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Managed Software Asset Optimization

Redefining software asset management (SAM)

Imagine if changing the way you purchase and manage software could limit audit risk and exposure, eliminate duplicate software licenses, control IT costs, and increase IT efficiency. Learn how our Managed Software Asset Optimization solution can help you gain visibility and control over your software assets and optimize your IT costs.

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A new approach to SAM

The role of information technology (IT) in many organizations is becoming increasingly strategic—and increasingly complex. Software alone is one of IT’s largest and most complicated growing expenses. Yet many organizations struggle to manage this critical area. Faced with relentless cost containment pressures, IT asset demands, and increasing software vendor audits and costs, IT leaders are striving to balance risk, stakeholder expectations, and IT speed to value.

Deloitte’s Managed Software Asset Optimization solution enables you to address end-to-end software life cycle challenges. With an audit-ready effective license position (ELP) and future-proofing flexibility within a tiered service, our solution can help you:

  • Reduce software license exposure and costs
  • Leverage trustworthy data for smarter decision making, planning, and reporting
  • Achieve license compliance with an audit-ready effective license position while reducing true-up surprises
  • Realize stronger vendor negotiations and right-sized software spend aligned to organizational demand, with visibility into over- and undersubscribed software licenses

Optimal outcomes aligned to your strategic priorities

Deloitte’s Managed Software Asset Optimization solution brings together three critical elements:

  • The scale of our unmatched software license and vendor domain experience
  • Demonstrated process optimization
  • A powerful technology platform

Leveraging Deloitte’s distinct Managed Services delivery model, you can fortify your SAM initiative with high levels of operational and systems integration, data integrity, scalability, and performance. Our industry-leading software licensing and vendor knowledgeable specialists deploy sophisticated methodologies, leading process optimization solutions, and dynamic technology to help you increase savings and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).

An end-to-end SAM solution

From full end-point discovery and software inventory to data analysis, license reconciliation, and remediation recommendations, our differentiated solution covers the software life cycle journey that aligns to our clients’ risks and priorities. This includes software tracking and accuracy and validated software portfolio optimization. So you benefit from a solution that’s designed to help you achieve the value of full life cycle management while reducing risk, accelerating ROI, and facilitating organizational readiness for a streamlined implementation.

We offer comprehensive service tiers and a range of services, tailored to the size, scale, and maturity of your organization, as well as the complexity of your software vendors.

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Dave Dawson

Dave Dawson

Principal | Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory

Dave is a principal in the Deloitte US Risk and Financial Advisory practice, US leader of the Software Asset Management product offering, and the global leader of Managed Software Asset Optimization s... More

Derek Phillips

Derek Phillips

Senior Manager | Managed Risk Services

Derek, a senior manager with the Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, leads the Sales Enablement function for Managed Risk Services within Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has more than 20 years of experien... More

Michael Vehlewald

Michael Vehlewald

Senior Manager

Mike is a senior manager with Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory within Deloitte & Touche LLP, and specializes in the identification and mitigation of risks related to software spend. He has extensi... More

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