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Success Story: EGGER Group

“In the past, four days were necessary for the license measurement. Now the work can be done in a half day.”
Thomas Berger IT Management, Computing Center SAP-Basis

Customer Profile: The EGGER Group, based in St. Johann, Tyrol (Austria), is
one of the leading producers of wood-based materials in Europe. In 16 plants across Europe, the company produces and post-processes over five million cubic meters of high-quality chipboard, MDF and OSB boards.

Challenge: The company spent four days manually collecting license usage Solution: FlexNet Manager for SAP
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data. It needed a more efficient way to measure and manage licensing in order to control license costs. Business Suite centralizes and automates the collection of license usage data and the delivery of updates.

Benefits: The EGGER Group reduced license costs by 10 percent
Like many large, global corporations, the EGGER Group uses SAP software to create an efficient and error-free process for conducting business. More than 2000 employees of EGGER Group use SAP modules, including ERP, HR, BW, CRM, XI and SolutionManager. In addition to its daily use of the software, EGGER must maintain and optimize its SAP processes, a responsibility entrusted to the Computing Center in Tyrol. Previously, CC tracked SAP license usage by manually sorting through Excel files created from data exported from SAP tables – an errorprone and complicated process. Then, CC had to change user master data regarding license types. The entire process took four days to complete. The EGGER Group needed faster, easier ways to see an overview of licenses at any time, guarantee the proper number of licenses relative to users, and confirm that employees use licenses as intended. In addition, CC wanted to reduce the time and resources required for license measurement.

immediately, and now spends just half a day measuring license usage.
Fast, Precise License Optimization
• EGGER Group reduced its license costs by about 10 percent in just the first round of optimization. • The team significantly lowered the amount of time to report and measure on licensing, from four days to half a day. • The resulting license costs can be collected internally and sent to their respective cost centers. In the future, EGGER also plans to use the detailed consumption analysis and role evaluation within Flexnet Manager to realize further efficiencies and ensure compliance.

After evaluating software solutions to

optimize its SAP licenses, the EGGER Group selected FlexNet Manager for SAP Business Suite. The solution allows CC to monitor and analyze its SAP license usage centrally to help ensure accurate and appropriate licensing. Now, EGGER automates the collection of license usage data and the delivery of updates. That insight allows the company to minimize future purchases and maintenance costs, and allocate license costs to various departments appropriately. In only a few hours, the company installed and began using the Flexera Software solution. Then, CC began evaluating license use with the solution without any training.

About The EGGER Group

Reduces License Costs By 10 Percent

The EGGER Group automated license management and now has unprecedented transparency into license usage. CC collects and reviews HR data and can adjust master users accordingly. As a result, the company realizes significant new efficiencies:

The EGGER Group, based in St. Johann, Tyrol (Austria), is one of the leading producers of wood-based materials in Europe. In 16 plants across Europe, this trendsetting, family run company produces and post-processes over five million cubic meters of high-quality chipboard, MDF and OSB boards. Founded in 1961, the company markets its products worldwide and is active in three strategic business segments: decorative (interior design, furniture), construction, and retail (floor coverings wholesale and do-it-yourself).

About Flexera Software

Flexera Software is the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management; solutions delivering continuous compliance, optimized usage and maximized value to application producers and their customers. Flexera Software is trusted by more than 80,000 customers that depend on our comprehensive solutions- from installation and licensing, entitlement and compliance management to application readiness and enterprise license optimization - to strategically manage application usage and achieve breakthrough results realized only through the systems-level approach we provide. For more information, please go to: www.flexerasoftware.com

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