Many statements are bandied about the industry on how much you can save with Software Asset Management, for example:
“Organizations can realize cost savings between 5% and 35% by implementing focussed software asset management practices” Gartner
Less common, are examples of organisations explaining how they actually went about it. It is a strange phenomenon in the ITAM industry, organizations are all too keen to go on record to demonstrate how much money they saved by being prudent with energy consumption – but not software.
For this reason I was glad to see a case study from Sassafras Software which offered real details into how savings were found. It reads as follows:
“In 2009, Scott Lemm, a well known SAM practitioner from Michigan, deployed K2 into a corporate environment of 10,000 computers on a global network. In the course of just four months Scott delivered software cost reductions of greater than $1-million. Here is how he did it.
Using Sassafras K2, Scott reported…
Scott pointed out, however, that it was his ability to mine detailed usage metrics provided by Sassafras K2 that made it possible for him to reap so much in savings. K2 provided him with detailed visibility into usage that was critically important in achieving his objectives.”
View more about Sassafras Software here.
More like this please! If you have a story to share from your brag file (Anonymously or otherwise) Please contact me.