SAM Tools and Services
2013. January 2. Wednesday
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Hungarian Railway (MÁV) is one of the oldest state-owned enterprises, and the largest employer in the country. Regular software inventory of the more than 10,000 computers has tied up significant resources for years. In the interest of legal compliance and more economical software asset management, IT department started a software inventory project covering the entire group of companies with the involvement of IPR-Insights. Our software management system was also launched in this project.MAV-logo

Software and Services

  • Launching a software asset management system: we applied and launched SAM-Insights during the project
  • Collecting hardware and software data: automatic data collection through the network, plus manual data collection from so called insulated systems, and from devices exposed to particular risk
  • Identifying unknown software: with the help of the system database, we identified software products used, and unknown files found by the system
  • Processing available licenses and invoices: we collected and registered available licenses and invoices in the SAM system
  • Creating physical license inventory: in accordance with the registration requirements, and considering client’s individual needs we created the system of physical license inventory
  • Comparing software usage with software assets: at the end of the project we compared software usage with software assets, analyzed the reasons of differences, and suggested a solution
  • Auditing software asset management processes: we audited the already established corporate processes related with SAM
  • Szoftvereszköz-gazdálkodási szabályzatrendszer felülvizsgálata: a meglévő, SAM-et érintő szabályzatokat felülvizsgáltuk
  • Establishing software asset management policies and processes: considering the results of process audit, we established the policies and processes taking into account the special needs of the company, too
  • Software asset management training: we trained colleagues responsible for SAM on SAM theory and practice
  • Operating and supporting software asset management system: we provide continuous operation and support to the SAM-Insights system launched
  • Procurement consultancy: occasionally we provide consultancy on planning major software procurements
  • Expert support in negotiations with vendors, settling disputes: we provide regular support in negotiations with different vendors, and we help settling disputes

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