SAM Tools and Services
2013. January 2. Wednesday
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Telenor Hungary is the second largest mobile provider in our country. They have been investing considerable resouces into compliant software usage for years. By the tool provided by IPR-Insights, they can control employees’ monthly individual software usage, and they are able to manage software licenses effectively.

Software and Services

Services provided during the first project:

  • General review: we reviewed SAM-processes, and proposed necessary changes
  • Launching a software asset management system: we launched a third party SAM-system in this project
  • 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 an 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
  • Software asset management training: we trained colleagues responsible for SAM on SAM theory and practice

Services provided since closing the first project:

  • Launching SAM-Insights: we migrated the software asset management system to SAM-Insights, that we operate and support since then
  • Continuous SAM-services – we support colleagues responsible for SAM by: monthly identifying the new unknown files found by the system
  • Auditing software asset management processes: we audited the already established corporate processes related with SAM
  • Reviewing software asset management policies: we reviewed the already established corporate policies related with SAM
  • Annual audit: our consultants working separately from the operational colleagues audit the activities annually
  • Elaborating accounting recommendations: we elaborated recommendations for unified accounting treatment and settlement of software procured in different models

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