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Licensing only after authorization

Up to now, it has been common practice in licensing practice to base the selection of licenses on the functions of the users.
E-3 Magazine
November 1, 2018
Licensing only after authorization
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Logically, the lowest-priced license was therefore also available with a low range of functions. SAP now wants to change this purchasing behavior.

The plan: In the future, the license type will be determined by the scope of functions that a user can use. Their authorizations determine which functions a user can call up within the SAP system.

Licensing by entitlement is not new. There are already customers who use this method today. What is new, however, is SAP's about-face to go only by entitlements. In any case, when licensing by entitlement, it is important to have a clear and optimized entitlement concept so that you don't end up paying more.

Putting the SAP landscape in order

In many companies, the authorization concept is so crudely designed that many would panic and buy a large number of additional Professional licenses to cover all eventualities. However, such additional purchases can themselves become extremely expensive.

So before you blindly buy additional licenses as an SAP customer, you should first get an overview of your license landscape with the help of an intelligent software solution. The right tools help you to distribute your SAP licenses properly and to create suitable authorization concepts.

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