Displaying SAP Packages in FlexNet Manager Suite

FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R1 (On-Premises)

Before you can display SAP packages in FlexNet Manager Suite, the following preconditions must be met:

  • Package measurement data is present in the staging database on the SAP Admin module. This can be achieved by doing the following:
    • You specify in the Staging Database Monitor in the SAP Admin module that package data should be collected from dependent SAP systems.
    • You initiate the package measurement in the SAP Admin module.
  • The SAP Inventory Agent has been scheduled to import inventory data from the SAP Admin module or independent SAP systems. For more information, see Collection of User Details and Consumption Data from SAP Systems.

The SAP Inventory Agent imports the SAP package name, the package ID and any available metrics to be used to calculate the overall consumption. FlexNet Manager Suite tries to match the application IDs of the found packages against the application IDs of the packages in the FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications PURL. You can then view a list of the identified SAP packages on the SAP Packages page (available in SAP mode by pointing to Optimization and clicking Packages). FlexNet Manager Suite creates the required package licenses. The following scenarios are possible:

  • If the imported package matches a package in the FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications PURL, the package license that is created will have a formula pre-populated. The package license is marked as active and immediately generates license consumption results (consumption results are visible on the License Position page).
  • If the package is not found in the FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications PURL, a placeholder package license is created. The package license is marked as inactive (it is not included in the license position). To calculate this package's consumption, you must manually set this package to active and populate the formula.

    If you do not want FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications to calculate the consumption, you can set the package to active and set a self-declared amount.

    For more information, see Manually Adding Packages and Defining a Custom Formula.

  • In special cases, multiple matches may be found in the FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications PURL for a package (because some application IDs may have multiple applicable license types). In this case, FlexNet Manager Suite creates one package license for each license template that matches the application ID. Some of these licenses may generate zero consumption. If you want to remove a package license from your organization's license position, you can mark it as inactive.
Important: It is recommended that you review the package licenses that are used for calculating your organization's license position to ensure that they model the exact terms of the licenses that you have purchased.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R1