SAP´s DAAP: Licensing Win or Trojan Horse

Blog Post created by Myrja.Schumacher Employee on May 16, 2019

This week SAP announced the creation of their new Digital Access Adoption Program (DAAP). The ERP giant introduced the Indirect/Digital Access pricing model last year, and since then approximately 800 customers have switched to the digital access model, which is just 0.2% of the customer base. In an effort to accelerate adoption, DAAP provides a financial incentive if customers opt for SAP’s digital access model within the next year.


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Negotiating licenses with DAAP

SAP customers should pay close attention during upcoming license negotiations to create contractual clarity through appropriate additional regulations. This applies equally to existing and new customers. If unsolicited license measurements or considerable after-licensing costs are imminent, it is advisable to carefully examine all options for action – both from a technical and legal point of view. As a result, technical, copyright, and antitrust limitations may make the new SAP license model vulnerable in many ways, giving customers considerable room for negotiation.

You should also take SAP license management and license optimization into your own hands with an SAP software license management tool that helps you analyze the data connections from and to RFC or HTTP connections, IDocs, or batch input that cause indirect usage. In addition, with the right tool, you could consolidate your Named User licenses, verify usage, determine the most cost-effective Named User licenses, and most importantly, save a lot of time.

Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software displays digital receipts on selected data sources. Period, document type and user can be selected on a consolidated basis to narrow down the results based on real data. If you know your risks with regard to indirect SAP use, you have a clear advantage because you know more about your indirect use than SAP. This allows you to counter SAP's measurements with your own and make informed decisions when it comes to your licenses. Not every SAP customer can say the same.