The recent judgement in favor of SAP in the litigation concerning indirect usage disconcerts the global SAP community. As an outcome, transparency, related to the entire SAP infrastructure is becoming a high priority.
Gone are the days when tax advice was a secret science limited to preparing written submissions and obtaining rulings. Modern tax advisory services increasingly draw on IT, with the use of software solutions gradually becoming the norm. Tax goes IT, so to speak.
SAP licensees need to know what licenses they own, and what they are using them for. As well as being fundamental to the effective control of the technical environment, this information allows licensees to drive better value from software investments and avoid the wasted costs of ‘shelf-ware’.