we.CONECT conducted a survey on the organization of SAM within the company, handling software audits, present challenges and tasks and future plans for software asset and software license management. Decision makers of the departments SAM, SLM, IT procurement, IT service management, IT operations and IT vendor management participated in the survey helping us define the most important trends, technologies and challenges.
- Compliance (89%), software spend reduction (80%) and asset control (62%) are the main goals with the implementation of SAM.
- 37% of the polled companies manage their software licenses just in-house with a SLM team, only 2% make use of external SLM consulting.
- Three quarters of the companies have already implemented SLM. The number of people having no plans to implement SLM is about 2%.
- Vendors the polled people have been audited by within the last year: Microsoft (53%), Oracle (37%), IBM (34%).