Employing an effective Software Asset Management (SAM) platform comprising comprehensive inventory and software license optimization technologies can be both a major labor-saver as well as ensure the project is delivered on-time and on-budget!
This week I had the privilege to present to 63 senior IT executives and business managers at the Gartner Symposium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. What all 63 attendees to my seminar had in common was that their organizations run SAP.
As part of our ongoing review of our content to ensure it is up-to-date, this blog has been updated on 10/18/2016. “By 2017, 20% of organizations will have implemented a SLOE tool up from >5% in 2014.” From 2014 to 2017, Gartner expects a four-fold explosion in the adoption of Software License Optimization & Entitlement (SLOE) solutions worldwide.
In a recent poll of Snow customers in the UK, we asked them to identify the key business drivers for the adoption of Software Asset Management (SAM) in their organization.
In case there was any doubt, the days of the bottomless IT budget are most definitely over. Recent research undertaken by Snow highlighted that the primary driver behind SAM nowadays is clearly cost avoidance, through better-informed software license procurement.
In the context of Software Asset Management (SAM), at Snow we believe that means making SAM a truly collaborative process where multiple stakeholders from across the organization can play an active role in optimizing the availability, licensing and cost of the software in use.