Global Food & Beverage Manufacturer With a Time Sensitive SAP Audit Realizes $4M in Savings Over 5 Years

An SAP Indirect Access Case Study


Client Profile

A Global $8.0B Manufacturer of Food and Beverages

Business Issue

  • Company subject to an SAP audit focused on direct & indirect use of their SAP software
  • Engaged UpperEdge to understand SAP’s business practices, negotiation strategies, and licensing models
  • Client had very tight timelines

Services & Results

UpperEdge advised client through the negotiation and audit resolution process, resulting in the following:

  • Identified audit exposure and detailed commercial gaps in proposed audit resolution of the
    SAP proposals, enabling client to realize a total of $4M in savings over 5 years
  • Reduced license fees required in order to achieve compliance with audit findings
  • Provided suggested license and refresh info on SAP On-premise, Concur, Ariba, and HANA, all
    of which are supported by precise SAP benchmarks
  • Strengthened relationship and developed a holistic negotiation strategy with SAP during the
    negotiation/compliance process