Video: Software Asset Optimization (SAO)

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In this video, Ravi Kunju, Managing Director, Strategy and Marketing at Altair  presents: Software Asset Optimization.

Software procurement has become a rising cost of doing business. While many organizations closely manage enterprise IT hardware, the need to better control costs associated with software assets has now become a business priority. This presentation will introduce Altair’s “Software Asset Optimization” (SAO) solution for optimizing the utilization of software assets. SAO is a scalable business analytics application providing enterprise-wide visibility to software inventories and deeper insight to support procurement decision-making and right-sizing software investments.

Altair’s SAO baseline solution has been architected to be rapidly deployed in any environment providing on-demand analytics and interactive dashboards for:

  • On-demand access to license inventory/usage/trends
  • Identification of shelved / underutilized licenses
  • Rapid reconciliation of software requests vs capacity
  • Quantitative insight to support vendor negotiations
  • Improved software capacity planning and forecasting

Recorded at the PBS Works User Group meeting in San Jose on Oct. 3, 2012.