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What is an SAP Professional User License? A Detailed Overview

Introduction to SAP Professional User License

SAP’s suite of applications in enterprise software stands out for its ability to streamline business operations and enhance decision-making.

A crucial aspect of SAP’s software suite is its licensing structure, designed to cater to a wide range of user needs.

This article will delve into the specifics of the SAP Professional User License, a comprehensive license type encompassing a broad spectrum of roles and responsibilities.

Understanding the SAP Professional User License

The SAP Professional 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 Professional User License is designed for users who perform operational-related roles, system administration, and management roles supported by the licensed software, excluding SBOP (SAP BusinessObjects Portfolio).

Roles and Responsibilities of an SAP Professional User

An SAP Professional User is authorized to perform various operational and administrative roles. The licensed software supports these roles and extends to include the rights granted under several other SAP user licenses.

Specifically, the SAP Professional User License includes the rights granted under the following SAP user licenses:

  1. SAP Project User: This allows the professional user to perform project management roles, including project-related resource management, creation, change, and display of quotation, order, and billing in SAP ERP, and accounting on individual projects.
  2. SAP Logistics User: This enables the professional user to perform logistics-related tasks, such as managing supply chain operations, inventory management, and transportation management.
  3. SAP Industry Portfolio User: This allows the professional user to access and use industry-specific SAP software solutions.
  4. SAP Retail User: This enables the professional user to perform tasks related to retail operations, such as managing store operations, merchandising, and customer service.
  5. SAP Worker User: This allows the professional user to perform tasks typically assigned to workers, such as viewing personal data, entering time, and accessing training materials.
  6. SAP Business Partner User: This enables the professional user to perform tasks related to managing business partnerships, such as managing contracts, orders, and invoices.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the SAP Professional User License is a comprehensive and versatile license type that empowers users to perform various operational and administrative tasks within the SAP environment.

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

FAQs about SAP Professional User License

What is an SAP Professional User License?

An SAP Professional User License is a comprehensive license type that allows users to perform a wide range of operational and administrative tasks supported by the licensed SAP software.

What roles can an SAP Professional User perform?

An SAP Professional User can perform project management, logistics, industry-specific operations, retail operations, worker tasks, and business partnership management functions.

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

Yes, the SAP Professional User License includes the rights granted under the SAP Project User, SAP Logistics User, SAP Industry Portfolio User, SAP Retail User, SAP Worker User, and SAP Business Partner User licenses.

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.