Gartner Research

Plan Your SAP License Audit to Eliminate Surprises

Published: 09 August 2013

ID: G00252174

Analyst(s): Victoria Barber, Lori Samolsky

Summary

SAP mandates annual license self-audits from its customers. As these may involve significant resource overheads due to licensing complexity, software asset managers should utilize proper documentation, timing and the steps outlined below to reduce costs and the risk of significant unbudgeted fees.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Analysis

  • Check all of Your SAP Documents for Audit and Compliance Provisions
    • Use These Guidelines on Receiving a Formal Audit Request From SAP
    • Check for Conflicts of Interest Before Using Third-Party Auditors
  • Gather Proper Documentation for Sap License Audits
  • Establishing Your Audit Evaluation Priorities
  • Evaluate Contractual Entitlements and Validate the Details
  • Summary

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