Organizations are aware of the savings that result from implementing software asset management (SAM), but are unsure of where to start the process. With no formal standards in place for managing licenses, organizations are constantly at risk for costly software audits and poorly executed software spends. Using high-quality data, you can make high-quality decisions surrounding software licensing. After all, tracking is not managing. This blueprint will walk you through the following phases:
- Assess the current state of software licensing
- Develop software license estate
- Create a SAM strategy
Achieving an optimized SAM program is a transformative effort, but the people, processes, and technology need to be in place before that can happen.