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The SAP Indirect Usage Time Bomb


Why third-party applications accessing SAP data could cost you dearly

Are you using software that can query or write to an SAP database? For example, does your CRM access data in your ERP solution? Are you aware that you could be liable for something called “Indirect Usage” and that in all likelihood you will be under-licensed for SAP? Customers are increasingly being targeted by SAP (and other vendors) in pursuit of Indirect Usage fees – for thousands, possibly millions.

It’s a situation that will only get worse, rather than going away, so feigning ignorance is not an option.  So what can you do to avoid large unbudgeted costs when audited?  Read on…