SAP Digital Access license model

Transparency and reliability not yet achieved

“This makes digital access transparent and reliable” was the slogan with which SAP advertised its new pricing model for licensing indirect use in 2018. A year later, SAP launched the Digital Access Adoption Program (DAAP), an offer to accelerate the spread, especially among its existing customers.

But how is the acceptance of the SAP Digital Access license model going and does the Digital Access Adoption Program offer sufficient incentives for a change?

This new survey by Felix Baran of COMPLION AG and Guido Schneider CEO of Software License Compliance 365 Ltd. sought to answer these questions.

The Conclusion? Goal not (yet) achieved.

The efforts of SAP to establish the new pricing model SAP Digital Access for the licensing of indirect use have not yet been successfully achieved. The call of SAP customers to make licensing more transparent is still loud, but doubts remain about the fundamental legality of SAP’s demand for additional fees for indirect use.

At the same time, those responsible for licenses are trying to gain more security when assessing
requirements and negotiating with SAP. The only thing that is certain at the moment is that there is (still) no talk of “transparent and reliable access” in digital access, and so it will initially remain a “lifelong, but severely limited, trusting relationship”.

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