Software vendors are increasingly turning to compliance related tactics to boost falling software license revenues. Such tactics put heightened pressure in IT organizations to proactively ensure they operates within the terms of their license agreements at all times, as it is often difficult to predict when the next software vendor audit might occur. Use of software assets are particularly difficult to police because of the ease with which they replicate around an organization; software vendors make it easy for software to be copied or downloaded. Software Asset Management has emerged as a well-developed discipline, with accompanying tools, to aid IT professionals in eliminating the risk of being caught out of compliance by a vendor audit.
Try It NowScalable’s Survey product provides powerful real-time capabilities for cost analysis, “true” software usage analysis and proactive compliance reporting. Uniquely, Survey distinguishes between software that is merely installed and software that is truly in use. With Survey data, customers are able to renegotiate license terms based on actual usage, recover unused licenses and redeploy them to avoid unnecessary new purchases, and recoup maintenance and other costs associated with unused software.
Survey customers see year on year savings and in many cases this can lead to reductions in the range of 10 – 40 percent of total software budget in the first year alone. Understanding what is installed and what is actually being used are key tenets of license compliance and license management activities. Using Survey, organizations of all sizes can realize the following benefits:
- Software license analysis enabling accurate forecasting and provides the foundation for license, support, maintenance negotiations
- Easily allocate and manage software licenses across the organization, ensure license compliance, monitor software usage, and harvest unused licenses
- Proactive harvesting of unused software licenses reducing the need to purchase new licenses when license counts reach maximum thresholds
- Enable CIOs to confidently negotiate license agreements, leveraging compelling graphical usage analysis, license compliance analysis, and license utilization
Comprehensive License Management
Keep details of all your licenses in one place, regardless of there structure
Correlate license keys with licenses, and ensure license keys are being used in accordance with agreements. Maintain all volume license keys in one place
Flexible definitions of business units
Assign licenses to business units based on your business structure. Ensure license costs are correctly allocated. Product compliance reports by business unit
Correlate application usage with license costs
See which groups are making the most effective use of licenses. Enable direct chargeback based on how often the applications are used. Easily measure the costs of poor application deployments
License Use Costs by Dept.