Closing the Gap: Use Asset Intelligence to Fund Your Projects
Strategies for eliminating waste and cutting costs fast with next generation asset usage intelligence.
If you are responsible for procurement, license renewal, ‘true-up’ negotiations, budgeting or cost control do any of these scenarios seem familiar to you?
~ Your company is forced to pay for unused licenses by vendors who simply “count” installations rather than work with you on fair value pricing based on what’s actually being used.
~ Your enterprise has a license agreement with a software company to install a specific number of software seats in your organization. You have no idea how many copies have been installed, or who is using them. You don’t know if you are in compliance with the agreement or how much value you are getting from the agreement.
~ A department asks that every employee on its roster receive a certain software package. You sense that not everyone needs the software, but you buy it anyhow because there is no way to prove who uses it and who doesn’t.
~ A software vendor has notified you that your company is being audited for the use of its software. You can inventory your PCs to see where the software is installed, but you don’t know which under-utilized copies can be uninstalled in order to reduce your software license burden.
~ You continuously buy copies of software that individual’s request. No one ever turns software back in and states that it can now be redeployed elsewhere. You suspect that as people change jobs, leave the company or get promoted; their software simply goes unused while you continue to buy more copies.
~ You have asked your Asset Managers to address some of these issues but they tell you that with the current tools in place this is nearly impossible.
If you see yourself in one or more of these scenarios, you aren’t alone – read on.