Optimize Costs, Prepare for
Renewals and Mitigate Audit Risk

License Optimization Services

Optimize Costs, Prepare for Renewals and Mitigate Audit Risk

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.

    SAM Tool Configuration & Management

    Install SAM tools, connect licensing data, and document ongoing processes.

    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.

    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

    Tres Larsen

    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.

    Richard Wright

    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.

    Interested in License Optimization Content Resources?

    Download our Guides.

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    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.