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SAP License Management Standard V2.0

Our SAP License Management Standard for SAP has been updated to reflect changes in SAP licensing since 2017. 


SAP License Management Standard V2.0

The criteria published below are an open standard 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 V2.0


  • How does your implementation help organisations identify and remove inactive SAP users?
  • How does your implementation help organisations identify and remove duplicate users?
  • How does your implementation allow organisations to assign the correct user type against active users and authorisations?
  • Once an initial baseline and compliance position is reached with SAP – How does your implementation support your organisation with on-going monitoring and optimisation of SAP licensing?
  • How does your implementation help organisations identify and manage indirect access / digital access to SAP products?
  • How does your solution help organisations manage SAP licensing against specific business metrics / SAP packages?
  • How does your solution help organisations manage S/4Hana, both on-premises and in the cloud?

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ITAM Review Verified SAP License Management Tools

About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

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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