Get More Out of Your Software Asset Management
A proper software asset management function relies on an adept team of professionals with expertise in publisher licensing models, conducting organizational audits for license compliance, and in-depth knowledge on the functionality and limitations of SAM tools. An effective SAM program will drive organizational efficiencies, cost savings and avoidance, and risk mitigation with your most strategic software purchases.
Benefits of an Effective SAM Program
Trustworthy Entitlement and Deployment Data
License Information and Insights
Actionable Knowledge for License Cleanup and Optimization
Savings, Cost Avoidance, and Risk Mitigation
The Challenge with Software Asset Management
Software asset management is a very complex and difficult process for many companies, and without proper governance and tools to support these efforts, mitigating common deal risks can be a major challenge.
What Does It Take to Run an Effective SAM Program?
Licensing expertise for each software publisher utilized
Resources with prior software auditing experience
In-depth knowledge of SAM tool functionality and limitations
How Our License Optimization Services Can Help You
With ClearEdge’s License Optimization Services, you receive access to a full team of former software auditors, all with subject matter expertise in different software licensing. We will inject the necessary level of expertise to drive the best deal outcomes and reduce risk of compliance surprises.
SAM Program Assessment & Design
Assess your SAM program against ISO-defined standards and provide a roadmap to resolve gaps.
License Reconciliation & Optimization
Optimize licensing and expose potential areas of non-compliance to reduce cost and risk.
Audit Defense & Response
Respond to audit notification with a team of former auditors on your side to protect against audit fees.
SAM Tool Configuration
We are Licensing Experts.
At ClearEdge, we have a team of former software auditors and licensing subject matter experts for each of the top software publishers in the market today.
Meet The Team
Managing Director, Software Asset Management
As a former software auditor, Tres helped hundreds of organizations build proactive SAM programs. Tres takes the tactics he once used as an auditor to advise his clients on how to establish best-in-class SAM programs to mitigate risk and optimize licensing. Prior to joining ClearEdge, Tres led KPMG’s Microsoft software audit program in North America.
Director, Software Asset Management
Richard is a former Senior Auditor at SAP, where he generated millions of dollars in audit collections. Most recently, Richard served as a License Compliance Manager at Accenture, where he helped establish and grow the SAP Compliance Practice, primarily supporting clients with SAP license optimization and spend reduction.
The Most Frequent Software Publishers We Advise On
We advise on hundreds of different software publishers, but the main suppliers that cause issues for our client base include Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and SAP. Each of these suppliers requires extensive licensing knowledge to effectively optimize entitlements and protect against compliance exposure.
Manage Your Requests in ClearEdge's Leverage Management Portal
ClearEdge uses its Leverage Management Portal to store deal request data, recommend best practices, and track engagement milestones to keep your team up-to-date with all of the necessary action items to drive success.
Our Expertise on Your Team
ClearEdge can help drive cost optimization and risk mitigation within your most strategic software investments. If you are interested in learning more about our Software Asset Management (SAM) Services or want to request a proposal, fill out our contact form.