Ankura Consulting, LLC (“Ankura”), a leading global expert services and consulting firm, today announced the launch of its software license compliance and cost optimization tool, Ankura SAM Manager, which expands its robust data and technology offering and Managed Software Asset Management Services technology, bolstering its comprehensive customer advisory capabilities.
Adding this solution to Ankura’s technology consulting portfolio enables the company to continue to manage the growing complexity of software infrastructure and customer inventory using innovative digital technology. Ankura SAM Manager is an automated platform that helps identify inventory and discovery services, monitor software footprint for passive and active usage, identify consumption statistics, prove history management purchases, identify piracy and monitor virtual environments. This information is used by Ankura experts to provide customers with cost optimization benefits across their entire software portfolio.
“Keeping up with the complexity of enterprise software and licensing requires a comprehensive understanding of license management and licensing models. With the Ankura SAM Manager solution, we are better able to help customers measure, manage and demonstrate how and where an organization’s IT budget is spent, what compliance risks exist and how to optimize applications to reduce costs. “, said Amit Jaju, Senior Managing Director in the Data & Technology practice of Ankura. “We urge our customers to focus their software asset management programs on major software vendors, which account for approximately 80% of their IT spend and compliance risk. These software OEMs are more likely to audit their customers, are complex to manage, and are critical to business operations. »
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The Ankura SAM Manager solution also addresses the challenge of integrating multiple inventory data source systems into a single platform, improving the identification of quality assets through built-in monitoring capabilities that provide alerts for any software improper. It also allows customization and deployment of the solution in an on-premises environment, as well as customization of workflows, dashboards, and analytics templates for each business.
“This solution monitors and gives up-to-date views on where the budget is invested using an accurate inventory of environmental facilities. A compliance lapse can result in large, unforeseen financial penalties that can completely destroy a company’s balance sheet. Inaccurate data can exaggerate compliance deviations by up to twice what is due. Clear and succinct inventory records are key to contradicting the auditor’s findings and can save customers from a more painful penalty than necessary if they are found to be non-compliant during the audit,” said declared Paul Walker, Senior Managing Director in the Data & Technology practice of Ankura. “Ankura’s SAM Manager solution is crucial for proactive asset management and maintenance, resulting in more resilient hardware configuration monitoring, streamlined IT operations, increased equipment lifespan, and cost reductions and improved staff efficiency and compliance.
Ankura Consulting’s technology-based managed software asset management services, along with its Ankura SAM Manager tool, facilitate better control of budgets, demand and consumption, and have a strong track record of cost savings. proven initials by 68% on average.
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