Software License Optimization and Compliance: Best Practices for Compliance in 2016 and Beyond
Medium and large organizations often overlook the importance of managing software and software licenses. Since software is used to manage almost every aspect of corporate work, its management becomes critical to the financial and legal well-being of any company.
A well designed and managed Software License Optimization program can help improve IT productivity, significantly reduce ongoing software spend and avert legal disasters. Software License Optimization involves every aspect of corporate software management, ranging from the purchasing; discovery and inventory; application rationalization and consolidation; version management; management of 'user', 'core', ‘concurrent', ‘processor,’ and other complex license models; usage monitoring; upgrading, downgrading, and renewals; to analysis, reporting, cost minimization; and license compliance with complex license agreements (e.g. Enterprise Agreements, maintenance and support programs, etc.).
Software license management complexity is rising, with many companies moving to the cloud while still having the vast majority of their software on premises. Organizations also typically have several versions of the same applications, functionally redundant applications, and a variety of 'levels' of use, which increases the size of the software portfolio and makes it harder to manage and support all of the software, maintain compliance, and control costs. Surprisingly, the vast majority of corporations do not have Software License Optimization programs. Hence, they face the risk of failing a software license compliance audit. Failure to comply with license contracts can result in large unbudgeted true-up fees, fines and damage to the corporate brand. Suspension of licenses for corporate software essential for payroll or systems management can result in lost productivity and substantial costs. Ideally, a robust Software License Optimization program manages and optimizes both on-premises software and 'hosted' (cloud/Software as a Service- SaaS) software.
Software License Optimization requires a team of people responsible for management of all enterprise software, a robust process to optimize use, minimize costs, and predict future needs, and a suitably robust software asset management (SAM) and license optimization solution. Today’s advanced Software License Optimization solutions can ensure optimal use of licenses, minimize costs and compliance risks, and dramatically reduce the manual effort required to manage the software estate.
In this two hour, LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help corporate staff, IT sourcing, procurement and vendor managers, and information technology staff to understand the critical importance of Software License Optimization and Compliance. The panel of speakers will review and discuss software licensing, optimization methods, legal risks, and Best Practices for Cost Control and License Compliance in 2016 and Beyond.
Key topics include:
- Software License Optimization
- Software License Compliance
- Software Asset Management (SAM)
- Designing a Robust SLO Program
- License Management for Multinational Corporations
- Cost Minimization Techniques
- Software Audit Defense
- Software License Optimization Best Practices
- Software asset management and optimization
- Software audits increasing in frequency
- Issues and challenges on successful SAM program…best practices to be successfu
- What is and isn’t being used in your environment
- Product use rights
- Specific vendors- Oracle, et al
- From European perspective….Use software license issue decision which is growing in importance (Oracle)
- How can license be used by third tier parties and issues for software editors
- Will of software editors to control how software is used.
Who Should Attend:
- Chief Financial Officers
- Chief Information Officers
- Risk and Compliance Managers
- Enterprise Architects
- IT Procurement, Sourcing and Vendor Managers
- Software Licensing Professionals
- Software Asset Managers and IT Asset Managers
- Other Professionals and Organizations
John Emmitt is a Senior Marketing Manager at Flexera Software, responsible for the Software License Optimization area of our business. John has more than 15 years of technology marketing experience, including 6 years in the enterprise IT software industry. At Flexera Software, John markets our FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises products to Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations.
John Emmitt is a Senior Marketing Manager at Flexera Software, responsible for the Software License Optimization area of our business. …
Olivier Haas has extensive experience in the fields of technology and intellectual property. His practice is focused on IT, internet, e-commerce and data protection. For more than 15 years he has advised French and international businesses in connection with the preparation, negotiation, and implementation of their technology and digital content-related projects.
Olivier advises French and international businesses on their IT and cloud computing agreements, as well as on outsourcing projects, data governance strategies, and cybersecurity issues. He is regularly involved in the negotiation of IT and business process outsourcing deals, and in setting up shared services platforms. Olivier also frequently advises on the implementation of cross-border data processing projects.
Olivier has a strong scientific background. He holds two engineering degrees and worked for aerospace companies before becoming a lawyer. He also practiced at several international law firms prior to joining Jones Day.
Olivier Haas has extensive experience in the fields of technology and intellectual property. His practice is focused on IT, internet, …
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About Flexera Software
Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and the value they derive from their software. Our next-generation software licensing, compliance and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimized software investments and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology. Over 80,000 customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source for the knowledge and expertise we have gained as the marketplace leader for over 25 years and for the automation and intelligence designed into our products.
About Jones Day
Jones Day is a global law firm with 41 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500 and FT Global 500.