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DGAP-News: USU Software AG / Key word(s): Study USU Software AG: 18.02.2016 / 10:00 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Indirect use of SAP licences - study highlights incalculable costs and risks The majority of existing SAP customers estimate that they are "possibly" to "very probably" exposed to financial risk in relation to SAP indirect use claims. This is one of the key findings of a recent survey conducted amongst SAP customers and members of the German-speaking SAP user group (Deutschsprachige SAP Anwendergruppe or DSAG). A total of 61 firms responded to questions about their experiences so far and their risk assessment for the study, which was carried out by SecurIntegration. "Indirect use" refers to the accessing of SAP applications by third party systems, for example when an item is ordered from a shop system and a check is carried out in the SAP stock list to determine whether a product is available. According to SAP's List of Prices and Conditions (LCP), this represents an additional user right which incurs the respective fees. It is an issue which is complex, legally disputed and opaque, especially since in many firms using SAP applications, there are different LCPs and since the vast majority of customers are unclear about their current contractual conditions. The potential additional licensing claims mean that SAP customers are exposed to an incalculable financial risk. Related specialist publications as well as the study itself can be requested from www.SecurIntegration.com. Strong interest in indirect use-related service packages SecurIntegration, an USU Group company, offers the "Advanced Compliance Check" service to address issues in the area of indirect use. This service includes a commercial analysis of SAP contracts, a technical usage analysis in respect of indirect use, a needs analysis and a legal check of SAP claims. SecurIntegration CEO Guido Schneider explains, "We support our clients through their contractual negotiations with SAP with this transparent data. The aim is to find the solution which is the best outcome for our customers whilst being an acceptable economical option for both parties. We are currently experiencing strong demand for our indirect use-related services". SecurIntegration is a solutions provider specialising in SAP licence management, which applies technology and expertise to help businesses use SAP licences economically and compliantly. Managing heterogeneous SAP environments and carrying out system measurements whilst making usage and costs permanently transparent are key to achieving this goal. This is where our field-tested SAP Analysis and Optimization Technology SmartTrack License Control for SAP (SLC) comes in. Together with Aspera, another USU company which is the global market leader in the software licence management segment, SecurIntegration is making it possible for both national and international business customers to benefit from a comprehensive, highly effective and integrated solution portfolio, delivered from a single source. This press release can be downloaded at http://www.SecurIntegration.com, http://www.aspera.com and at http://www.usu.de. USU Software AG The USU Group is Europe's largest provider of IT and knowledge management software. Market leaders from all corners of the global economy use USU applications to achieve transparency, be more agile and reduce both their costs and risks. Alongside USU AG, which was founded in 1977, USU Software AG (ISIN DE 000A0BVU28), which is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the German Stock Exchange, also owns the subsidiaries Aspera GmbH, BIG Social Media GmbH, LeuTek GmbH, OMEGA Software GmbH and SecurIntegration GmbH. The Business Service Management division supports companies with a comprehensive, ITIL(R) -compliant portfolio for strategic and operational IT service management (ITSM). This provides customers with an overview of their IT processes as well as their IT infrastructure and enables them to plan their IT services transparently, allocate the costs of these services and manage them actively. Products in two other key areas complete the Group's offering: Software Licence Management and Systems Management. Consulting services and software solutions from the Knowledge Solutions area of our business help customers to unlock complete knowledge of their organisation. The focus here is on intelligent knowledge databases for the most diverse service areas. For example, our solutions enable call and IT service centres to process over 30 million individual queries per year - efficiently and to a high standard. The dialogue involved is supported across all communications channels as well as social media. In USU Business Solutions, USU experts turn user requests, industry know-how and technological skill into tailored, individual solutions. Core competencies also include process and system integration based on service-orientated architectures (SOAs) and the creation of knowledge or employee portals from the planning to operational stages. Further information: www.usu-software.de Contact USU Software AG Corporate Communications Dr. Thomas Gerick Tel.: 0 71 41 / 48 67 440 Fax: 0 71 41 / 48 67 909 E-Mail: t.gerick@usu-software.de USU Software AG Investor Relations Falk Sorge Tel.: +49 (0) 71 41 - 48 67 351 Fax: +49 (0) 71 41 - 48 67 108 E-Mail: f.sorge@usu-software.de --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18.02.2016 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: USU Software AG Spitalhof 71696 Möglingen Germany Phone: +49 (0)7141 4867-0 Fax: +49 (0)7141 4867-200 E-mail: info@usu-software.de Internet: www.usu-software.de ISIN: DE000A0BVU28 WKN: A0BVU2 Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart End of News DGAP News Service --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 438203 18.02.2016