Create an ELP in Three Simple Steps
According to industry analysts such as Gartner and Forrester, your organization is more likely than not to receive a licenses audit request from at least one software vendor this year. Depending on which figures you choose to believe, the likelihood seems to be somewhere between 55 and 65 per cent. Worse still, with more and more vendors increasing the scope and frequency of their software audits, you might even be lucky to get only one request in the next 12 months.
Your end goal upon receiving an audit request is to produce an Effective License Position (ELP) report. Audit requests are unscheduled and the outcome not budgeted for, making them time consuming and expensive. Being prepared in advance is not only the most cost-effective strategy for coping with the demands of a software vendor audit, it can actually lead to significant cost savings.
With License Manager, creating your ELP is quick and simple and this short video takes you through our three step process.