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Reduce SAP On-Premises Maintenance Costs When Licensing HANA by Incorporating SAP's Extension Policy

Published: 01 March 2018

ID: G00350634

Analyst(s): Bill Ryan , Roberto Sacco , Lori Samolsky

Summary

Migrating to S/4HANA and HANA DBMS requires calculating fees based on existing SAP software. This migration is your single largest leverage position with SAP. Sourcing and vendor management leaders must identify shelfware and license redundancy, and apply SAP Extension Policies to optimize costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Quantify Shelfware and Apply the Extension Policy to Minimize HSAV and Associated License Fees
  • Offset Third-Party DBMS Shelfware Maintenance Caused by HANA Runtime Implementation
  • Include Explicit Terms and Conditions During Contract Negotiations

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