End-user organizations are faced with ever-increasing challenges in managing their IT assets. Software asset management (SAM) can help not only reduce software licensing exposures, but also optimize licenses and reduce costs.
This offering helps you assess your current SAM program and identify areas for improvement—with the overall goal being to minimize risks and control costs. Customized offerings can also include product education, audit support, SAM program design, implementation and ongoing support.
To address the ever-increasing challenges of managing IT assets, our SAM services can help you reduce software licensing, improve compliance, reduce costs from overbuying licenses up to 30%, predict software needs and redeploy unused licenses.
There’s a good chance you're signed up for more licenses than you actually need. This usually results from caution driven by fear of a publisher audit, which could be very costly. Knowing (not guessing) could save you money—possibly a lot of money. Also, uncertainty arises about sufficiency of license coverage, and the outcome of a possible vendor audit is in doubt.
Considering what’s at risk, either reason demands a high degree of confidence in your SAM solution. At Lighthouse, we combine deep experience with tools as good as, or better than, those used by auditors.
Assessing your effective license position (ELP) is a necessary first step in a SAM deployment, yet it’s often the only step taken. Unfortunately, an ELP is insufficient to achieve the kind of savings, risk mitigation, and operational improvements that SAM can support. That takes optimization.
By analyzing historical license consumption, together with license types and terms, we'll work with you to arrive at an optimal licensing plan. You’ll get a plan that’s designed to save money, insulate from audits and make software license management, well… manageable.
That’s optimization. It’s the real value of SAM, and it's what we do best.
Lighthouse can assist in assessing your current SAM program and find a solution to help you control costs and mitigate risks. Contact us today to learn more.