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Getting beyond compliance and into effective SAM


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SAM Managers struggle to get past compliance and into true effectiveness. Learn more about what slows you down and find out where you SHOULD be spending your time to become truly effective.

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Getting beyond compliance and into effective SAM

  1. 1. Getting beyond compliance and into effective SAM Presented by Alex Ashley-Roberts
  2. 2. 1. Three key obstacles in the way of effective SAM 2. Focusing on what makes the biggest difference 3. About License Dashboard 4. Q&A Webinar Agenda
  3. 3. Part 1 Three key obstacles in the way of effective SAM 1. Implementation 2. Transactional Tasks 3. Complexity
  4. 4. 1. Implementation What’s slowing things down? ⁻ Installation of technology and supporting software ⁻ Staff training ⁻ Technology and process roll-out THE AVERAGE IN-HOUSE IMPLEMENTATION TAKES 6MONTHS THAT’S A LOT OF TIME AWAY FROM THE BUSINESS
  5. 5. 2. Transactional Tasks - Combining and normalizing inventory data from multiple sources - Consolidating and identifying an organization’s true license entitlement - Piecing together historic software purchase information - Creating and managing a centralized view of an organization’s maintenance renewals - Reconciling an organization’s software installs and usage against their entitlement - Working out upgrades, downgrades and technology guarantees - Managing the compliance of an organization’s virtual environment - Creating detailed management reports, including an organization’s ELP - Managing an in-house SAM system ⁻ Software dictionary updates ⁻ System upgrades ⁻ License Modelling Definition
  6. 6. Impact 2. Transactional Tasks The results ⁻ 37% of SAM Managers spend the majority of their time on license reconciliation ⁻ 23% spend most of their time compiling consumption data ⁻ 13% said they spend most of their time on auditing license agreements Reconciling usage against entitlement Majority of time spent on one area - Compiling install and usage data - Auditing license agreements - Handling vendor audits - Responding to ad-hoc requests Other transactional tasks 73%OF SAM MANAGERS SPEND THE MAJORITY OF THEIR WEEK ON TRANSACTIONAL LICENSE MANAGEMENT TASKS Timeremaining
  7. 7. ….and complexity slows teams down! 3. Software licensing is complex… This includes… ⁻ Vendor licensing models ⁻ Data centre & virtualization ⁻ Multi-site contracts and agreements ⁻ Managing growth, change, mergers and acquisitions etc.
  8. 8. Part 2 Focusing on what makes the biggest difference
  9. 9. ⁻ Saving your organization money on their software spend ⁻ Negotiate new software contracts and agreements ⁻ Re-harvest unused licenses ⁻ Optimize current entitlement allocation ⁻ Completing projected license modelling exercises for internal projects and to meet organizational growth ⁻ Identifying, implementing and managing software processes and policies around: ⁻ Software requests ⁻ Procurement of licenses ⁻ Deployment of software ⁻ End of life and technology refreshes ⁻ Working towards achieving ISO, FAST, ITIL and security standards What you could be doing “Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things” Peter Drucker
  10. 10. By choosing a service… - Fast to implement - Enables teams - Reduces complexity Great, but how?!
  11. 11. Part 3 About License Dashboard
  12. 12. “There are a thousand hacking at the branches to one who is striking at the root.” Henry David Thoreau Why we’re in business
  13. 13. 1. RECOGNIZE 2. OPTIMIZE 3. CONTROL Services that help organizations identify and understand their software estate Services that help organizations maximize the value of their software assets and reduce compliance and overspend Services that help organizations maintain a balanced software estate What we do
  14. 14. Consider the difference you could make if you had all of the license intelligence AND time you need to implement proactive change. A parting thought
  15. 15. Our experience Technology used to successfully deliver 1,000 SAM projects globally Designed, built & maintained by licensing experts and used by SAM and licensing consultants in Europe, US, Canada & Australia Recognized by leading vendors; Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec, VMware, Oracle, IBM and more Q&A |