Licensing & Costs

Evaluating The Quality of Gartner’s Advice on S/4HANA Licensing

Executive Summary Gartner provides specific advice on how to manage S/4HANA licenses and related topics best. We evaluate this advice for accuracy. Introduction Gartner states the following about S/4HANA software licenses in their article, How to License SAP S/4HANA Software, and their article, Minimizing S/4HANA Migration Costs by Leveraging conversion. Gartner Begins by Providing the…

Licensing & Costs

How Commercial Software Became About Charging Multiple Times for the Same IP

Executive Summary Commercial software vendors trump up their IP, but they attempt to charge multiple times for the same IP. In this article, we cover how they both take IP from the public domain and double and triple charge customers. Introduction The original proposal around commercial licenses is the same as for patents. As presented by…

Licensing & Costs

The Accuracy of TechTarget’s Article on S/4HANA and Indirect Access

Executive Summary TechTarget produced an article with contributors of varying accuracy on S/4HANA and indirect access. This includes Massimo Pezzini at Gartner, Cindy Jutras, President of Mint Jutras LLC, Josh Greenbaum or Enterprise Consulting, Holger Mueller of Constellation Research, Ray Boggs of IDC, and Duncan Jones of Forrester Research. Introduction In this article, we will…

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Why SAM Software Will Never be Included with SAP

Executive Summary SAP provides a transaction called LAW. Many SAP customers think that LAW is used for something that it isn’t. Introduction In this article, we will review the LAW transaction, particularly the interpretation of LAW versus true SAM software. The License Administration Workbench (LAW) This is what SAP says about their LAW transaction: The…

Licensing & Costs

Should You Trade In Unused Licenses for S/4HANA and HANA?

Executive Summary Snow Software explained how to trade in unused SAP licenses for S/4 HANA. Snow’s article makes unfounded assumptions regarding the readiness of S/4HANA while approaching the question from the perspective of only the licensing implications. Introduction In this article, we will evaluate a strategy that is proposed by Snow Software on their website….