Do you have a good handle on your software license budget? Are you wasting the money that goes towards that budget on unused licenses?
Many organizations have (or should have) a Software Asset Management (SAM) program in place as part of their overall business strategy. The goal of this is to help reduce costs, limit risks, and increase transparency around software license purchases and usage. That’s where software license optimization comes in.
How CUBES Fits into Your SAM Program
If your organization is stitching together spreadsheets of outdated software license records or relying on each department to keep track of its licenses, it may be time for an upgrade. Using a comprehensive license management tool like CUBES License Manager allows you to quickly access information on all licenses within your organization – from the number of licenses purchased to expiration dates, and contract details to renewal alerts.
With a license manager, you can streamline your procurement process and minimize the efforts involved from other departments to report on license spending. Specifically, here are 4 invaluable benefits from a license manager that will save you money and time:
1. Cost Savings
CUBES helps organizations consolidate their software environment, giving IT managers more control over software spend across different departments. Knowing the exact type and number of software licenses purchases can lead to better financial planning.
2. Avoid Fines and Penalties
Automatic renewal alerts will notify designated members of expiring software licenses. This feature can be help organizations save a lot of money by avoiding expiration penalties or fees.
3. Improved Planning
CUBES is a centralized software license management platform, allowing IT managers the ability to keep accurate records of contract terms, renewals, and purchases.
4. Business Alignment
With a transparent view into existing IT investments, organizations can align those with their business objectives. Additionally, predictive and trend analysis allows management to forecast future IT spend and needs.