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Software Asset Management publisher pack for SAP

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Software Asset Management publisher pack for SAP

Use the Software Asset Management publisher pack for SAP to integrate your SAP systems, create entitlements and software models, and track licensing positions for SAP users to determine your SAP compliance. User data can be reconciled between SAP systems and named license purchases.

The SAP publisher pack uses the SAP licensing model based on named user types. Users purchase different types of named user licenses, such as Professional, Limited, and Employee, and then attach a user name to each license. So, you can only have a user name attached to the set number of named user licenses that you have purchased.

Before you can establish a connection between your SAP systems and the Now Platform, import the transport files provided with the add-on using the SAP Transport Management System (STMS). Then, configure a service provider with the SOA manager. For detailed instructions, see Establish an SAP connection.

After the connection has been established, any named user types, their roles, and activity are pulled into the Now Platform from your SAP system.

SAP web activity, user activity, and RFC connection activity are also pulled from your SAP system.

When SAP data is transferred to the Now Platform, it is initially stored in a staging table prior to being transferred to the final SAP table. To edit the tables where data transfer takes place or to view the transfer logic, see transform maps.

Note: The user activity and web activity transform maps aren't enabled by default because they may cause performance issues. However, you can manually enable both of the transform maps.

SAP data is then scheduled to be pulled weekly and activity data is pulled monthly. Data is pulled for the Named User Type [samp_named_user_type] and Price List [samp_price_list] tables during these scheduled jobs. After 90 days, all user and web activity is deleted.

Use the SAP publisher pack add-on to manage compliance for your SAP software by creating software models, defining license metrics, and creating your own custom user type licenses.
Note: Custom named user types created in the instance aren't reflected in the SAP system. Update your SAP system as well.

View your license usage with the Software Publisher Analytics dashboard. Based on this information, reclaim any unused or unauthorized licenses to optimize your licensing position.

During the reconciliation process, a scheduled job runs and returns information on the SAP dashboard on how to optimize your user roles in your SAP system.

Watch this seven-minute video to learn more about SAP publisher packs.