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With the increasing adoption of cloud services & the complexities of a hybrid environment, Procurement and IT Asset Managers must adapt to eliminate wasteful consumption while minimizing non-compliance across multiple technology environments. As a result of this shift, organizations are faced with the following Software Lifecycle Management (SLM) challenges: 

  • Data & Analytics: Collecting quality deployment and usage data across diverse IT environments and clouds and providing other roles with insights.
  • Contract & Cost Management: Properly managing cloud services, license entitlements and contracts, allocating costs and monitoring consumption.
  • Governance: Improving maturity with clear policies, processes and responsibilities supported by the executive team and followed across the organization.
  • Effort & Cost Optimization: Purchasing software and cloud services based on real needs and leveraging available use rights with reasonable effort.
  • Risk Mitigation: Reducing risk exposure through an audit defense mechanism of improving security by discovering and removing unwanted SaaS software (Shadow IT).

73% of organizations don't have automated license tracking and reporting.

(SAMS Europe & USA Survey Report)

40% of spend is not under management by procurement.

(CPO Agenda)

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Organizations can cut costs by as much as 30% with software asset management.

(Gartner)

35% of public cloud resources are wasted.

(Right Scale, State of the Cloud Report)

89% of organizations look to compliance as the main goal of their SLM initiative

(SAMS Europe and USA Survey Report)

Two thirds (or 66%) of organizations are NOT satisfied with their current SAM and SLM implementations

(SAMS Europe and USA Survey Report)

Flyer: SLMAdvanced

SLM is the combination of digitized procurement and Software Asset Management (SAM) with the aim of delivering enhanced customer experience and value. With SLMAdvanced, you can optimize costs, decrease operational effort, reduce risk, gain visibility and improve maturity.

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