Gartner Expert

Jan Cook

Sr Director Analyst

I am a senior SAP software licensing expert and Senior Director, Analyst with Gartner. My main areas of expertise are SAP S/4 HANA, SAP Cloud, and SAP Digital Access. I hold a Masters with Merit in Design Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (2005) and gained my Practitioner's Certificate in SAP Licensing with the IBSMA in 2018. I have a total of 8 years IT Consulting experience, 5 of which specializing exclusively in SAP licensing and software asset management. I have completed over 50 SAP licensing projects for many of the biggest SAP customers in the world.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, I worked as the Practice Director Advisory in the UK for VOQUZ Labs who provide and software asset management tools and related advisory services for SAP end users. Prior to that I worked as Senior Consultant & Global Engagement Manager for JNC Consulting, a boutique advisory firm focusing on SAP license management and negotiations. In my 5 years specializing in SAP licensing, I have delivered over 50 advisory engagements for some of SAP's biggest global customers.

Education

Masters with Merit in Design Engineering

SAP Licensing Practitioners Certificate (PCSAP), IBSMA

Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM), PMI

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1SAP ECC & S/4 HANA license negotiations

2SAP Cloud Conversion and negotiations

3SAP Indirect and Digital Access licensing

4Software Asset Management for SAP

5SAP license audits and disputes