Assessing software licensing compliance consists in matching owned licensing rights with the requirements coming from installations and usage of the software within your company. SamBox.io assists you during this three steps process.
For each analysis scope, we have designed a dedicated data model that simplifies and structures your data collection. We provide you with an Excel spreadsheet template to fill in, with multiple examples and specific advice. Thanks to our model, you know exactly what information you need to collect and you don't make unnecessary efforts.
Licensing requirements depend in particular on the physical or virtual host servers on which the software is installed and on the human users and devices using the software.
Whether or not you have tools that automatically consolidate information about your IT infrastructure and software installations, we guide you through this collection step. You will find in your customer space all our guides, standard requests and scripts to help you, for all environments: Windows, Linux or Unix.
In concrete terms, we help you to:
Available software rights depend on the history of license purchases, maintenance payments, successive transfers and possible conversions by the editor.
Whether or not you have a structured repository of your contracts and rights, we guide you through this collection step.
Moreover, if you want to manage your software entitlments over time, Elée has a specific module that allows you to manage the history of your contracts, purchases and assets. Please contact us.
Experience shows that collected data are rarely of sufficient quality for accurate and exhaustive analysis from the first iteration onwards. Our online tool helps you during this step to audit and improve the quality of the data you have collected in the Excel workbook, until you are satisfied with it.
The results of our tool show you the percentage of correct data so that you can judge whether or not it is worthwhile to continue your correction work. In addition, clear messages indicate the precise cause of each error and possible ways to correct it. All anomalies are highlighted in the Excel file after analysis, and their correction is facilitated.
You can also:
You can resubmit your data in Excel format as many times as necessary, in order to improve their quality up to the desired level. You have control and can trigger the final compliance calculation at any time on the valid subset of your data.
When you move to this third step, SamBox.io determines the optimal way to match your acquired licenses with your installations and usage. Our optimization engine is the only one that completely solves this difficult problem with a solid mathematical theoretical approach.
Each of the licenses in your possession will be automatically assigned to a target on which it is best used (a target can be a physical server, a virtual server, a user... depending on the metrics and licensing rules). You will never have to enter a licensing rule; all rules are natively embedded in our engines.
In all cases, we provide you with a complete overview with multiple views:
At the end of the process, you have all the keys in hand to have a clear vision of your compliance situation.
You can then run simulations to assess the impact of future projects or contractual transactions.
Thanks to our unique optimization engine, in a non-compliance and audit situation, you will be able to give to the auditor a document which minimizes your risks.