Software asset management helps organizations address compliance risk and optimize costs, but implementing it can be fraught with challenges. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders can avoid potential pitfalls by learning how to prevent five common mistakes of implementing SAM.
- Formulate a Persuasive Business Case for SAM by Aligning It With Business Goals
- Estimate the Quality of Consumption and Entitlement Data
- Develop a Charter and a Governance Model for SAM
- Identify C-Level Sponsorship and Application Owners for the SAM Initiative
- Ensure That Cloud Is a Priority for Your SAM Initiative
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