Oracle Software Asset Management
What is SAM?
SAM is the process for the control of software licence Usage, Compliance and Expense. Organisations put in place people, policies, processes, procedures and sometimes technology to ensure that they know what licences they have access to and the levels of product usage.
Why do you need SAM?
All organisations need to understand and control the distribution and use of software. However, tracking and managing software use today is a difficult task for many IT departments.
Without SAM many organisations drift into non-compliance. The result of this is a dramatically increased risk of inaccurate company financial reports or major legal and financial liabilities.
What are the benefits?
Cost Savings, compliance and legality are just some of the benefits that your organisation can achieve by implementing SAM. You will be able to understand your current exposure to risk and make cost savings.
The potential risks of non-compliance include large unbudgeted spend, expensive litigation, negative publicity or the removal of critical software and support.
How can Madora help?
Oracle Licensing is notoriously complicated and complex and we recommend that SAM should only be carried out by experts with in-depth knowledge of SAM and its various processes. By engaging Madora you will have access to our wealth of SAM and Oracle Licensing knowledge expertise via a dedicated Help Line.
Our SAM service is tailored to match your needs and compliment your existing processes and data sources ensuring your inventory is tracked and as up to date as possible. There are a number of options, which vary between:
- An advisory service where Madora will answer all your licensing questions and review your support renewals.
- Completely manage your Oracle licence estate. Keeping track of purchases, usage and renewal of maintenance, using our tools and processes.
All levels of our SAM service, review your support renewals, ensuring the products and quantities are correct and help you understand your current entitlement, terms and metrics. We offer advice on potential savings.
What are the benefits of working with Madora?
Madora have in-depth Oracle knowledge and expertise and the team will provide excellence and flexibility in delivery. Our experience and knowledge will assist you in developing sustainable processes for reducing costs and managing software licence assurance. You will have access to a central point for management of inventory and education on Oracle licensing and SAM processes.
- Achieve cost savings/avoidance through tight management of software assets e.g. reusing licences
- Reduce compliance risk through tight management of software assets
- Asset status monitoring and control