Aspera, a leading provider of solutions and services for Software Asset Management (SAM), and part of the USU Group, today announced that it has received the ITAM Review’s SAP License Management Certification for its solution LicenseControl for SAP® Software.

ITAM Review’s SAP License Management Certification is an independent verification that helps SAM professionals identify SAP license management tools. It provides SAP customers with the confidence that a certified solution has the features necessary to manage SAP licenses and has been endorsed by trusted professional references, including ITAM Review analysts and customers who use the tools in live environments.

LicenseControl for SAP® ensure that customers pay for the licenses they need with features for automating compliance and license optimization with a single view of usage across all systems. The smooth import of data, its optimization, determination, and named user writeback and be scheduled and set against Aspera’s master ruleset. The solution creates an averaged 10% in savings for customers.

“Aspera LicenseControl for SAP® exceeds the requirements of The ITAM Review SAP License Management Standard v2.0,” AJ Witt, ITAM industry analyst at the ITAM Review. “Customer references verified features work in live environment as promised. We therefore certify Aspera LicenseControl for SAP® for SAP License Management.”
“We are delighted to receive this independent certification from the ITAM Review for Aspera’s solution. SAP is considered business critical for many organizations, so effective management of its usage is essential to avoid unplanned expenditure,” said Myrja Schumacher, Product Manager for LicenseControl for SAP®.

To meet the ITAM Review’s standard for LicenseControl for SAP® had to meet the rigorous assessment criteria, including:

• Identifying and removing inactive and duplicate SAP named users
• Assigning correct user type against active usage and authorizations
• Ongoing monitoring and optimization of SAP licensing
• Identifying and managing indirect and Digital Access to SAP software
• Managing S/4HANA use type licenses, on-premises and in the cloud

“This certification is not only a validation of LicenseControl’s license management and optimization features, but also demonstrates that Aspera can deliver impeccable SAP license management services with a powerful tool,” Myra Schumacher added.