoing questions regarding the Digital Access model. The Digital Access model (launched in April 2018) is a new licensing model that enables customers to license indirect access use based on the number of documents created in SAP® ERP. The DAAP was developed to help customers with the transition to SAP Digital Access.

The Digital Access Adoption Program provides customers with a view of their current document use and the opportunity to take advantage of an attractive financial incentive.

The DAAP was originally intended to be available for one year. However, based on the feedback received from customers, users groups, and SUGEN, SAP has decided to extend the DAAP through December 31, 2021.

"We appreciate this decision by SAP," states Gianmaria Perancin, Chairman of SUGEN. "Although the DAAP is well received, we told SAP that there are still customers who need more time to assess their potential indirect access use and decide whether or not they should participate in the DAAP. SAP clearly listened to us and showed that it has the customers' interest at heart."

Comments from UKISUG Chairman, Paul Cooper

“We welcome SAP extending its Digital Access Adoption Program until the end of 2021. Licensing is an incredibly complex topic and the initial one-year period didn’t give customers sufficient time to properly go through the process. We commend SAP for listening to its customers and extending the DAAP, and look forward to clarification about what happens beyond 2021. For instance, if a customer creates a new process that results in digital access in the future, what options are available to them without the DAAP? We look forward to further discussions with SAP, as our members continue to evaluate their digital access position.”

Established in 2007, SUGEN is a global network of twenty-two user groups designed to facilitate open, honest dialogue between members and SAP. By working together, SUGEN members provide consolidated strategic influence priorities and work with SAP to resolve them, provide an effective and efficient method for communication among user groups and SAP, and share best practices between users groups and SAP for the mutual benefit of all.

Current members include AFSUG (Africa), ASUG (North America), ASUG Argentina, ASUG Brazil, ASUG Colombia, ASUG Mexico, AUSAPE (Spain), GUPS (Italy), CSUA (China), FINUG (Finland), INDUS (India), JSUG (Japan), LSUG (Luxemburg), NZSUG (New Zealand), SAPSA (Sweden), SAUG (Australia), UKISUG (UK & Ireland), SAPience (Belgium), SBN (Norway), SUG-MENA (Middle-East, North Africa), USF (France), and VNSG (Netherlands).

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