Many organizations can cut spending on software by as much as 30 percent with some basic Software License Optimization best practices.
Removing unused or underused applications through an automated software reclamation process, companies can reduce the overall application footprint of their environment. The removal of unused applications ultimately lead to a reduction in the volume of licenses the company is required to purchase, and can reduce maintenance costs. Software reclamation is a key tactic to reduce future spending on software.
One of our customers, a large enterprise with over 150,000 employees, recently launched a software reclamation strategy to prepare for an upcoming license renewal with two of their major software vendors—Microsoft and Adobe. They created a reclamation campaign using Flexera Software App Portal by configuring My Apps for automated software reclamation. My Apps is the capability in App Portal, the enterprise app store, that gives employees one place to view license cost and usage information for applications installed on their devices and involves them in the Software License Optimization process. The Software Policy Score™ informs employees how well applications installed on their devices comply with corporate policies and whether they have applications that are not being used and could be reclaimed.
After running for just one week the customer reviewed the campaign and was pleasantly surprised with the results. Over 10,000 installations of the three software titles had been removed, with an estimated license value of more than $4.5 million US dollars.
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