So you’ve gone to a lot of hard work and finally achieved the nirvana of an Effective License Position (ELP), so what now?
The fact is that your ELP is a static, point-in-time document that is really only the start point on your SAM journey. You now need greater clarity as to why the ELP states what it does and what options are available to you to optimize your license position and drive cost reductions on an ongoing basis.
Achieving license optimization
Typically this exercise will require a team that is made up of both internal staff and external experts to ensure the right levels of skills and knowledge is available to maximize the benefits of the project. As well as obviously requiring the ELP, this team will also need access to the raw data supporting it.