Identifying SAP Indirect Usage

Presented by

Joachim Paulini; Dan Kirtley

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Snow Software’s Joachim Paulini discusses SAP Indirect Usage; what it is and why there is a growing focus from SAP auditors in this area. SAP charges for Indirect Usage of its software and may penalize customers heavily if they are not correctly licensed. Every user that creates, reads or manipulates SAP data must be authorized and licensed to do so (whether directly or indirectly). An example of Indirect Usage is where the SAP system is accessed or queried by a third-party application. This might be automated or could be the result of a user accessing functionality or reporting in the said third-party application. A major challenge for organizations is to assess the level of SAP license compliance and quantify the financial risk Indirect Usage to which they are exposed. In this video, Joachim Paulini investigates the indicators of Indirect Usage which are tell-tale signs of the SAP system being accessed by third-party applications. By highlighting these indicators, Snow Optimizer for SAP ® Software enables budget planning and proactive mitigation of this financial risk. Learn more at: http://j.mp/SnowOS Read the e-book: http://j.mp/2dburPn

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