SAP has started to implement different metrics and methods in its licensing models in recent years. The most recent example of this is when SAP customers requested a Digital access license in a way that most companies did not understand where it came from. Digital access is a license obtained for records directly exported to SAP from a nonSAP application. Apart from this, there are generally two types of licensing in S/4 systems used as ten premise:
• Module Based Licenses: SAP projects have different scopes as you know. These different scopes may require the use of different products from SAP. For example, if you are going to use advanced eWM, you need to purchase a license in proportion to your monthly inbound and outbound delivery items. Or if you’re checking credit limits, you need to get a Finance for receivables license for your customers. For PP Detailed Scheduling, a license scaled in proportion to the cost of the purchased goods should be obtained. The above digital access may also be included in this category.
• User-Based Licenses: Licensing according to the number and type of users. SAP is also sensitive here. Situations such as multiple simultaneous logins by the same user are one of the first queried situations in the SAP license inspection process. However, the types and activities of licensed users must also match. I plan to write a more detailed article on this topic. There are licenses between user-based users, which actually cover the use of the relevant module. For example, the user type in the SAP Real Estate module, which is a very expensive license, is controlled by a list of users entering the Real estate module transaction codes.
In addition to these licenses, if you are using Hana, a 15% Hana fee is added to all your licenses. Especially when making a budget, this step is usually skipped (I know it myself).