At Livingstone, our global team of SAM and licensing experts augment your Software Asset Management program, unlocking the full potential of your chosen SAM, license management or inventory tools by providing a truly effective answer to the risks of overspend, audit and sprawl.
To ensure that you get the most out of your SAM program and platform, Livingstone Tools+ addresses skills and functionality gaps through three distinct services:
Livingstone’s best practices experts will work with you to understand your business goals and align the SAM priorities accordingly. We compare your Software Asset Management objectives against existing resources and skills and provide recommendations addressing the gaps.
Our specialists provide ongoing advisory support, reviewing progress towards goals, ensuring the SAM program remains aligned with business priorities and ensuring the SAM platform is being used effectively.
Livingstone boasts the world’s largest team of software licensing specialists who know how to capture, manage and reconcile your software entitlements and contracts. Our licensing knowledge ensures that the right licensing parameters are applied to the right applications throughout your environment, something most SAM Tools cannot do automatically.
Even if your tool doesn’t support particular vendor licensing schemes or applying multiple licensing metrics to the same application, we will still create an accurate Effective Licensing Position (ELP) for all your key software publishers.
More software licensing than ever is now reliant on ‘Non-Instance Data’ such as employee headcount, transaction volumes, Client Access Licenses, server cores, etc.
Our experts can help you ensure this vital information is collected and included in your Software Asset Management program, even if your SAM tool doesn’t support it. This ensures that you have a truly reliable ELP.
Christy Pettey, Gartner
Non-Instance Data Management
Livingstone works only for clients and is not a reseller of any third-party SAM platform. We have no interest in selling you licenses or modules you don’t need. We understand the functionality gaps in your SAM tool, and thus what work and information is needed to complete the SAM competencies needed to drive a proper risk-oriented program.
Our experts care only about the success of your SAM program and will stop at nothing to deliver the intelligence you need to identify savings and reduce risk exposure.
Livingstone is trusted by large and complex organizations around the world to reduce their software licensing costs and risks. Our global team of SAM professionals and software licensing experts, backed-up with our own in-house optimization technologies, help internal SAM owners overcome skills gaps and tool shortcomings, delivering reliable and actionable SAM intelligence that drives bottom-line savings.