USU Optimizes SAP Licenses for International Automation Group

A French global company specializing in smart home automation solutions (“the Customer”) relies on USU to optimize its organization-wide Software Asset Management (SAM) for SAP software. The framework agreement provides for the use of USU SAM for SAP Software.

The decision in favor of USU was based on the in-depth functionality of the SAM software and the extensive SAP expertise, as well as the positive experiences of reference customers who had successfully implemented similarly complex projects.

The SAP rule definitions of USU's SAM solution are among the most intelligent in the industry. The solution provides precise information on individual license usage, including named users and engines, and enables simulations for significant license changes, such as migration to S/4HANA or moving to the cloud.

With the help of USU, the customer aims to renegotiate its SAP framework agreement and optimize its so-called Full Use Equivalents (FUE) licenses. The FUE model is a flexible way to allocate user licenses for various usage types. However, it can also mean increased costs for customers if FUEs are not managed properly.

“SAP has significantly expanded its offering of cloud-based solutions within a few years. This impacts pricing, as entitlement-based licensing can be up to 150% more expensive than usage-based licensing. With our SAP-certified SAM solution, we support our customer in optimally adjusting the licenses based on actual usage and entitlements,” said Eléonore Varet, Managing Director of USU SAS.