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Track These Software Asset Management Program Metrics for Success


Nobody plays a sport and doesn’t keep score. But plenty of organizations implement a software asset management and license optimization program without any structured way to measure actual outcomes. This article seeks to provide some ideas on how to measure and track data, operations and outcomes from a program focused on optimizing the value and usage of software in an organization.

Business cases for a software asset management and license optimization program will present broad ideals of what ‘success’ looks like, such as:

  • Reduce risk of unplanned payments from using unlicensed software
  • Reduce risk of security breaches arising from use of unpatched software
  • Save money on unneeded maintenance
  • Avoid over-purchasing of software licenses
  • Reduce the time and effort required to fulfill requests for new software

Crossing the gap from high level objectives like these to identifying how to actually measure outcomes can take some thought. The key principle to apply here is to work out what is meaningful and important, and seek ways to measure those things.



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Today the business imperative is transforming from counting what you have to controlling, using and optimising software licenses – to more effectively utilise what you already have and purchase only what you need.

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The result is unprecedented control of your software estate, providing the strategic solution needed to drive upwards of 5-25% savings in annual software spend and continuous license compliance. Flexera Software’s FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises has been proven to deliver superior capabilities at every level of maturity across the full spectrum of licensing models in use today. So, whether you’re just getting started or striving for best-in-class optimisation across your entire enterprise, FlexNet Manager Suite has the capabilities you need to achieve the desired business outcomes.

Increase your software usage and value further by integrating Flexera Software’s other solutions including Application Readiness, Enterprise App Store, and Software Vulnerability Management, contact Flexera Software to find out more.

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