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 by reading this letter from our CEO, Geoff Scott, to hear about how ASUG has been representing the voice of the customer in conversations with SAP, as well as what you need to know about the recent changes to SAP's licensing model.
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.
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 last year. We also encourage you to discuss any licensing questions with your peers at the 2018 ASUG Annual Conference. Look for a related session to appear on the agenda.
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:
Webcast 1: What You Need to Know About SAP's New Licensing Model
Ron Gilson and Geoff Scott discuss what these changes mean for you as an SAP customer. Listen now.
Webcast 2: 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.