Having a business to run, let alone computer systems to keep working effectively, means that many businesses suffer from a lack of control of their IT software licensing and assets.
Not only does this increase the possibility that software is under-licensed, we often find companies are over-licensed, wasting unnecessary money because of their lack of software management.
The bottom line for businesses is that if they do not know what software they have purchased, it is impossible to ensure that they are properly licensed!
At Akita, we understand the complexities of managing software licensing agreements and the challenges posed. The good news for our clients is that we take the headaches away and ensure that they are compliant and not spending money on unnecessary licensing.
Akita will not only carry out a comprehensive systems audit and confirm the software installed throughout your organisation, more importantly we will document which software is used and precisely which licenses have been legitimately purchased.
With significantly penalties from unlicensed software, not to mention the potential embarrassment, why wait to get your house in order? A simple phone call to Akita will relieve the burden and you will have complete peace of mind from a full audit and the knowledge of what (if anything) needs to be done. Of course, you may well find that you are over-licensed and a software audit will actually save you money!
Without a thorough software audit, companies lack true visibility into which software is used. As a result, it is easy to get their software needs wrong by either underestimating or overestimating software usage.
As typical software asset management systems are not designed to handle the complexities of desktop applications from the likes of Microsoft, Adobe and Symantec (let alone enterprise applications), these solutions will only gives companies part of the picture.
To ensure that a thorough software audit is completed and accurate records are maintained moving forward – guaranteeing compliance and removing the cost of over-licensing – contact the Akita team to find out how we protect our clients’ interests and take the headache away!
For an informal chat on software licensing and compliance, contact the Akita team today and we will be only too pleased to discuss this with you in the strictest confidence.