Silicon reports that there were 2,126 staff members with licenses to use their SAP ERP system who had not logged in during a 3 month period, highlighting a potential £300K ($450K) saving per annum.
The British Broadcasting Corporation plans to analyse software usage across other applications following the findings.
Ingredients Required To Repeat This Saving Exercise In Your Business?
- A degree of confidence that you have collected an accurate audit of your entire IT estate
- Software usage information for the target application
- The corresponding license information
- Perhaps most importantly – the correct license scheme to allow savings. The BBC made savings on annual spend – perhaps maintenance on the SAP licenses or a subscription license.
About Martin Thompson
Martin is also author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management.
On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.
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