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This overview describes the process for measuring SAP
systems. The screenshots are based on SAP NetWeaver 2004s
(SAP NetWeaver Application Server 7.0). You can find detailed
information on system measurement and the License
Administration Workbench (LAW):
• In the system measurement guide
• In the License Administration Workbench documentation
• On SAP Service Marketplace, quick link /licenseauditing
• Online in the SAP system: Help → Application Help
Procedure Checking Installations and Systems
1. Activate price list With the measurement request, you will receive an overview
of all measurement-relevant installations and systems covered
2. Set system data and clients
by your contract.
3. Classify users
• Check the installation overview and systems
4. Carry out the measurement and • Forward this measurement plan to the administrators respon-
transfer results sible for the installations so that they can measure the systems.
5. Consolidate measurement results
If you receive your measurement request by e-mail, you will also
6. Send LAW results to SAP
receive a file containing an electronic LAW measurement plan. As
of SAP NetWeaver AS 6.40, Support Package 11, LAW processes this
electronic overview and simplifies the maintenance of all systems
whose measurement data needs to be consolidated in LAW.

System Measurement Process

Each SAP system must be measured with the measurement
program. Afterwards, the results of the individual systems are
combined in the License Administration Workbench, consolidated,
and sent to SAP.
Classify the users in all clients and systems in accordance with While system measurement is taking place, related plausibility
the agreements in your SAP software contract. checks run.

The following process provides you with an overview of how 2. System Data and Clients
to prepare for and carry out the system measurement in each Check the System Data to uniquely identify the system.
of your SAP systems. The system type depends on the client status. You can only
make changes using Client Administration.
Start the measurement program (transaction USMM).

Fig. 3: System Data

On the Clients tab, check and include all clients relevant to

• In the standard system, clients 000 and 066 are excluded.
• You can exclude test clients in production systems and clients
Fig. 1: SAP Measurement Program that were copied for test purposes.

Before starting the system measurement, check and maintain

the settings described below.

1. Activate Price List

Activate the price list applicable to your software contract by
setting the Active flag on the Price Lists tab. The system then
displays the contractual user types for the applicable price list. Fig. 4: Clients
The user types only become available to you once you have
activated the price list.

Fig. 2: Price Lists

3. User Classification 5. Consolidating the Results with the License
All employees who use the SAP software require a license and Administration Workbench (LAW)
must be set up as Dialog Users. Classify the users in the system This simplifies the measurement of systems in complex system
according to how they use the software. landscapes and virtually eliminates the risk of evaluating a
person more than once.
Only use the Contractual User Types agreed in your software
contract. You can find a description of the standard user types Use the electronic LAW measurement plan to simplify the main-
in the system measurement guide and on SAP Service Market- tenance of all systems whose measurement data needs to be
place, quick link /licenseauditing → Named User Measurement. consolidated in LAW. It already contains all the necessary system
data (system number, installation number, hardware key, and
You can classify the user master records in the following ways: system ID).
• Using User Maintenance (transaction: SU01)
• Using Reference User (transaction: SU01) You will find detailed information on LAW in the SAP Library at
• Using User Maintenance: Mass Changes (transaction SU10, Help → Application Help and on SAP Service Marketplace, quick
from SAP NetWeaver AS 6.10) link /licenseauditing → License Administration Workbench.
• Using User List (transaction: USMM)
• Using System Measurement: Mass Changes for the contractual
user types
R/3 System R/3 HR System BW System
(transaction USMM: Environment → Mass Change)
• Using System Measurement: Price List Migration
(transaction USMM: Environment → Migration of Price Lists)

4. Performing the system measurement Jones Miller Jones Baker Jones Taylor
Prof. Ltd. Prof. Employee Employee Prof. Prof.
Start the System Measurement in the measurement program
(transaction USMM) and check the results in the Measurement
1 Professional 2 Employees 2 Professionals
Measurement of engines runs automatically. You can find a 1 Ltd. Prof.

detailed explanation of engine measurement on SAP Service

Marketplace, quick link /licenseauditing → Engine Measurement.
LAW Result
2 Professionals (Jones, Taylor)
LAW 1 Limited Professional (Miller)
After the system measurement, send the results of your SAP 1 Employee (Backer)
component systems to the License Administration Workbench
central system.
• Export the system’s measurement results in a LAW file. Fig. 5: LAW Strategy
• If you do not need to consolidate the measurement results
using the License Administration Workbench, send the Process
measurement results directly to SAP instead. Choose a central LAW system in your system landscape. Import
the measurement data of all systems into the central LAW
system then group and consolidate this data. Send the LAW
results directly to SAP. /contactsap

Start the License Administration Workbench (transaction SLAW Step 3: Consolidate the data and check the results using the
or License_Admin) and carry out steps 1-4 of Control LAW. results list and the Result tab. LAW takes into account that
certain contractual user types are already included in others.

You can only correct the user classification of users in the

original system. Afterwards, repeat steps 1-3.

Fig. 6: License Administration Workbench

Step 1: Import the measurement data of all component systems

and the central system into LAW.
Fig. 8: Results of User Consolidation
Step 2: Combine the users and then check the user list.
6. Sending the LAW Results to SAP
To automatically combine the users, choose the grouping Step 4: Send the LAW results directly to SAP. You can find
criterion/criteria best suited to your situation, for example the all LAW measurement data sent to SAP in LAW Log System
criterion User Name if your users have the same user name in Measurement (Measurement Data → Fax Log → Create Fax Log).
all systems.

Fig. 7: Criteria for Combining Users

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