Benefits of Software Asset Management to A Business - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

About This Presentation

Benefits of Software Asset Management to A Business


Top Benefits of Software Asset Management to A Business – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:204


Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Benefits of Software Asset Management to A Business

Benefits of Software Asset Management to A
Logo here
  • https//

In the present business world, Companies are
increasingly becoming dependent on Information
technology. In this scenario, it is vital to
manage IT resources efficiently. The deep
integration of IT in the organisations
functioning has created a need for a compact IT
management mechanism. Herein comes the role
of Software Asset Management.
What is Software Asset Management?
  • Software Asset Management is a vital part of the
    discipline of IT Asset Management. In layman
    terms, SAM is the total of processes and
    infrastructure in the effective management of a
    Companys software resources. SAM aims to reduce
    IT costs, enhancing IT responsiveness, and
    end-user productivity. It also plays a
    significant role in controlling the legal and
    business-related risks concerning software

What Are The Benefits Of Software Asset
  • Benefits to The Business
  • With the help of SAM, the entire software
    resources are organised and monitored in a better
    way. The system provides full visibility of the
    Companys software estate enabling effective

Compliance The organised software asset allows
the Company to renew software licenses on time.
That saves the Company from the fine and other
consequences related to non-compliance. The
automated system helps in prompt responses and
thus saves time and money both. Efficiency Compan
y has all updated and detailed records about the
software resources. And, SAM takes care of
license-related issues and is always ready for an
audit. The result of this is increased efficiency
in the overall functioning of the enterprise.
Also, the Company does not need to employ extra
resources for acquiring or renewing
licenses. Agility Whether it is for an audit or
clear records of the use of the software, the
Company is always ready and up to date with
software related data. As companies are becoming
increasingly dependent on software, this
ultimately makes the Company prompt and
efficient. Cost-effectiveness The whole process
of SAM results in the efficient management of IT
resources. It minimizes waste and gets rid of any
software not needed by the enterprise. All this
ultimately leads to cost-effectiveness.
Benefits to the Different Departments Within an
  • IT Department
  • SAM organises the entire IT resources of the
    Company, giving a clear picture of the real
    scenario. In other words, SAM helps decide the
    software future of the enterprise with the help
    of data regarding the installed, used, and unused
    software assets. With this, the IT department can
    quickly determine the software that should be
    upgraded, released, or procured for the proper
    functioning of the entire organization. Apart
    from the benefit of superior information and
    control on software assets, it also brings
    interdepartmental parity.

  • Legal Department
  • Software vendors have a right to conduct a
    software compliance audit, and that can happen
    anytime. With SAM as a trusted partner, your
    Company will always be ready for unexpected
    reviews. Also, some vendors have a rule where
    your Company needs to conduct a self-audit once a
    year. In contrast to spreadsheets that can cause
    confusion resulting in loopholes, SAM makes
    everything readily available with a click.
  • Procurement Department
  • Just like a failed audit, being over licensed too
    results in a loss. SAM helps to get an accurate
    picture of the software needs of the
    organisation. As a result, the Company is in a
    better position for negotiations with software
    companies. The Company is well informed to renew
    licenses of the required software with the vendor
    and provide timely feedback to the vendor.
  • HR Department
  • SAM provides the data and transparency that helps
    monitor staff compliance with the organisational
    policy. It is an essential element in
    decentralized cloud technology, making it more
    efficient and minimizing costs.

How to Benefit From SAM?
  • Yes, SAM is useful in the times that are
    witnessing an IT revolution. But the fact is that
    preparing a perfect SAM program for your
    organisation might use up months and years of
    your IT department. Even after the system is in
    process, around 75 per cent of the SAM managers
    will end up spending a lot of time on
    transactional license management tasks including
  • Understanding all small details of software
    agreements terms and metrics
  • Developing a single compact software inventory
    for all software
  • Integrating the procurements to utilization

  • So, it is best to leave the job of creating a
    customised SAM to an expert company. When you
    outsource the work to another company, your IT
    department can concentrate on efficiently
    managing the resources. The best solution is a
    single tool that can gather information from
    various sources, making available real-time data
    about the IT network. The customised SAM will
    enable detailed reporting on financial exposure,
    unused licenses, and so on. With an end to end
    SAM Platform, a Company can skillfully handle
    risk and compliance leading to the efficient
    management of software estate.

  • Ltd
  • 44 2038801220
  • https//
Write a Comment
User Comments (0)