The brainwaregroup has now been collaborating successfully with KPMG for more than twelve months. This collaboration focuses on the KPMG SAM Managed Service, based on the Spider SAM Suite and the new KPMG SAM Risk Analysis.
After KPMG certification of the Spider Licence tool in 2013, KPMG now supplies a SAM Managed Service for IT service providers and end customers as well as validation of the licence management status in compliance with the manufacturer licence audit.
The availability of current licence expert know-how is an increasingly difficult challenge for companies. A great deal of time and financial resources are involved in training personnel to high standards. The supreme discipline is finding potential areas of optimisation in the fields of correct licence utilisation and licence contracts, for example for products of Oracle, IBM and SAP.
«In spite of the use of a licence management tool, companies feel very insecure, and the aim of achieving a relaxed audit is far removed, as audits and plausibility checks often produce surprising results. This is exactly where the KMPG service comes into play. We support companies in analysis, outsourcing and validation of the existing SAM system and its results. The aim is to make the right licensing decisions with regard to the subsequent purchase of missing licences, licence offsetting, licence/contract optimisation or possible utilisation of licence overhangs (licence pooling)», comments Ayhat Aslan, Manager at KPMG AG.
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