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samQ License Optimizer -
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samQ License Optimizer -
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VOQUZ Labs, SAP License, SAP Authorization, SAP Compliance; SAP Lizenz, SAP Berechtigungen, SAP License Management, SAP Lizenzmanagement, SAP License Optimization, SAP Lizenzoptimierung, SAP Licensing, SAP Lizenzierung

Which employee uses which SAP applications? Do they have the correct user license for it? How many licenses are there in the company overall, and how many would be needed? Is SAP data used indirectly by third-party or homegrown applications? samQ License Optimizer for SAP creates transparency and grants user licenses automatically and dynamically based on their actual usage of SAP systems. License management can be that easy!

Which employee uses which SAP applications? Do they have the correct user license for it? How many licenses are there in the company overall, and how many would be needed? Is SAP data used indirectly by third-party or homegrown applications? samQ License Optimizer for SAP creates transparency and grants user licenses automatically and dynamically based on their actual usage of SAP systems. License management can be that easy!

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Complex requirements for SAP license management

Every company that deploys SAP software is only permitted to use it in accordance with contractual provisions. However, there are different licensing metrics and licensing conditions for different SAP products. In some cases, they are very vague or completely undefi ned. In addition, there are also individually negotiated agreements, software updates and upgrades, and changes to SAP’s Terms & Conditions, which have to be taken into consideration for SAP license management.

SAP system measurement — Are you paying too much?
Companies have to measure their systems once a year to ensure they are using SAP products correctly. They do this on their own based on SAP guidelines and then submit the results to the software manufacturer. On this subject, SAP writes:
“To be able to measure all the users of your SAP systems uniquely and precisely, you have to classify your users prior to every system measurement based on their actual usage and the underlying price lists with the corresponding contractual user type.

This poses a major challenge for companies with a large number of SAP users and a complex SAP landscape with multiple production systems. Reliable usage data has to be collected in order to assign the optimal license to every SAP user at any time. However, this requires a level of effort in terms of personnel, time and money that cannot be met when done manually. To ensure compliance and avoid under-licensing, SAP customers therefore usually grant licenses based on authorizations. Consequently, users often receive a maximum license rather than a cheaper one that fi ts their usage behavior much better. This results in unnecessary additional costs for licenses and maintenance due to over-licensing.

Non-compliance and under-licensing
Another major financial and legal risk is posed by under-licensing. In this case, a user’s actual usage exceeds the scope authorized by their license. SAP may therefore demand additional payments or the purchase of additional licenses, a situation that may involve legal proceedings. But in many cases, there is no need to buy additional licenses. Sometimes it is enough to redistribute or reclassify users in order to free up enough licenses and put them to a different use. However, the results of the SAP system measurement do not reveal this potential.

With the help of samQ License Optimizer for SAP, SAP customers can detect these situations and classify users based on their actual usage. This results in a more effi cient use of existing licenses, adherence of compliance guidelines, and cost optimization for license purchases and maintenance. Without a tool, it is impossible to achieve this.

The smartest solution: samQ

By optimizing your SAP license inventory with samQ License Optimizer, you can guarantee permanent, ideal distribution of the existing license inventory based on actual usage. The tool collects reliable data on users’ usage behavior, analyzes and evaluates it based on a transaction database with optimized license types. The result is a permanently optimized SAP landscape. This means that complex preparations for the SAP system measurement belong to the past. License audits become transparent and verifiable.

samQ is programmed in ABAP and installed as an SAP add-on on a central Netweaver system connected via standard RFC connections to the systems that shall be measured. No software is installed on production SAP systems.

The heart of samQ is a transactional database. VOQUZ provides the database with a collection of all the standard transactions that can be run in SAP. The database can be expanded to include customer-specific license definitions as well as individual Z and Y transactions, and it includes the most common SAP add-ons. The transactional database is constantly expanded and updated to include new transactions. Consequently, samQ is the only dynamic tool on the market for SAP software asset management solutions.

The smartest solution: samQ

samQ License Optimize for SAP gives you full control of your SAP license management. Usage-based license distribution keeps you fully prepared for annual system measurement at all times – without requiring you to classify users manually. It consolidates double or inactive users and identifies unused licenses. Furthermore, samQ detects possible cases of indirect access, which you can then check and license proactively, as required.

Thanks to a range of analysis functions, you can test different configurations and licensing scenarios to determine your best possible strategy. The optional Fiori dashboard displays the most important licensing information and sends out alert notifications when critical states are reached. That means you can always keep an eye on package and engine usage and recognize trends in license usage at an early stage.

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Benefits at a glance

  • Transparent licensing on a usage basis and full SAP software license compliance.
  • Avoidance of costly over- and under-licensing.
  • Targeted (additional) purchasing of optimal license types in exactly the right quantity.
  • Automatic assignment of licenses reduces manual effort by up to 80 percent
  • Identification of indirect access
  • Cost savings thanks to optimal license distribution and possible use of alternative, less expensive licenses
  • More negotiation power when dealing with SAP

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