Gartner® Report: Top 10 Gotchas When Licensing SAP® Software and SaaS

Actionable recommendations for negotiating SAP contracts

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Avoid unwanted surprises when signing SAP software and SaaS agreements

SAP’s product transformation and evolving licensing and pricing model is creating new challenges for SPVM leaders. Assessing which SAP license model is right for your business can be overwhelming with the sheer amount of options and lack of S/4 migration transparency.

This new Gartner report provides the top 10 actions to take to determine the real cost of signing a SAP contract. Gartner states, "SAP clients are often caught by unwanted surprises in their contracts that go unnoticed until it’s too late. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders should use this research to uncover such risks and proactively mitigate them."

In Gartner Top 10 Gotchas when Licensing SAP Software and SaaS you will learn how to:

  • Avoid common pitfalls when licensing SAP software
  • Plan a successful migration to S/4HANA
  • Identify challenges when shifting to a subscription model
  • Stay in control of your costs and active licenses to only pay for what you really need


Gartner, Top 10 Gotchas When Licensing SAP Software and SaaS, Roberto Sacco, Jan Cook, 21 September 2022, GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.