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SAP Digital access in “colorful diversity”

August 10, 2020


Peter Rattey



Since the publication of SAP Passport, we have been tirelessly understanding the way these chargeable documents are counted. At least for us, the veil of confusion is slowly rising, but it will be quite difficult for companies to do this right away.

SAP Passport – Accuracy is the goal

SAP Passport was announced last year and delivered for various releases. However, this was still a very rudimentary development and our expectation that this method is not entirely error-free was confirmed fairly quickly.

There was a lot of stuff in the basket of chargeable documents that we couldn’t really explain. There were mainly the financial documents that caught our attention, since such documents are largely created internally in SAP as a result of externally created documents and should therefore not be chargeable. Our analysis was correct and SAP released a correction note that should repair this problem.

However, this correction notice was not available for all releases. If you could import it, the internally generated financial documents were no longer counted. However, in the next higher release they were there again. It was pure confusion!

Another issue that also kept us lingering in the gray zone was the fact that the program for evaluating SAP digital access kept aborting. A correction was also provided here, but only for a few releases, with the note that the final installation cannot be carried out at the moment, since it was basically only rudimentary here and that you still have to work on it again.

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If the reader is now completely confused and wondering how to get a reliable statement about SAP Digital Access, then the answer would be…

It depends on the release status. You have to see whether SAP Passport is already installed, which parts of SAP Passport are available, if the count is made with or without internal financial documents and a few other small details, these are very technical elements and we will not delve into these here.

So it helps when you deal with the subject in depth, recognize the inherent logic and know the definitions of SAP Digital Access. We at VOQUZ Labs have developed a process to take all of these contingencies into account and to offer a fairly precise analysis in order to provide our customers with an accurate count. We can also see where SAP double licensing is available (licensed users generate chargeable documents) and which options exist to make such licensing transparent or to remove it.

What makes a correct analysis so interesting right now is the fact that document packages can be bought at a 90% discount by the end of 2021. So you should prepare yourself for the future.

It is also worth analyzing whether existing SAP digital access processes can possibly be made more cost-effective. With our license optimization software samQ, all such analyzes are possible, so just ask us …


Peter Rattey

Peter Rattey is the founder of VOQUZ Labs. He invented samQ and is still intensively involved in samQ's further development. Peter is one of our most experienced advisors.


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