A recent ITAM Review webinar on SAP indirect access found that 75% of ITAM Review readers felt that the topic of indirect access would be relevant soon. Conversations with ITAM Review readers suggests that the recent SAP vs. Diageo will be used as additional ammunition by SAP account managers and auditors.
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“With 16% of attendees confirming that SAP already brought up the topic and a whopping 75% expressing that SAP will soon bring up the topic with them as well, the writing’s clearly on the wall: customers are tasked to investigate their exposure early if they want to reduce their financial risk. Relying on a technical analysis and establishing hard facts will be the determining factor in keeping compliance claims as low as possible.”
As part of the webinar Sebastian provided a checklist for identifying SAP indirect access as per image below:
The webinar is available on demand here: (Registration Required):
About Martin Thompson
Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.
He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.
Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).
When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.
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