Contractual risk compliance involves looking at the broader spectrum of the licensing of the SAP environment. Whilst initially focusing primarily on Named-users and Engines, we seek other areas of potential non-compliance. Non-compliance can occur in a multitude of ways depending upon the individual landscape. Our aim is to bring awareness of potential risks and in particular unforeseen risks that can result in significant and unexpected costs.
Using our experience in auditing SAP landscapes we can highlight areas of concern to ultimately bring awareness allowing your business to take decisive action to avoid costly non-compliance tariffs.
Obtain an extract of the customer SAP contract(s) to fully comprehend contractual boundaries for licensing named users thereafter used to perform an as-is measurement. A contract review will also consist of benchmarking contractual restrictions to educate the client on how other industry leaders are licensing their environment and identify any contractual optimization opportunities.
Named User Measurement
The purpose of this measurement is to logically determine the required licenses for all named users within the organization based on the contractual entitlement. This exercise is purely a fact-finding exercise leading us to identify potential optimization opportunities
Key business metrics are used to measure the usage of SAP for example procurement – how many revenue-generating purchase orders have been created annually? Standard audit tools will only perform an inventory of all purchase orders. We will perform a forensic analysis to determine the actual usage of engines to ensure all figures are reported accurately
Dive deeper into your landscape to discover your actual licensing position versus your potential optimal licensing position. This step heavily involves analyzing statistical data, system administration data and user provisioning data to discover what licensing you need based on your actual usage of the SAP system. This step has high success rates not only from a cost savings perspective but also steers the client for future procurements, and license management processes.
Return on Investment
JNC expect to deliver a minimum of 500% ROI from every licensing project. That’s 50,000 of cost saved for every 10,000 spent. Whilst expected ROI starts at 5x your investment JNC have delivered results up to 100x the cost of project delivery.
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