SAP Transaction Profiles

IT Asset Management (Cloud)

In FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications, you can bundle a number of SAP objects and entry types to form an SAP transaction profile. You use the features on the Transaction Profiles: system landscape name page (available in IT Asset Management under Licenses > SAP Optimization > Transaction Profile) to create or edit a transaction profile. These features are also referred to as the Transaction Profile Editor.

You can use a transaction profile to do the following:

  • Create rules that are based on SAP objects for license-type optimization.
  • Run the Consumption Analysis report to show usage information for users, and to identify to which degree they executed transactions that are contained in the corresponding transaction profile. For information on the Consumption Analysis report, see Consumption Analysis Report.

In both scenarios, FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications will use the SAP objects and entry types specified in a profile to match them against reported user consumption data.

Working with transaction profiles is useful, for example, if you want to differentiate between operational actions and self-service actions. In such a scenario, you could create two transaction profiles, one that contains operational objects and another with self-service objects. You could then use these profiles for two instances of the Transaction Profile by Percentage rule. This will help you to identify users based on the objects they used, and assign the appropriate license types (in the current example, Professional User licenses and Employee Self-Service licenses).

IT Asset Management (Cloud)