For many years, Software Asset Management (SAM) was put on the shelf, gathering dust, and only when an organisation had an audit request was that layer of dust brushed off and Pandora’s Box opened. Finally though, this is starting to change.
Over the last five years the SAM industry has raised awareness of software vendors’ audits through events, research, and communities, as well as helped customers into managing their software assets on a continuous basis (rather than at the request of the vendor). This has brought to light more of the pros of managing software deployed across all environments:
- Prevent overspend
- Save money
- Remain compliant
- Save time and resource when an audit request comes in