KEYnote 42 English - Fall 2021 - Page 4

L I C E N S I N G

A Holistic Solution for Entitlement Management

Entitlement – it is one of those words that carries so many meanings : People can feel a sense of entitlement or realize the benefit from a legal entitlement when they draw a pension or receive social security . The days we take off from work count against our leave entitlement . For our purposes , entitlement refers to the right to use certain objects in a pre-defined manner .
With its Entitlement Management System ( SAP EMS ) released in 2018 , SAP set itself the ambitious goal of creating a scalable , cloud-based , and multi-client-capable SaaS repository for entitlements to different types of objects . These objects typically refer to products , but also to services . SAP EMS establishes transparency about the different entitlements to an object and automates how these rights are handled through the entire lifecycle of these objects . The more granular and customized the entitlement system , the more complex it is to handle . SAP EMS facilitates this by letting the administrator define specific entitlement models with details about how to treat the different incidents that may affect them . A custom dashboard is available to track the status of all entitlements through the object ’ s lifecycle and assign special notifications or activities to different statuses .
One increasingly common type of object is intellectual property . For this valuable object , Wibu-Systems has added its tried-and-tested CodeMeter technology to SAP EMS to supercharge its capabilities with technical entitlements and technical enforcement .
Technical entitlements contain the properties that need to be enforced on the side of the user , such as the date at which a temporary right to use an object expires . Once that date is reached , the software should stop working and notify the user that the entitlement has expired and needs to be renewed . Alternatively , the user could be given due notice before that expiration date is reached to leave enough time to renew the entitlement before the term is reached . Technically , this is done by encrypting the software with CodeMeter Protection Suite , which takes care of the technical enforcement automatically and without needing any manual intervention . CodeMeter License Central then makes sure that the enforcement is brought to the user in the field .
In a nutshell : Integrating the CodeMeter technology is a perfect expansion to SAP EMS for handling intellectual property objects .
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Create sales order
ERP Sales Module
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Generate entitlement
SAP Entitlement Management
Entitlement modeling
Service / APls ( queries , scheduled jobs , event triggers , updates )
Entitlement Repository 360 o View History Consumption
Event Framework Renewals ...
Entitlement Lifecycle Management
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Technical Entitlement CodeMeter LC
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EMS Update entitlement
Middleware Cloud Platform Integration
Report to Licence Central
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Ticket
Sales
CodeMeter Licence Central
Database
Admin
7 Store ticket in ERP order
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Depot
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WebDepot Portal
Download Software
Activate license applying the ticket
Customer / Licensee
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