Demonstrating how your investment in software supports your business’s goals isn’t easy. Software asset management services — an inability to manage software through the entire life cycle — limited skills and resources — all contribute to the challenge. Software asset management services include, deployment — we help you plan, deploy and integrate the software you procure. You need to balance a number of competing priorities such as cost, security and flexibility. Our years of licensing expertise means IAM Networks can negotiate the best services and rates possible, on your behalf. Charting the way forward also requires that you consider the technical, organizational and legal nuances of your business. IAM Networks approach involves moving away from the tightly bound, traditional desktop environment to a loosely coupled, optimized desktop stack that provides choices in terms of application delivery, desktop device, and physical or virtual servers. With choice comes flexibility and agility.
Take a proactive approach to software asset management services through our full—services approach. IAM Networks ensures that legacy infrastructure in your environment doesn’t delay or derail your journey to an agile and optimized next generation desktop. IAM Networks has developed a number of solutions—such as application and Microsoft Office file migrations — to help remove common stumbling blocks. Innovation to ensure alignment with business objectives and goals as your organization evolves. IAM Networks assists you to continually assess your software strategy, performance and deployment roadmap. Measurement and management — critical for creating a compelling business case. The measurement of your software will allow you to successfully prove a return and justify future investments in enterprise software solutions. Procurement — optimizing how you procure licenses and the structure of licensing agreements and ensuring software license compliance.
Software Asset Management Services
IAM Networks knows the ins and outs of software asset management. It’s no secret that software asset management services can be a challenge. Multiple stakeholders are involved in the purchase, installation, deployment, maintenance, utilization, and disposal of software. The technologies involved are complex and constantly changing. IAM Networks performs hundreds of license baseline reviews per year, and we have implemented software asset management services (SAM) programs for end—user organizations around the world. As a neutral third—party, we provide a truly objective perspective on monitoring and governing software assets, helping companies obtain the accurate information they need to optimally license their IT landscape. Software asset management services — improved cost control, better protection against risk and streamlined processes. These are just some of the advantages that an effective software asset management strategy can offer your business.
Software Licensing Competencies
Our years of software licensing expertise means IAM Networks can negotiate the best services and rates possible, on your behalf. We helped write the software asset management services standards, developed a distinct methodology and approach, and perform hundreds of license baseline reviews per year. We have also implemented software asset management programs for numerous end—user organizations. As a neutral third—party, we provide a truly objective perspective on monitoring and governing software assets. Our skilled practitioners can assist you in managing the multi layered complexity of the software asset management programs, from focused diagnostics and vendor baselines to full software asset management implementations. We offer a distinct approach that encompasses not just tools, but also people and processes — helping you put the right skill sets, accountability and governance in place to effectively manage your software assets throughout the entire life cycle.
Software Asset Network Solutions
Software Asset Management (SAM) is a set of proven IT practices that unite people, processes, and technology to control and optimize the use of software across an organization. SAM can help you control costs as well as manage business and legal risks, optimize software licensing investments, and align your IT investments with business needs. Your hardware and software assets are important investments and should managed as such. Microsoft SAM helps your organization maximize value, minimize risks, and achieve more with your IT investments.
The complexities of managing software assets across an organization make controlling costs a big challenge and can leave you feeling financially vulnerable. Implementing a solid SAM plan controls your costs with standardization throughout the software life cycle. You can thereby secure the information needed to choose the most cost—effective licensing programs, provide better IT forecasting for budgeting, and receive tax benefits associated with software depreciation.
We represent key software vendors through our licensing businesses. IAM Networks has certifications, and certified engineers to help your software strategy. Software licensing — you need to know what software you have and what you’re permitted to use. IAM Networks give you access to the right skills and tools, enabling you to effectively manage the licensing of multiple computing platforms, equipment and software applications. Being properly licensed is becoming increasingly important to businesses and organizations today.
Purchasing the correct license from the correct program is a unique challenge faced by IT directors and procurement officers, and the consequences of getting this wrong can be substantial. Guidance in the procurement process is commonly sought from software suppliers to manage exposure to the risk of either being over licensed, under licensed or incorrectly licensed. IAM Networks provide the structure within which correct license purchases can be made, any time and without needing to wait for the manual quoting process. Whilst our expertise is still available to all clients when required, IAM Networks offers alternative procurement options.
Microsoft SAM can help you save when purchasing your licenses, improve relations with your software resellers, and give you an advantage in future negotiations. These benefits and others are possible because a fully implemented SAM plan gives you a better understanding of what types of licenses — and how many — your organization has purchased and deployed, and what you are using and therefore need. Should you buy on a per—PC basis, or could you save money through volume licensing? Your SAM plan will provide you with the insights to help you make efficient and effective decisions for the unique needs of your organization.
A good Microsoft SAM plan helps you avoid financial penalties and legal costs by ensuring that your licenses are compliant, and helps prevent any potential damage to your reputation that could arise from a lawsuit. Microsoft SAM can also help you achieve compliance with government regulations that require strict standards of IT governance and controls. Effective corporate governance begins with two basic steps: identifying the risks facing your business, and controlling and mitigating those risks before they can have an impact. Microsoft SAM can help you identify your business and compliance risks associated with software management (or lack thereof) and establish a set of well—defined best practices that help ensure consistent management of these assets throughout your organization.