SAP Digital Access Services

Compliance Services on Indirect Access

SAP DIGITAL ACCESS CHALLENGE

The advent of the cloud and automated software solutions has changed the way we conduct business. To stay agile and quick to market, customers require data, 3rd-party solutions, and automation processes to interact with each other. Though this interaction may promote operational efficiencies, it also creates compliance exposures and gaps according to the agreements of top software publishers like SAP. SAP licenses the indirect use of their platform with their own specific metric known as "digital access." Many customers have legacy SAP contract language that has failed to stay up to date with recent innovations, leaving ambiguity around how these interactions should be licensed.

In situations like these, an app or bot that is indirectly accessing SAP's digital core could actually cause hundreds of unseen compliance violations that need to be licensed. As a result, compliance fees can easily be accrued for organizations that do not have a defined process in place to monitor and limit indirect access of their solutions to maintain harmony with their SAP license agreement.

SAP DIGITAL ACCESS ASSESSMENT DELIVERABLES

At ClearEdge, we have a team of experienced licensing specialists and former software auditors that can assist in optimizing your indirect access of SAP, identifying compliance gaps, and providing recommendations to prevent future exposure. Our SAP Digital Access Assessment services provide the following deliverables:

#1

Digital Access Gap Identification

ClearEdge will Identify software applications that may cause areas of risk for indirect access and the impact it may have on SAP compliance.

#2

Digital Access Assessment

ClearEdge totals licenses required under the SAP’s Digital Access licensing model and maps out Digital Access cost estimates based on current contractual rights.

#3

Digital Access Recommendations

ClearEdge will provide recommendations and a roadmap for optimizing license models, improving SAP license management and/or addressing any license compliance areas.

CLEAREDGE COMPLIANCE PROGRAM SERVICES

ClearEdge provides SAP compliance services remotely by deploying a team of experienced professionals and former software auditors to work directly with clients. ClearEdge's services are not limited to Digital Access, covering a wide array of suppliers and software compliance, including:

SAM ASSESSMENT &

OPTIMIZATION

Build plan of action to reduce risk and improve current SAM Program.

  • Document current SAM Program 

  • Identify gaps and training needs 

  • Recommend action plan & roadmap 

  • Develop SAM governance structure 

SELF

AUDIT

Reduce potential exposure prior to an audit and understand renewal demand. 

  • Review entitlements and deployment

  • Scan environment for additional data

  • Identify dependencies

  • Recommend steps to reduce exposure

AUDIT DEFENSE

& RESPONSE

Reduce the financial liability from an audit currently in progress.

  • Build response plan

  • Manage data flow & communication

  • Challenge findings & assumptions

  • Negotiate a favorable close

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Need Our Assistance?

If you're under the threat of an SAP Audit or want to assess your IT environment for SAP Digital Access exposure before a potentially costly audit, contact us today.

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