Gartner Research

Cut Software Spending Safely With SAM

Published: 16 March 2016

ID: G00301780

Analyst(s): Victoria Barber, Gary Spivak, Hank Marquis


I&O leaders can cut spending for software licenses by as much as 30% by implementing the three software license optimization best practices presented in this research.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Optimize Software Configurations
    • IBM Optimization Checklist
    • Microsoft Optimization Checklist
    • Oracle Optimization Checklist
    • SAP Optimization Checklist
    • Recommended Actions
  • Recycle Software Licenses
    • Remove Underused Software
    • Recover Software Licenses
    • Redeploy Existing Software Licenses
    • Recommended Actions
  • Leverage SAM Tools
    • Recommended Actions

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