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Can I use export my SAP created master data in a non-SAP system?

Hello,

I am about to start a large integration solution with my SAP customer and they are concerned about licensing. What they want to do is export their GL, cost centre and WBS master data to an external system via integration (probably custom ABAP, or home built BAPI/RFC). The external system then uses the accounting data to determine where to post FI or MM documents back into SAP via custom ABAP, BAPI or maybe IDOC).

Is this OK? Are there any licensing issues with master data used externally and posted back in via custom ABAP or standard BAPIs/IDOCs?

Thank you in advance,

Geoff

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  • Sep 11, 2014 at 07:43 PM

    Hello Geoff,

    Yes, even indirect access to SAP transactions or data needs to be licensed properly with SAP. Your customer should contact their SAP account rep to discuss the exact use case. Indirect access via certain types of certified integrations may qualify for Platform User License pricing, but there is no generic answer, and it is best for the customer to discuss their specific case directly.

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