Why are we covering licensing as a topic? Because it affects every SAP customer, whether SAP has been part of your enterprise architecture for a few years or more than 20. At ASUG, we believe it's important for customers to understand what's in their contracts, regardless of how long and complex they may be. So we've gathered some information here about how you can start to answer some of these questions at your organization.
You can start with this update from ASUG on how a new program is helping customers evaluate whether a move to SAP's digital access model will benefit their organizations. Or you can catch up with this letter from our CEO, Geoff Scott, describing how ASUG has been representing the voice of the customer in ongoing licensing conversations with SAP.
The biggest news since SAP released its documents-based licensing model is the new SAP Digital Access Adoption Program. Our CEO, Geoff Scott, explains why every customer should at least consider how the program could help with its road maps and planning for next year.
Ron Gilson, CIO of Johnsonville Sausage, is sharing his experiences in this series of blog posts as the company evaluates its exposure to indirect access and whether the SAP digital access license model is in Johnsonville's best interest to adopt.
You also can catch up on the licensing conversation in two webcasts featuring ASUG CEO Geoff Scott and Ron Gilson, CIO of Johnsonville Sausage. The first webcast covers what you missed on licensing at the ASUG Annual Conference. The second webcast offers a refresher on the basics of indirect access. If you missed the live broadcasts, they are available on demand anytime to ASUG members.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns. We want to hear from you and help you find the answers you need. We'll update this page regularly with the information you ask us to cover.
We've been getting a lot of good questions so far. Here's a blog post on the top six SAP licensing questions that customers have been asking.
The best way to stay connected is to fill out the form on this page so you can continue to receive ASUG updates on indirect use, SAP licensing, and the new SAP licensing model. SAP licensing is a particularly hot topic at the ASUG Executive Exchange. Our community of C-level leaders has been talking about licensing issues at its local and national gatherings since SAP released its digital access model.
ASUG has spent extensive time sitting down with subject-matter experts at SAP to discuss and determine clear definitions for the key areas associated with licensing.
Before you decide what to do next about your SAP license, you should tune in to watch these webcasts. We've gathered voices from ASUG, SAP, and the community to discuss the finer points of the changes to the sales and audit process, along with the new licensing model.
ASUG's Licensing Webcast Series:
Geoff Scott and Ron Gilson will revisit SAP’s definitions of use, access type, and indirect access, along with how the documents-based model works. Register to listen to this on-demand webcast. [Open to ASUG members only.]
Geoff Scott, CEO of ASUG, and Ron Gilson, CIO of Johnsonville Sausage, discuss what they learned from SAP customers about the new documents-based licensing model at ASUG Annual Conference. Register now to listen to this on-demand webcast. [Open to ASUG members only.]
Geoff Scott, CEO of ASUG, and Ron Gilson, CIO of Johnsonville Sausage, catch up on what we’ve learned from our conversations with SAP last year. Register now to listen to this on-demand webcast. [Open to ASUG members only.]
Of all the licensing questions we’ve received from SAP customers, the most common ones revolve around interfaces with SAP systems. Geoff Scott, CEO of ASUG, and Ron Gilson, CIO of Johnsonville Sausage, share what they've discovered so you can understand any potential risks. Register now to listen to this on-demand webcast. [Open to ASUG members only.]
What You Need to Know About the Sales and Audit Changes at SAP
Matthias Medert from SAP’s Global License, Audit, and Compliance team explains the separation of sales and audit activities, as well as what customers can expect from the audit process today. Listen now.
David Morrison applies the first-hand knowledge he gained as an SAP customer to his role at Snow Software. He offers best practices and indirect use scenarios to look out for. Listen now.
Sebastian Schoofs, Executive Director at VOQUZ, shares his tips for how customers can make sure to know what they own and be ready if the auditors come knocking. Listen now.
Longtime ERP analyst and co-founder of Diginomica Jon Reed joins us to deconstruct SAP’s document-based pricing model and compare it with other enterprise software pricing approaches. Listen now.
Josh Greenbaum has been covering SAP since the launch of the R/3 enterprise suite. He offers context on how indirect use is challenging all enterprise software providers and how SAP is faring with its new model. Listen now.
Sonya Swann, Head of Pricing & Commercialization at SAP, joins us to explain the new document-based pricing model, how it works, and the value it can offer customers. Listen now.
Indirect and Direct Use Definitions
Geoff Scott and Ron Gilson get into the definitions that every SAP customer should understand about direct use, indirect use, and static read scenarios. Listen now.
The CIO's Perspective on Licensing Changes
Ron Gilson and Geoff Scott talk about what these changes might mean for CIOs and other tech leaders. Listen now. [Open to ASUG members only.]