Software asset licensing management 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. We 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, we offer an alternative autonomous procurement option when this is more suitable. Software assets are valuable business assets. Take a proactive approach to Software Asset Licensing services through our full-services methodology. Software asset management — improved cost control, better protection against risk and streamlined processes.
We make software asset licensing procurement easy. Through the understanding that the growing complexity of software licensing brings your procurement team new challenges. To simplify the buying process and ensure you always get it right, we offer comprehensive licensing procurement and contract management functionality via a custom-built portal. At no cost to you, this portal not only helps reduce your procurement costs, it also guarantees the quality of purchases against your organization’s procurement directives and rules. It does this by making available only the appropriate software licenses for your organization, ensuring a consistent infrastructure. Software asset licensing management — learn how we can help you develop an application strategy that’s adaptive to your evolving business needs and inclusive of licensing requirements. Software licensing procurement and contract management — we offer comprehensive licensing procurement and contract management functionality through our licensing procurement platform.
Full Service Software Asset Licensing Management
Without in-house experts who have in-depth knowledge of software asset licensing management licensing best practices and compliance, it’s difficult to maximize the value of your software investments. It can potentially drain time and resources as a result of complex procurement procedures for ordering and renewals, inaccessible pricing information, inflexible reporting methods, and multiple contracts with different software vendors. Full service software licensing — we offer a full services approach to licensing. We combine our expertise on licensing agreements, product usage rights and licensing contracts with our system integration capabilities. Activities include advisory services regarding the structuring of long-term enterprise licensing agreements, assessment services, which uncover opportunities to optimize your licensing approach to both annualized and subscription licensing models. Ongoing management of your environment, within the framework of your agreements, and online procurement and renewals.
Software Asset Licensing Management
Obtain software asset licensing management guidance for a wide range of software vendors. We ensure you negotiate the most cost-effective and flexible licensing agreements. We manage exposure to the risk of either being over licensed, under licensed or incorrectly licensed. The business benefits of software e-procurement through the portal are manifold, from managing spend to standardizing corporate buying practices. It cuts cost, reduces risk and improves strategic agility. More specifically, it can help you to, analyze — increase your visibility into the procurement process. The portal’s comprehensive reporting capabilities available 24/7, allow you to analyze and track spend — enabling you to make smarter business decisions and vendor price negotiations. Quote generation can be handled collaboratively, with our procurement experts lending their assistance when, how and where you require them. Realize the convenience and flexibility of an online system along with the knowledge that come from working with our product, service, and delivery experts.
Software Asset Licensing
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 Software Asset Management
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.