Software Asset Management & The CFO

Optimize spend, maximize value & minimize risks, why SAM helps you control IT spend & risk

The buck stops with you. Ultimately, as CFO you’re responsible for managing the organization’s financial position; not just how much it spends, but how wisely it spends available budgets.

It’s a lot to take in. Which means you don’t have time for Software Asset Management.

But then software, virtual machines, data center operations and software compliance audits are all eating ever-more of the organization’s precious budget.

That makes Software Asset Management the CFO’s best friend for controlling IT spend and risk.

Optimize the value of spend

The CFO needs to make sure money works hard for the organization. Every penny spent on software, devices, vendor contracts and support agreements need to be fully utilized to ensure no assets go unused.

That’s Software Asset Management.

Eliminate overspend & wastage

You wouldn’t let an employee buy a new desk if there was one already going spare. So why allow the organization to buy software it doesn’t need or agree to support terms that far outweigh the current
use of the applications to be covered? Understand where the slack is in software assets and you can reallocate them across the organization to save substantial wastage.

That’s Software Asset Management.

Avoid unbudgeted costs

What’s the worst kind of cost? Unbudgeted cost. With a 70% chance that your organization will be audited by at least one software vendor in the next 12 months, unless you have full visibility of your current Effective License Position, you can expect the unexpected in terms of unbudgeted software costs. What’s worse; you probably didn’t need the software in the first place.

That’s Software Asset Management.

Software Asset Management = Snow

Snow’s Software Asset Management platform is used by more than 6,000 organizations around the world to manage the cost and effectiveness of software and hardware investments. For the CFO and
finance / procurement teams, that means having visibility of all software assets, license entitlements and usage. Shared access with other SAM stakeholders makes it easy to implement and enforce
processes that drive a better deal for the organization.

CFOs in the Know choose Snow. 

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