Software Asset Management
Software Asset Management or SAM is optimising the process of purchasing, implementing and maintaining software licenses. The goal of SAM is to reduce costs and minimise legal risks with regards to the owning and using software licenses.
The process of Software Asset Management can be divided into four phases:
1. Data collection
The first phase is aimed at taking inventory. Which software assets are available, what license structures are being used and how does this relate to the actual use of the software. To get a clearer picture Dataplus goes into a dialogue with stakeholders. This ensures a complete overview of all relevant data concerning software usage, license position and management of processes.
2. Data analysis
The data that is collected in the first phase will be analysed, discussed and approved. In this way an accurate evaluation of the current license position and current software usage is possible. Combining this data with additional input from the client is a solid basis for relevant recommendations on license position and Software Asset maturity level.
After the data analysis a report will be made. In this report we will list the status and advice per selected vendor. If you choose to make multiple analyses it is possible to measure progress. Besides the report that a Dataplus specialist will send, you will receive additional reports by the selected vendors.
When the reports have been produced we will present the results to you. During the presentation in our office we will brief you on the results and recommendations. The actions that are required to upgrade your maturity level will be discussed further.