ClearEdge Services & Deliverables
At ClearEdge, we have a team of experienced licensing specialists and former software auditors that will perform an Effective License Position (ELP) of deployed SAP software products in all of Client’s environments. We will provide recommendations to mitigate compliance risk and optimize licenses based on the ELP. Our SAP License Reconciliation provides the following deliverables:
Effective License Position ELP Report
ClearEdge will provide one ELP report for SAP, comparing license entitlement and license deployment for each in-scope product in all Client’s environments to identify license and maintenance surplus or shortfall. ClearEdge will include the underlying data and analysis to support the ELP.
ClearEdge will provide a report of findings and recommendations, including the following key elements:
Compliance risk areas
Areas of over-licensing and over-maintenance
Recommended cost savings, reduction, remediation, and optimization actions
Recommended license management improvement areas and actions going forward
Team Leadership & Delivery Model
ClearEdge provides indirect access assessment services remotely by deploying a team of experienced professionals to work directly with the clients. The team brings a deep level of experience working with clients on software licensing and purchasing engagements. Key members of the team are:
Tres Larsen | Software Asset Management
Tres is the Software Asset Management (SAM) and Compliance Practice Lead at ClearEdge. Tres has led hundreds of Software Asset Management (SAM) reviews and audits for enterprise software vendors and helped dozens of enterprises design and implement effective SAM programs and navigate software audits. Prior to joining ClearEdge, Tres established and led KPMG’s Microsoft software compliance program in the U.S., where he designed and developed the audit methodology and audit data collection tools.
Richard Wright | Director, Software Asset Management & SAP Practice Lead
Richard is a former Senior Auditor from SAP, where he generated millions of dollars in audit collections across the US. Most recently, Richard served as a License Compliance Manager at Accenture, primarily supporting clients with SAP license optimization.
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