Software Asset Management
Software Asset Management is about optimizing costs and reducing risks associated to software usage.
Most organizations don’t have policies nor solutions to optimize the usage and spend of software assets throughout the software lifecycle. All organizations share the same challenge: how to avoid over- or under-licensing.
Such challenge can be a cost of up to a multimillion-Euro that can be avoided with a good Software Asset Management.
Software Asset Management best practices are described by IAITAM, the International Association of IT Asset Managers.
The most important action points across all goals for SAM include:
- Software inventory
- Ongoing self-audit to check compliance
- Documentation management
- Harvesting/redeployment of licenses