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Software Asset Management (SAM)

Software Asset Management (SAM)

Software Asset Management (SAM) is crucial for the company`s effectiveness.

Software Asset Management (SAM) is crucial for the company`s effectiveness.

Duties and license fees associated with the use of different software, do not end after purchase and implementation, but also apply through the whole life cycle of software in the enterprise. Software Asset Management (SAM) is crucial for the company`s effectiveness. SAM is a process that, if carefully and comprehensively implemented, is able to minimize or even eliminate the licensing risks and related consequences such as excessive costs associated with licenses and non-compliance with licensing conditions.

SAM - Software Asset Management

A contemporary large enterprise is not able to run a business without the use of software that allows business processes execution in a consistent and effective manner. However, it is often forgotten that duties and license fees associated with the use of different software, do not end after purchase and implementation, but also apply through the whole life cycle of software in the enterprise. 

Due to the high costs of advanced software licenses, consequences could occupy a potentially significant position of the company`s operating costs. Software Asset Management (SAM) is crucial for the company`s effectiveness. SAM is a process that, if carefully and comprehensively implemented, is able to minimize or even eliminate the licensing risks and related consequences such as excessive costs associated with licenses and non-compliance with licensing conditions. KPMG Advisory team provides a wide range of software asset management services. 

Each year KPMG consultants carry out a number of surveys for leading and local organizations, providing advisory services in response to problems associated with software management and optimization of costs incurred in the license area. KPMG consultants will help you identify and adequately address area-specific license rights risks associated with legal issues and effective management of possessed software, leading to financial fines. 

KPMG constantly develops its experience within the above range, primarily based on license compliance audits of products offered by the world`s largest software companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP, but also in the context of ongoing advisory initiatives related to Software Asset Management (SAM). The opportunity to act as consultants as well as the auditors has enabled us to note that the process of software license management is often ignored or partially implemented in most organizations e.g. with respect to selected department or one type of software.Effective software management has two aspects. Firstly, an effective SAM system will allow easier management, greater transparency and lower cost of ownership (TCO - called. Total Cost Of Ownership). 

Implementation of an effective software management program SAM can reduce costs associated with purchasing and maintaining software up to 30% .KPMG is an international group of companies providing services in audit, tax and management consulting. KPMG has a global team of over 400 SAM specialists who will help you identify and adequately address area-specific license rights risks associated with legal issues and effective management of possessed software.KPMG Poland is a Microsoft Gold Partner. We are distinguished by the highest status of Gold Certified Partner within the competence of Software Asset Management, which Microsoft grants its partners as the highest guarantee confirming qualifications and competences of the company.

 

An effective SAM system can bring many benefits, among others:

  • Financial savings when purchasing and using already possessed licenses
  • Lack of audit and penalties for license deficiencies -Detailed inventory of IT assets and licenses
  • Optimization of monitoring and managing processes in the IT environment
  • More benefits from possessing licenses e.g. execution of opportunities from possessing Software Assurance (SA).

 

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