“Software Asset Management is one of our key focuses, so of course I am particularly thrilled that Microsoft has honored our performance in this field by awarding us the SAM Partner of the Year. It confirms what we do, how we do it, and motivates us to continue growing in excellence.”, Christian Terwiel, Director Software Asset Management at COMPAREX.
An unexpected software audit is looming. You need to provide information about your licensing status but you don’t have a precise overview of the situation. It‘s been a long time since the last SAM project and you risk incurring unforeseen costs due to insufficient licenses. Does this situation sound familiar?
With SAM2GO, COMPAREX helps you to answer these questions very easily. With analyzing your software licenses and infrastructure you get a comprehensive overview of licenses you have purchased and software that you actually use or have installed. With this analysis you have a licensing statement, which we then use to advise you on the necessary steps to take to pass the audit.
|Cost Risks from Audits|
|This is your software requirement (e.g. 1,000 licenses).||This is the amount of licenses you've actually bought (e.g. 1,200 licenses). This is called a »license excess«||This is the amount of licenses you've currently installed. In this case you have installed more licenses than bought. This is called a »license shortfall«|
Questions such as ‘Has more software been installed than has been licensed?’ or ‘Are all the purchased and maintained licenses actually needed?’ can be answered accurately. SAM2GO provides you with customized transparency and professional advice from our experts to help you significantly reduce the risk of costly audits as well as consolidate and lower your software costs.
SAM2GO is Software Asset Management as a managed service. It is part of SoftCare, a professional license management solution that helps you to reduce your compliance risks, cut costs in the process of managing and purchasing software licenses, and demonstrably increase the level of efficiency of your procurement processes.