Cost is always a concern when you’re buying new software. But it’s critical to consider not only software licensing costs but all financial components.
In this series of blog posts, I’ve been talking about systems lifecycle management solutions in particular. Whether you’re looking to invest in your first solution or thinking about replacing your existing solution, be sure to ask about licensing costs. But also be sure to ask questions like these:
A Complete Financial Comparison of Systems Lifecycle Management Solutions
For help identifying and quantifying all the cost factors involved in executing a successful systems lifecycle management implementation, look no further than “Best Practices in Lifecycle Management,” a paper from Enterprise Management Associates, Inc. (EMA). This report provides not only a detailed functional comparison of the four most popular systems lifecycle management solutions on the market, but a complete financial comparison as well. It explains how to evaluate all the cost components:
For each of these costs, the paper builds out a total implementation cost based on size of organization, number of servers, length of maintenance contract, number of locations and other variables. It’s easy to follow and it’s designed to help you pencil out your own costs.
Get your free copy of “Best Practices in Lifecycle Management” and review EMA’s detailed cost comparison of the four products, including Dell KACE appliances.