Understanding SaaS – What does Software as a Service (SaaS) cost?
- Subscription Fees and Pricing Models
Hidden Costs in SaaS Deployments
Integration and customization cos
Training and support cost
Data storage and bandwidth cost
Security and compliance cost
Impact of Unused Licenses and Overprovisioning
The Role of Software Asset Management (SAM)
- Gain visibility and control: This enables organizations to understand and exercise control over their software assets.
- Optimize license usage: Helps in optimizing the utilization of software licenses, ensuring that resources are allocated effectively and avoiding unnecessary costs.
- Ensure compliance: Ensures organizations adhere to licensing agreements and regulatory requirements, minimizing non-compliance risk and associated penalties.
Key Strategies for Cost Reduction through SAM
- Optimized Contract Management
- Re-Harvesting & Reusing Licenses
- Avoid Penalties and Fees
- Robust Security