Proactive SAP license management
Enterprises that use SAP software are subject to regular license audits that measure SAP licenses against actual user activity. To achieve compliance, most organizations base their license allocation on authorizations, and can overspend by a margin of 40% on their named-user license inventory. In addition, SAP’s increased focus on indirect access during audits has many companies facing claims for heavy additional fees.
In keeping with our commitment to be a trusted advisor as well as a managed services provider, IPR-Insights is partnering with VOQUZ to offer our customers samQ, a tool to automate SAP license optimization and analyze and mitigate Indirect Use exposure.
samQ in action
samQ is an add-on tool for the optimization of SAP licenses. samQ checks existing SAP licenses against actual user activity via usage analyis and makes immediate changes to licenses where applicable. Inactive and duplicate users are also identified and deactivated, leaving permanently optimized SAP landscapes with vacated licenses. Extensive customizing settings provide samQ users with a demand-oriented and accurate picture of business conditions. Users can take all details from their company-specific SAP contracts into account with the customizing options.
In order to determine the optimal license demand for your business, samQ checks the activities of users across all connected SAP systems at periodic intervals. Then, samQ assigns each user to the correct license type based on the users’ executed transactions. Additionally, unused licenses are identified and inactive users are disabled.
Given the complexity of SAP License Management and the fees associated with Indirect Access, doesn’t it just make sense to be proactive as you approach your next SAP audit? Contact our SAP license consultants today!
For details of our SAP optimization service based on the VOQUZ samQ tool, see our brochures.