Software Asset Management (SAM) and license optimization are critical IT initiatives for two simple reasons: the ability to substantially lower IT expenses over a relatively short period of time and the reduction of risk related to non-compliance with software license contracts. Corporations benefit with an improved bottom line and IT gains budgetary flexibility as it contributes to financial results.

Key requirements for a robust software license optimization solution include:

  • Discovery and inventory management
  • Automated purchase order processing
  • Financial analysis of software licensing
  • Contract management
  • The ability to understand and apply license entitlements
  • The ability to aid selection of optimal license types
  • Support for software audits

Download the "Moving up the Software License Optimization Maturity Curve to Drive Business Value" White Paper to learn about solutions that incorporate these requirements and go well beyond traditional software asset management tools.

Moving Up the Software License Optimization Maturity Curve to Drive Business Value