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SAP rumour mill: Diageo win appeal against indirect ruling, new audit tactic for user measurement

Telma Rafael, SAP SME, Snow Software “SAP is rumoured to be changing their audit approach on how to classify users” I attended an interesting session at the BCS SAM networking group last night. The main topic of conversation was SAP, led by Snow’s subject matter expert Telma Rafael. Notable discussion points: New Audit Threat on User Permissions SAP is rumoured to be changing their audit...

Drinks company Diageo lose battle with SAP, indirect access continues to wreak havoc

Diageo
Special cocktail: SAP mixes up £58m Indirect Access bill for drinks group Diageo. Diageo is a British multinational alcoholic drinks company. HQ is in London, It is the world’s largest producer of spirits and a major producer of beer. £10BN Revenue, 33K Employees. The UK High Court has ruled in favour of SAP who sued the global drinks company Diageo in a dispute over indirect licensing, reports...

Robotic Process Automation – licensing dangers

This article “Robotic Process Automation – licensing dangers” was written by Mathieu Dufetelle, Elée. Image by mollyroselee from Pixabay What is Robotic Process Automation? Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can be a powerful tool, typically adopted by power users first. Imagine that you can now easily create automatic processing for Office documents received in your mailbox, for example...

Microsoft Dynamics 365, PowerApps, and Flow: All change with licensing

Dynamics 365 licensing changes
At Inspire, their annual partner conference, Microsoft announced upcoming licensing changes for 3 products: Dynamics 365 PowerApps Flow The changes discussed below will take effect October 1, 2019 and this article is based on information released at Microsoft Inspire and via subsequent Microsoft blog posts. As with pretty much all licensing changes from all vendors, there are both positive and negative...

SAP’s Digital Access Adoption Programme (DAAP) aims to kickstart indirect licensing decisions

SAP s4 hana adoption
SAP’s s4 hana adoption forecast to only hit 69% based on current growth rates before the 2025 end of support deadline SAP’s Digital Access Adoption Programme (DAAP) is an attempt to kickstart conversations about indirect access licensing, according to SAP expert Sebastian Schoofs at Voquz. In this podcast, Sebastian shares his insights from attending SAP’s annual user group meeting, Sapphire...

SAP licensing training added to LISA

I’m pleased to announce that our first SAP licensing course is now live and available to LISA subscribers worldwide. This course has been created in partnership with Hans Moorkens of Fisher IT Asset Consulting – a company which is a long time ITAM Review partner, collaborator, and conference speaker. This means our LISA ITAM essentials subscription now includes: Practical ITAM Course Microsoft...

Making sense of SAP’s new Indirect Access license

One of the biggest ITAM stories right now has been SAP’s lawsuits against two of its customers – the drinks manufacturer Diageo and the Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev. Both lawsuits have centred around, or at least paid close attention to, indirect access – particularly accessing SAP via multiple levels of 3rd party software such as SalesForce. Many of SAP’s customers have been left angry...

Crowdsourced Favourites – What you read in 2017

Largest audiences for the ITAM Review in 2017 were USA, UK, India, Australia and Germany. 2017 – the year SAP starting suing its customers, cloud optimisation goes mainstream and end users starting biting back against software vendors. Here is what you were reading in 2017, crowdsourced favourites from ITAM Review readers: Top 20 Most read in 2017 Highest number of views, based on articles published...

SAP customers want clarity, not a conversation

SAP customers want clarity not a conversation – 76% in straw poll have concerns or fear the consequences of raising indirect access concerns with SAP Since the multi-million dollars exposures at Diageo and AB InBev hit the headlines in 2017, SAP Indirect Access risk has, to quote one SAP customer, ‘spread like wildfire’ around senior management teams. For too long companies have done everything...

SAP user and indirect access reconciliation process

This article suggests a four-step process for managing SAP users and indirect access. It is a mixture of feedback from our SIG calls on SAP Indirect Access and ITAM Best Practice using the ITAM Review’s 12 Box Methodology. The article is designed to accompany our webinar on the 27th July – Webinar: Eradicate SAP Indirect Access Anxiety: 4 Practical Steps. If you can’t attend on the 27th or...

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