SAP® License Risk Management

License management with SAP® is complex and time-consuming, and therefore a real challenge for many companies. ConSalt License Optimizer @ SAP® creates transparency for your SAP® usage and helps to identify and sustainably minimize licensing risks.

Minimizing risks with ConSalt

Based on our experience from numerous SAP® license optimization projects for mid-sized and large international corporations, 30 to 40 percent of the SAP® software used is inadequately or incorrectly licensed.

SAP® is currently increasingly targeting unlicensed indirect usage in conjunction with the review of licensing requirements for "SAP NetWeaver Foundation for Third Party Applications" or the need to license "SAP Sales and Service Order Execution for B2B & B2C" through audits. Even though the topic of indirect use of SAP® software is not new, the pressure on companies is growing. For this very reason, a holistic license and software asset management is required.

As an SAP® license specialist, ConSalt comprehensively supports the identification of possible licensing risks and provides an optimal licensing strategy.

ConSalt License Optimizer @ SAP®

With our singular solution "ConSalt License Optimizer @ SAP" and our technical expertise, we support you comprehensively: from the analysis of your SAP® landscape and identification of licensing errors, to the development of a sustainable strategy for managing your software assets. This service pays off for our customers. As part of our projects, we were able to reduce risk by up to 80% for indirect usage alone.

Your Benefits at a glance

  • Independent* risk assessment including recommended actions
  • Full transparency
  • License Agreement optimization, e.g.
    • Under- and over-licensing
    • Role assignment and use (GRC)
    • Access optimization (Indirect Usage)
  • Implementation of license management processes
  • Support in contract negotiations / audits with SAP®
  • Customized Manager Service concepts
  • Many years of expertise.

*ConSalt is neither SAP® Auditor nor SAP® Reseller

Our services in detail

Your Contact

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Katy Lerchenmüller-Arnold
Sales Manager DACH
E-Mail: katy.lerchenmueller-arnold[at]consalt.de
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License risk management of indirect usage of SAP®

Risk assessment of indirect usage

We create transparency of your SAP® usage and help to identify and minimize license risks for indirect use as well as reducing software license costs by optimization. As part of the analysis, you will receive the breakdown of access paths, user types, data types, data flow and first recommendations for optimizing your license management.

You will receive

  • A clear overview of your SAP® usage including role assignment and usage
  • User classification and indirect Access
  • A risk assessment including recommendations for action
Risikominderung indirekter Nutzung von SAP®

We evaluate which licenses are required in the case of indirect use, identify potential risks, and support you in optimizing your licensing processes and license agreements. With the right strategy, you can not only avoid the risks of indirect use, but also significantly reduce SAP® software costs.

You will receive

  • Risk assessment of the indirect use of SAP®
  • Derivation of license requirements
  • Recommendations for optimizing access paths
  • Preparation and implementation of optimal license management processes
Risk avoidance with indirect use of SAP®

New suppliers, distribution partners or customers, new software and systems – constant change requires a constant overview of the use of SAP® systems to know when something has been purchased or when processes need to be adapted. With regular SAP® licensing status reports and continuous monitoring of your SAP® usage, you always have a clear view of existing inventories, can avoid liability risks associated with indirect use and can optimize your license balance permanently and sustainably.

You will receive

  • Comprehensive reporting concepts for licensing status reports and trend Reports
  • Procurement and chargeback concepts
  • Managed Services concepts for your software contract and license management

License Risk Evaluation of SAP® Usage

License Risk Evaluation of SAP® Usage

Through our tool-supported analysis of your SAP® landscape, we identify potential licensing risks and make suggestions for optimizing your license costs. In addition to the license balance and the review of existing documentation, you will receive initial recommendations for action to optimize your license management.

You will receive

  • A clear overview of your SAP® usage including role assignment and role usage
  • A complete SAP® license balance sheet
  • A risk assessment including recommendations for action
Minimizing License Risks of SAP® Usage

So that you only pay for licenses that are actually needed, we identify unused SAP® licenses and match the users (roles) with the SAP® Named User licenses to optimize the SAP® license balance. Identified risks can then be minimized by optimizing your licensing process and licensing agreements.

You will receive

  • An optimized SAP® license balance
  • Recommendations for license agreement optimization including license types and configuration rights
  • Preparation and implementation of optimal license manangement processes
Avoiding License Risks of SAP® Usage

Not only license terms are subject to constant change; Organizational changes, new employees, or the acquisition of additional tools and software require license adjustments or additional purchases and thus require a continuous review of the use of the SAP® systems. With regular SAP® licensing status reports and continuous monitoring of your SAP® usage, you always have an overview of existing inventories, avoid liability for under-licensing and optimize your license balance permanently and sustainably.

You will receive

  • Comprehensive reporting concepts for licensing status reports and trend Reports
  • Procurement and chargeback concepts
  • Managed Services concepts for your software contract and license management

SAP® GRC Risk Mangement (Governance, Risk & Compliance)

Evaluation of SAP® GRC Risks

We create transparency of your SAP® usage and help you identify SoD risks, close IT vulnerabilities and evaluate possible commercial risks. As part of the analysis, you will receive not only the license balance and the review of existing documentation but also initial recommendations for license management optimization.

You will receive

  • Overview of SAP® role assignment and usage
  • SAP®-SoD*risk assessment (verification and evaluation)
  • Recommendations for action regarding:
    • Building Corporate Governance (principles of corporate governance)
    • SAP®-role definition and delimitation
    • SAP®-role mapping

*Segregation of Duties (SoD) is the organizational separation between organizational units or bodies in business processes to avoid possible conflicts of interest.

Minimizing SAP® GRC Risks

We provide guidance for corporate governance, helping to define and implement GRC policies and controls. We support the analysis of SAP® authorizations and help to identify SAP® SoD violations and avoid IT security incidents.

You will receive

  • Overview of corrective actions for corporate governance risks
  • Customized SAP® process framework (RACI)
  • Strategies and guidelines, as well as a plan for role assignment
Preventing SAP® GRC Risks

A continuous assessment of the SAP® usage and license situation is important to keeping track of personnel, organizational or technical changes. By defining authorization workflows and performing regular controls on changes, you always have a clear view of your SoD compliance and avoid liability risks permanently and sustainably.

You will receive

  • Reporting concepts including regular SAP® SoD risk Reports
  • SAP® governance concepts with authorization Workflows
  • Managed Service concepts for reporting and recurring SAP® SoD audits

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