Software Licence Optimisation (SLO)
Gartner defines vendors under the SAM umbrella in two categories: IT Asset Management (ITAM) or Software Licence Optimisation (SLO). The ITAM vendors have solutions capable of Discovery and Inventory but with no licence management capabilities. Whereas the SLO vendors are prepped for today's challenges, Licence Management to help you maximise and optimise value from your software investments.
Did you know that an estimated 30% of software is unused? (Gartner)
Today the business imperative is controlling and optimising what you have, to guarantee a "buy only what you need" approach and ensure you use only what you have.
Certero is advising organisations with an ITAM solution to ask "Is my tool capable of handling licence management?"
Certero's Specialist Software Licence Optimisation (SLO) tool AssetStudio® is a clear and simple solution to reduce the cost of your licenses & help you ensure licence management and compliance every day of the year.
Software Licence Optimisation (SLO) Benefits:
Outsource support contracts to make sure your organisation knows what needs to be included in agreement, assets and software
Transforms data from any ITAM tool (e.g Altiris, SCCM, LANDesk, FrontRange) into licence management intelligence
Take control of vendor management and contract renewals
Harvest unused or unnecessary licenses and dynamically report on who is using what software, when, for how long and on which device
Ensure software is only used in line with the T’s and C’s i.e. only used on named devices or by named users
Creation and distribution of licence pools across the business
Understand software product use rights i.e. 2nd use, development, test and training rights