License Reconciliation
& Optimization

Rightsize Your Licensing to Reduce Spend and Maintain Compliance

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Know How to Purchase Software Effectively and Manage Licensing Efficiently

Software licensing is constantly changing. Publishers continually create new ways to sell their software, which invariably makes it more difficult to manage entitlements. Without a well-developed software asset management (SAM) program, consumers can find themselves riddled with compounding shelf-ware costs and large compliance penalty fees for license over-deployment.

of an Organization’s Tech Spend is Wasted Due to Mis-Purchase

30%

Over-purchasing is common for many organizations. ClearEdge’s subject matter experts can assist businesses in identifying a lack of adoption, help push utilization, or rightsize their agreements to reduce expenditures.

Source: Flexera 2021 State of the Cloud Report and 2021 State of ITAM Report

ClearEdge’s License Reconciliation & Optimization Services

ClearEdge’s expert team of former software auditors can complete proactive mock audits of your environment to identify current deployment gaps and work to optimize licenses to avoid the risk of overage charges or shelf-ware. 

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ClearEdge will perform a count of total deployments using proprietary scripts and software asset management tools.

Software Entitlements & Deployments Review

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Scan for any other licensing data within an organization’s environment that could be used by software auditors to increase audit findings.

Software Environment
Data Scan

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ClearEdge works with organizations to identify all solution dependencies and ensure they do not trigger non-compliant behavior.

Dependency
Identification

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Recommendations on the best ways to clean-up compliance exposure or areas of shelf-ware to optimize licensing and minimize costs.

Software Remediation & Clean-Up Recommendations

Be Prepared for Any Software Audit

Software audits are inevitable. Organizations need to proactively prepare for any software publisher license verification by stress testing their own compliance.

Microsoft
Oracle
IBM
SAP
Quest
VMWare
Tableau
Opentext
Corel
Mathworks
PTC
Microfocus
Cisco
Autodesk
Adobe
Redhat
Informatica
Citrix
Tibco
Veritas

Building a Holistic SAM Program

SAM is more than having a tool. Without skilled resources, governance, process, and proper tool configuration, the program inevitably falls short. In such situations, the SAM tool can leave an organization exposed to audit risk when auditors harvest SAM tool data to create compliance findings.

of Organizations with a SAM Tool

50%

Paid $1M+ in Audit Fees in the Last 365 Days

Want to Optimize Your Spend?

Learn SAM Best Practices from our Experts.

 

Request a Proposal for Our
License Reconciliation & Optimization Services

ClearEdge can help expose any potential areas of non-compliance and work to remove them prior to a formal audit. If you are interested in learning more about our License Reconciliation and Optimization Services or want to request a proposal, fill out our contact form.