Cost of SAP licenses is always very sensitive topic. There tons of information related to at some extent to this topic available on internet. However most of them is just about how SAP is expensive. You need to recognize between procurement costs once you decide to implement. This includes cost of work done by people who will be working on the implementation. After you deployed the software you need to consider standard cost paid to SAP as maintenance cost.
There is not much clarity available once it comes to how much particular SAP license cost. SAP as a company is even contributing to these fuzzy and cloudy topic. Traditionally you couldn’t hear a much about the topic on SAP official pages as well. Usually SAP was always referring to this as “please contact your SAP account sales manager for more details.” It was no wonder that SAP customer were (and they still are) making large noise once SAP decide to increase any of license costs.
There is an effort visible done by SAP recently in this field. SAP recently came up with so called “A Guide for Buyers to Licensing SAP Software”. Document can be found here:
Mirror at scribd.com can be found here.
Purpose of guide is to get customers acquainted on different possibilities of licensing scenarios.