Quantifying the Value of Software Asset Management
Today’s businesses would never survive without software applications. Companies spend more on software than ever before, and there’s no sign of slowing down. But, just because companies are willing to spend more on software doesn’t mean the budgets are infinite.
IT departments need a clean way to quantify the cost, value, compliance, and performance of the many, many software licenses their company pays for. That’s where software asset management (SAM) applies.
This overview of SAM provides insight into the following areas:
- Budgeting and spending on software
- Installing and deploying
- Inventory and license management
- Configuration management
- Security and performance
The idea is pretty simple: when you have a clear picture of where you’re spending on software, who is using it, what it’s used for, where the value lies, and how to maintain security, you’ll be able to make fully-informed purchasing decisions.
Download this white paper to start bringing visibility into one of the largest and most important investments your company makes with software asset management.