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Business Aligned SAM

Engaging stakeholders is the key to a successful Software Asset Management strategy. In this white paper, you will learn how to build relationships and secure the stakeholders’ support, as well as how to keep them engaged in the long-term process.

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Eight Challenges in SAP Licensing

SAP has always left it up to customers to allocate SAP user licenses in accordance with the details of their individual contracts. Vague documentation on what users can and cannot do with the various license types does not make this process any easier. 

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2016 Aspera Market Study: Global Practices of Strategic SAM

Learn how SAM is done around the globe and what to pay attention to on your own journey to SAM maturity. The 2016 Aspera Market Study analyzes the results of a survey conducted with over 400 SAM professionals that assessed their approach to SAM, the scope of their projects, what obstacles they faced and their goals for SAM. 

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Putting Software Licenses to Work

Based on a recent survey by IDG Services of IT professionals, large enterprises are well aware of the importance of software license management. This white paper examines how companies currently approach software asset management (SAM) and explores how they can reap the benefits of a more engaged, proactive, strategic approach to license management.

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Audit Defense: Level the Playing Field with Software License Management

In a software audit there are often discrepancies between a company's actual compliance position and the compliance position produced by the auditor--but the burden lies with the company to prove that its data is correct. This white paper outlines the most common differences in compliance positions, and how a company can use Software License Management to prove that its data is correct in order to effectively negotiate with the publisher on a level playing field.

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Building the Business Case for Software Asset Management

This white paper will explain in great detail how a strategic approach to Software Asset Management provides transparency, clarity and control of existing assets, achieves compliance, and minimizes exponential spend--ultimately making the business case for why investing in a future-proof SAM program should be financial priority #1.

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Forrester Consulting: The Total Economic Impact(TM) of Aspera SmartTrack

The Forrester Consulting study found that Aspera enables license management, audit efficiencies, license cost savings and a risk-adjusted ROI of 124%. The organization chose SmartTrack because it is very user-friendly, has robust reporting and search functionality, and enables automation of many SAM processes.

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SAM Insights for Cloud 2017

Aspera and we.CONECT surveyed companies about their use of and management practices for cloud products, and found out that only 7% of organizations rate their current cloud management policies as clear and efficient. But, organizations are keen to improve their cloud management processes. The majority plan to involve their SAM teams within the next 12 months to control oversights and ensure cost savings.

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