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Understanding the SAP Logistics User License

The SAP Logistics User License is a specific type of Named User License within SAP designed for users involved in logistics-related activities.

Key aspects include:

  • Targeted for Logistics Tasks: Geared towards users handling transportation management, warehousing, track and trace, direct store delivery, and yard logistics.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: Includes a broad spectrum of logistics-related roles and responsibilities.
  • Additional Rights for Customer Employees: Encompasses rights granted under the SAP Employee User License for customer employees.

Understanding the SAP Logistics User License

sap user logistics license

The SAP Logistics User License is a type of Named User License. A Named User is an individual authorized by SAP to access the licensed software.

The SAP Logistics User License is designed for users who perform logistics-related tasks supported by the licensed software, excluding SBOP (SAP BusinessObjects Portfolio).

Roles and Responsibilities of an SAP Logistics User

An SAP Logistics User is authorized to perform a wide range of logistics-related tasks, including:

  1. Transportation Management: This includes looking up freight contracts, tracking shipments, updating master data (rates, lanes, locations), managing transportation request entries, transportation planning, responding to RFP (request for proposal) for viewing and confirmation of events, charge calculation verification, and similar activities.
  2. Warehousing: SAP Logistics Users are authorized to confirm goods receipts and put them away, deconsolidate goods upon receipt, pick at pick points, manage stock movements including replenishment, perform production staging and enter physical inventory counts, packing, or confirming VAS (value-added services) and perform scheduling activities for dock door appointments. They may access the Software through radio frequency mobile devices.
  3. Track and Trace: This involves viewing a serialized and/or any tracked object, such as querying its current or past location or ascertaining product genealogy; accessing product traceability solutions, reporting goods movement or viewing traceability reports; viewing the status of defined supply chain events, expected or unexpected, e.g., delayed shipment of a sales order, change to a purchase order confirmation, and performing confirmation of or changes to supply chain events, e.g., update a change to a production order date or quantity.
  4. Direct Store Delivery: SAP Logistics Users support capabilities in the Logistics Execution – Direct Store Delivery backend that enables specific Direct Store Delivery functionality for Master Data; Deal Conditions, Visit Control; Transportation Planning; Vehicle Space Optimization, Loading Confirmation, Output Control; Reload; Stock Visibility; Route Accounting.
  5. Yard Logistics: This involves confirming the arrival and departure of transports, planning yard activities, performing pick-up planning, executing movements in the yard, performing washing and other additional activities, docking and undocking at gates, recording measurements, managing stock in the yard, and performing scheduling activities for dock door appointments.

For Customer employees, the SAP Logistics User License also includes the rights granted under the SAP Employee User License.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the SAP Logistics User License is a comprehensive and versatile license type that empowers users to perform various logistics-related tasks within the SAP environment.

By understanding the roles and responsibilities of this license, businesses can ensure they leverage their SAP software to its fullest potential, maximizing efficiency and productivity in their logistics operations.

FAQs about SAP Logistics User License

What is an SAP Logistics User License?

An SAP Logistics User License is a comprehensive license type that allows users to perform a wide range of logistics-related tasks supported by the licensed SAP software.

What roles can an SAP Logistics User perform?

An SAP Logistics User can perform roles related to transportation management, warehousing, tracking and tracing, direct store delivery, and yard logistics.

Does the SAP Logistics User License include the rights of other SAP user licenses?

Yes, for Customer employees, the SAP Logistics User License also includes the rights granted under the SAP Employee User License.

Author

  • Fredrik Filipsson

    Fredrik Filipsson brings two decades of Oracle license management experience, including a nine-year tenure at Oracle and 11 years in Oracle license consulting. His expertise extends across leading IT corporations like IBM, enriching his profile with a broad spectrum of software and cloud projects. Filipsson's proficiency encompasses IBM, SAP, Microsoft, and Salesforce platforms, alongside significant involvement in Microsoft Copilot and AI initiatives, enhancing organizational efficiency.