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SAP License Management Standard V1.0

Update: This standard has been superseded by V2.0 available here

The criteria published below are an open standard for SAP License Management.  i.e. If I want to invest in tooling to manage the risk and cost of SAP licensing in my environment – what should I be looking for?

We are publishing this standard so that others may add or critique it – please provide your feedback via the comments below and we will update the standard accordingly.

The ITAM Review will use this standard to certify tools and service providers for SAP License Management.


SAP License Management Standard V1.0


V1.0 Published October 2017 

  • How does your implementation help organizations identify and remove inactive SAP users?
  • How does your implementation help organizations identify and remove duplicate users?
  • How does your implementation allow organizations to assign the correct user type against active users?
  • Once an initial baseline and compliance position is reached with SAP – How does your implementation support your organization with on-going monitoring and optimization of SAP licensing?
  • How does your implementation help organizations identify and manage indirect access to SAP products?
  • How does your solution help organization manage SAP licensing against specific business metrics / SAP packages?

Update: This standard has been superseded by V2.0 available here

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One Comment

  1. Guillaume HENON says:

    Hi,

    on “How does your implementation allow organizations to assign the correct user type against active users?”

    I guess user type means the 5 SAP user types.

    The tool should also help on the user licence type, like Professional or Limited Professional.

    Regards,
    Guillaume

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