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Mitigate Potential Budget Risk From Unexpected Software License Metrics Changes

Published: 21 December 2015

ID: G00293383

Analyst(s): Jo Ann Rosenberger, Rob Schafer


Unilateral — and often unanticipated — changes to software license metrics can wreak havoc on software budgets. Technology procurement professionals must take these steps to mitigate unbudgeted license costs caused by such inevitable changes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Collaborate With Software Asset Managers to Develop and Maintain an RFP Software Metrics Checklist That Captures and Clarifies Hidden, Missing and Ambiguous Metrics Detail
    • Recommendations
  • Collaborate With Software Asset Managers and External Service Providers to Create Strong and Dynamic Vendor Change Management Processes
    • Recommendations
  • Request All Vendors to Provide Old-to-New Conversion Ratio Mapping for Any Proposed Change in License Metrics
    • Recommendations

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