Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software
Software license optimization for one of the enterprise’s largest IT costs
Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software provides transparency and intelligence that can save organizations millions in SAP* software licensing costs.
With a complex range of licensing options and lack of in-built optimization tools, it’s easy for organizations to lose control of their SAP license types and expose themselves to substantial financial and legal liabilities, even if configured licenses are not being fully utilized.
Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software gives the organization the insight and intelligence required to ensure SAP licensing is right-sized to actual needs – both preventing unintended overspend and putting the SAP administration team in the driving seat when it comes to SAP license and contract negotiations.
Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software at a glance:
- SAP-certified solution, native to SAP management interface
- SAP S/4 HANA ready: Centrally monitors memory usage
- Full SAP baseline inventory
- Contract Management and Compliance Reports for Users, Engines and Self-Declaration Products
- Matches SAP license types to actual usage
- Detects and highlights Indirect Usage
- Automatically identifies & fixes obsolete and duplicate SAP users
- Rapidly deployed.
INVENTORY & ANALYZE SAP USAGE TO ELIMINATE WASTED SPEND
Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software provides deep-dive analysis into transactional and individual usage data, identifying opportunities to reduce costs and liabilities by eliminating duplicate users and unused licenses. The solution can automatically recommend ‘best-fit’ license types based on current users’ behavior, making it easy to switch from expensive licenses to cheaper ones where appropriate. Automatic monitoring frees up SAP administrators to focus on core duties and ensures information is always up-to-date in case of an audit or review. Contract Management and compliance reports can provide guidance and insight as well as help achieve savings through better negotiations with vendors.
SAP charges for Indirect Usage of its software and may penalize customers heavily if they are not correctly licensed. Every user who creates, reads, or manipulates SAP data must be authorized and licensed to do so (whether directly or indirectly).
There are indicators of Indirect Usage that are tell-tale signs of the SAP system being accessed by third-party applications. By highlighting these indicators, Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software enables budget planning and proactive mitigation of this financial risk.
MINIMIZE ONGOING SAP LICENSE ADMINISTRATION OVERHEADS
Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software maintains up-to-date details on all SAP license allocations, giving SAP administrators the ability to adjust license types and distribution on-the-fly. Automated rule sets quickly align individual users with the correct license in the correct system based on their activities. Alerts can be triggered when the organization nears license limits under current contracts or specific activity restrictions. Pre-defined rules help organizations prevent actions that would incur unexpected or unacceptable costs.
AVOID MISTAKES WITH 'WHAT IF' PLANNING
Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software can be used to test a variety of “what-if” scenarios that enable the organization to model how changing the deployed license types would affect SAP licensing and support costs. Scenarios can be played out in the solution without making any changes on the live system until the organization is happy with the results, avoiding potentially costly licensing mistakes.
START REALIZING SAVINGS TODAY
Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software can be fully-deployed even on large SAP environments in just a few days, with actionable intelligence being collected immediately. Customers report a 20-30% saving on their SAP costs typically within weeks alone. Ongoing savings can run into the millions as organizations take advantage of the information generated by Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software to renegotiate their contracts and right-size licensing to actual needs.
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* SAP is registered trademark of SAP SE in Germany and in several other countries.