How to Assess a Software License Optimization and Entitlement Tool

Archived Published: 28 May 2014 ID: G00261692


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Choosing an SLOE tool to manage license entitlement and optimize software deployment is a complex task requiring software asset managers to identify criteria that differentiate the toolsets. They should issue RFPs and perform proofs of concept for SLOE tools to provide a basis for comparing vendors.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Build a List of Selection Criteria Focused on License Requirements
    • Don't Skip the RFP and Proof-of-Concept Process for SLOE Tools
    • Ensure That Your SLOE Vendor Is Contractually Obligated to Stay Up to Date With OEM Vendor Changes
  • Case Study
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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