Asset Management and Licensing Control
Make smarter buying decisions, reduce spending and speed-up your auditing processes with software that enables complete control of your assets.
A business is reliant on its software. Whether protecting your team from viruses, or enabling critical operations to run smoothly, software is a high value asset. But it requires careful management, software asset management is a huge organisational challenge, and without it you risk legal costs, workforce disruption or virus attacks. Future Generation Services SAM practice helps it's customers' to balance software management pressures, resulting in reduced risk, savings through reduction of over licencing and performance improvements.
Whether you need a single snapshot of your software environment, or an ongoing program across your organisation, Future Generation Services delivers the right solution for you to achieve the visibility, efficiency, and peace of mind you demand. The Software Asset Management (SAM) program from Future Generation Services eliminates the guesswork normally associated with the software licensing process. Instead, you make fact-based purchasing and asset management decisions that are backed by detailed information on deployed software and software application usage within your environment.
SAM Service from Future Generation Services establishes a baseline assessment of your IT environment through a one-time check-up and clean-up of your licensing situation that provides you with a solid, foundational assessment of your IT environment. It addresses the critical step you need to take before engaging in any new agreement, true-up or renewal. It’s the perfect engagement for companies who want to know their license situation at one given time, ahead of a vendor audit.
SAM Standard Service Packages
The SAM Standard Service offers four standard packages:
- Publisher; Such as Microsoft, Adobe and many more - potential funding available through the publisher themselves
- Desktop Suite (includes Microsoft, Adobe, Security Publisher and a publisher of choice)
- Server Suite (includes Microsoft, Oracle and a publisher of choice)
Additionally, Future Generation Services is prepared to put together a package for any publisher you would like to include in a GAP analysis.
SAM Standard Service Processes
This comprehensive SAM analysis/assessment targets the SAM methodology implemented by your organization. Working together in a workshop setting, we’ll gain a better understanding of your current SAM practice. Our goal is 100% visibility as we provide an assessment of your software asset environment.
By leveraging the information provided during check-up, Future Generation Services will help you lay out the steps needed to help your company eliminate risks, clean up software assets and maintain ongoing control.
Our SAM team will use an agentless solution to scan your desktop and server environment. We’ll also reach out to Microsoft or any other publishers, depending on the scope of work, to gather all the volume licenses, as well as all of your tracked licenses.
The core clean-up step is license analysis, where we compare what’s installed to what’s entitled based on all the different rights, such as downgrade rights or virtualisation rights. Based on the results of our analysis, we will help you purchase the licenses you need, consolidate the licenses you have, adjust existing contracts with publishers, or make recommendations on uninstallation scenarios.
Keeping Control of your Software Portfolio
Software management is not just about avoiding risk; it’s also about delivering value back to the business. With Future Generation SAM practice you will;
- Identify any overlapping software assets or functionality, making your portfolio more streamlined and cost effective
- Keep your software estate up to date, compliant and free of financial risk
- Be advised by our consultants on future purchasing requirements and managed metered licensing profile costs
Contact us to find out more about our asset management and licensing solutions, or to talk to one of our experts.