LANSWEEPER USE CASE
Software Asset Management
Achieving Cost Savings & Minimizing SAM Compliance Risks
Software Asset Management to Reduce Your IT Spend
Software drives business, and controlling this software is vital. Software Asset Management, or SAM, has become an integral part of improving IT processes. A complete SAM solution will save your organization both money on software licensing and time spent performing manual license management tasks. Your organization will also see a greatly reduced risk of a licensing non-compliance fine from a software audit.
IT Discovery: The Prime Directive for SAM
Gartner states that an organization can save up to 30% of their software spend in the first year of implementing a Software Asset Management program. To do this, an organization must accurately discover and report on the network's entire software estate and combine the data with its software license entitlement. This information highlights duplicate applications, unused programs and shadow IT, and can aid in harvesting existing licenses, and understanding where alternative licensing options can be used to avoid making unnecessary purchases.
IT Discovery - The Prime Directive for SAM
The first step in checking Software Compliance, is knowing what software you have.
Manage Software Licenses Automatically
An effective Software Asset Management platform will automatically search entitlement sources (such as the Microsoft Licensing Statement) to check all items against manufacturers' software catalogues and ensure special licensing terms, including upgrades and maintenance, are associated with the necessary base licenses. This information can then be reconciled against Lansweeper inventory data to establish an accurate software license position.
Data Center and Virtual Environment Visualization
Using data taken from the Lansweeper discovery platform, a Software Asset Management tool will provide a diagram of guest host clusters and data center relationships, as well as representing the impact of any mobility granted, along with an understanding of any affinity and anti-affinity rules. With this understanding, an organization can identify areas for significant cost-savings in server licensing as well as protecting against compliance issues.
Lansweeper's SAM Capabilities
Lansweeper’s Software License Compliance capabilities allows you to automatically track software license keys, build a basic overview of software license purchases, and track software product pricing. While Lansweeper offers basic compliance functionality, combining Lansweeper with a complete Software Asset Management platform enables you to step up your SAM-game. Ready to add full Software Asset Management to your Lansweeper platform?