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Recent Press Coverage: "Indirect use" of SAP software

In February 2017, the verdict of a British court fueled the discussion about controversial license costs for "indirect use" of SAP software in Germany.
Users are sometimes confused and often upset as there are still no clear statements from SAP or obvious progress in the clear definition of licensable Scenarios.

Current News

Pressure on SAP from the press and users is growing. We have complied recent articles:

Date: 08Nov2017
Country: Germany
Publication: Wirtschafts Woche
Author: Michael Kroker
Title: “Wie SAP seine Kunden verärgert” ("How SAP Upset its Customers”)

Date: 13Nov2017
Country: Germany
Publication: Handelsblatt Global
Author: Michael Kroker
Title: “SAP saps client goodwill

Date: 15Nov2017
Country: Malaysia
Publication: Enterprise IT News
Author: Cat Yong
Title: “SAP Indirect Access: Stifling Innovation?”

Date: 21Nov2017
Country: UK, Europe and Rest of World
Publication: Computer Weekly
Author: Cliff Saran
Title: “SAP indirect access: Prepare for the impact on third-party applications

Date: 26Nov2017
Country: UK
Publication: diginomica.com
Author: Den Howlett
Title: “Trust and relevance – the twin challenges SAP faces as it meets with SAP UK & Ireland User Group

Date: 27Nov2017
Country: UK
Publication: The Register
Author: Rebecca Hill
Title: “SAP fondlers: IoT? Machine learning? Woah there, we still don't understand licensing

Date: 28Nov2017
Country: UK
Publication: diginomica.com
Author: Den Howlett
Title: “SAP indirect access licensing as viewed from the UK and Irish trenches

Date: 29Nov2017
Country: USA
Publication: Enterprise Irregulars
Author: Vinnie Mirchandani
Title: “Don’t write off SAP yet

Date: 01Dec2017
Country: UK, Europe and Rest of World
Publication: Computer Weekly
Author: Brian McKenna
Title: “SAP and customers still in cockpit of debate about indirect licensing

Date: 4Dec2017
Country: US
Publication: Enterprise Irregulars
Author: Ray Wang
Title:: “What’s Top Of Mind From SAP Customers

Date: 5Dec2017
Country: UK
Publication: The Register
Author: Rebecca Hill
Title: “You're SAP-ing my will to live: Licensing debate lumbers on as ERP giant tries to rebuild trust

About the Author

Portrait Dr. Jan Hachenberger

Dr. Jan Hachenberger is Partner and Executive Board Member of ConSalt Unternehmensberatung GmbH. On behalf of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) e.V., Hachenberger continues to expand the international standard for IT Asset Management as delegate and representative of Germany. The graduate in political science and business administration has set himself the goal of developing ConSalt Unternehmensberatung GmbH into the leading German consulting firm for IT and software asset Management.

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IT

Keywords:

  • #compliance
  • #Hachenberger
  • #indirect access
  • #SAP

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