Use of Third-Party Applications to access SAP Licensed Software
James Lau, Chief Legal Officer, NatSteel Holdings Pte. Ltd., A TATA Enterprise, Singapore
I would like to disclose at the outset that NatSteel® Holdings Pte. Ltd. and its holding-parent company, TATA® Steel Limited, are both users and licensees of one or more software of SAP AG (hereinafter referred to as “SAP Licensed Software”). Having said that, the material in this article on the use of third-party applications to access SAP Licensed Software based on the English case of SAP UK Limited v Diageo Great Britain Limited  EWHC 189 (Technology and Construction Court) (unreported) , (hereinafter referred to as “SAP v Diageo”); a decision of Dame Finola Mary O'Farrell J. delivered on 16 February 2017, as well as SAP AG’s recently announced SAP ERP Pricing for the Digital Age—Addressing Indirect/Digital Access on 10 April 2018 has bearing on all companies who are using third-party applications to access SAP Licensed Software.
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