Typcially refers to the consolidation of multiple group organisations onto one or more common SAP instances providing improved business operations, financial reporting and supply chain integration.
SAP licensing can be simplified and alligned with the new SAP landscape and organisational structure by evaluating the optimal future to-be licensing model and roadmapping the business transition from the current as-is state.
Similarly groups who continue to operate each subsidary with their own SAP system can move onto an enterprise licensing agreement where each businesses software entitlement is covered by one contract.
Following the legal and operational merger of two organisations into one there are various contract and licensing challenges. The new organisation will operate as one with a single business systems solutions.
Relying on SAP to negotiate the new contract and licensing deal is not likely to earn you the best value or the solution that meets your needs. JNC can lend expert help in evaluating the existing SAP assets and what what assets are required to cover the new state.
♦ Often the combined assets of two merging SAP organisations exceeds the new entitlement required. Surplus can be traded against future strategic license purchases or catalogued accurately as a pool of new usable and manageable surplus.
An organisation aquires a new business. Typically aquired businesses operate seperately whilst either being owned directly by a parent organisation or operates as part of a group company. Aquired business may continue to operate on their own SAP system, may be migrated onto an existing company system, or indeed their system might be rolled out to the company that aquired it.
In all scenarios either the landscape changes or the extent of the use changes. The as-is and to-be licensing requirements are typically different. JNC can accurately resolve these scenarios to ensure consolidating assets, catalogueing surplus and identifying licensing gaps where new procurements are required.
The sale of a business arm or subsidiary, often to re-allign core business strategies, to cash in on a matured investment, off-load a poor performing business or raise capital for new alternative investments.
In any case if the business has its own system the license assets owned by that business will go with it. However where that businesses usage was covered by an umbrella enterprise licensing agreement a deal to seperate license assets will be required.
♦ SAP may not be so willing to accomodate this perhaps seeing the opportunity to sell new licensing to the divested business. We establish both the contractual and legal principles that facilitate a licensing deal that benefits the customer operationally and commercially.
When seperate businesses, or regions with common processes move onto one single SAP instance as opposed to seperate instances. It is common for similar business verticals to operate regionally with region specific SAP systems. A global tempate moves all global regions onto one global SAP instance.
A global template implementation also typically incorporates new processes, best practices and the lastest technologies, perhaps expanding the template into new business solutions. The new system will be used differently and will involve a changed systems landscape. This requires consideration to what licensing is required to satisfy use of the new sytem at a gloabl level and what assets were previously held.
JNC define the as-is and to-be states and perform licensing gap analysis to identify what you have that you won’t need, and what you need that you don’t have. So long as SAP stand to gain through the transaction, the opportunity can be used to trade surplus or redundant assets against any licensing procurement being made.