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Snow Optimizer for SAP Software

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Software vendor financial results #2 (Autodesk, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, VMware)

Software vendor financial results
Software vendor financial results can be more interesting for ITAM & SAM managers than they might first appear. Looking at how the software vendors are performing on a quarterly and annual basis can give the savvy organisation some good insight. Who is likely to increase audits? Where might good discounts be found? What upcoming business model changes might impact us? Hints to potential answers...

SAP Digital Access Adoption Program (DAAP) set to expire

Digital Access
April 2018 saw the introduction of SAP’s Digital Access (DA) – a new way to license potentially tricky Indirect Access situations. Then May 2019 saw the introduction of the “Digital Access Adoption Program” (DAAP) to help encourage organisations to move to the new program. Recap on Digital Access Digital Access is based on document type and quantity, rather than user count. The 9 document...

SAP License Management Standard V2.0

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

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 License Optimisation – Market Guide

Our latest Market Guide for SAP License Optimisation looks at tools and services available to manage licenses for SAP systems including ERP & eCommerce platforms. SAP continues to be the publisher of choice for large enterprises looking for software in this space, despite the considerable cost and administration overhead of running their software. SAP licensing is amongst the most complex and risky...

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...

JetBlue halves SAP named users with automated user management

The American airline JetBlue has halved the number of named users required for SAP with proactive user management. With revenue of $7BN and over 40,000 annual passengers, JetBlue is the USAs 6th largest airline I recently met with Mukarram Syed, General Manager for IT Corporate Products and Vijay Thillainathan, Security Engineer of JetBlue Airways in New York. They discussed their approach to SAP license...

Podcast Episode 52: ‘SAP has changed everything. Again.’

In this Podcast, I speak with Patrick Dickinson of Aspera (Bronze sponsors of our upcoming UK Conference) to pick his brains on what’s changed in the world of SAP since our last podcast back in July 2016. Podcast Topics What is Aspera up to? What is the market like at the moment? Separation of SAP sales and audit teams NetWeaver Foundation for TPAs License Changes to SAP Named User Licensing...

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...