SAP License Management and system measurement

Saving resources and avoiding excessive licensing costs

In order to use SAP systems to map business processes, a number of licenses are required for which a charge is made, usually in accordance with the SAP Price and Conditions List (PKL). There are licenses for named users (basic functions for authorized persons) and engines (additional functions or SAP products).

Due to the composition of system and SAP product landscapes, it can be very challenging for a company to optimally build up its own license portfolio, to track of licenses and, above all, to avoid over- and under-coverage of licenses. This can lead to considerable cost risks during the annual SAP audit.

By surveying your SAP system landscape, we give you the opportunity to avoid risks and help determine the actual scope of licenses required.

Our international team of experienced and certified SAP consultants supports you in all steps of the surveying process and is available to answer any questions you may have. In this way, we help you to optimally build up your budget planning for SAP licenses.

Your advantages

  • Optimization of the SAP license portfolio

  • Avoidance of potential cost traps

  • Saving resources thanks to the know-how of our experts

  • Optimal preparation for your SAP audit

  • Evaluation of the selected licensing model with regard to risks and future viability

Process illustration of our consulting and services

This is what we offer you

Using the SAP standard applications USMM and LAW, we analyze your SAP systems company-wide, based on the results of our consulting sessions and a joint workshop. Our team creates comprehensive overviews from which you can see your number of SAP users, their license classes, and the use of products (engines). Depending on the contract with SAP, different engines may also be subject to a fee. 
We present our results to you in a concluding workshop and will be happy to advise you on optimization potential in license management as well as suitable measures. 

The consolidated insights gained provide you with gaps between agreed and actually required license scope. This enables you to avoid over- or under-coverage of your SAP licenses. Too many or too complex license scopes cause unnecessary costs, too few licenses, on the other hand, can lead to problems with regard to SAP compliance requirements. Through system measurement, we thus create a comprehensive basis in the decision-making process for your SAP license portfolio.


Excerpt from the technical surveying process

Within the system measurement, we offer further services around the topics of user cleansing and classification, "Indirect Usage" as well as preparation of the engine measurement. In addition, we support you as a reliable partner in the administration of your users and systems in the SAP ONE Support Launchpad or the new portal "SAP for Me".

System measurement also offers an important starting point for optimizing your existing SAP contract. Here, too, we can support you in maintaining or further developing a sustainable and cost-optimized contract.

Learn about options for optimizing your SAP landscape now and arrange a no-obligation consultation appointment with us. Our experts will help you find a solution that is right for you and are available with best-practice suggestions.

Our Success Stories


What began as Josera in 1941 is now one of Germany's largest producers of feed for livestock and pets - Erbacher the food family. Strong growth presented the company with significant challenges. Business processes were changed because transportation could no longer be handled in an efficient sequence. As a result, the company implemented SAP Solution Manager as a central control tool for all SAP…

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Short interview about the SAP ERP implementation and warehouse redesign at Weidmüller Mexico in Puebla. One of the challenges of the project was the incompatibility of the old warehouse layout with the current SAP requirements. abat changed the warehouse layout for more efficient processes and transparency. Key improvements included optimized goods receiving, storage, picking and shipping, as well…

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B.A.U.M. e.V.

The B.A.U.M. e.V. network faced significant challenges: It lacked a clear strategy for digitizing processes and a system coordinator to integrate the various trades. In addition, the existing CRM solution was not compatible with the newly created Digital B.A.U.M. platform, and there were no certified standard interfaces. What was needed was a future-proof solution that could be used without…

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Effective communication is often the key to project success. As a family business with more than 200 years of tradition, the PFERD brand has made communication and trust an important part of its core values. This success story of an S/4HANA migration at the Mexican site describes the challenge and the successful cooperation between abat and PFERD during the project phase and beyond.

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Since the beginning of the 2000s, Steinbeis has been mapping its business processes with a very sophisticated SAP ERP system that is tailored in detail to its own requirements. Due to the announced end of maintenance, the system will have to be replaced in the medium term. A key objective is to map more processes than before using standard processes. Using a fit-gap analysis, the abat experts…

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Salzgitter AG

In 2018, the Salzgitter Group started to migrate its entire ERP infrastructure to SAP S/4HANA. In the course of this group-wide transformation project, a separate project was to standardize, optimize and automate the merchandise management processes for the procurement of input materials from an affiliated company across all participating group companies. In eleven workshops, abat developed the…

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DESMA supports the shoe industry with innovative production solutions for Industry 4.0, highly automated machines, excellent know-how and comprehensive support. However, continuous innovation is only possible if the company optimizes its internal processes. The discontinuation of support for SAP R/3 was therefore a reason for DESMA to take care of a changeover at an early stage. Thanks to abat,…

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Imperial Logistics

Integrated Warehouse and Transportation with SAP S/4HANA

Greenfield implementation of a logistics template in the chemical industry. Imperial Logistics is a pioneer in the use of embedded EWM and TM integration in S/4HANA on Release 1709.

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SAS Automotive Systems

e-Accounting meets the requirements of the Mexican tax authorities

German companies based in Mexico must also adapt their e-accounting to the legal requirements of the Mexican tax authority SAT - and provide information on their key financial figures.

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Our customers in the area of consult


SAP Developer

What I find most attractive working at abat is the friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We are coworkers as well as friends. I can ask any question and always receive constructive feedback. Moreover, it is highly encouraged to try new things, which helps broaden the horizon for me and the company alike.


SAP Consultant

I truly enjoy working at abat. The flexible working environment and professional colleagues have made my experience here exceptional. The culture of collaboration and willingness to offer help has allowed me to develop my skills in SAP. Overall, I feel grateful to be a part of such a supportive and dynamic team



I like working at abat because there is a very pleasant, appreciative working atmosphere here with a lot of freedom. There is a lot of trust, so you also have the freedom to try out something new - but if it doesn't work out, there is also the necessary support. That's how I've learned so much! In addition, if you have problems while working in the home office, you can often quickly find colleagues who are happy to help you out via teams.


Senior SAP Developer

At abat, thanks to the great variety of projects, I have the opportunity to constantly expand my horizons and thus always be prepared for upcoming challenges.


Working student
St. Ingbert

WORK-LIFE-BALANCE is very important at abat. Thanks to flexible working hours and a great team, you can combine work and university very well.

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