Redefining Software Asset Management: A Shift Towards Agile and Modular Tooling
In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the need for efficient Software Asset Management (SAM) is more critical than ever. However, it seems that most organizations still operate in a reactive mode when it comes to SAM. Whether it’s scrambling to prepare for an audit or rushing through a renewal process, many businesses treat SAM as…Read More
Licenseware earns certification from ITAM Review for Oracle Database license management
Licenseware has recently been certified by The ITAM Review, noting its unique approach to license management. With a modular application ecosystem that allows customers to mix and match capabilities based on their specific requirements, Licenseware is revolutionizing the way companies manage their software licenses. The ITAM Review’s certification primarily focused on Licenseware’s Oracle Database Management…Read More
What is a SAM Tool, and How Can It Help Your Business?
If you’re a business owner or IT manager, you may have heard of the SAM tool – but what is it exactly? SAM stands for Software Asset Management, and it refers to a set of processes and technologies that help companies optimize their software usage, reduce costs, and ensure compliance with licensing agreements. In this…Read More
Understanding the Benefits of Software Asset Management
In today’s world, businesses rely on software to operate efficiently and effectively. From productivity tools to specialized software applications, every organization depends on technology to some degree. However, managing software assets can be a daunting task, especially in large enterprises with complex IT infrastructures. That’s where Software Asset Management (SAM) comes in. SAM is a…Read More
Achieving solid ROI through incremental SAM tool implementation
Implementing a Software Asset Management (SAM) tool across an entire organisation can be a complex and resource-intensive process. Throughout our career as consultants we’ve seen way too many failed tool implementations, and have seen companies effectively loosing money instead of saving it. Taking on this challenge all at once may not be the most effective…Read More
Building a strong business case for a SAM tool implementation
Software Asset Management (SAM) is the process of tracking, managing, and optimizing the use of software applications within an organization. Implementing a SAM tool can lead to cost savings, improved efficiency, and better compliance with software licensing agreements. This guide will walk you through the steps needed to build a strong business case for implementing…Read More
Most Common vs Least Common SAM Tool Features
Software Asset Management (SAM) tools have become increasingly popular among organizations as they help to optimize software licenses, reduce costs, and ensure compliance. SAM tools offer a range of features, some of which are more common than others. In this blog post, we will discuss the most common features found in SAM tools, as well…Read More
Monolithic vs Modular: Choosing the Right ITAM Tool for Your Business
IT asset management (ITAM) is critical for organizations of all sizes, as it enables efficient and effective management of IT assets, reduces costs, and ensures compliance with licensing agreements. When choosing an ITAM tool, businesses typically go for monolithic tools. The lack of reliable alternatives makes it an obvious choice even though it might not…Read More
What is a software license audit?
Software license audits are a process by which organizations review and evaluate their software usage to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the software licenses they have acquired. This can include identifying which software applications are installed, determining how many licenses have been purchased and are in use, and identifying any potential overuse…Read More
How inflation affects software prices
You’re not alone if you’re feeling the pinch at the gas pump or grocery store. Inflation is currently at a record high, with the consumer price index in the US hitting 9.2% and Europe seeing rates nearing 10%. This is due to various factors, including post-COVID spending, supply chain issues, and other economic factors (like…Read More
Licensing Q&A: What are some optimization tips for Microsoft SQL Server?
Licensing SQL Server can be expensive, and you use only a fraction of its capabilities most of the time. As your business grows, it’s important to re-evaluate how much of the features and functionality you’re using and whether or not you need to scale up your licensing. Many organizations struggle with the costs associated with…Read More
Which is better for your business: an IT Asset Management Tool or a Software Asset Management tool?
IT asset management (ITAM) and software asset management (SAM) are two distinct technology asset management tools. ITAM is a comprehensive set of processes focused on managing an organization’s acquisition, deployment, maintenance, and disposal of hardware and software. It includes tracking the physical location of assets and their warranty coverage and depreciation status. SAM is a…Read More
How to choose the right software asset management tool for your business
There are many benefits to using a software asset management (SAM) tool for businesses. SAM tools can help businesses save money, and time, and prevent headaches associated with managing software assets. When it comes to choosing a SAM tool, there are many factors to consider. But, with so many options on the market, how do…Read More