SAP Crystal Reports
The structure of SAP’s licensing model is intended to maximise the inherent business benefits of SAP software by providing named user and package licenses. Both are required to license SAP software.
Package licenses entitle you to deploy and use the precise set of SAP software functionality you need to support your company’s processes and address its business requirements. The price of a package license is based on a key business metric that reflects its intended use. SAP has developed these metrics in close collaboration with customers to align the metrics with a business’s real-world requirements. Additionally, the licensed level of such metrics reflects the required capacity of the licensed software package, such as number of orders processed, number of contracts tracked, or gross written premiums. As your business grows and your software requirements change, you can adjust your licenses accordingly.
Named User Licenses
A named user license authorises an individual to access licensed SAP software functionality and is mandatory for most individuals accessing that functionality. A named user is an employee of your organisation, one of its affiliates, or one of its business partners who is authorised to access the licensed SAP software. The tasks and roles of the individual determine both the requirements and level of the named user license. Named user licenses are priced per user.
TYPES OF LICENSES: PERPETUAL VERSUS SUBSCRIPTION BASED
The vast majority of SAP software licenses are perpetual licenses. A perpetual license entitles you to use your licensed SAP software for an unlimited period of time. You pay for the license when you license the software. The perpetual license model consists of two mandatory components: package licenses and named user licenses.
Some SAP products are available as cloud offerings with subscription-based pricing. Subscription-based licenses give you access to licensed SAP software that is hosted at a remote location and available to you based on your requirements. The software installation, maintenance and upgrades for your solutions are handled by SAP or an authorised SAP partner.