Building a SLOE program for your organization costs money, but doing nothing also costs money – probably more so! Like any investment you need to make a sound business case to get the go-ahead.
This will likely involve educating the budget holders about the risks and likely costs of doing nothing and giving them some idea of how implementing a SLOE program will reduce risks and save money – so providing a compelling ROI.
To aid in this Forrester recommends asking 4 key questions:
Are you buying more licenses than you really need?
The answer is probably “yes” unless you have a comprehensive, formal license reharvesting process. You need to find out whether each product’s overall usage is consistent with your expectations and with peer organizations.