Release note: samQ v3.4.5

In the current samQ release, you can expect numerous work-saving enhancements, new features and some minor corrections – also with regard to SAP software alterations.

No more separation between components and transactions within Customizing
You can now mix components and transactions within the Customizing section. And that is not the only advantage! We have extended the possibilities within the Customizing area of samQ in such a way that there are no more technical restrictions. In the past, it was necessary to decide between components or transactions in Customizing, but now a mixture is possible.

In addition, an exclusion is now integrated within the Customizing with which you can define which individual actions are not allowed. This allows you to define licenses right down to the last transaction if the business processes can be so clearly defined.

Integration of legacy SAP systems
More and more of our existing and new customers are operating SAP systems that are already out of maintenance. Actually, such systems should no longer exist, but the reality is different. In the past, we already had the opportunity to read and optimize such systems with samQ. However, with greater manual effort.

With this release the manual effort is over. So-called legacy systems can be automatically connected to samQ, are technically examined for missing functions, and corresponding adjustment routines are used and integrated into the optimization process. This enables us to make our help more cost-effectively in this complicated situation and, in addition, offer you the permanent automatic integration of legacy systems into the optimization routines.

What separates the user from the desired license?
For a long time now, user activities can be analyzed in samQ. Our customers use this automatic feature for the company-specific adaptation of license templates.

But which activities of a user actually prevent him from switching to a cheaper license class? You can now easily find the reason: Select the license which should be compared, press the button and you will see all the activities of the user that prevent the cheaper license.

With this feature, license management is now able to react organizationally in such a way that work processes can be optimized. It’s annoying when a single activity, which may only be used once every six months, gives the user a more expensive license. With the new function, you can control this and save money.

Contract customizing now easier and more flexible
The automatic engine measurement is one of the most helpful features in samQ. If you want to prepare and display the results according to the contract, you can use the so-called Engine Dashboard. In this release, we adapted it to differentiated customer situations and made it even more flexible for you. Now you can group different products under the same material number, if necessary.

Increase license security for expensive developer licenses
In samQ you have always seen the information which developers are active in which systems in terms of licensing, but do not actually develop.

We extended this information table in the new release in such a way that you can see at a glance which developers are no longer active in any of the connected systems. This means that you can now react immediately without having to do a lot of research: simply deactivate the relevant users and delete them from the SAP Marketplace.

Developer licenses are always a stumbling block when it comes to additional license payments. With the new feature, you can finally solve this annoying issue permanently.

Inactivity report becomes clearer
Small adjustments were also made to the samQ report on inactive users and the expressiveness of the report.

Until now, you could view the complete information on inactivity in one screen. With many different licenses and diverse systems, this could quickly become confusing. For better clarity, you can now distinguish between the two tabs ‘License View’ and ‘System View’.

In addition, we have extended the search option so that the current time periods can always be displayed for the user groups that are license-relevant but can be deactivated, for example the last 90 days, 180 days, 360 days or ‘never logged in’. This gives you an exact overview of the date on which the user’s last action was.

This feature is relevant for samQ customers who have not activated the automatic user optimization or new customers who want to analyze this valuable information in detail. This is because inactive users can be deactivated and license costs saved. During regular operation samQ deactivates such users automatically, so that no costs arise in this area.

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