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  • 8 Tips for a Successful SAP Licensing Audit

    Moshe Panzer, Xpandion This article has been contributed by Moshe Panzer, CEO of Xpandion. Part One – Getting into the Right Mind Set Part Two – Preparing Real Use Data Part Three – Pre-audit Data Cleansing Classification Part 1 of 3: Getting into the Right Mind Set Once...

  • SAP: “We will clarify and simplify our licensing models”

    SAP UK MD Tim Noble: “standardise our terms, software rights and conditions globally” SAP this week holds the US leg of its TechEd 2012 developer and user conference and exhibition in Las Vegas. The firm used its opening keynote sessions to detail a set of extended developer services...

  • Quick Guide to Second-Hand Software (Part 3 of 3)

    "...the spread of ‘fear, uncertainty and doubt’ (FUD) is still the preferred choice of weapon by major software vendors" This article has been contributed by Noel Unwin of Discount-Licensing.com Part One – Industry Dynamics Part Two -Demystifying the Mist Part...

  • Lifting the Lid on SAP Engines

    SAP founders: Klaus Tschira, Hasso Plattner, Dietmar Hopp (from left to right) in 1982 This article has been contributed by Chris Hughes of Flexera Software. SAP engines (also known as packages) are optional applications for which additional licenses must be purchased. The metric...

  • SAP Named User License Optimization – Beyond the Basics

    Chris Hughes, Flexera Software This article has been contributed by Chris Hughes of Flexera Software. Generally, when we think about SAP named user license optimization, the focus is on three key optimizations: Identifying inactive users Inactive SAP user accounts are retired to...

  • SAP Licensing Quick Guide

    This article was published in 2010 – read a new and updated 2015 version here. If you would like further information on managing the complexity of your SAP licensing agreement why not join us at one of our free events taking place this year? For more details visit our Events...

  • The Software Compliance Calendar

    Generally speaking, you can expect proactive software asset management initiatives from software vendors at the start of their financial year and more heavy-handed compliance enforcement towards the end. For example, Microsoft released the SAM Optimization model in July last year...

  • BBC Slashes SAP Licensing Costs

    The BBC has reportedly reduced it’s software spend by using software usage data on SAP licensing. Silicon reports that there were 2,126 staff members with licenses to use their SAP ERP system who had not logged in during a 3 month period, highlighting a potential  £300K ($450K)...