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Stay Optimised and Compliant With Crayon Software Experts
[August 23, 2017]

Stay Optimised and Compliant With Crayon Software Experts

MUMBAI, August 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Reports on Software Vendor Auditing Trends bring out interesting insights on IT Optimisation and IT Governance across present day enterprises. About 65% of the enterprises are audited by at least one software vendor in 12 months. Hence, it becomes extremely important for present day enterprises to stay compliant with the best Software Asset Management practices, not only being audit-ready, but also to optimise the costs involved in complex IT Infrastructure. Many enterprises and businesses manage their own software assets sometimes using more than one Software Asset Management (SAM) tool(s). Although assistance from a tool can be of value, more important would be to understand the output from the tools that should largely align with various Licencing models, Established Deployment Position (EDP) and Effective License Position (ELP).

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Getting There; What to Achieve?

Needless to say that every organisation is different and will have varied requirements - which essentially means that there will be different tools available to service such specific needs. This reprimands the enterprise to envisage the information that they will need to further implement into an ecosystem that will comprise of procedures, processes and yet maintain an environment of continuous compliance and license optimisation. The management seeks visibility on inventory and discovery, metering of pay-per-use software, license management, cybersecurity, virtualisation, mobile data management, datacentre management - to name a few; each of these are to be tracked and licenses managed for the most efficient use. With the usage of mobile devices getting more prominent, a more complex mobile device management solution would be more preferable to a genericSAM tool, even when SAM tools often integrate MDM into their suite of functionalities.

Tool Selection Challenges: 

While some smaller organisations also maintain the IT inventory in traditional spreadsheets, the larger enterprises rely on tools available in the marketplace. It's needless to say assistance from these tools, irrespective of their form, can be of value. However, there are certain challenges in just the tool-centric approach:

Tool Sprawl: Most software publishers have their own tools that are free for use - Microsoft's MAPS, IBM's ILMT, etc., and organisations tend to feel safe with the usage of such tools. While the usage of such tools would only help the management gain an overall view of their IT estates, the visibility on Licensing Entitlements, Deployment status, is not clearly captured. In some cases, a few of the tools do not even cover all of the publisher's software loads. Besides, it would be cumbersome to evaluate reports from many tools to compile an overview of all IT estates.

Overseeing People and Processes: People and processes are significant factors in ensuring compliance and optimisation. No matter what tool is being used, unless an organisation blends in the people and process factors, there is no way of accomplishing controls on compliance and costs. Quoting an example, no surgery can be successful unless there are backed medical procedures and accurate diagnosis by a doctor.

Consultants at Crayon are experts at optimising client ROI from complex technology, are the global leaders in Software Asset Management (SAM), cloud and volume licensing and associated consulting services and are trusted advisers to many of the globe's leading organisations. Through their unique people, policies and processes, Crayon helps optimise their client's technology estates within the new hybrid cloud world. 

About Crayon Software Experts India Private Limited:

Crayon is one of the leading providers of next-generation software licensing, compliance to enterprises that are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimized software investments and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology. This unique partnership with SNOW, Flexera and other tool vendors backed with Crayon's expertise in Software Asset Management, brings about a realm of possibilities that can help organisations not only achieve a state of compliance, but also gear up for a high state of readiness for Software Audits besides optimising the IT Costs.

While the necessary software tools can help the organisations realise faster service delivery and predictable deployment of physical, virtual and mobile applications, the Software License optimisation suite helps organisations gain visibility and control of IT assets, reduce compliance costs and helps maintain a continuous license compliance.

We invite organisations for discussions on possibilities to optimise their IT estates and establish robust IT Governance plans, resulting with a better compliance.

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Media Contact:
Rajesh Thadhani
Director, Sales & Services
Crayon Software Experts India Private Limited

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