Successful Audit Defence and Compliance

Prevent unbudgeted costs & disruption with Software Asset Management

Successful Audit Defence & Compliance

Prevent unbudgeted costs & disruption with Software Asset Management

The complexity of today’s multi-platform, multi-network and cloud estates makes it more necessary than ever to have the right software Asset Management Solution to be audit-ready.

81% of organizations report one or more software vendor audits in the past year. So, don’t be surprised if you receive an audit letter. In an audit, the vendor will rely on data showing what they think you owe. Without data of your own, you have no option than to accept their version of the truth.

You need to develop your own accurate view of software deployment, configuration, licensing and usage. Instead of being forced to accept vendor audit data, you can counter with accurate data that clarifies any variance, to;  

  • Avoid unbudgeted costs  
  • Minimize disruption caused by vendor audits  
  • Optimize licensing to manage overall spend

How to Ensure Software Compliance

Get an accurate view of your software licenses

Right-size 

  • Ensure you have the right number of licenses to be compliant or take remedial action well ahead of an audit by removing or re-assigning unused software.

OR

We ensure you have the right number of licenses to be compliant or take remedial action well ahead of an audit by removing or re-assigning unused software.  

  • Re-use - Instead of buying new licenses and subscriptions, re-use any which are unassigned and make them available via an app store so you can manage the approvals and availability. 
  • Pick your vendors - Work out where you have the largest liability in terms of budget or number of applications and focus on those vendors which are reputed to audit the most.

Get a complete view of your entire software estate

To manage licensing across your entire estate you will need a single source of truth and complete discovery from desktop to datacenter, across cloud, mobile, virtualized assets and beyond for indirect access.

Snow discovers and inventories your entire IT estate to give you a 360-degree view of the software applications you are using and how they are being accessed by users. This gives you the insight and intelligence you need to make informed decisions to ensure compliance.

Datacenter

We help you calculate your compliance position automatically on both virtual and physical resources with Snow License Manager. The compliance position for all applications is calculated and which use rights were applied so you can optimize entitlement coverage from available licenses.

Cloud

The use of software licenses in public cloud environments and Bring Your Own License models make it difficult to track license entitlements against usage and identify audit risks on platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Snow for Cloud provide comprehensives visibility of cloud virtual machines and the licenses deployed.

Mobile

Apps that are free for personal use often need a license if used for work purposes. Snow Device Manager gives you the control to blacklist or whitelist applications and limit users in what they can download to their devices.

Indirect Usage

Many vendors will penalize you if one application is accessing or querying data from another system. This is because it can impact licensing requirements and financial exposure. Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software highlights potential unlicensed and non-compliant users that are accessing SAP® systems by monitoring unusual behavioral patterns.

Stay compliant with an automated proactive program

Effective audit defence is about having a proactive and continuous Software Asset Management program. It’s not just about responding to audits with a one-off snapshot of your software compliance position.

Snow can automate this process to establish your exact entitlement position to ensure you remain compliant, can defend an audit and uncover significant cost savings at the same time.

* Snow proprietary research. May 2016.new date need for 80% figure

Products
Snow License Manager
Snow Inventory
Snow Optimizer for SAP
Snow for Cloud
USE SNOW SAM PLATFORM TO:
Tackle compliance

Ensure you have the right number of licenses to be compliant – take remedial action well ahead of an audit by removing or reassigning unused software.

Pool licenses for reuse

Instead of buying new licenses and subscriptions for each request, reuse any which are unassigned, and make them available via an app store so you can manage the approvals and availability.

Pick your vendors

Work out where you have the largest liability in terms of budget or number of applications. Focus your efforts on those and the vendors which are reputed to audit the most.

Inventory your entire estate

Manage licensing across the entire estate, from the desktop to the datacenter, across Cloud, virtualized and mobile assets.

Useful Resources
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