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9 most common cases of indirect usage in SAP software

Third party usage is a major concern for most organizations—especially after the recent UK court ruling in favor of SAP UK against Diageo Great Britain Ltd. The ruling required Diageo to pay additional license and support fees in the millions of dollars for indirect usage because they integrated their SAP systems with software from Salesforce, using SAP PI integrator software.

Organizations that have indirect usage of SAP software are now more exposed to substantial SAP penalties and ongoing maintenance charges. Understanding the common cases of indirect usage will help save your organization from the financial risks of being non-compliant.

Here are the 9 most common cases of indirect usage in SAP software.

This article was written in collaboration with licensing experts at The Software Consulting Group (SCG) and b.lay.

Contact us at or +1 888 466 2899 to learn more about how SCG can help

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