With SAP’s early success in two widely-publicized lawsuits involving Indirect Access, many SAP customers have been left feeling anxious as to how they would fare should they face an audit now that the legal precedent for non-compliance has been set. Reassurances from SAP CEO Bill McDermott at last year’s Sapphire Now conference did little to assuage those fears.

SAP’s license model is complex, especially when it comes to allowing homegrown, web or third-party applications that access or manipulate SAP data…or users who get access to SAP data through other applications. Unfortunately, many CIOs think they are properly licensed and in compliance with their SAP software maintenance agreements…until they get the audit notifications.

The speakers cover:

  • Why Diageo lost the case and how the court ruling was decided
  • How audits can be used to drive innovation and road map clarity (and why you should not be afraid of them)
  • Who you should engage during the audit process so you make the right decisions every step of the way

Dan Ashton, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Rimini Street hosts this 30-minute discussion with Sebastian Schoofs, Executive Director at VOQUZ and Jeremy Sayler, Director of License Advisory Services at Rimini Street.

This is the fastest way for you to learn the 5 ways to avoid surprises with SAP’s Indirect Access and control your destiny.


Sebastian Schoofs
Sebastian Schoofs
Executive DirectorVOQUZ

Sebastian Schoofs joined the VOQUZ group in 2014 and spearheaded the opening of VOQUZ’s first US-based office in New York City in 2015. Sebastian’s expertise includes IT security and infrastructure consulting, and his interests lie at the intersection of people and technology.

A German native, Sebastian embodies VOQUZ’s Europen roots and is driven by passion and commitment to the continued success of VOQUZ’s international expansion into the US.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Vienna.

Jeremy Sayler
Jeremy Sayler
Director, License Advisory Services
Rimini Street

Jeremy is an 18-year enterprise software industry veteran with experience in support delivery, software license audits, account management, and project management. Mr. Sayler currently holds the position of Director, License Advisory Services and is responsible for empowering Rimini Street clients to more confidently manage their vendor software license agreements by providing guidance on vendor contract terms, license metrics, audit processes and how license usage is calculated by software vendors. Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Sayler spent 8 years at Oracle Corporation serving as license auditor for Oracle License Management Services. Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Dakota.

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