A Software Asset Management Solution can answer these questions once employed, but this does not collate past information to determine the current licensing status. Insight's License Reconciliation Service (LRS) can deliver this visibility.
As part of the LRS process, Insight SAM Specialists helps you achieve a high quality technical inventory. Insight also helps you collate all the license information within the company, usually starting with the purchase history information.
This stage is carried out in two steps: (i) Consolidating all the license information to the usable licenses (ii) Reconciling usable licenses with the installed software products. This reconciliation takes into consideration all of the licensing intricacies which can exist (for example Up-/Downgrade and Technology guarantee).
- Preliminary Report
The results of the reconciliation stage are then collated into a report and Insight will provide advice on how best to address any gaps in your software compliance which are now visible.
The consolidation phase involves the client implementing the agreed actions in-house.
- Second Reconciliation - Final Report
After updating the data, Insight SAM Specialists will perform a second reconciliation and produce a final report to accurately document your compliancy status and provide the basis to procure additional licenses if required.
- Vendor Acceptance
Many clients require certification about compliance status. All of the major software vendors accept Insight SAM Specialists LRS process as proof of being licensed correctly and some will certify this status officially.
There are three major benefit areas of the LRS process:
- Knowing your exact licensing status
- Having a base for implementing a SAM solution
- Having the knowledge to negotiate new licence contracts
- Providing the opportunity to allocate licences between subsidiaries
- Purchasing only the licences you really require
- Having a documented base to show the exact licence situation
These offerings are coupled with Insight's proven project methodology that has been tailored and refined to provide best practice implementation from the review and planning stages through to design, implementation and support.