FlexNet Manager for SAP Business Suite Case Study: EGGER Group
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,Customer Profile: The EGGER Group, based in St. Johann, Tyrol (Austria), is Computing Center SAP-Basisone of the leading producers of wood-based materials in Europe. In 16 plantsacross Europe, the company produces and post-processes over five millioncubic meters of high-quality chipboard, MDF and OSB boards.Challenge: The company spent four days manually collecting license usagedata. It needed a more efficient way to measure and manage licensing in orderto control license costs.Solution: FlexNet Manager for SAP 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 percentimmediately, and now spends just half a day measuring license usage. Like many Fast, Precise License Optimization • GGER Group reduced its license costs E large, global After evaluating software solutions to by about 10 percent in just the first corporations, optimize its SAP licenses, the EGGER round of optimization. the EGGER Group selected FlexNet Manager for SAP • he team significantly lowered the T Group uses Business Suite. The solution allows CC to amount of time to report and measureSAP software to create an efficient and monitor and analyze its SAP license usage on licensing, from four days to halferror-free process for conducting business. centrally to help ensure accurate and a day.More than 2000 employees of EGGER appropriate licensing. • he resulting license costs can be TGroup use SAP modules, including ERP, collected internally and sent to theirHR, BW, CRM, XI and SolutionManager. Now, EGGER automates the collection respective cost centers. of license usage data and the deliveryIn addition to its daily use of the software, of updates. That insight allows the In the future, EGGER also plans to useEGGER must maintain and optimize its company to minimize future purchases and the detailed consumption analysis andSAP processes, a responsibility entrusted to maintenance costs, and allocate license role evaluation within Flexnet Managerthe Computing Center in Tyrol. Previously, costs to various departments appropriately. to realize further efficiencies and ensureCC tracked SAP license usage by manually compliance.sorting through Excel files created from In only a few hours, the company installeddata exported from SAP tables – an error- and began using the Flexera Software About The EGGER Groupprone and complicated process. Then, CC solution. Then, CC began evaluating The EGGER Group, based in St. Johann,had to change user master data regarding license use with the solution without Tyrol (Austria), is one of the leadinglicense types. The entire process took four any training. producers of wood-based materials indays to complete. Europe. In 16 plants across Europe, this Reduces License Costs By 10 Percent trendsetting, family run company producesThe EGGER Group needed faster, easier The EGGER Group automated license and post-processes over five million cubicways to see an overview of licenses at management and now has unprecedented meters of high-quality chipboard, MDFany time, guarantee the proper number transparency into license usage. CC and OSB boards. Founded in 1961, theof licenses relative to users, and confirm collects and reviews HR data and can company markets its products worldwidethat employees use licenses as intended. adjust master users accordingly. As a and is active in three strategic businessIn addition, CC wanted to reduce the result, the company realizes significant segments: decorative (interior design,time and resources required for license new efficiencies: furniture), construction, and retail (floormeasurement. coverings wholesale and do-it-yourself).