As SAM engines go, we think it’s one of the best. But you can’t buy it.
That’s because, as Livingstone’s in-house SAM platform, Luce is an integral part of every Software Asset Management engagement we undertake: from one-time audit defense projects to multi-year, multi-vendor SAM managed services programs.
Luce allows our team of SAM experts, software licensing gurus and data processing wizards to work seamlessly in partnership with your in-house stakeholders: collecting raw inventory, contract and entitlement information; processing all the data and analyzing the results.
All data and optimization recommendations are made available in Luce’s on-demand live customer portal.
Inventory data is captured from multiple sources and environments to provide full visibility of your hardware, users and software estate:
Our in-house developed SAM platform offers unrivalled capabilities for processing, reconciling and supporting complex licensing metrics from hundreds of software publishers. Our software licensing experts use it to upload contracts, purchase orders, financial records and other data types.
Luce enables our SAM experts to collect and track all inventory and usage information that conventional discovery tools cannot discover automatically:
Any new inventory and entitlement information coming into Luce is validated by our data team daily and matched against our software catalog (typically 98% of data coming into Luce can be successfully recognized against a catalog of over 200,000 commercial applications).
New software recognition signatures are added daily by our UK and US-based teams, ensuring your data is as complete and reliable as possible.
In addition to a comprehensive library of software rules, our team of experts ensure that all licenses are correctly allocated including taking into consideration any organizational requirements & key conditions (such as upgrade & downgrade rights) detailed in contracts.
Our teams will always put you in the most advantageous licensing position thanks to the combination of technology and superior licensing knowledge.
All Livingstone customers have instant on-demand access to the latest data and insight from their Livingstone account team. It’s like having a SAM tool, only better. Our experts ensure that what’s presented is much more than raw data, giving you access to analysis and optimization advice 24*7.