# Package Metrics and Formulas

Package consumption is calculated using a combination of metrics
(decimal values) in a formula. The metrics that are used for package
licensing are unique to each package. The licensed units of each
package are based on the objects that it contains. For example,
the package `SAP Payroll Processing` uses the
number of user primary records, while `SAP E-Recruiting` uses
the number of employees. Other metrics include the number of orders,
contracts, patients, etc.

In many cases, a single metric is the consumption (for example, the number of end users), or the formula to calculate the consumption is relatively simple (for example, metric1 + metric2). In rare cases, the formula is more complicated, and a different formula based on the SAP Basis release or SAP price list version may be required. When measured, SAP packages often return more metrics than is required for licensing purposes, making it difficult to determine which metric or metrics to use.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2020 R2