COMPLIANT OR NON-COMPLIANT

Software Asset Management

Silver Leaf Solutions help in managing the Software Licensing Compliance across multiple publishers to ensure corporate governance, minimize security risks, optimize product deployments and reduce total cost of ownership related to IT assets.

COMPLIANT OR NON-COMPLIANT

Software Asset Management

Silver Leaf Solutions help in managing the Software Licensing Compliance across multiple publishers to ensure corporate governance, minimize security risks, optimize product deployments and reduce total cost of ownership related to IT assets.

Survey III

Who is responsible for SAM within your company?

According to Industry Survey
40% CEO, 40% IT & 20% Don’t Know

Survey II

Do you sign the licensing terms prior to using a software program?

According to Industry Survey
100% answered Yes, whilst 0% answered No

Survey I

Do you read the licensing terms prior to signing them?

According to Industry Survey
99% answered No, whilst 1% answered Yes

SAMS

Risk & Drivers

 

Most Companies start to think about Asset management in response to an audit. There are other elements of risk faced by companies which allow SAM to be introduced in a proactive manner.

SAMS
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Risk & Drivers

 

Most Companies start to think about Asset management in response to an audit. There are other elements of risk faced by companies which allow SAM to be introduced in a proactive manner.

01

Cost Optimization

Organizations may be over-licensed and paying maintenance costs for software licenses not being used.

02

Asset Management

  • Monitoring & Tracking of software in use is difficult.
  • No “silver bullet” technology solution.
  • Diverse and complex software licensing models.
  • Reallocation of software licenses when hardware is moved or decommissioned.
03

Organizational Governance

  • Getting compliant and staying that way also helps eliminate the potential damage to reputation that could arise from a legal dispute.
  • Compliance with industry standards.
04

IT Security

  • Without the ability to inventory and control software installed and allowed to run on their hardware, organizations make their systems more vulnerable to security threats.
  • Inventory Open Source software to understand what is in use and what could potentially introduce security risks to the organization.
05

Legal Risks

  • Properly implementing SAM limits legal and financial exposure should problems with software licenses arise.
  • Select industries have regulatory requirements on SAM.
06

Audit Risks

  • License Compliance Audits are on the rise – Gartner continues to predict an increase in vendor audits.
  • Software vendors use license compliance audits to decrease squeeze on margins.
  • Software industry alliance “bounties”.

ISO 19770-1

Best Practice

TIER – I
TRUSTWORTHY DATA

Knowing what you have so you can manage it.

TIER – II
LIFECYCLE INTEGRATION

Achieving greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the IT asset Life Cycle.

TIER – III
OPTIMIZATION

Achieving greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness through functional focus.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Compliance, Governance, Control

  • Tracking spend on software and maintenance .
  • Ensuring Compliance with vendor terms and conditions.
  • Process Alignment and Audit readiness.
  • Realtime Dashboards.
PORTFOLIO

SAM Services

Silver Leaf Solutions’ SAM services portfolio provide an option of pick and select to customize the services based on requirement to ensure maximum ROI.

Silver Leaf Solutions’ SAM services portfolio provide an option of pick and select to customize the services based on requirement to ensure maximum ROI.

I

MATURITY ASSESSMENT

Process Assessment, Design, Transformation and Operation.
Service Characteristics – People and Process

II

AUDIT ASSISTANCE

End to End ownership to manage the Audits/ Reviews conducted by multiple publishers.
Service Characteristics – People, Process and Tools

III

COMPLIANCE ASSESSMENT

One time snapshot of software license compliance for multiple publishers.
Service Characteristics – People, Process & Tools

IV

MANAGED SEVICES

Trustworthy Data Management, Development Maintenance and Optimization of License Position Usage Metering, Continuous request, Harvest and Procurement Recommendation.
Service Characteristics – People, Process and Tools

Phase - I

Determine Publisher Scope

Phase - II

IT Discovery Workshop

Phase - III

Purchase history and entitlement analysis

Phase IV

Gap Analysis and Recommendations
PUBLISHERS

SAM Competencies

PUBLISHERS
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SAM Competencies

OUR METHODOLOGY

SAM Discovery

Manual

Is a checklist based approach which involves manually visiting each machine.

Semi-Automated

Involves execution of custom made scripts (BAT/VB) which can be executed centrally.

Automated

Involves inventory collection via tools from a centralized location.

SERVICE OUTCOME

SAM Deliverables

  • License and Subscription OptimizationSkills and Attributes – Cost Optimization Experience
  • Minimal Unnecessary CostsSkills and Attributes – Data Custodianship and Integration
  • License ComplianceSkills and Attributes - SAM Process and best practice
  • Optimized ConfigurationsSkills and Attributes – Economies of Scale
  • Minimized unused SoftwareSkills and Attributes – Detailed usage rights intelligence
DIFFERENTIATORS

Why Silver Leaf Solutions ?

Independent

SLS does not work with any publisher either as an funded Auditor or Large Account Reseller.

SAM Roadmap and Vision

SAM Maturity Assessment is a part of our standard process and we provide necessary vision and recommendations to bring cost efficiency.

Complete Ownership

SLS takes end to end complete ownership of SAM reviews in case of Audits/ reviews funded by Publishers.

ISO Standards

Our approach and methodology follows ISO 19770-1 and related best practices.

Forensic Approach

Methodology to identify not only deployments but also un-installations, cracks, keygens, publisher specific advanced checks and component analysis.

Guaranteed savings of 10% and more on all Software Licensing Contracts.

 

Deal with your complex license contracts in the right way with the right partner.

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