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Software Asset Management Fails to Deliver Benefits Without License Assignment

Published: 22 April 2013

ID: G00249400

Analyst(s): Stewart Buchanan , Victoria Barber


Software asset managers who assign licenses not only reduce their own workload, they also save more money through greater efficiency, accountability and compliance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Assigning Licenses in SAM Databases to Comply With Contract Terms and License Conditions
  • Assign Licenses to the Legal Entity Using Them to Comply With Tax Regulations and Take Advantage of Tax Breaks
  • Assigning Licenses to Enable License Recycling and Cost Optimization to Meet Budget Reduction and Cost-Saving Initiatives
  • In Summary

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