SAUG Webinar: Indirect Usage & SAP – Tackling the moving target

Your four-step plan to mitigate exposure

Keeping on top of SAP® licensing is a time-consuming and complex task. The correlation between licenses defined in a contract versus technical entitlement to use the SAP system has always been open to interpretation. The complexity of preparing for an SAP audit is exacerbated by the threat of Indirect Access fees.

A UK court ruled in favour of SAP against drinks giant Diageo for £54 million in determining the right of software vendors to charge license fees to users on indirect access to SAP generated data proving that it is crucial to fully understand your organizations financial risk from its usage of SAP.

This webinar, presented by our experts Dan Kirtley and Rafael Yak, will explain the various aspects of Indirect Access to help you understand your risk. We will then run through a four step plan to reduce this risk and remain prepared. Learn how to:

  • Assign users to their correct license type
  • Right-size the direct user population
  • Minimize the number of indirect users accessing your SAP system
  • Continuously optimize and improve

This webinar is proudly to you by SAUG Partner:

Presented by:

Rafael Yak, Snow Optimizer Lead, Snow Software

Rafael is responsible for the product sales and development for the Snow
Optimizer for SAP software. He has over 10 years of experience managing
License Compliance initiatives across the Asia Pacific region, including SAP where
he drove SAP onsite audit program.

Rafael currently assists Snow customers on the adoption and utilization of Snow

Optimizer for SAP to mitigation SAP licensing risk. As the Asia Pacific Product
Owner for Snow Optimizer for SAP, he is responsible for the adoption of the
Snow Optimizer and assist Snow’s customer mitigate SAP licensing risk through
the Snow Optimizer tool.
Rafael also has extensive knowledge in SAP Products and licensing
methodologies including Direct Usage, Indirect Usage, Business Objects, SAP
Engines and Packages, as well as SAP contracts and negations while leading the
SAP Onsite Audit.
He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Information Systems from DeVry University,
USA and the following certification: CSS(P) – Certified in Standards based in SAM
– for Professionals, Business Software Alliance.

Dan Kirtley, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Snow Software

Dan Kirtley is an IT industry expert with over fifteen years’ experience in the field. He has extensive knowledge of Software Asset Management and Security. In his current role at Snow Software, he focuses on SAP and datacenter licensing solutions. Dan has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Bath

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Event details

Thursday October 26th, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

26 Oct 17 10:00 AM


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