New Cloud Service For Optimizing SAP® Licenses

New Cloud Service For Optimizing SAP® Licenses

Instantly identifies underused, dormant & misclassified SAP® accounts

A new SaaS version of XPANDION’s LicenseAuditor for optimizing SAP licenses is now available. Requiring no additional hardware and no installation, LicenseAuditor-SaaS provides instant visibility of actual SAP license usage - identifying dormant, underused, duplicate, and misclassified SAP accounts. Analysis of periods of up to a year can be completed on the day of implementation, providing valuable data that can be used in discussions with SAP.

Tel Aviv, Israel, September 6, 2010, – XPANDION, a provider of solutions that improve SAP® security and optimize SAP licenses, announced the availability of a SaaS version of its popular LicenseAuditor software, part of the ProfileTailor™ suite. LicenseAuditor overcomes the complex problem of monitoring and managing SAP license usage - enabling enterprises to maintain continuous real-time visibility of their actual SAP license usage, and to control current and future costs - with no additional hardware required.

Identifying dormant, underused, duplicate, and misclassified SAP license accounts, LicenseAuditor-SaaS empowers enterprises with an immediate and accurate grasp of their previously unintelligible situation. The identification of misclassified users is of particular importance, enabling companies to re-assign users to correct classifications types, and to assign existing licenses to new employees. The solution is especially useful prior to the ordering of new SAP usernames - and prior to annual SAP license fee negotiations.

Based on historical data, LicenseAuditor-SaaS enables an instant snapshot of SAP license usage, analyzing even periods of a year - on the day of implementation. Calculations can be done according to the amount of activity, type of usage, or activity groups. Hosted either on XPANDION’s secure cloud server – or on the servers of the enterprise’s trusted implementers, the final SAP licensing report and recommendations can be received online or via email, or can be accessed via a browser.

According to XPANDION’s Founder, Moshe Panzer, “With LicenseAuditor-SaaS, enterprises of all sizes can now control their SAP license costs and fully optimize their SAP investments. They can select the most advantageous method of SAP license inspection - calculating according to the amount of activity, type of usage, or even by activity groups. This is a unique service that enables every organization, large or small, to benefit from data that they could not previously obtain – and to utilize it in their license planning and negotiations.” Calculating by activity groups is considered the most effective method of calculation, but, until now, has been almost impossible to perform, even manually. With XPANDION’s solution, companies can now fully customize their activity groups, automatically. LicenseAuditor also handles the issue of users being active in multiple clients and systems. The solution automatically combines and synchronizes their various usernames into one entity.

A Quick Guide to SAP Licensing, written by XPANDION’s CEO, Moshe Panzer, can be found on the IT Asset Management site: http://www.itassetmanagement.net/2010/09/02/sap-licensing-quick-guide/.

ABOUT XPANDION
Focused on the areas of SAP® security and SAP licensing, XPANDION creates user-friendly, easily deployed, automated management solutions for SAP’s global customers. XPANDION’s ProfileTailor™ suite delivers unprecedented visibility of actual, real-time SAP authorization usage – enabling significant improvements in enterprise security, including reduction of fraud and leakage of sensitive data. It is the first solution that detects and alerts to deviations in behavior in real time - including deviations from SoD (Segregation of Duties) rules. ProfileTailor creates a thin and controllable SAP system that can be easily managed with substantially reduced effort and resources. Once the confusion regarding authorizations has been dispelled, enterprises can then maintain ongoing control of their SAP licenses and authorization usage. XPANDION’s LicenseAuditor - available as classic enterprise software and also via a SaaS model - optimizes SAP investments, enabling considerable savings through the identification of dormant, underused, duplicate and misclassified users.

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