LicenseControl for SAP® Software ensures that your company pays only for the licenses you need. At its heart are the most intelligent SAP rule definitions in the Software Asset Management (SAM) industry.
The SAP landscape changes daily, even hourly, as a huge network of SAP systems and user accounts is constantly reconfigured. LicenseControl optimizes the most cost-effective licenses while ensuring compliance with SAP’s measurements.
SAP License Management is the process of discovering and tracking what SAP licenses you have, how you use them, and how much they cost, so your organization can manage its license costs while remaining compliant. With LicenseControl for SAP you change the game for SAP license management.
See how it works!
SAP wants its customers to migrate to S/4HANA quickly, but without understanding your migration costs you risk of paying too much for your S/4HANA licenses. LicenseControl simulates different scenarios to forecast your migration and find out how many “SAP Professional Use”, “SAP Functional Use”, and “SAP Productivity Use” licenses you need. In a product conversion, LicenseControl automatically assigns the most cost-effective for S/4HANA license based on intelligent analysis – meaning no costly over-licensing in the S/4HANA world.
If you’re managing SAM for an enterprise-level company, you typically spend millions of dollars on SAP licenses each year. Saving 10% is the average cost reduction we see with SAP license management. For many enterprises, that is a six-digit figure annually.
How do you save? By optimizing your licenses with SAP license management, you will uncover this 10% savings. The results show up over your current 3 month cycle. The next quarterly report from SAP's License Administration Workbench (LAW) will show more efficient usage — and lowered costs — for company-wide SAP licenses.
Measuring document licensing in your SAP systems isn’t easy. LicenseControl simplifies the process with a clear, flexible overview of all documents created through indirect access. It simulates the cost of switching from the current indirect access model to Digital Access’ document licensing. With this analysis, you know the risks and rewards before you sign a Digital Access contract.
Assign the least costly license type for named users, based on actual usage, avoiding SAP’s automatic expensive Professional User license.
Reduce the scope of authorization and assign the most cost effective license.
Fully calculate what your indirect access might be and the maximum financial penalties that you could face from SAP.
Indirect Access or Digital Access?
SAP says its Digital Access’s document licensing is easy and convenient! But is it cheaper? LicenseControl helps find the answer. It helps analyze your current indirect access. Then it simulates your potential costs for document licenses against the current licensing model.
This transparency shows if Digital Access’ convenience is worth the price, helping you decide whether to stand pat with indirect access or go all in for Digital Access.
Don’t rush into S/4HANA without analyzing your current SAP environment. LicenseControl uses the analysis to forecast your potential costs in the S/4HANA world, while revealing cost-saving potential that you can use against your S/4HANA license purchases.
LicenseControl can find an averaged 10% of savings, so that’s potentially 10% off your S/4HANA licenses, depending on your conversion program.
Measure engine licenses
Ensure that each engine is accurately measured, no matter how complicated it is, by linking and updating SAP’s ever-changing metrics.
Stay compliant with LAW
Run your usage results against SAP’s mandatory LAW measurements to always stay compliant with your contract terms.
Assign unclassified accounts
Classify user accounts that do not have an assigned license type, and assign a price to correctly evaluate the potential costs involved.
LicenseControl has advanced analytics that compare your actual software usage against the licenses that you have purchased. It runs one-click simulations that consider new or different license types which are less expensive options.
With LicenseControl, your organization can automatically assign (and reassign) the most cost-effective licenses. The solution streamlines every SAP user account, identifies the true activity of each user and engine, and assigns the best type from your existing license portfolio.
Does the LAW show different results than yours? It's a common story, unfortunately. That’s why LicenseControl gives you strong data and a full license history to negotiate with SAP. Need help with your positioning? Talk to our SAP license management experts!
Identify and remove duplicate or inactive accounts to reduce an inflated demand for licenses.
The optimized and simulated results are written back into each SAP system, in just a click, for the next time you run the LAW.
Save records of SAP usage for as long as you need so you have quality data for negotiations in a SAP license audit.
Turn the pain of your next SAP software audit into your gain:
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