An Effective SAM Program Drives Cost Efficiencies
A proper software asset management function relies on an adept team of professionals that have 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.
The Benefits of Establishing Software Asset Management
Track Organization-Wide Entitlements Per Software Publisher
Develop Recommendations & Insights on Licensing Cost Reduction Strategies
Reduce Software Audit Compliance and Verification Fees
Effective SAM Needs People, Process, and Technology
A common misconception is that achieving an effective SAM program is as simple as having a tool in place to track software throughout its lifecycle. While a tool is important, it is not enough. To effectively manage and track software, an organization needs a combination of:
People: Skilled resources that understand the license rules and contracts
Process: Defined steps and policies for how software is approved, purchased, and used
Technology: Tools that help track the inventory on machines and historical license purchases
Our Best Practices for Software Asset Management Governance
Throughout the software lifecycle, ClearEdge assists your team in establishing the right people, processes, and technology to optimize your Software Asset Management activities.
Strive for Software Asset Management Maturity
ClearEdge assesses an organization’s SAM maturity level based on their proficiency across organizational management, inventory processes, license verification and compliance, software operations management, and software lifecycle processes. Our SAM Program Assessment and Design Services aim at identifying an organization’s current state and providing recommendations to fully optimize their software asset management efforts.
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