Ankura Launches Software License Compliance and Cost Optimization Solution and Bespoke Software Asset Management (SAM) Tool

New tool enhances Ankura’s technology-managed software asset management services and capabilities

Mumbai, India, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ankura Consulting, LLC (“Ankura”), a leading global expert services and consulting company, today announced the launch of its Software License Compliance and Optimization Tool of costs, Ankura SAM Manager, which builds on its strong data and technology offering and technology-based managed software asset management services, 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 complexities 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 customers to focus their software asset management programs on top-tier software OEMs, which account for approximately 80% of their IT spend and compliance risk. These software OEMs are most likely to audit their customers , are complex to manage. , and are critical to business operations.”

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 budget investment using an accurate inventory of environmental facilities. Deviation from compliance can lead to significant and unforeseen financial penalties that can completely destroy a company’s balance sheet. company Inaccurate data can exaggerate compliance deviations by up to two times over what is owed Clear and succinct inventory records are essential to contradict the auditor’s findings and can save clients from further punishment painful than necessary if they are found to be non-compliant during the audit,” said 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. Please visit Ankura’s website for more details: https://ankura.com/services/software-license-compliance-and-optimization

About Ankura

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC is an independent, global expert services and consulting firm that provides end-to-end services and solutions to assist clients at critical inflection points related to conflict, crisis, performance, risk, strategy and transformation. The Ankura team consists of more than 1,700 professionals serving more than 3,000 customers in 55 countries, leaders in their respective fields and areas of expertise. Collaborative lateral thinking, hard-won experience, expertise and multidisciplinary capabilities drive results and Ankura is unmatched in its ability to help clients protect, create and recover value. For more information, visit www.ankura.com.

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