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There comes a point in time when an organization discovers it needs additional SAP licenses or that its current licenses are no longer covering its actual needs.

In most cases, a deep analysis of a company’s SAP licenses is conducted before the actual SAP audit occurs. The organization receives a letter from SAP regarding self-assessment and the CFO orders an internal inspection. Then the gaps are revealed.

Treat SAP Licensing as hidden cards

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When it comes to having a successful SAP licensing audit, remember the acronym “ECC”:

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Do you know the best way to handle ongoing new T-Code and development requests? Should the CIO approve allocating the resources for business requirements as they pop up or should he thoroughly inspect each application first?

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What’s really going on with your employees’ authorizations? Are they all in use, or should some be removed? Are you complying with SOX requirements? If you are like most people it’s just too much. Here's an eBook that will help you solve that problem. The link below will give you access to the free 50-page eBook about conducting a successful Authorization Review. It’s loaded with tons of knowledge, tips and tricks, and it’s based on years of our experience and experience from our customers.

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I recently had a meeting with a group of CIOs about monitoring users in the cloud. Here's my take-away.

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Xpandion creates “behavior-based profiling” for business applications. Sounds impressive, huh? However, do you know what it means, exactly?

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The Gate Keeper for SAP Licensing

Who’s in charge of SAP licensing in your organization? Is it you? A dedicated Licensing Manager (aka Software Asset Manager, aka SAM)? Maybe it’s the IT manager or the CIO? Someone is doing this job, because each year, many vendors including SAP, conduct software licensing audits and someone is providing the reports. It's not an easy task, things fall through the cracks, and even the most minor mistake or oversight can be embarrassing, or ahem… illegal. We’ll explain how you can avoid an unpleasant situation and ensure software compliance.

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If you’re like most CIOs, CISOs or internal auditors that work in a company that has implemented SAP, every day you have to contend with overloaded terms like “Profile,” “Authorization Role” and “Authorization Object” and quotes such as “This person can't access the company code because he doesn’t have BUKRS in his profile.” Don’t worry. You’re not the only one who feels like they speak a different language. Keep reading.

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