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The following process provides an overview of the preparation and performance of the system measurement, which you must perform for each SAP system.


      You have the authorization S_USER_GRP.

      You have the authorization S_BTCH_JOB.

Process Flow


       1.      Start the measurement program (transaction USMM) by choosing Administration Administration System Measurement.

       2.      The System Data tab page contains information on the system's unique ID for your information.

As of release 4.0B, a system is automatically identified as productive, as soon as one client is identified as productive. You can change this setting only using the role of the client in the client administration.

       3.      Specify the clients to be measured. To do this, mark all measurement-relevant clients on the Clients tab page as included.

By default, the clients 000 and 066 are excluded. You can also exclude the following clients from the measurement, by removing the Included indicator:

       Test clients in a production system

       Clients that have been copied for test purposes


In SAP R/3 releases from 4.6B to 4.5B (inclusive), you select the clients to be excluded.

In SAP R/3 3.1I and below, specify the clients to be excluded with the Exclude Clients option.

       4.      Activate at least one price list that is valid for your contract by setting the Active indicator on the Price Lists tab page.

When you do this, the user types that belong to the relevant price list are displayed on the User Types tab page.

The following price lists are available:

       SAP Software Component Price List (SW Component Price List) Solution Suite Price List ( Solution Suite) Individual Solutions Price List ( Solutions)

       SAP Applications price list

For SAP R/3 4.6B and below, the user types from the various SAP price lists are available through Support Packages (see SAP Note 428479).

If you require additional user types for user classification, for example, from the Business Suite, Individual Solutions, or the SAP Applications price list, which are not yet available in the measurement program for your release status, you can download these individually or together from the SAP Service Marketplace.

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       5.      On the User Types tab page, set the Active indicator for the relevant user types. To keep the list of user types as short as possible, deactivate the special module and IS user types, if you do not have any contractually defined special module users.

The active indicator controls the display of the selected users in the user classification and the input help of user maintenance.


As of SAP R/3 4.0B, you can specify exactly the contractual special module and IS user types. To do this, select the text of a standard special module user type (such as SPECIAL MODULE TYPE 1), and overwrite it with the name of the contractual user type. Then save your entries.

       6.      If you do not want to further consolidate the measurement results with the License Administration Workbench or transfer them directly, specify the address and fax number of the measurement recipient on the Addresses tab page.

       7.      Classify the users.

To be able to measure all users of your SAP installation clearly and exactly, you must classify your users in accordance with the current use and the underlying price list before every system measurement. If your contract changes, you must reclassify the users that have already been classified in accordance with the user types in the new license.

For security reasons, you can generally only change the user type in the client to which you are logged on.

You have the following options for user classification:

       Classify your users individually.

       Use a reference user.

       Classify your users using groups.

       Perform a mass change of the user types.

       Use the user list from the system measurement.

       You can use key roles to assign a user type to users.

       You can migrate price lists.

For information about the user types, see Definition and Availability of the User Types.

       8.      Start the measurement in the measurement program (transaction USMM) by choosing System Measurement. By choosing this, you automatically also start plausibility checks.

Note the information about the evaluation rules and the measurement results.

       9.      Check the results using the measurement statistics. To do this, choose the Measurement Statistics option. If there are discrepancies, you must repeat the steps as of the user classification (step 7).

The measurement statistics contain more data than the measurement log, so that you can more easily investigate discrepancies.

   10.      Check the user classification with the List Classification Help function (see Checking User Classification).

   11.      To format the finally determined measured data into a print format, choose the Create Log option on the initial screen of the system measurement.

The measurement log contains mainly the same data as the measurement statistics, however it is anonymized here, and combined system-wide:

       Header with date and address data

       System-specific data

       Measurement-relevant information and results

       Results of the background checks

       Measurement results of the excluded clients

   12.      Specify the externally defined users that communicate with external software products that bundle, temporarily store, or summarize the communication activities and then forward them to the SAP installation. Use, for example, the comments function of the License Administration Workbench (LAW) to do this.

   13.      This is the last point at which you can use the Comments function to enter additional information about the measurement results (by entry or file upload) that you want to send to SAP.

   14.      Transfer the measurement results to SAP:

       If you are only using one SAP installation, transfer the measurement results directly to SAP (see Transferring Measurement Results).

       If you are using multiple SAP installations, first consolidate the measurement results in the License Administration Workbench. Then send the consolidated result to SAP.


Transfer the measurement results of the SAP component system as soon as possible after the measurement to the LAW central system. This means that the probability of changes to the user master records is low and there are no (or only a few) differences between the user types statistics of the USMM measurement results of the individual systems and the consolidation results of the LAW.

   15.      Check the transfer status.



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