Many organizations can cut spending on software by as much as 30 per cent with some basic software license optimization best practices.
According to analyst Gartner, global software spending is set to hit $332bn this year, and the key to reducing software license spending are application configuration optimization, recycling software licenses, and the use of software asset management (SAM) tools.
Achieving software savings is a complex exercise, but the potential savings are just too large to ignore, according to Gartner’s research director Hank Marquis.
“Automated software license optimization is a relatively new discipline and most organizations are at lower levels of maturity. The variety of license entitlements also makes it tough… to spot savings, especially in environments with many software publishers and titles.”