What is software license management and why is it important? As for most companies is boils down to resources and how they are managed. Software license management refers to the processes and tools used to document and track an organizations software portfolio. These tools and procedures also ensure compliances with said products End-User License Agreement (EULA). Typically, a EULA will specify how a software product may be used and the penalties for not following them. Which leads us back to software license management and the reasons it is important.
There are many of reasons why software license compliance is important. Which include:
We can all agree that based on the amount of time, money and resources at stake that software license compliance is important. The good news it is not difficult to achieve. A few key things are needed:
With a little planning and the right tools software license management does not have to be difficult, time consuming or expensive. If you were considering managing your software license portfolio, I would invite you to look at our KACE Systems Management Appliance. It features a full range of Unified endpoint management features including software discovery, inventory, and asset management capabilities.