Snow Software Receives ITAM Review’s First SAP License Management Certification
Stockholm, October 24, 2017 – Snow Software (Snow), the global leader in Software Asset Management (SAM) and Cloud Spend Management solutions, today announced that it has received the ITAM Review’s SAP License Management Certification for its solution Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software.
ITAM Review’s SAP License Management Certification is an independent verification designed to help ITAM practitioners identify tools suitable for managing SAP Licensing. It provides buyers with the confidence that a certified solution has the features necessary to manage SAP, and has been endorsed by trusted professional references of customers using the tools in live environments.
Snow Optimizer for SAP Software provides SAP license optimization and management automation with a single-pane view of usage across all systems within SAP’s native interface. It enables companies to achieve the transparency and visibility necessary to actively optimize and manage their SAP deployments.
Among the key features of Snow Optimizer for SAP Software that met the assessment criteria for the SAP License Management standard are:
- Identification and removal of inactive users in just a few clicks via an aggregated view.
- Identification and removal of duplicate users (both identical duplicates and close matches) via rules and algorithms taking away otherwise heavy lifting tasks.
- Identification and management of Indirect Access risk with granular detail of channels accessing the SAP infrastructure.
“Snow Optimizer for SAP Software exceeds the requirements of The ITAM Review SAP License Management Standard,” said Martin Thompson, publisher of The ITAM Review. “Not only does it provide essential features for SAP license management, it can be implemented on a set-it-and-forget-it automated basis. The customer references verified it works in live environments as promised. Given the financial stakes involved with SAP, the ROI of Snow Optimizer for SAP Software has to be one of the biggest no-brainers in SAM.”
One of the customers interviewed during the certification evaluation process estimated that ROI for them is in the tens of millions of Swiss Francs from saving thousands of named user accounts.
Joachim Paulini, Product Manager for Snow Optimizer for SAP Software said, “SAP has a complex licensing environment, where a lack of insight can result in significant financial and legal liabilities, whether from direct or indirect usage, or paying for license types that are in excess of a user’s behavior. We are delighted to receive this independent certification from the ITAM Review for Snow’s solution as SAP is considered business critical for many organizations, so effective management of its usage is essential to avoid unplanned expenditure.”
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