Why does a SAM tool increase your software licensing costs?
The Business Software Centre (TBSC) recently conducted research with 160 local government organizations across the UK. The results reveal that a majority of organizations (78%) are using a SAM tool. However, on average, the councils that use SAM tools spend 23% more on Microsoft software licenses than those who have no SAM tool.
So why can a SAM tool increase your costs? There are a number of reasons to explain why the cost increases:
– SAM tools often focus on compliance rather than usage efficiency
– Usage metering is limited or unavailable so you pay for software you don’t use
– The reports are too complex and don’t prioritise cost efficiencies
– The software is difficult to use and set up to optimise cost reductions.
Being able to focus on the software you actually use, rather than on what you have been deployed, means that you save money. That is why we created Rentsoft Meter™. Our software efficiency report allows you to (1) measure software usage by the minute by providing usage reports and data that help you track unused software. (2) With over £1.7b being wasted in the UK on unused software licenses every year, you will now be able to track and pay for only the software you use. (3) Prioritise your cost saving opportunities. Rentsoft Meter uses Pareto principles to show you where the biggest cost efficiencies can be saved.
Don’t leave your software licensing efficiency to guesswork.