Unbiased, knowledgeable advice is paramount to making the correct SAM choices. — Cynthia Farren
A typical company invests 29% of their technology spend on software and another 22% on Cloud services combining for over 50% of IT spend. Let us help you ensure this investment is spent wisely and managed appropriately in order to curtail costs and manage risk.
Cynthia Farren Consulting’s (FARREN) Software Asset Management services are designed to provide you and your team with the knowledge and direction to be more agile and provide your company with the tools and resources needed to meet your evolving business needs.
Software asset management (SAM) is a strategic initiative that enables organizations to achieve maximum value from their cloud and software investments.
The goals of software asset management are to reduce software license and cloud costs, minimize the time spent managing software and reduce the security and compliance risks to the organization.
An effective SAM program requires a combination of the proper people, processes, tools and knowledge to be successful.
SAM requires cross-functional processes and support, and has both upfront and ongoing costs. Being able to tie your savings back to those costs is important.
You can only manage what you know. If your SAM tool and processes do not encompass the entire real estate you are basically ignoring or guessing at the remainder. Either way, make sure you have processes that, at a minimum, encompass your entire environment.
SAM is supposed to support the business, not stand in its way. To ensure controls are met while supporting business needs you need a cross-functional team and a SAM Manager who is able to successfully manage the moving parts.