Software Asset & License Management as a Service
Let License Dashboard & its partners take the strain of managing your software licenses
What is License Management as a Service?
It’s everything you need to know about your software licences, all in one place
Software usage from your discovery tool, license records from your large account reseller and spread sheets to give some kind of indication of your compliance position – that’s at least three sources of information you need to collate and manage.
Why not choose a central source of truth, which can not only be securely accessed from any device with an internet connection, but also includes an abundance of reporting intelligence to call on! That’s what you get with a License Management cloud based service – it’s the simplest way to access and manage your software license information.
It’s a quick response to your audit request
Is your organization audit ready? Yes, No, Possibly?! According to Gartner, your organization has a 63% chance of receiving at least one audit request in the next 12 months, so you need to be prepared. With a License Management service you get on demand access to your latest compliance position, along with plenty of compliance evidence and reports, ensuring that it only takes a matter of days to respond to a request rather than potentially weeks or months by doing it in-house.
It’s the fastest way to save money on your software spend
Most organizations overspend on software by as much as 30%. They buy too much, purchase through the wrong agreements, fail to re-harvest existing licenses and that’s without considering the cost implications of being non-compliant! By fast tracking the implementation and training phase and taking advantage of our partners’ expertise, you can quickly gain control of your software licenses, optimize usage and consumption and ensure you never buy any unnecessary licenses again.
Why Choose a service?
Save time and money
Valuable time and money normally spent on product implementation, on-going staff training and system maintenance can be saved by choosing License Management as a Service. There’s no on-site product installation, no disruption to normal routines or processes and no need for the re-engineering of any existing internal IT infrastructure.
Improved cost efficiency
On top of the implementation and management savings, scheduled payment terms are predictable and there are no large up-front costs assisting with long-term budgeting.
Reduced time to benefit
Because the implementation and training phase is eliminated, your organization can fast track straight to understanding your Effective License Position (ELP) and quickly begin reducing costs through optimization exercises.
Be audit ready, faster
By reducing the time to benefit and taking advantage of our staff’s evolving knowledge, you’ll have peace of mind and confidence that your organization can respond to a software audit request in a matter of days rather than months!
Free up resource
A SAM manager spends up to 3.5 days a week on ‘number crunching’ activities, therefore, outsourcing the transactional tasks of License Management not only powers a SAM program, but it enables the IT team and wider organization to focus on driving the business forward.
More efficient support
Because users access a simple cloud based front end and the system is maintained in a controlled environment, there’s no upgrades tasks, usability questions are reduced and the diagnosis and resolution of issues is more efficient.
What can you expect?
A five star service
Our partner’s world-class solution is built around quality of service and value of information. One of the main reasons for choosing to outsource your License Management function is to reduce the time commitments, pressure and stress of running an in-house program – we therefore make it a priority to deliver a smooth and effective service.
You’ll be assigned a dedicated Account Manager who will be with you every step of the way; answering questions, taking you through your management report and offering general support and advice to ensure you get the maximum value possible from our service. To support you with any technical issues, we also have an experienced support team contactable by email or phone.
Each month you’ll receive a detailed management report with information about your current compliance position and risks which may need your attention. To support this you’ll also have on-demand access to over 80 cloud based reports detailing everything from your license entitlement to your software usage.
A proactive solution
To put your organization on the front foot, with a fully managed service, you’ll also get access to the cloud based AppStore which can be rolled out to your internal teams allowing them to request software to be installed on their devices. All requests then follow a multi-tiered business approval process which includes license checks through our dedicated team before any purchases are made or the software is deployed.
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For more information on outsourced SAM services from License Dashboard and partners, contact us today.