SAP updates pricing structure for indirect access to services

The company has introduced Procure-to-Pay, Order-to-Cash, and Indirect Static Read payment options

Money

SAP has made a formal announcement around its pricing and licensing structure, which instead of penalising those using indirect methods to access data gleaned from the SAP system, will include Indirect Static Read as part of the software license fee.

"We recognise that traditional approaches to business are being replaced by newer, more transparent, modern ways of thinking and acting," Hala Zeine, SAP's corporate development officer said in a blog post. "Which is why we are committed to modernising our pricing approach."

She explained that the read-only data is the company's data, not SAP's, or any other third party that may have been used to extract that data. Therefore, it should be made accessible without a huge charge. The company said taking this step is an industry first.

The company also said that anyone concerned they have, in the past, been under-licensing, would not be punished for doing so.

"SAP assures customers who proactively engage with SAP to resolve such under-licensing of SAP software that we will not collect back maintenance payments for such under-licensing," Zeine added.

She added that the company won't over-charge those who wish to switch their licensing agreement, instead, providing them with the tools they need to make their business work, including offering credit for already licensed products so they can update the metrics.

SAP added it would be basing pricing model for the Procure-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash options on orders, because basing it on a measurable outcome for businesses reflects modern practices.

"Customers that want to win in a modern, digital world need a partner that is willing to reimagine their own processes to drive success in a digital economy," Zeine explained. "What I can assure every customer is that at SAP with the unwavering support of CEO Bill McDermott and every SAP employee is that your voice matters."

Featured Resources

Security analytics for your multi-cloud deployments

IBM Security QRadar SIEM solution brief

Download now

Five reasons to move to the cloud

Join the enterprises moving their workloads to the cloud

Download now

Architecting hybrid IT and edge for digital advantage

Why business leaders should consider a hybrid IT strategy

Download now

Six reasons to accelerate remote asset monitoring with AI

How to optimise resources, increase productivity, and grow profit margins with AI

Download now

Recommended

Can you benefit from running your SAP HANA platform on IBM Power Systems?
Whitepaper

Can you benefit from running your SAP HANA platform on IBM Power Systems?

2 Feb 2021
NTT and SAP strengthen partnership with expanded services
Network & Internet

NTT and SAP strengthen partnership with expanded services

7 Dec 2020
SAP to make Qualtrics public less than two years after $8bn acquisition
cloud computing

SAP to make Qualtrics public less than two years after $8bn acquisition

27 Jul 2020
SAP products fall short of the company’s own cyber security standards
cyber security

SAP products fall short of the company’s own cyber security standards

5 May 2020

Most Popular

Mysterious Silver Sparrow malware hits 30,000 macOS devices
malware

Mysterious Silver Sparrow malware hits 30,000 macOS devices

22 Feb 2021
IBM reportedly mulls sale of Watson Health business
mergers and acquisitions

IBM reportedly mulls sale of Watson Health business

22 Feb 2021
Microsoft to launch standalone Office 2021 suite
Microsoft Office

Microsoft to launch standalone Office 2021 suite

19 Feb 2021