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How to Assess a Software License Optimization and Entitlement Tool

Published: 28 May 2014

ID: G00261692

Analyst(s): Patricia Adams

Summary

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
  • Key Challenges

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

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