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Aspera sets new standard for SAP user licensing based on authorizations with LicenseControl for SAP® Software


New version 4.0 also facilitates migration to the new S4/HANA world

Aachen/Germany, April 23, 2018Aspera, the world's leading provider of SAP license management, today introduced the new version of its LicenseControl for SAP platform. This allows companies to classify their SAP user licenses based on authorizations as well as the user assignment by usage, which is still common practice.

This is increasingly essential for SAP licensing costs, as SAP will soon determine license type and license price by the functions that users could use, instead of their actual usage.

LicenseControl for SAP Version 4.0 offers powerful new features:

  • Classifies SAP users according to actual use or existing authorizations and display the difference between them, which is especially helpful for a company with a mix of old and new contracts
  • Adds the flexibility to assign license types directly to individual SAP user accounts, or to classify individual SAP roles by license type based on rules
  • Shows how many user licenses the company needs from the new license types before their S/4 migration, supporting a smooth transition
  • Supports all new functions of the SAP system measurement tools USMM and LAW 2.0
  • Offers the same options for rule-based license assignment as the new USMM, but with more filtering features and easier license type assignment

"With the new version of LicenseControl, we offer our customers far-reaching license optimization based on authorizations," said Guido Schneider, Aspera’s SAP Senior Product Management Advisor. "Without having to take an additional step, you are both S4/HANA-compliant and license-optimized. We don't want our customers have to pay more for SAP licenses in the new world than in the old world."

Want to compare your SAP user licenses on authorizations vs on usage? Get started now with a free demo.

About Aspera
At Aspera, we simplify the complexity of your software licenses. For nearly two decades, we have helped hundreds of enterprises and over 50 Fortune 500s to assess cost and risk within their IT environments. Our solutions for Software Asset Management track all the big vendors, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP to cover every environment from servers and desktops to cloud and mobile. With the largest in-house consultant and service team in the industry, we provide the best strategy for data discovery, easy system integration, and a cost-effective way to purchase, use and optimize licenses.

Aspera is part of USU Software AG (ISIN DE 000A0BVU28), which is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

For more information, please visit

Aspera GmbH
International Public Relations
Heike Lorey
Tel.: +49 241 963-3261
Fax: +49 241 963-1229

USU Software AG
Corporate Communications
Dr. Thomas Gerick
Tel.: +49 (0) 71 41 / 48 67-440
Fax: +49 (0) 71 41 / 48 67-108