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Johnsonville’s Journey: The “Indirect” in Indirect Access
Ron Gilson
Ron Gilson in Indirect Access, Licensing October 20, 2019

Johnsonville’s Journey: The “Indirect” in Indirect Access

In my role as CIO of Johnsonville, I am analyzing indirect access, the impact of digital access licensing, and the pros and cons of adopting the new licensing model. I have committed to documenting that process and sharing insights with you in a series of blog posts.

Where Johnsonville’s Indirect Access Journey Started

In my first post, I provided some background and laid out Johnsonville’s high-level approach to the process. In my second post, I walked through the actual steps Johnsonville took to get a first-pass estimate of our document..

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Johnsonville’s Journey: Assessing Our Digital Access and Running SAP’s Estimator Tool
Ron Gilson
Ron Gilson in Indirect Access, Licensing August 31, 2019

Johnsonville’s Journey: Assessing Our Digital Access and Running SAP’s Estimator Tool

In my role as CIO of Johnsonville, I am analyzing indirect access, the impact of digital access licensing, and the pros and cons of adopting the new licensing model. I have committed to documenting that process and sharing insights with you in a series of blog posts. In the first post, I provided some background and laid out Johnsonville’s high-level approach to the process. In this post, I will cover the initial steps we took to get an understanding of our indirect access exposure and an estimate of documents required to address that exposure..

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A New Answer to Your SAP Digital Access Questions
Geoff Scott
Geoff Scott in Indirect Access, Licensing May 06, 2019

A New Answer to Your SAP Digital Access Questions

Today, ASUG is excited to team up with DSAG and SAP to announce the Digital Access Adoption Program (DAAP). This new program is designed to help customers move to the digital access license model. According to Robin Manherz, SVP of global portfolio planning and commercialization at SAP, the new program promises “to remove uncertainty or trepidation associated with historic transactions, audits, and/or negotiated indirect licensing terms that may have, over time, become difficult for customers and SAP to succinctly rationalize.”

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Your Top 6 SAP Licensing Questions, Answered
Ann Marie Gray
Ann Marie Gray in Indirect Access, Licensing May 13, 2018

Your Top 6 SAP Licensing Questions, Answered

Ever since SAP released its official announcement about its new documents-based licensing model in early April, we’ve been receiving lots of questions from ASUG members about the changes. But we’ve seen some common themes emerge from all of them. To help others in the SAP community who might be asking themselves the same things, we’re sharing the top six most common questions and their answers here.

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SAP Licensing 101 for SAP Customers
Ann Marie Gray
Ann Marie Gray in Indirect Access, Licensing April 10, 2018

SAP Licensing 101 for SAP Customers

The Background on the SAP Licensing Conversation

Since September 2017, ASUG and other global user groups (including DSAG and SUGEN) have brought the voice of the customer into the decision-making process at SAP to address some challenges related to licensing, sales, and audits.

 Through the process, ASUG has remained focused on what we consider the top three objectives:

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SAP Business One and Indirect Access
Richard Duffy
Richard Duffy in SAP Business One, Indirect Access, Licensing October 11, 2017

SAP Business One and Indirect Access

Indirect access is a topic I have been following since it first came up in the news, particularly after SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference when Bill McDermott addressed it onstage.  Nearly five months later, my ASUG colleague, Chris Crone, describes our current state accurately in the title of her recent blog post: So Many Questions, So Few Answers

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