Optimize Software Asset Management

Win the compliance battle before it even happens.

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Poor software asset management (SAM) practices increase costs and risks:

  • High cost of undiscovered software
  • Licensing, liability, and legal violations
  • Compromised security from unlicensed or unauthorized software
  • Money left on the table from unused purchased licenses

An optimized SAM practice benefits all areas of the business:

  • A 30% reduction in software spend
  • Increased satisfaction with IT
  • Better decision making as a result of better data quality
  • Efficient usage and management of already-purchased licenses
  • Decreased risk of costly software audits

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Module 1: Assess the Current State of Your SAM Program

The Purpose

  • Determine gaps in SAM maturity and assign priorities to tasks to address the gaps.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Accurate picture of SAM maturity and basis for project direction.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Assess SAM maturity.
  • SAM maturity assessment
1.2 Determine roles & responsibilities.
  • RACI chart
1.3 Perform a stakeholder analysis.
1.4 Determine software standards.
1.5 Determine organizational profile and project direction.
  • Organizational profile

Module 2: Develop Software License Estate

The Purpose

  • Gather licensing data and evaluate which licenses to reconcile and manage first.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Complete view of license estate and value-based rationalization of licenses.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Identify KPIs and metrics to inform your license rationalization.
2.2 Determine effective license position (ELP) scope.
2.3 Complete the ELP Template.
  • Effective license position
2.4 Calculate software license ROI.
2.5 Complete the software license register.
  • Software license register

Module 3: Create SAM Strategy

The Purpose

  • Develop an internal audit response strategy and complete your organization’s SAM strategy.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Standardized internal audit response practices and documentation to reduce ad hoc approach to audit requests.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Develop audit response.
  • Audit scoping email
3.2 Create software catalog.
  • Software catalog
3.3 Complete SAM strategy.
  • Completed SAM strategy document

Module 4: Design Implementation Plan

The Purpose

  • Develop an implementation timeline and a communication strategy to gain project buy-in.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Defined plan for project implementation.
  • Key tasks assigned to specific roles with defined timelines.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Create a communication plan.
  • Communication deck
4.2 Develop SAM roadmap.
  • SAM roadmap
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