Feb 23, 2017
Navigating SAP licensing

The Magical Staircases in SAP Castle – Part 1

Is SAP financing its new sales strategy by using hidden price increases for existing SAP customers? Customers may be reminded of Harry Potter: trying to navigate the magical staircases in Hogwarts castle unscathed, as they unexpectedly change direction. Do you still know where things are heading? Get 3 strategic tips to save on SAP licensing costs!

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Feb 09, 2017
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SAM Stories: Love Edition

In the challenging world of Software Asset Management, you often have to look hard for things to love and cherish. In honor of Valentine’s Day, our experts have shared three stories to make your daily SAM feel a bit more warm and fuzzy.

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Jan 19, 2017

Agile: Why it’s ok to suck

If you don't make mistakes, you can't learn how to improve your process. At Aspera, our SmartTrack platform is continuously developed to exceed industry demands. But what does that approach look like? Increasingly popular, The Agile Movement is an alternative to traditional project management, allowing development teams to more effectively respond to unpredictability through incremental, iterative work cadences and empirical feedback.

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Jan 12, 2017

SAM Round Table, Part 1: Winning the Savings Showdown

Savings is obviously a huge driver for SAM. But how do you define and measure those savings? As a primary step, it’s crucial to spell out the basic terms of "cost avoidance" and "cost savings". This helps a SAM team to organize goals, and get buy-in from decision-makers by clearly establishing the financial advantages that a SAM program delivers.

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Jan 04, 2017

Living SAM: Top 2017 Trends

In the truest sense of the term, Software Asset Management (SAM) is a dynamic discipline. The software industry is constantly evolving and effective SAM needs to be nurtured, quickly adapting to complex market demands. As we enter 2017, it’s a good opportunity to take a closer look at top SAM focus areas for the upcoming year.

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Dec 22, 2016

Understanding Oracle Java SE Licensing

Software vendors are determined to recover declining revenues as customers are moved to the cloud. Recently, it has been reported that Oracle will start auditing customers for Java usage, a software which is free to use under certain restrictions. Although this news has not been confirmed by the software provider, it is always smart to be proactively prepared. Learn how to accurately track Java usage and protect yourself against costly audit risk.

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