Gartner Research

Update to the Business Case for Software Asset Management

Published: 28 October 2009

ID: G00171269

Analyst(s): Stewart Buchanan


We wrote the original business case for software asset management in response to numerous client requests. Having worked through these issues with many more clients, this business case has been updated to reflect the further lessons learned.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Highlight the Contractions
  • Present the Alternatives
  • Confront Cost Evasion
  • Show Return on Smaller Investments
  • Keep Capital Costs Appropriate
    • Analyze Cash Flow
    • List the Critical Success Factors
    • Improve the Cost-Efficiency of SAM
  • How to Use This Research

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